Last night we went to a TobyMac concert. We went because Colton Dixon (from American Idol) was one of his openers and I love Colton Dixon’s music. My favorites are “Through All Of It” and “You Are” but really I love most of his stuff. And I love TobyMac’s “Steal My Show” (not to mention the fact that I still heart DC Talk all these years later). And I heard Britt Nicole was going to be there and I knew I liked her sound too. So this concert was a winner!
And it was. Hearing a few of my favorite songs sung live was awesome! Colton rocked it. I love, love, love his lyrics. Read this:
And this is Who You are.
More constant than the stars up in the sky!
All these years of my life I look back and I see You.
And right now I still do
And I’m always going to…
I could write a whole blog post about how this song has really touched my heart this year. I just love the reminder of God’s faithfulness. 🙂
And Britt Nicole… she rocks. She never stopped moving the whole time – she danced and ran out into the crowd and was just overall really a cool performer to watch. If you listen to mainstream radio, you’ve probably heard her song “Gold” and if you are more of a Christian station kinda person then you’ve probably heard “All This Time.”
Then it was TobyMac. Unfortunately around this time I started to not feel very well. But I wanted to hear “Steal My Show” since we were so close to it! So we stayed through the first half of his performance until he performed that song (which was AWESOME!) and then we headed out. Sorry, Toby! No hard feelings. It’s not you, it’s me. Really. You are a great performer. We hated to leave early.
And here’s where things got interesting…
You guys, I have the best sense of direction. Well, maybe not the best of anyone ever. But a really, really good one. I rarely get turned around. And I always know how to get back to the place I came from. Christopher, on the other hand, has a notoriously bad sense of direction. So he always just follows me because we both know that I don’t get lost.
Except apparently when I’m not feeling well. The concert venue was huge and we managed to come out the wrong door. Which meant we started walking around the building (THE WRONG WAY, I might add… we were so close to our car and didn’t even realize it). So we start walking around the building which would have been a really pleasant experience because the weather was gorgeous and we like to walk together except that I felt like I might throw up at any minute. So I gritted my teeth together and we forged on. Then we realized that we were walking admist a bunch of tour buses. We faltered for a minute, but then decided that we must be close to our car by this point (we weren’t – we were now on the complete opposite side of the building) so we kept walking.
It was the most awkward thing. As we walk up we notice that there are groups of people wearing all black (probably sound guys, back up dancers, band members, etc) standing around chatting and as we approach they all stop talking and stare at us. At this point we realize that we are somewhere we’re not supposed to be, but figure if we just keep walking, we’ll get where we need to be.
And then, wouldn’t you know it, a group of people walks up and Britt Nicole is right in the middle of them. She smiles kindly when in reality I’m pretty sure she was thinking “Oh my goodness, did these two people really sneak back here just to get an autograph? Oh well, be nice to the fans…” ha! She was really nice and said an energetic “Hi!” to us as we passed by to which we both automatically responded “hi!” So you know, now we’re naturally BFFs with Britt Nicole. 😉
At this point we realize that we are definitely in a place we shouldn’t be so we see open doors to the building and try to go back inside since we figure we might be able to cut back through. No joke, every time we walked close to any group of people everyone just stopped talking and stared at us. We really should’ve just asked someone for directions but instead we kept thinking that we’d figure it out. Christopher at this point says, “Hey look at that door over there… I bet it leads where we need to go…” Thankfully we only made it a few steps before we saw a sign announcing that it was a stage door. Like, we would have walked right out there as TobyMac was performing. Um… yeah… so back outside we went. And again all the people stared at us as we walked by pretending like we knew where we were going.
We kept walking around the building and as soon as we were far enough away that they couldn’t hear us, I burst into giggles. And Christopher goes “That was Britt Nicole!” And I’m like “Yes! And we almost ended up on stage!” Which I mean, we wouldn’t have. Because surely at some point someone would’ve stopped us. Or who knows, maybe we would’ve been perfect back up dancers for TobyMac. 😉
We finally made it to the car (20 minutes after we left our seats attempting to leave the venue) and I was so relieved to be heading home. But my, oh my, what a night.
Have you ever gotten turned around and ended up somewhere you weren’t supposed to be?