I'm not sure what I did during my teen years, but one thing I wasn't doing? Going to concerts. Not sure how that part of teendom passed me by, but through my entire adolescence, I can count on 1 hand how many concerts I went to. Okay 1 finger. One. Seriously.
Lionel Richie rocked in 1986, and I was there to watch him dancing on the ceiling. (That's one of his songs, for you youngsters.)
Maybe I didn't get in touch with my musical side until adulthood--which would explain taking up drumming at 34--but now it's one of my favorite things to do. I've seen tobyMac, BarlowGirl, Skillet, Hawk Nelson, David Crowder, MercyMe, Newsong, Relient K, Family Force 5 and The Afters.
The cool thing is, since I was musicless during my teen years, my taste seems to have skipped a generation, and I love my kids' music. No fighting in the car about what to listen to. :-)
Last night was the latest in my concert adventures. We had 3rd row seats at a Newsboys concert, but it was so much more than a concert. Newsboys founder and former lead singer John James shared his amazing testimony and over 170 people committed their lives to Christ. What an amazing ministry that God is blessing abundantly.
Not only was I blessed but I found some new bands to follow: MeinMotion, Seventh Day Slumber, IN Honor of Him, and Bread of Stone.
Labels: Barlow Girl, Bread of Stone, IN honor of Him, Lionel Richie, MeinMotion, Newsboys, Seventh Day Slumber, tobyMac