Worship Recap – Noise, noise, noise!

Pass Me Not (Bart Millard’s Version)
On Our Side (Chris Tomlin)
Enough (Chris Tomlin)
Amazing Love (Billy Foote)
Amazing Love (reprise)

me – agtr/vox
Sheri – vox
Dave – vox/keys
Daniel – egtr 1
Sal – egtr 2
Brandon – drums
Kevin – bass

Andi – video
Bradley – audio
Crawford – lights

Highlight – Do you ever have one of those weekends when you think, “that was the worst set ever!” and yet individual after individual comes up afterward and tells you how great worship was?  Yeah… that was this weekend.  But that wasn’t necessarily the highlight of my weekend.  I think the highlight was that I got to have a Southern Rock Sunday.  And that was primarily because my good friend Sal was on guitar this weekend and he tears it up…  and he did just that this weekend!

Challenges – I think the biggest challenge that I faced this weekend was the sheer number of people on stage.  Our stage isn’t exactly large.  In fact it’s about 150-200 sq. feet.  We use a combination of floor wedges and in-ears.  Daniel, Brandon and I use the in-ears and the rest of the team uses wedges.  With 7 people and 4 floor wedges on that stage (not to mention all the amps & the drum kit) it doesn’t take long for the stage noise to become deafening.  Needless to say, it was difficult for me to get a feel for what was going on, in-ears and all.  And not being able to hear makes it hard to be confident in the quality of music that is being created.  Soo…  Like I said before, while I wasn’t exactly sure that we sounded great, almost everyone I talked to thought it was one of our best Sundays ever.  All of that being said, I think that it’s situations like these that cause you to trust in God more than yourself, and that’s what makes the worship so much better!

What about you?

One thought on “Worship Recap – Noise, noise, noise!

  1. Karl says:

    I dealt with that Sunday night. We had 3 electric guitars, two of which had 80 watt amps and no desire whatsoever to play at any less than Bruce Springsteen sellout-stadium level. No drum shielding of any kind.

    I usually play at anywhere from 10-30 watts. Nights like this are my penance for the days playing with you when I would crank my 60 watts and two amps in the little school auditoriums because my ‘tone’ was more important than the lyrics. lol God has a sense of humour.

    But like you said, in the end God just takes it and maybe (in my case) actually supernaturally changes the sound in heaven before he lets the people hear it, and then still draws people to Himself. hehe 🙂

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