A few weeks ago, BigJoel scored us some tickets to WinterJam, a Christian concert featuring about a bajillion different bands. Ok, not really a bajillion, but a LOT~Revive, Robert Pierre, Fireflight, Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Ave North, Newsong, Newsboys, and Third Day. I didn't get a lot of pictures, (I don't know why) but here are a few highlights of the evening.
Hallie wasn't so sure what to think of a particular band (who shall remain nameless).
Michael Tait, formerly of DC Talk, is the new lead singer of the Newsboys. I love DC Talk. I love the Newsboys. But I still can't quite get on board with this recent development. It's kind of like the old Reese's commercials: "You got chocolate in my peanut butter!" "Well, you got peanut butter in my chocolate!" Sorry guys, in my humble opinion, Tait and Newsboys do not a peanut butter cup make.
Then Third Day took the stage. And now I remember why I didn't take a lot of pictures. I was sitting behind this kid~the brother of the Freakishly Tall Girl who normally stands in front of me at concerts. I believe his name is "Obnoxiously Oblivious Boy".
But in the end, the show received Hallie's stamp of approval~she fell asleep. Seriously, Hallie sleeps through all the best concerts: David Crowder Band, Evenstill and Third Day. After seven years, she still can't stay awake through an entire MercyMe set. Have you ever been to a show like that? It is loud...and there are lots of bright lights and flashing videos. How anyone can fall asleep in the middle of that is beyond me! (I have a theory that Hal's little brain is so busy with imaginings and stories and Lord-only-knows-what-else that a loud, blaring, rock concert is actually a peaceful retreat in comparison...)
So the concert was great, with the exception that my favorite band in the line-up, Tenth Avenue North, didn't get to play nearly as long as I would've liked. But all in all, we heard some great music and spent a wonderful evening together as a family. Who could ask for anything more?