Who says Hymns can’t be fun

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Course it may be the frozen mouth speaking, but the people at Greenbelt this year seem to have had a great time.




  1. One can indeed have a lot of fun with hymns. Many work especially well with a reggae beat behind them, and they're a lot more fun that way.

    Beer optional, although it may help, of course.


  2. I've got to go link this clip at Christian Musician forum, where in the past there have been some distinctly militant anti-drinkers.


  3. How did you stumble across this ?!

    One of the more surreal experiences of my life was going for a quiet drink with my sister-in-law at Greenbelt a couple of years ago and finding ourselves caught up in this hymn fest.

    As I remember, the play list included 'And can it be', 'How great thou art', as well as 'Crown him with many crowns'. It was a bit bizarre to then sing 'Abba Father' with beer glasses swaying in time to the music.

    God works in mysterious ways......

  4. What an idea to liven up our singing on Sunday morning!

  5. Barb, I searched You Tube for Greenbelt because I wanted to participate at a level my budget could afford.

    And there it was.

  6. Randall, you are a sane man, Greenbelt via utube, without the outdoor toilets, mud and lack of sleep is not a bad idea. Is there a Canadian equivalent ?

  7. You are indeed.

    I actually played there once, back in '81. To be brutally honest it wasn't a particularly cool experience - fringe christianity suddenly became mainstream - but I guess it's good for some people.

  8. I love the guy with the cap on.
    Cheers mate.

    Yeah, i wonder about the experience, especially based on what I've heard about it.

    I think I'd like to try it one day, till about bedtime. Then I want a hotel with a warm bath.

    You guys in the UK do up the festivals well. I remember regular reports from the Glastonbury Festival last year while we were in Scotland.


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