Monday, July 09, 2007


A new free outdoor Christian music festival has started up in western Colorado. It happened in Olathe (15 miles south of Delta) this past weekend, and the headline band was the Newsboys. The Newsboys have been around for over 20 years, and the interesting thing about them is that their fame and fortune have not gone to their head at all. Midway through their set, the lead singer came out and gave an absolutely wonderful 10 minute talk on why they do what they do. I recall seeing them a number of years ago, and the way they ended that concert was incredible. One of their songs has a chorus that goes “Glory, Glory, Halleluiah, He reins”, and they got the crowd singing that very well. One by one, the band members slipped off stage, until it was simply the crowd singing, with no accompaniment. That went on for another 5 minutes or so until it faded away. That was the end of the concert. No bows, no encores, just a time of worship, to the One who was worthy of worship. My respect for the band was set in stone that day. They did not disappoint this past weekend. Well done guys.


photowannabe said...

Great tribute to a great group. I'm impressed with a free music festival. In this day and age that's a rare thing.
Jars of Clay will be at our church the end of the month. Unfortunately we will have to miss it.
There are some excellent groups out there willing to live their lives for Christ.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a nice tribute to the group. Glad it turned out for you.

Abraham Lincoln
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Chad Oneil said...

Now you're speaking my language ;)

I have a lot of respect for the newsboys as well. Peter Furler is so encouraging. I'm planning on seeing them for the 5th time in about 5 years this coming September. They will be at Disney's "Night of Joy" and will be performing in front of the Castle.

Their newest album "GO" is their best yet!

Annie said...

That's a testimony of the connection the made with the audience.

Rambling Round said...

Never heard of The Newsboys, but they sound great. Thanks for sharing your experience.