“Showstopping and Face-melting All In One” by Kylie Foster
November 17, 2012, the Feed The Bears crew took over the River of Life church in Hesperia for what turned out to be one of the greatest shows on this tour thus far. Despite last minute changes and scrambling to find out who would be on stage next, the artists all left their hearts on the stage… and I’m pretty sure Bboy Nesto left his on the floor during a break-dance interlude.
Krosswordz took the stage first performing two original hip hop tracks, followed by Tha Saint, gracing the Feed The Bears platform for the last time during the tour. ProzperaD and Imajj performed a “holy hip hop” twist on a mainstream song, drawing in an impressive amount of crowd participation.
In order to fill in some extra time, Floyd (from Holy Kiss) accompanied by Paul and Josh (from Yielded) performed two praise songs with a funky, blues twist. After two mind-blowing solos from Paul and soulful vocals from Floyd, it’s easy to say this performance was a showstopper and a face-melter all in one. Naturally, the only person who could follow such an amazing performance was Bboy Nesto. After three of his songs, he and a very talented audience member did a break dance interlude, proving the point that a show with such awesome variety could only be that of the Feed The Bears tour.
Next was Caught Up, bringing energy to the stage and to the crowd. With a total of five songs, including a whole new take on Revelation Song, they left the audience buzzing… not to mention leaving one of their songs stuck in my own head ever since. Headlining and closing the event was Yielded. And let me tell you, I could write about them all day. Paul, again, stole the show with his incredible guitar skills and genuine lyrics. After an audience demanded encore of two songs, Esteban closed the night with a heartfelt message of redemption from the past and hope for the future in Christ. The night ended on an emotional high as the entire audience engaged in a Spirit-filled time of worship. Seeing an entire crowd so genuine in their worship and their emotion is such a rare and beautiful thing. With lightened hearts and entertained ears, people are already looking forward to the next Feed The Bears show, excited for what they will hear and even more excited for how they will see God move.