Sunday, July 2, 2017

Day 225- House of Blues Myrtle Beach - DJ Biz Markie and Gospel Brunch-Positive Lights

House of Blues Myrtle Beach
I have  been  to  the  House of Blues recently (see Day 222-90’s Grunge Experience-Cleveland) and  two years  ago  the  Gospel Brunch in Chicago (see Day 88).  I  thought  that  I would explore the  House of Blues Myrtle Beach located near  Bearfoot Landing in North Myrtle  Beach. I decided to  try  a Hip Hop experience with  DJ Biz Markie called “Decades Collide-80’s vs. 90’s” and revisit something that I really enjoyed  on this journey -the  famous Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues.

DJ  Biz Markie
  DJ Biz Markie
As in Day 186 (Decades Rewind),  this show, “Decades Collide” brought back my personal memories of the fun that I had in the 80’s and 90’s. This time the music had 3 different styles of DJ's spinning and scratching the vinyl record producing the  rhythmic sound of the record moving back and forth.  Markie mixed the songs and introduced  them  with  humor and the hip hop beat  boxing rhythm.  

Crowd danced, sang and remembered 
Markie unified the crowd who just loved him as he emulated a positive light. He mixed a variety of songs and genres, covering a lot of music with the use of   “hooks” or  portions of songs. At one point he said, “I  bet  you  didn’t  know  that country could be  so hip hop?  We are all in this together”.   

 Everyone   (including me) seemed to be singing, dancing, and bouncing to the music.  We were having a blast as the songs took us back to our memories of the  80’s and 90’s.  

Glory singing at the House of Blues 

   Gospel Brunch
The House of Blues Gospel Brunch Myrtle Beach  was a bit different from the one in Chicago. In Chicago there was a specific time for a gospel show but in Myrtle, the group “Glory” played  continual sets as people ate and stayed as long as they liked.  It was a more intimate experience. 

Vocalist of the group Glory*

"Glory" which is made up to two groups  “Jazz Etc.” and “Special Blend” were fantastic and engaged the  audience sometimes entering the crowd  for participation. Everyone enjoyed the positive energy. 

 There is something  so up lifting about  Gospel music.  When you hear songs like “This Little Light of Mine”, “Amazing Grace” and the  secular  song, “ I Believe I Can Fly”, you just  want to praise, sing,  and clap. The music makes you feel so thankful for all that life has to offer and for all of  your blessings.
So much good food

The brunch food  just like the food in Chicago, was bountiful and  fantastic.  Since it’s an all you can eat buffet, that is  exactly what you do-eat it all. I met the interesting Executive Chef from Columbia who opened the  first House of Blues in Boston in 1992. He was very proud of  his brunch -as he should be.

Executive Chef -Juan Mesa

Fun at the House of Blues DJ show
The shows (see event schedule) and the Gospel  Brunch  at the  House of Blues Myrtle Beach will stay on my beach to do list for fun and an uplifting afternoon. (The House of Blues Myrtle Beach also has free nightly live music on the deck.)  

Spiritual Reflection
..but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on the wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

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