I stayed up late last night watching the Long Walk to Justice concert in Edinburgh – decidedly the best out of all the concerts over the past week. Huge kudos to Bono for his diplomacy behind the scenes, for connecting with George Bush (a possible traditional church/emerging church metaphor) and for the focus on justice and giving beyond ourselves.
Pity about James Brown doing his self-promotion tour on the stage . . .
I made my kids watch some of the concert. I told them history was being written and I want them to remember it. Samuel asked “Why are we not in Edinburgh? Good question.
And the thought keeps buzzing around my head – was last night’s concert a Woodstock experience for a new generation? Is it THE Woodstock experience in our decade. And if it is, what does that say about our culture and the emerging generation?