It was nice to be back in the Hoosier State today, if only for a few hours. Today we played at Maryland Community Church. The stage was a bit tight, and the room only fit around 1,000 people, but we weren’t complaining at all. We were in fact thanking the Lord above that we were able to be indoors out of summer’s harshness. There is something to be said about not sweating while standing still.
This was day two of our three show run, and it was an awesome and intimate show. The band played more songs tonight than they’ve played all summer. Mac made a good point when he mentioned that it was the smallest crowd of the summer, but by far one of the loudest. Our good friend Trevor Morgan played a short opening set by himself, then joined in for “I’ve Always Loved You”, and “God of Wonders”. Also, TD backed him up in the middle of their set on his tune “Jesus Rides the Subway”.
The band decided that this was the perfect setting to debut a song from the new album. So after running it in soundcheck a few times, they played the song “Children of God”. The crowd ate it right up. Mac taught them a background vocal part, and they sang it well. It is sure to be a fan favorite in the near future.
I always have a sense of being at home when we arrive in Indiana--mainly because I was born and raised there, but also because there is an underlined sense of midwestern American hospitality and community. Thank you Indiana for a great night.