If I Weren’t So Sleepy I’d Put a Creative Title Here

The concert was incredible.  Just amazing.  I have lots of video and pictures to show you, but I don’t have any way to downloaded it to my laptop here in the hotel.  Plus, Sophie was dissatisfied with the way her hair turned out in the best picture, and I promised I could Photoshop it before we posted it.

Because that’s what friends are for.

Casting Crowns was spectacular.  They are unassuming and down-to-earth and as musically talented as any band in any genre, I’d wager.  Their message is a powerful one of truth and hope and grace.  And even though I’m not much of a CD-buyer normally, let me tell you that you MUST go get this CD.  It is fantastic.

I really enjoyed the two opening acts, too–John Waller and Leeland.  Even though when Leeland came on stage I leaned over and asked Melanie, "How old is that boy?"  Turns out he’s eighteen, but I would’ve sworn he was even younger.  I could be his momma.  It’s a sobering thought indeed to realize you are old enough to have a child with a recording contract.

He sang one of my favorite songs of the evening, "Carried To the Table".  You can see a version of it here.  Love John Waller’s song "Blessing", too–you can hear it on his MySpace page.

Anyway, the whole thing was phenomenal (I should stop now, because I’m running out of adjectives).  I have a million more things to tell you (including the fact that we got to meet Casting Crowns and I did not make a fool of myself), but I’m about to fall asleep on my keyboard.  It’s been a busy, adrenaline-filled day, and this soft and quiet hotel bed is calling my name.

More later…

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18 thoughts on “If I Weren’t So Sleepy I’d Put a Creative Title Here

  1. Staci at Writing and Living says:

    I also shouldn’t be commenting before I’ve had my coffee.
    I’m old enough to have a child with a recording contract, but I’m not sure I could get all that accomplished before my coffee. I just wasn’t ready for the news before my coffee.
    Or something like that.
    I hope you know what I mean.

  2. Chris says:

    Not only am I old enough to have a child with a recording contract, but I’m almost old enough to have a child with a child who is old enough to have a recording contract.
    Well, if being one of the kids on Barney’s label counts…
    And I’m off to Panera for my coffee.

  3. momrn2 says:

    I am so thrilled and excited that you have had this opportunity!! Rest well friend and we’ll be waiting for more! πŸ™‚
    Enjoy every moment to it’s fullest!!

  4. Georgia Mom says:

    That is a depressing thought! I think of myself as young, since my kids are still young. But, the sad truth is, I’m old enough as well. At least I’ve had my 2 cups of coffee before I realized this!

  5. Nancy says:

    Sounds like a great time. I’m glad you’ll be posting pics soon. Casting Crows, I haven’t seen them yet, but I enjoy their music.

  6. Kristy says:

    I love, love, love that CD! I’d love to see them in person (they’ll be in my area next weekend), but my 4-year-old nephew is visiting, and since the whole point of his visit is to spend time with him…
    But the CD is incredible. I have trouble picking my favorite, but its probably “Somewhere in the Middle.” I just love how Mark Hall does such a great job of putting my life into words.

  7. Jean Stockdale says:

    So glad you were able to overcome your dread of flying the big blue skies and arrived safely in Alabama. I know you will enjoy the visit with Big and Boo. What fun. I faithfully read all three of your blogs everyday and feel as if I know all of you weel. Enjoy your trip and keep us posted. Blessings.

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