Friday, August 18, 2006

Musical Performances

So, last weekend was the Harvest Crusade in Anaheim. Shelley and I went on Saturday night. What could've been a 45 minute drive took practically two hours. Lovely southern california traffic. We missed the worship service with the Harvest Crusade band. We heard most of it while we were making our way to the Stadium and trying to find seats. We were on the bottom part of the third level to the left of the stadium (if you're facing the stadium). We got there just in time for Joy Williams' performance. She sang "Stay," "We," "Hide," and "By Surprise." Towards the end of her performance, I saw someone moving around on the second stage. They had two stages, kinda in an L shape. The other guy wasn't wearing any shoes, so I was like, "hey, that's Todd Agnew!" He came on and sang "In the Middle of Me," "Let Everything that Has Breath Praise the Lord," and "Grace Like Rain." Crystal Lewis came on and sang "People Get Ready," "Lord, I Believe in You," and "Just Sing." She also sang "Come, Just As You Are" at the end of each night.

On Sunday, we got there earlier but we ended way up in the third section. We were like probably fifteen or so rows from the top. But we were in front of the stage this time. MercyMe came on first and sang "So Long Self," "In the Blink of an Eye," "Bring the Rain," "I Can Only Imagine," and "Word of God Speak." Then came the NEWSBOYS!!!! They sang "Blessed Be Your Name," "He Reigns," "Shine," "I Am Free," and "It Is You."

THEN on Wednesday, I went to the Grove to see Mat Kearney perform. He sang "Undeniable," "Crashing Down," a new song he wrote in Chicago on Valentine's day (On the Road), then he went over to the keyboard and sang "In the Middle," "All I Need" (which he wrote in New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. He snuck into a high school gymnasium and wrote it). After that, he went back to his guitar and sang "Nothing Left to Lose." Too bad Paul Colman already has the "One Man, One Guitar" slogan because that's what Mat is. One Man, One Guitar/Keyboard. I've seen him twice, and so far he hasn't performed with backup. Well, at Six Flags, Pete and Jeff came out to play with him. Afterwards, he was at Barnes and Noble for an autograph signing. I got my "Nothing Left to Lose" CD thingy signed and a picture taken with him!

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