The Happiest Place on Earth

Walt Disney World has absolutely nothing on The Polyphonic Spree.

If I told you that last night at midnight, Laura and I were with a large group of people, singing along, dancing, arms stretched up towards the sky while 23 robe-clad hippies were on stage orchestrating the entire thing, you might think we’d joined a cult. Well, it’s not a cult but we do have to say goodbye to everyone and move to an undisclosed location in Virginia. We’ll write when we can.

Nooo. I joke, I joke. I keed, I keed. At least, about the Virginia part, the other stuff is true. The Polyphonic Spree (or, as I like to call them, The Ultimate Post-Modern Church Service) were at the Granada Theater in Dallas last night and despite Laura’s having 80-plus pages to read for a meeting in the morning and my being generally responsible for teachin’ the chillens about line, shape, value and the rest; we decided to go with a couple of friends anyway.

Some people call the style of music Symphonic Pop, Baroque Pop or…a controlled explosion of light, sound, color and electricity wrapped up in an Up-With-People attitude. Regardless, I don’t think any of those are categories you’re likely to see at the local music store. Describing the live show is even more difficult, but here is a decent start.

And even better, you can view one of their videos here.

If you’re lovin’ it up, you can go to www.thebeginningsof.com which has lyrics and audio from their first album. It might be a little confusing…you click on the title and then in the window that pops up click the word “Click”. And I’ll just use the word click once more for good measure. Click.

2 thoughts on “The Happiest Place on Earth”

  1. hhhmm… that first song must have taken them all day to come up with, interesting… so what is this group?? Is it a religious group or what and what are yall doing out at midnight on a school night??? 😉 Anyway be good & cya weekend after next.

  2. Well…they’re not a “religious” group so-to-speak. Although, a lot of their songs have the light symbolism happening in a very big way. Like good hippies, all of the messages fall under the umbrella of hope, love and togetherness. While those aren’t exclusively Christian sentiments, as a Christian, I felt like I was at a worship service. I imagine people of different religions would be able to have the same experience through their own lens.

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