Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Auburn Is Coming To Passion07...

...and a whole lot more of you, too!

Well, you guys are speedy little typers! The Passion07 registration page didn't go live until 12 noon EST and the first 500 spots for next year's gathering (discounted at $99) were gone in 6 minutes! Six minutes. Crazy! By then, people were in the system and the second 500 (at $109) vanished in 2.5 minutes. That's 1000 people coming to Passion07 in 8.5 minutes! Amazing. It was a little like a Shuttle Launch as our team huddled around in amazement watching the registrations pour in so fast.

Even when we passed the first 1000, and "sold out" hit the web page for those prices, that didn't seem to slow things down too much. In less than an hour over 2200 people have staked their place in Atlanta from places like New Zealand, Alabama and Alberta, Canada. In the first hour alone we had people register from Ontario, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Texas, Florida, New York, Maine!, Virginia, Oklahoma and states in between.

The very first one to make it through was Michael from Auburn University. For that, we'll be gifting Michael both Passion06 iTunes Bundles today!

And it's still going...while I am typing this we have said hello to Hannah, registering a group from Ohio, Jennifer from NJ, Stephanie from sunny Florida, Quincee from Texas, Robert from Pennsylvania and Kellyn from Georgia. And, very cool, registration #268 just came through (not person 268, registration form #268) from Ashley from Alabama. Turns out she's a Bama student so we have equal time for the two dreaded foes from the state where "Stars Fell." Ashley, we're going to send you the iTunes Bundles, too, for representing the 268 Generation!

Seems crazy with ten months to go. The movement is gaining momentum!


  • Okay Louie,
    I still don't think that its fair that some people got to register an hour before me. But I got registered as soon as I could.(I had to get mine for $119)
    Anyways, I hope to see ya @ Passion! Have a great day Louie!

    By Blogger Tessa, at 3/01/2006 1:56 PM  

  • Way to represent Auburn! WAR EAGLE!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/01/2006 2:11 PM  

  • im in!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/01/2006 2:17 PM  

  • Yay!!! Registered and ready!! Somehow I got in in the first 6 minutes! Super Pumped about it! We here in KY can't wait till the ATL!

    By Anonymous Kristen, at 3/01/2006 2:45 PM  

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    By Blogger will polley, at 3/01/2006 2:49 PM  

  • wow. it really did fill up fast. i got home at 12:04 and ran to the computer to register (hoping to be in the first 500) and by the time i was finished (like two min later) i was in the $119 category. oh well. that's great how many have already registered! i can't wait till jan1!!!! YAY!

    -hannah in NC :-)

    ps what happened? it is so warm here. it's like 80!! wow

    By Anonymous Hannah, at 3/01/2006 3:14 PM  

  • I was all pumped about trying to be in the 500 or 1000 people....then I slept in and didn't wake up until 12:10. So I was going to rush through registration, but then I remembered I have class at 12. As it turns out I was over 15 minutes late to class AND I didn't get registered. :(

    - Sean

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/01/2006 3:49 PM  

  • i'm proud to be one of the 6 minuters!! can't wait

    By Blogger Andrew Dale, at 3/01/2006 3:51 PM  

  • Hey Louie,

    In the past, you guys have provided group discount codes for each individual hotel. Do you plan to do that again? That would allow people to book online if they so chose. Just a thought..

    Thanks for being a servant.

    By Blogger stephen, at 3/01/2006 4:00 PM  



    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/01/2006 4:08 PM  

  • aaaaahhhh I am so excited for the PASSION 06 cd!!!I have told everyone about it haha...
    Thanks ANONYMOUS for the link to see the track listing-Can't wait to hear all these great songs!!
    WOW those were some fast registering people!!!I hope someday I will be able to come to PASSION!!
    For now--the 13 year old who spreads the word about passion haha

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 3/01/2006 4:19 PM  

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    By Blogger spreading passion in Canada, at 3/01/2006 4:47 PM  

  • yeah!! i regestered in the first 3 minutes. i am the one from alberta mentioned in the blog. that is abosoltly incredible how fast it filled up. and how much faster. 28 min last yer 6 this. i am scared to see how fast it will be next year. what and amazing track listing for the new cd can't wait for the cd and dvd.

    p.s. is there anybody else from alberta coming to passion? if you are please post it on my blog.

    By Blogger spreading passion in Canada, at 3/01/2006 4:49 PM  

  • Wow... I looked at the clock on the bottom of my screen when I was completely done registering, and it said 12:06. Wow. I feel so blessed to have been one of the first 500!! Although, I was also late 10 mins for class as a result, lol. But I can't wait!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/01/2006 5:45 PM  

  • Ontario! represent :D
    i wasn't planning on going till 11:50 something haha and i got it for $99
    excited...hope i last the next 10 months of excitement :P

    By Blogger Jon, at 3/01/2006 6:04 PM  

  • I wish I could go...I'll be in Germany next year. Maybe ya'll should bring passion to Europe!!

    By Blogger Amy, at 3/01/2006 9:30 PM  

  • I think you should give something to the poor souls who were number 501 and 1001. So close!! I must have been pretty close to the 500 mark because my registration time said 12:06:34. Fortunately I, my brother and his fiance were three of the 500 that got in at $99. Sweet!! Can't wait!!

    By Blogger Lindsay L, at 3/01/2006 9:42 PM  

  • North Metro Church in Kennesaw, GA -- 100 college students signed up for Passion06... we'll be there!!!! Welcome home to the A-T-L, Passion!

    By Blogger Rob Greene, at 3/01/2006 10:24 PM  


    I just looked at that track listing link above... Louie... PLEASE put that on there to open the CD... everyone from our group talks about how that song was so representative of what the week meant to them... it would be so perfect to open the CD with it...


    By Blogger Rob Greene, at 3/01/2006 10:35 PM  

  • It's not just you guys in the US doing the whole iTunes thing well! It's hit Australia now!

    If you have iTunes, go to the music store, and at the bottom there is a little menu that should say "USA," "Canada" or whatever. Change that to "Australia" and check out what is hovering at about no.9 at the moment. Keep in mind that they haven't done any web publicity like the 268blog has, so this is a pretty cool effort!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/01/2006 10:49 PM  

  • i was one of those six minute kids... i looked at the time... 12:06:... and something. i dont remember.

    thats crazy. 500 in 6 minutes. thats more than 1 per second. wow.

    im so excited about passion07... and looking forward to Everything Glorious

    By Blogger Brandon, at 3/01/2006 11:02 PM  

  • 12:06:17

    and just thought i'd point out two things ive been wondering about...

    how should we write the check, and do we need to send anything in with the check? where do we mail it to (passion house, i know. but wheres that)?

    annnnd... part of the form for registration said "not enrolled in college." well. i thought i'd point out that im a high school senior right now in this moment, and when i go to passion, i'll be enrolled in college. but, i just put "not enrolled in college"... what do you all want?

    By Blogger Brandon, at 3/01/2006 11:12 PM  

  • Louie, Come and Listen was absolutely amazing! please please please, put it on the cd!!! PLEASE!!

    By Anonymous Andrew Walden, at 3/01/2006 11:14 PM  

  • All of you who signed up for Passion 07...yay! It's going to be amazing. With that being said, I just want to say something...
    I don't want Passion to become an event that we go to every year- something that we go to and then we right away say "Can't wait for next year!" Yes, you CAN wait. Because you have 360 days between each Passion to change your campus for Christ. We need to use each and every one of those days to serve God-to let Him use us and shine through us as we tell people about our unbelievably big and loving Savior.
    just thought I'd throw that out there. Passion 07 is going to BE AWESOME! I "can" wait!

    By Blogger Katie, at 3/01/2006 11:26 PM  

  • Good word, Katie... that'll preach!


    By Blogger Rob Greene, at 3/01/2006 11:43 PM  

  • Come and listen. . .Come to the waters edge all you. . .who are thirsty come. . .

    If not on the cd...could we atleast get it on itunes?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/02/2006 12:31 AM  

  • What katie said was something that I thought about today a good bit. Passion is for living our lives between these conferences, not for these conferences. I dont mean to say that anyone reading this blog has this problem, but it is just something I thought about today. That said, I dont think I could be more excited about Passion07 ATL than I am right now.
    I also absolutely loved "Come and Listen" and hoped to get that sweet live version of it on the CD; those would be memories brought back. But Louie and the team probably has a good reason why it didnt make the cut.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/02/2006 2:41 AM  

  • so excited to be registered and a place to stay!!! when we called the hotel yesterday...we got 1 of the last 4 rooms left!!! yay for passion taking over atlanta!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger lesykes, at 3/02/2006 1:22 PM  

  • Katie,

    Right on, sister! Thank you for your post! Yes, it's exciting to look forward to P'07 (I can't wait, either:), but it's much more important to live in Christ's footsteps right here and now, in our lives wherever we are all over the world!


    By Blogger Silke, at 3/02/2006 5:00 PM  

  • Yay!! My group signed up also~ but one person couldn't get his username correct.. so he got his for $119.. wow.. it was so quick!!

    I agree with the blogger who said Passion should go international~ Especially in Korea~~ please!! You remember how many South Koreans came 2 years ago~ they needed a translator!! If you are willing to go to Asia.. I'll support it fully in every way possible~!!

    But even if you don't~ I'll still support Passion! hehe

    By Blogger gRaCe~!, at 3/02/2006 10:47 PM  

  • I was only two hours late..... SAD.... but Im still gonna go

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/03/2006 9:45 AM  

  • War Eagle (obviously God is doing great things in that lovely Alabama town),

    Our little group made into the elite 500 as well, and we had made hotel reservation around January 2nd in ATL to get a head start on the journey. Luckily, we are only 45 minutes south of that wonderful city.

    Great things are to come from God at work in this movement.

    Everything is glorious,

    By Blogger david phillips, at 3/03/2006 11:47 AM  

  • Hey Louie/Passion Team,

    How do you guys feel about that Urbana'06 is also happening this year? I know it isn't a competition on who's "conference" is better, but I remember back at OneDay'03 how some people commented that they could only choose one to go to, and they choosed OneDay'03 over Urbana'03. I went to both, mainly because I was convicted at OneDay'03 to learn more about getting involved with missions.

    What would you encourage those who are facing these two awesome events? I know it's still sorta early(well not really), but I'm curious as to your thoughts on that. Either way, students will be drawing closer to God at both events and hearing God's heart for the people in this world.

    By Anonymous Mike, at 3/13/2006 11:20 AM  

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