Stepping it Up | A Tale from Gracepoint Minneapolis NSWN

As many of you know, many of our members from Gracepoint Berkeley and Gracepoint Davis recently went out to help at the first ever NSWN for Gracepoint Minneapolis, including a number of band members. I wanted to share an inspiring story that I heard this morning from Tony, who led our team of Berkeley and Davis members to Minnesota.

One special element that was a part of Berkeley’s NSWN this year was a special song by the band: “Meant to Live” by Switchfoot, and we wanted to use it for the NSWN in Minneapolis as well. However, two hours before NSWN was about to begin, the bassist was still not able to get one of the licks down – that’s when Tony stepped in. He went to find Eric, one of our Davis brothers, who he knew played bass. Eric was faithfully grilling meat for the BBQ after NSWN, but when Tony told him that he was needed, he said, “I’m there!” and switched gears immediately. Now “Meant to Live” is not an easy song to play – it was the song that we practiced the most here for the Berkeley NSWN – but Eric learned it in two hours, and even gave the song his own “special touch.” You can see what I mean by checking out this video:

Thanks Eric for stepping it up and giving it your all (in many ways)!

– David T., Keyboardist, Gracepoint Berkeley

    • Jonathan
    • September 10th, 2010

    Great post!

  1. tony now calls eric “his hero” whenever he sees him here πŸ˜‰

    • ander
    • September 10th, 2010

    how come jon doesnt do that? shucks… πŸ™‚

    • inspired
    • September 11th, 2010

    rock on brother, rock on.

    • dbtung
    • September 11th, 2010

    Maybe a better title for this post would be “Dare You To Move” – thanks Eric for adding a whole new level to worship at Gracepoint.

    • daryl
    • September 13th, 2010

    back to back meaty productions…!

    • Eddie
    • September 14th, 2010

    Way to step it up! Rock on! πŸ™‚

    • myra
    • September 14th, 2010

    cool! go Gracepoint Minneapolis! woot woot

    • jay
    • September 17th, 2010

    rock on, eric!

    • chris
    • September 18th, 2010

    wow!

    • dennisc
    • September 18th, 2010

    πŸ™‚

    • Judy Shieh
    • September 18th, 2010

    Love the song and the personal flair from brother Eric.

    • lauren
    • September 18th, 2010

    that’s amazing!

    • claire
    • September 19th, 2010

    wow.

    • dave
    • September 19th, 2010

    wow, the bro’s got some soul.

    • Matthew Kim
    • September 19th, 2010

    Wonderful

    • Franklin
    • September 19th, 2010

    Very Cool!

    • Allen
    • September 19th, 2010

    That is awesome!!! Rock on! Come to Riverside too!

    • Sijii
    • September 20th, 2010

    So awesome!!! =)

    • tina
    • September 20th, 2010

    haha! if only the rest of the band was like that too, huh?

    • johnny
    • September 20th, 2010

    too much awesomeness…

    • Cathy
    • September 20th, 2010

    Definitely a lot of foot moves there!

    • Jammy Yang
    • September 20th, 2010

    This video has gone viral!!!!

    Can we get him for Gracepoint Riverside!!!

    • ek
    • September 20th, 2010

    awesome.

    • Mark Lee
    • September 20th, 2010

    Wow, he learned that in 2 hours?!?!? That’s amazing!!!

    • Hannah
    • September 21st, 2010

    haha, this is awesome!

    • jin kim
    • September 21st, 2010

    nice!

    • alison
    • September 21st, 2010

    great team work to make the song happen!

    • Ernie
    • September 21st, 2010

    That’s right!

    • Lauren
    • September 21st, 2010

    great song!

    • joe
    • September 21st, 2010

    Maybe James can dance more at Riverside NSWN.

    • Sijii
    • September 21st, 2010

    cool!

    • Kevin Tan
    • September 21st, 2010

    Is James heading down to Riverside for NSWN too? =D

    • dennisc
    • September 21st, 2010

    man, I just love to watch this video again!! I saw EM up there live – proud of you bro – it was a sight to see!!
    πŸ™‚

    • anderchen
    • September 21st, 2010

    joe :

    Maybe James can dance more at Riverside NSWN.

    yes i hope he will too, πŸ™‚

    • Vanessa
    • September 21st, 2010

    I agree with Ander…might liven up the scene

    • Janice
    • September 21st, 2010

    ditto. James, you need to dance more! =)
    MN NSWN was truly awesome.

    • Ulia
    • September 21st, 2010

    he’s passionate!

    • Hannah
    • September 21st, 2010

    Amen ander! @anderchen

    • Abe
    • September 21st, 2010

    I’d like to see them ALL dance when they come down to Gracepoint Riverside — including the drummer!

    • MZ
    • September 21st, 2010

    He’s got a lot of talent to multiply! Maybe he can lead some classes.

    • akim
    • September 21st, 2010

    Our praise band is great!

    • jeff
    • September 21st, 2010

    Thanks for your passion eric! πŸ™‚

    • Janet
    • September 21st, 2010

    πŸ˜€

    • kenny
    • September 22nd, 2010

    That’s truly a picture of giving it your all!

    • jin kim
    • September 22nd, 2010

    love the zeal

    • sean
    • September 24th, 2010

    wonderful enthusiasm eric!

    • KJ
    • September 29th, 2010

    pure passion!

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