Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Concert

Today Scott and I attended a concert by Kirk Franklin at the Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth. First, if you've never been to the hall, it's a must see. It's one of the more beautiful concert halls I've been in. Scott and I have been there several times, and every time I go it happens to me all over again. They have concerts and musicals of all types, including children's concerts. You should definitely check it out. It's location in downtown Ft. Worth is ideal, surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, and culture.

This concert was amazing, and that's just a huge understatement. When Kirk came on stage, my first thought was, wow, he's really short. :-) Then he brought the house lights up so he could "see my people." He commented on how beautiful it was to look out and see a glimpse of what heaven will be like. All colors, denominations, educations and backgrounds. Scott and I were surprised to see as many white people at the concert as we did, yet still in the minority. And you know what, it didn't matter a bit. We worshiped together as one body, one voice, one heart. And yeah, I learned a few new dance moves and hand gestures. Look out! :-)

Early on, Kirk addressed the married couples in the audience. In a world where marriages are falling apart and families are under heavy attack, he encouraged us to stay strong. Then he played a funky beat and had us dance with each other! It was the best! There were couples young, old, and everything in between dancing in the aisles.

Other than the black gospel aspect of Kirk's music, I think another thing I'm attracted to is the "realness" of his songs. It's not fluff, it's not a bandaid, although you feel hopeful when listening - it's not intended to make you feel all sweet and sugary.

It's just real life. The pain, the hurts, the injustices, the failures. And God, all up in the middle of it.

The song on my blog today is from his latest album, and he sang it today. Bold stuff.

Thanks, baby, for blessing me with this great concert! I love you!


Hannah said...

Sounds like so much fun! And I love Bass Hall! Waht a fun evening! Love ya!

Randi said...

I'm so glad you had fun. I love Bass Hall too ... it's stunning. Sounded like a really neat concert.

Jenny James said...

So fun! I'm sure it was an amazing night!

Emily said...

I am so happy that you got to share this experience with your hubby.