I like all kinds of music. If the tune is catchy… if it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it… if it makes you feel something… chances are that I like it. One of the artists I particularly like is Chris Tomlin, a Christian singer whose songs are often covered by our worship team at church.
A few weeks ago I drove past the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and saw that he was scheduled to play last Saturday night. I had a Yay! Boo! moment. Yay! I love Chris Tomlin! Boo! I know me, and I probably will forget about this by the time I get home, or the tickets will be sold out, or we are already doing something else, or oo! a squirrel!
Anyway, I forgot all about it until I got an email from a friend, asking if I knew anyone who would be interested in attending the concert. Um, yeah! Me! (A great singer and date-night!? Score!)
Handsome Hubby and I have been feeling especially blessed and grateful lately. Not just because of the miracle that Mitch is alive and almost fully recovered from his accident, but also because of the amazing and positive ripple effects that have been coming from the entire experience.
We have felt more and more like God totally has His hand on our lives, so this was a really great way to spend a Saturday night.
|From my Instagram feed the night of the concert.
We went out to dinner, got a lovely plastic cup of wine in the concession area, and found our seats.
We had a great view of the stage and it was a very energetic, very moving show.
I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my day, but I have a confession to make: Although I’m a Christian, I have never been to a Christian concert before. There was definitely a positive vibe there.
It was happy and celebratory. Lots of people were there with their children. It’s a great experience for families, and I think we’re going to try and take the guys with us the next time we go.
If you are in the Southern California area, there are a couple of family-friendly options coming up soon:
On June 7th the Hillsong United Show is at the Hollywood Bowl. The doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8:00. You can buy tickets here.
On June 29th FISH Fest is going to be held at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and tickets go on sale today. If I am not mistaken, I think this concert tends to sell out each year, so you probably want to get your tickets as soon as you can.
Click here to get tickets and to read more about the event.
Both of these events are put on by Transparent Productions. They are a concert promotion company that works hard to bring Christian shows to Southern California and the rest of the nation. You can find out more about them here on their website. There is so much yuck and hatred in the world, it’s nice to know there are some people and companies out there whose sole mission is to uplift people.