Last night, Trish and I went to see the David Crowder Band play. It was SO MUCH FUN! And, we had some fantastic tickets - only four rows back from the stage! David Crowder was great, and so were the two opening bands: the Myriad and Phil Wickham.
The Myriad were so impressive. They all look SO young, but their performance was really tight, and the music was loud and rockin'. (And one of the guys reminded me of Peter from "Heroes.") I have absolutely no idea what lyrics they were singing, but I'm sure it was inspiring. :-) Apparently, they are in a contest on MTV.com where you can vote them as the best up and coming band or something like that. Pretty cool. Here is a mediocre picture:
Next up was Phil Wickham, who was incredible! It was just him up on stage with his guitar, but his sound was amazingly full - it sounded like he had a full band behind him. He has a beautiful voice and tons of energy. I'm definitely going to buy his album.
Then came the David Crowder Band, and they did not disappoint. Woohoo! Not only are they fun to watch, but David is very inspiring when he talks, too. While they played a lot of my favorites (like "Everything Glorious" and "O Praise Him" and "No One Like You"), my favorite moment was when they broke out the banjo and fiddle and did a rousing, hoedown version of "I Saw the Light." :-)
So, it was a fun Friday night for me. Trish was great company (I'm so grateful to her for agreeing to go with me!), and the music was fantastic. And, the whole Boston Christian rock music scene was very interesting. Beforehand, I was wondering if anyone was going to show up. Well, it was packed. I also wondered if I was going to be the oldest person there by at least 10 years. Well, it was pretty close. Trish and I were definitely some of the oldest people there who were not chaperoning a youth group. But, it didn't matter one bit. :-)
In summary, if David Crowder is coming to a town near you, definitely get tickets! (Shaun and Johanna: Can't wait to hear how his show in Orlando is!)