Monday, March 29, 2010

This is our yearly pilgramage to a Christian concert with our faithful friend Cristi! Tonight was Winter Jam 2010 about 6 bands supposed to play: Revive, Robert Pierre, Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Ave North, Newsong, Newsboys and Third Day. There was an ice storm between Louisianna where they'd been and Wichita so they were late and 1 band did not make it at all.Evidently I was laughing too hard to hold the camera still.
Anyhow, we purchased tickets VIP tickets way in advance, however, it was still general admission for the VIP people and there were lots of us! We got on the floor near the "catwalk" sensing that was where the fun would be. However we were far enough back that often this was what I saw! The people in front of me loved taking pictures of themselves and shutting the concert out to the poor short woman behind them! Very precious but annoying!Band 1 Revive: we saw them 2 years ago when they opened for Third Day, they are pretty good and have improved their show performance quite a bit!

Robert Pierre, never heard of him before, but wow! At 17 this kid has lungs and serious vocal chords and made the younger girls SCREAM!!!!!

Fireflight: wow! Made the head banger in me come to life! What a fun band to watch. Dawn is the lead singer and has a powerful voice
The concert was being broadcast on as evidenced by the camera! Newsong: these guys got Chris's attention. He enjoyed their strong vocals and energy. I did too, but I also loved the balloons!

Newsboys! What can I say. Bumped into Michael Tait on the way to our seats. I actually had to excuse myself because he and some acquaintences were blocking the way. As I went past I thought, "Hey that looked like Michael....!"

Turn your eyes upon Jesus! He went up on a lift for Jesus Freak, very cool! Ok here's the fun part of my story. The family in front of us during the first part of the story really frustrated me and i prayed throughout that I would be content. At times I could see nothing except them moving, wiggling, talking, taking photos of themselves and I closed my eyes and prayed, "Help me be content, please God!" Well after the first 5 bands played there was a message and an intermission....THEY LEFT!!!! They totally left and 3 kids under 5' asked if they could have their seasts....I was amazed at God's mercy on me for such a silly silly thing. I wanted to see Third Day unhindered and He granted me that! How sweet, how utterly sillily sweet. What a precious God we have!

10th Avenue North. Very young band, but man, talented and as he gave the summary of salvation through Christ it was very well spoken, very well. I hope to see and hear more from these young men!
Ah, Third Day, my personal fav! I know it seems silly, but these guys have played and sung me through some hard times, happy times and just let it go times. Love them!!!!
And we just had to see the band afterwards too! Erin laughed when she saw this photo, I said, "Look Mac and I have the same hairstyle!" Chris is thankful I do not have the beard!
I wanted to get a Newsboys CD signed afterwards, but there were still 50 some people in line at 10:30 pm...we went home!

Ok time for loud music and craziness all for the love of Christ to warp back into my everyday walking around with Jesus....equally precious...but I am thankful for the times I can let it all go in His name!
Did I post enough Steve? That's what's been goin' on in KS!!! So glad you stop by, it's great to see your comments!
I am almost caught up except for this past weekend!?!?


Staci said...

Looks like an awesome concert!

I too am glad that you're not sporting a beard!! lol

Steve and Joan said...

It's fun to go along with you on the blog! I just added all these bands to my "Keith Green" radio staion on Pandora!

Keep posting! It does keep friendships alive from a distance!