For just a second here, okay?
What with the build-up and announcement, dc Talk has been all over the web and the airwaves, and I've heard some back and forth about it all, but it wasn't until I was over on the dcTalk personal page that I discovered how many people are shamelessly bashing these men for everything from the object of their announcement, to the supposedly improper handling of said-announcement itself. And...I'm flabbergasted. Appalled would, here, be a better word.
I get that you're disappointed there is no full length album on the way. I get that a cruise is not the same thing as a world tour, with the same accessibility. I totally understand that you were hoping the band was coming back together for the big times, for truth, and yes indeed it would have been heaven on earth.
But, please. Chill.
Toby and the others have said for years that there are many reasons they haven't done anything as a band since they parted ways oh-so long ago. Can we not be happy for them with this huge opportunity they were presented with and accepted? Can we not love the fact that our favorite trio is able to take this on? After many silent years with brief intermissions of cameo appearances on stage at each other's concerts, and on each other's albums, this. is. HUGE. And exciting.
"This is a give back that we wanted to do - we wanted it to be intimate and special. More intimate than an arena tour could ever be. It embraces what we are doing and what we did. We are excited about both. Who knows what the future holds."
~dc Talk to The Christian Post
~TobyMac's public statement
Support them, Jesus Freaks.
Be the die-hard fans you have claimed to be all these years.
Stop giving the rest of us a bad name.
Stand by your band.
Take a minute to be thrilled about what this means for the future.
This is amazing and miraculous news, and there is no room here for your disdain.