Monday, March 23, 2009

Rock & Worship Roadshow!!!

Sunday afternoon we arrived to stand in line for the Rock & Worship Roadshow at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. This is what we saw when we got there! The doors opened at 4:30pm, and we luckily arrived at 2:40pm to wait in this lovely line:-) It seemed like once we got there the flood gates opened and the line grew, and grew, until it wrapped around down past the Rose Garden. I didn't get a pic of it, but I was amazed at how many people showed up!
It was general admission, so it was $10 for any seat. The catch is you have to wait in line to get your seat! We went down to Vancouver the afternoon before, and won 2 tickets to it from 104.1 the FISH radio station. But, we still had to wait in line...(Bob's in the first row there, in the red hat, and blue sweatshirt, with the white strip on the sleeve. A girl in pink is right behind him at the edge of the picture.)
This is the start of the show. Addison Road is playing, while everyone continued filing in. The concert sold out, so they had to pull the black curtain down from behind the stage for more seating! They played 3 songs (which was a bummer, because they're really good!) The lead singer was 5 weeks away from her due date. She was bouncing around like she wasn't pregnant. Pretty impressive:-) 10th Avenue North played right after their set, and were fantastic too.
This is Hawk Nelson. Not so much our style, but the young girls loved them! You could hear them screaming, that's when I realized "I'm getting Old"...
Jeremy Camp was great! He played for about 45minutes, and we feel he could have gone on and on and on! His is a really soulful guy. Loves Jesus, and it passionate about getting the Word out. It was awesome.
Mercy Me, was the "big" guns! They did awesome too. It was so great to sing praise to our Heavenly Father, and know that 11,000 people were there for the exact same reason! They did a lot of sing along type songs, and it gives you goose bumps hearing the name of our Lord and Savior uplifted for Him to hear from so many voices! It's really powerful.
The drummer, and keyboard player...
Here is Jeremy Camp signing autographs. Bob got his St. Louis hat signed, and I got his CD signed. Neat to meet him in person! I think Bob really liked meeting him a lot. I got to high five him (dorky I know, but he asked me for one, it wasn't my idea!)

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