I have delayed writing about this cancellation as I have been trying to work out exactly how I feel about it. By way of explanation, my little jazz band (Cross the Line) were to play at the birthday party of a member of my old Church, this is the same Church that all the other members of the band still active members of. Apparently it was only a couple of days when the lady who's birthday it was realised that I was a member of the band and didn't want me at her party.
This is pretty much the first time I have been subject to this type of discrimination and initially I was hurt. On reflection I accept that this sort of thing will happen, especially from this type of person (African conservative evangelical) and I rejoice that so far this has been so rare. While on a personal level I had mixed views as I was also glad too have a moment over the weekend to myself to relax a bit. I think what upsets me most is the position it put the rest of the band in
|Cross the Line in action|
I felt it was difficult for me to give my blessing but I did give my permission and was glad that they played well and enjoyed the performance ~ I just hope and pray that none of us are put in this position again. I now want to find a really rocking gig for the band to make up for this, something where we can turn the amps up a bit and enjoy ourselves.