RECAP & PHOTOS: The story of the Man in the Moon

“You have tremendous potential. Potential for joy or hate. Light or dark. Life or death. But in the end you choose. What a gift. What a joy to witness. All of your wildest hopes and dreams and desires. All of the things you feel are impossible are in reality too small for your potential. Bright journies and powerful dreams are about to dawn, but so are man’s oldest nightmares. It will be your choice.” - The Man in the Moon

On Saturday July 6th, Glenn Beck debuted his new Man in the Moon event to a sold out audience of over 16,000 people at USANA Amphitheater outside Salt Lake City, Utah. The event used a mix of film, music, dance, fireworks and spoken word, to create an immersive storytelling experience unlike anything that had ever been seen before at this scale.

The week leading up to the event was plagued with pretty much the worse luck possible for an event like this. On the night of the first dress rehearsal, the computers crashed and the crew was only able to do a video run through. The next night things went much more smoothly, until a transformer blew and the stadium lost power with only five minutes left in the show. Storms plagued the next few nights, leaving the premiere of the show as the first time anyone, including Glenn, had ever seen the show.

And, keeping in line with the luck of the rest of the week, the hours leading up to the event were punctuated by rain.

At one point, Glenn said they may have to not use some of the projectors that were set up for the show because if they were damaged the cost would be close $600,000. But thirty minutes before show time, despite weather continuing to not cooperate, Glenn said they were going to go on with the show as planned, projectors and all.

But the Glenn Beck audience persevered, and in the end was rewarded with an amazing show unlike anything that had ever been seen before.

The Man in the Moon, more than anything, was something that needed to be experienced in person in order to truly understand the story. The show was designed to tell the story of America, freedom, and man’s struggle between light and dark from the beginning of time until today.

The show kicked off with Glenn on stage, welcoming the crowd and talking about the importance of entertainment and culture in the movement to celebrate man's freedom.

"It's not our politics that have failed us," Glenn said.

We must know and understand history in order to learn from our mistakes and move forward, and that is exactly what Man in the Moon and the Independence Week festivities sought to instill.

Glenn then pulled out an old book, the story of the Man in the Moon. Taking the book and entering a control capsule beneath the Moon, Glenn began to tell the story of America and man's freedom, from the dawn of time through the stories of the Bible to the Renaissance, the Pilgrims, and World War 2.

But at World War 2, after the second atomic bomb dropped onto the stage and fireworks exploded, Glenn came out and told the audience while the old book he found may have ended with the bomb that the end of our story is not yet written.

After a dramatic recounting of man's race to the moon, an old and fragile Man in the Moon explained that he could not tell us how our story ends, for he is not the author - we are.

“You have tremendous potential. Potential for joy or hate. Light or dark. Life or death. But in the end you choose. What a gift. What a joy to witness. All of your wildest hopes and dreams and desires. All of the things you feel are impossible are in reality too small for your potential. Bright journies and powerful dreams are about to dawn, but so are man’s oldest nightmares. It will be your choice," The Man in the Moon told the audience.

But there is hope. "On the morrow the sun shall return," the Man in the Moon said. And with that, an incredible fireworks display began.

Below are photos from the event:

Flying performers hang in front of the giant moon

The moon is illuminated in blue

The story of Noah's Ark

Dancers perform during the Noah's Ark flood scene

The Tower of Babel recreated from the moon's perspective

The atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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