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The Great Transparency Tour Blog 4

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Great Transparency Tour Blog 4

  Hey Hi Hello everybody! It’s Zack yet again here, how are you all today? Hopefully good, we wouldn’t want it any other way. So here are some more updates! When we last left off we had just left La Belle and were heading for Tampa to play at Causeway Baptist Church for a youth lock in. We arrived to an awesome crew and great staff who did nothing but take great care of us. The set up was smaller so it made for a very up close and personal show; which in this case was a very good thing. We got to witness to some very cool and very interested kids, which to me is better than playing for a thousand person crowd any day! There was also another band that played by the name of Beyond the gates, a three-piece ambient worship team who completely rocked the house. They really new how to not only put on a great show but really lead people into worship. Afterward we all went out for an awesome late night meal at Apple Bee’s and had a blast.

The next day we woke up early and headed out for Kissimmee Florida to play at Faith Baptist Church. As we Arrived we pulled into the parking lot to find a huge church waiting for us to rock the house! We went ahead and set up our merch and our stage equipment early so we had some chill time and where ready for sound check. Our sound guy was absolutely amazing! He gave us and all the other bands an amazing mix. The other bands that played were very talented young musicians! Ascend took the stage first and rocked the house with some upbeat and heartfelt worship really setting a good vibe for the night. Next a female fronted band by the name of Inasense rocked it out with an all original set. Then we took the stage, we had an amazing time with the kids of Kissimmee! Those guys really knew how to rock out. We were also very happy to be joined by our good friend and founder of Razzberry Records Barry Blaze. It was amazing getting to hang out with him! He drove two hours to watch our set and to present us with plaques to honor our #1 single “Rebuild your love”. It was a great honor and we are beyond grateful for such an accomplishment. After the show we were super excited to find out we were staying the night at the Disney sports resort! The place itself was ridiculous, in a good way. The buildings were huge and decked out in all things sports and Disney. The next morning we awoke early to lead worship for the Sunday morning service. We played a three-song set of all worship songs. The coolest part about the church was it was a multi-cultural church where they did one service in English, and the other in Spanish. It turned out to be a very cool experience.

After the service we loaded up the van and headed out for Tavernier to play at Burton memorial UMC. It was a very beautiful little church with an amazing staff that took very good care of us from start to finish. The soundman was amazing along with the pastor. They really helped us out with everything from load in to set up to tear down and load out. They were a huge help. The there a pretty small crowd at this show but the people that were there were very welcoming and looked like they had an fun time. We got to meet a woman at the show who came out to support the church at 94 years old. She definitely had her opinions, but was the sweetest lady we have met so far! A big shout out goes to Dorthia for some amazing stories and a lot of laughs. The next day, Pastor Kerry and his friend, Sheila who owned the boat, treated us to a day on the water. We got to go tubing out in the Gulf of Mexico, but of course with our luck with boats, we blew out the propeller. We attempted to fix it, but could not fix it while on the water. So we called up sea tow and got a tow back to the dock. While we were waiting, we had the opportunity to go snorkeling and do some diving off the boat, so it turned out to be a very fun day stranded out on the water!

I am sad to say that this was the end of out tour. We have had nothing but a great time down here in Florida and are extremely thankful to have met all the people we have met and are thankful for the safety God has provided us. Thank you to all who have been praying for us, your prayers are very much appreciated and needed! Our journey is far from over though. We head home Tuesday and have one heck of drive ahead of us. We are trusting God will provide us with safe travels and good times. Keep looking for these blogs though; they will not be ending here! We will be keeping you all in the loop on up coming events and things that are going on not only with the band but our every day walk as well. We love and thank you all!

God bless

Zack TGT   

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