Goodbye to all that … for now

NQC 2012 kicks off this weekend and this will I think be only the second time in 20 years that I won’t be attending. This year, the externalities of real world obligations have come to encroach so mightily as to make a trip to Louisville  even impossibler than it normally is in the middle of a semester.

But it’s also true that the deep ambivalence that has marked my last few experiences at NQC suggests that it might worth my while to get some distance on the whole ordeal. I enjoy (or want to) live blogging the event and taking it in with all its musically outsized and spiritually bombastic style. And maybe a year or so off will give me the freshness of perspective the next time I find my way to Freedom Hall.

Fortunately we have an embarrassment of riches in the hivemind of Avery’s readers. Tomorrow I’ll post a NQC ‘12 open thread where I hope all y’all in Louisville or listening on live feeds share your experiences and thoughts and reactions. We’ll have our own virtual convention here.

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  1. Wayne wrote:

    From Daniel Mount: “NQC to move to Pigeon Forge in 2014″

    http://www.southerngospelblog.com/archives/17283

  2. Joe Lane wrote:

    Glad it’s moving because if I decide I actually wanna go then it cuts about 200 miles off my drive.

  3. RF wrote:

    Closer to me. I like.

  4. EARL BREWER wrote:

    GLAD ITS GOING TO MAKE A CHANGE MAYBE IT WILL BRING NEW LIFE TO A PLACE WHERE MANY PEOPLE GO THAT WOULD NOT GO TO KY; IT MAY BRING A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF UNSAVED PEOPLE TO KNOW THE LOVE OF GOD

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