Gig Stories: The Exorcisms

Hey everyone!

Since it’s October, I thought I’d bring on some Halloween vibes with this blog post.

I have been playing church gigs for a very long time now. A while back, a church band I played in was invited to play a big convention a couple of years in a row. I’ll leave out the name of this convention…

Having done these conventions in the past, I expected the same thing. We perform praise and worship between talks. Then during our breaks, we hung out backstage or checked out all the booths. This one particular year we were invited… turned out to have something going on that we were not warned about.

One of the few pictures I have of this event 6 years ago… before I knew it was creepy

There were exorcisms being performed all throughout the day. At almost every corner of the stadium, there were people lying on the ground, being prayed over and having seizures!

Aside from watching movies like the Exorcist, I have never witnessed an exorcism in real life. Let alone dozens of them happening all at once! I remember getting food with my bandmates and having to walk through the halls where people were being exorcised. It scared the shit out of us!

We all made it backstage to sit around before our next set. We started hearing bongos in the background and didn’t think much of it, other than maybe it was someone playing on stage. Suddenly, a sound engineer came running backstage and asked us to stop playing bongos. We all looked at each other confused and told the guy it wasn’t us. We had no idea where it was coming from. The sound guy left to figure out what was going on. After a few moments, the bongos stopped.

Then the same sound guy came back. He told us something like this:

“Don’t worry, we took care of it. There was a demon in our presence, that’s why you heard bongos.”

We never played this convention ever again.

Thanks for reading!

– Joan

p.s. Everything about this is true. The ghosts in the pictures are questionable.

The band at this creepy event

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