The Power Returns, Flu, and WOW 2007

It’s great to be home again after having been gone for a week. Our power apparently came on sometime last night. We were without power for 9 days (Friday – Sunday). I’ve decided I need to get a hobby that is slightly portable and doesn’t require electricity. When our power went out I was bored within a couple of hours. Got any suggestions?

The other big news of the day is that I’m officially sick. I fought through WOW all weekend and finally succombed yesterday  afternoon. No unpleasant details, let’s just say that the flu – actual influenza – totally sucks. I blame the power outage for my illness – I haven’t rested well since we abandoned our house last Sunday.

WOW was a great event. I’ll post some details and maybe a short video later this week. We had around 1800 youth from all over Missouri in attendance for Matt Neely, David Glenn, Praiz, and Barlow Girl. We’re already starting to talk about next year’s event. It’s been a long time since I’ve directed a concert-type video and it was a lot of fun. I know some of you do this kind of directing/switching on a weekly basis. We had some problems with the Folsom switcher/scaler doing keying from the Mac (using ProPresenter) – we’ll have to get that figured out for next year. Lyric display over live video is essential. The other thing we’ll have to do is increase the number of cameras. But more on WOW later.