Monday, June 16, 2008


Pillar kicked things off with a brief video of vocalist, Rob Beckley, explaining why they chose For the Love of the Game as the title to their latest CD. Of course, they reference the number of times that Paul uses athletic training as an a example of how Christians ought to prepare themselves for their lives. Life is a game to be won so live it like you want to win it.
And then they came out on stage.

Oh, yes! They came out rockin'!

I gotta tell ya, I love the action that Noah gets out of his dreads while he's jammin' on his guitar.

Rob's vocals were completely on target. He worked the crowd, getting everyone to scream out nearly every chorus to every song. He also did a great job of sharing the gospel with the audience. It wasn't the type of hardcore preaching that some bands do, but he laid out a simple message of love and forgiveness for any who wish to accept it.
Rob also threw in a brief plug for Compassion as he introduced State of Emergency, a song about Christians taking action to help those in need.

Noah had his side of the stage worked-up pretty good. Guitarists have to be good at that since they're one of the main focus points of any show. He did a great job of it.

Kalel (yeah, I have no idea what the deal is with his name, but it is kinda cool - even if he did steal it from Superman), laid down some wicked basslines. I was truly impressed by his versatility, which isn't really saying much since I'm only a mediocre bassist.

Ya know, it's kinda hard to get a good picture of any drummer because they're usually set so far back on the stage. But this is Lester. He was a thunder-god during the entire show.

They even had audience participation. They pulled Jared up onto the stage to get him to shout out the "Woa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Yea-ay-ay-ay-ay-eah!" part of Turn It Up, from their CD, The Reckoning.

All in all, a fantastic show. And a great end to a great day.

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Blogger Jeff A said...

I love Pillar, wish I could have been there!

1:43 PM  

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