But I can't worship in that setting. I'm sure all the worship teams have good intentions, but I can barely focus, let alone worship. There are several reasons for this:
1. The room is completely dark. I know there are good reasons for this, but between my glasses, the sloped floor, and the dark, I get slightly dizzy when I try to stand up.
2. The backgrounds for the lyrics move. Why can't they just pick one simple, pleasing picture and leave the words on that, instead of choosing an image that bubbles like a lava lamp or shows clouds passing over a cityscape?
3. Of, say, eight songs, 2 will be ones I am familiar with. The rest are either completely new or ones I have only heard in other praise chapels.
4. This is my biggest problem: IT'S SO LOUD!
Sometimes the bass is turned so high that it feels like a heartbeat filling the air. Even hymns are given the amped-up treatment with electric guitar and drums and goodness knows what else. It feels more like a concert than worship.