Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rockin' Friday Night!

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 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!)


Johanna said...

Yay! We will have to check out the opening acts,I haven't heard of them but then , I haven't heard of much lately. I LOVE how he does "I Saw The Light", all the kids will sing along to that one( which makes me feel like I'm doing something right, like when they all say the Lord's prayer and don't replace any of the words with "fart"). Hey, check out
not because i am complimented! Because it's a really great Christian site and every link on it is so funny and touching, I want to share it- thanks for congrats, will give full show report on Friday!!!

Kansas Bob said...

You are too cool for me :) Glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing the experience.

Trish Ryan said...

THANK YOU for inviting me! It was an awesome concert, and gave me something cool to report when I'm asked, "What did you do this weekend?" which is a nice change :)

LEstes65 said...

I saw him post a live link to the Boston show on Friday night and I thought of you two. I'm so glad it was awesome. Phil Wickham is one of my new faves. I wish I had been there with you. Then you and Trish would both have been younger than someone! HA!

Wanda said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! So glad you got the chance to do it!!

NoVA Dad said...

My wife has accused me of not being music-saavy because of my ignorance of many modern bands, and this is no exception. I've never heard of David Crowder, but now you've got me interested and I want to get out and learn more.

Hope things have been going well for you; my schedule has really kept me out of the blogosphere lately, but I'm glad to pop around and see that things are still good in your world!