Music filled the room at the Victory Christian Center in Southwest Philadelphia when the MisFit Tour came to town on November 5.
A crowd gathered, selling out the event to see Da’ Truth, Mali Music, The Ambassador, Sean Simmonds, Oraia, Freddy Washington and Pastor Chris Durso. Local favorites Michelle Bonilla, Prayz1 and Deuce B were also present.
A number of Eastern students traveled into the city to partake in the musical event. Among them was senior Brandon Munson, who landed a seat about four rows back from the front.
“It was packed. Like, wall to wall. Literally people out of chairs,” Munson said.
The crowd consisted of people from all over who had come to play party to the musical collaboration and to simply have a good time together.
“It was cool to see some people from EU there and some people were even on stage,” Munson said.
Eastern students like Rasheeda Wajid, Precious Richards, Dominique Craig and alumni Laura Allen and Robyn Holt all came out to enjoy the event. On stage was junior Jazmine LeDuc, singing background for Michelle Bonilla.
“It was really, really wonderful,” Richards said about the entire event. She and a few friends made the trip a weekend adventure, traveling down by train and spending the entire night in the worship session, dancing and praising in the crowded hall.
Most of the artists that performed are very well known and have loyal sets of supporters.
“Mali is one of my favorite artists,” Munson said. He was glad to hear the artist perform a good mix of new and old songs, ministering to the crowd.
Between performances, a spoken word artist performed a few of her pieces to a receptive audience that welcomed her message.
The concert was not only meant to be a good time but also to provide a worship experience. Those who came were meant to take something away with them.
“It was nice to be in the that type of atmosphere,” Munson said as he reminisced about the worship that took place in the crowded sanctuary. “Trying to describe it isn’t the same. You had to have been there.”