Isn’t there something just magical about a live performance?  Whether it be standing a few feet away from your favorite rock band or sitting in a magnificent auditorium storied with history watching a Broadway play, there is something that television, Hollywood, or VH1 cannot compete with.

Perhaps it is the fact that at any moment something might go wrong.  But I don’t think that is what it is.

I think it is about POTENTIAL.  As I watched Yul Brenner in the King and I or Bono at the Vertigo Tour, there rests a microscopic part of me that says, “Maybe I can do that.”  While I know that I could never hit the notes either one of those guys hit, even in my wildest dreams, there rests inside of my heart that hope that I could aspire to something greater.  Very rarely does that ever happen when I am watching The Office or Lost.  However, when I am at a live music or theatrical performance, I am always inspired with a ray of hope that God gave me some untapped potential that I have yet to realize in myself.

I also think it is about CONNECTIONS.  As I watch cast members parade across a stage, I usually connect with one of the characters.  I love that part of the theater.  There is this human interaction that is transmitted past the proscenium into the audience that UHF frequencies are incapable of forwarding.  there is also something deeply intimate and revealing when a good actor is on stage and they have put their entire being into that performance.  Perhaps that is the catalyst that drives the human connection.  This might be one of the reasons why God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.” And thus, created community for us to enjoy, thrive and interact within.


4 Responses to “:://LIVE PERFORMANCES”

  1. When did you see Yul Brenner and where we could have been at the same place but that was like the late 70’s.

  2. It’s a plareuse to find someone who can identify the issues so clearly

  3. You’ve really captured all the essentials in this subject area, haven’t you?

  4. It’s great to find someone so on the ball

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