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!