I’m sitting in my hotel room right now and its the morning after day one of Re:create. Fred Mckinnon is sleeping and the room is shaking. Ha…just kidding.
What an awesome first day. I’ll try to give a quick recap so far and hopefully I don’t forget anything. I will have to go back at a later date to add links to people when I mention them.
Lets start right at the beginning. I get to wake up wicked early and drive 45 minutes to the Providence airport. After 1 hour in airport and 3 hours on plane I arrive in Nashville. When I come off the excalator I am greated by typical billboards and advertisemnts in the glass cases. However in this airport there are guitars in them. YUM!
I waited around a bit and then saw Fred Mckinnon coming down and it was awesome to finally meet that guy and spend the day getting to know him.
We grabbed our car and headed off to lunch and bloggers meetup at Meridees. We got there and a worship pastor named Louis and Jan were there already. next up were a few people (can’t remember thier names). Then came in Chris (from canada) and Alastair (snowjunkie). I was so awesome to meet those guys finally. Lets see…Recording artist Mckendre was there and got to talk to him a bit as well. Randy Elrod also stopped in and it was great to finally meet him in person.
Out of the blue Matthew Daniel from 4thejourney came in. He was not going to conference but saw the tweets and saw fred and I were going to be there so he stopped in. That was an awesome surprise to get to finally meet him as well.
We headed off to the hotel afterwards to get some rest before the rest of the night.
Fred Mckinnon working
Alastair Lookin' cool
Ok After this it was time for a meet and great at a historic college of sorts. That was pretty wild. Tons of people. It was quite overwhelming actually and I’mt looking forward to meeting these people again today in a less hectic situation.
At the meet and great I met up with some amazing people. Again…No links..Too early…
Met Los, John Voelz, Rich Kirk., Brent and Tam, Kim and Niel, and more!
Then…for me the highlight. I got to meet and hang out with Maatthew Ward of 2nd chapter of acts. Now I am not one to get star struck, but matthew Is one of the guys that I have always loved since the beginning of time so it was awesome to get to meet and hang out with him.
We had dinner at a mexican joint called SOL and sat with Randy from Skorinc. That was fun talking design and wordpress with him.
And then on to an amazing Jazz concert from the adam Nitti band. These guys blew us away.
About 2 years ago I had a vision of this amazing worship and arts community online. I couldn’t make it happen. Fred Mckinnon started the worship community forum and part of that vision took off. After many talks with him and a few other super freakin cool people I am pleased to announce a new version of TWC and fulfilment of the vision. The Worship Community 2.0. You have to check it out. You have to sign up. You have to get involved. You have to LOVE IT! Everything a person in arts, worship and media could need.