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I meet thousands of people and hear hundreds of stories every year I wish I could remember long enough to retell. Problem solved. Here's Steve, our runner, and his story:

(Pictured: The Newsboys, with eyeliner and confetti cannons) Playing in New Orleans last night was a scary thing for two reasons: 1. The best music America has ever birthed came from New Orleans and the people there can hear better music than mine any day. 2. Disaster and loss, I believe, teaches us tremendous amounts about God, ourselves and each other so New Orleans is a city that has more to teach me than I have to teach them.

(Pictured: the most important component of any festival: "the facilities") But New Orleans showed up, listened and clapped for me anyway. Thanks for your hospitality, your funnel cakes and snow cones and, Steve, thanks for telling your story.


Blogger Rachel said...

It's so good to see that New Orleans is coming back around...I'm still getting my mind around that fact that it is rebuilding, not just somehow obliterated forever. Am I the only one guilty of thinking that way?

Glad you had a good time, Shaun. I look forward to Ikon, maybe you can share some more stories with us there, eh?


Blogger Hale-Yeah! said...

i thought you were going to say that the scariest thing in new orleans was the newsboys!

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Blogger wlan_guru said...

We were at the show with our youth group from Corvallis, OR taking a break from doing house demolition in the lower 9th. We were the group of crazy people enjoying the downpour during the NEwsboys set jumping up and down in the rain cause in Oregon it always rains. It was great to see the show and the people of NOLA were a blessing to all of us. Thanks for letting us help out. We will always love the people of New Oreleans, your the best.


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