“The Start of Something Beautiful” by Kylie Foster
The 2012 Feed the Bears tour has reached its close. After an exciting few months of taking over high desert stages and reaching out to the community, it’s time for the HD Platform and the artists to recharge and get ready to kick off the New Year with a bang. This tour has brought together both the artists and the community and the HD Platform looks forward to continuing to do so in January of 2013.
This tour united approximately 16 artists from all over the area, and even some outside of this desert. These talented musicians have all formed bonds of support for each other. The artists even get a chance to create friendships, partnerships, and learn from each other. The artists also get in touch with members of the community they never were able to reach before by playing on stages across the desert.
The artists are not the only ones benefiting from a tour like this. This tour has filled stages and venues in Hesperia, Apple Valley, Victorville, and Barstow. Each of these communities were able to witness the talent of the artists, but also get a peek into their worshipful hearts and lives. Each show on the tour contained a worship set and an encouraging word from Esteban Vargas, showcasing the love of Christ and our love for Him. Ultimately, the Feed The Bears tour did nothing but good things for the communities and for the artists. No other tour has brought worship, love, and positivity to the High Desert community like Feed the Bears tour has.
The final show was a compilation of amazing artists, mostly performing worship sets with amazing audience participation. With Chad and Garrett on the mic, Esteban in the front of the stage, and all of artists bunched together behind them, we all began to worship. As artists, as individuals, but more importantly, as a family of believers. United, we were a group of sons and daughters of the King, giving thanks to God for the amazing journey this tour has been.
The Feed the Bears has come to its conclusion, but the positive impact it has had on the community is the start of something beautiful. The HD Platform will be back in action in the New Year because like most good things, there are no endings, there are only new beginning.