Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Second

And just how many different meanings can be construed from that title? Hmmm...

Time - a very short period of time on a stop watch

Parlimentary - another individual supporting one's motion

Supper - more mashed potatoes (or turnip, depending on the season and the fickleness of one's parental unit(s))

Or...lifetime paid vocal artist(s) concerts attended.

Courtesy of our DD #2 who gifted Jean and I with tickets we attended Bill Gaither's 10th Anniversary Homecoming Concert on Saturday night. It was his first concert in Maine since 1983 "We haven't come to Maine for quite a few years..." Right, Bill. Got that. Worcester, MA is the closest he has brought his group in recent years. Attendees who have been to concerts both in Worcester and here (this concert) found the resonance of the hockey arena a bit...overwhelming. I believe it! We were 'supposed' to be in "nosebleed" seats but were only about half way up in the stands right at center ice/court as the case might be and right behind the sound board. That sound man kept the instrumental channels "redlined" most of the night! It made it a bit difficult to understand words at times but many of the songs were very familiar and sung by familiar artists including:

Joy Gardner
Gaither Vocal Band
Signature Sound
Ben Speer (his 50 yr. old daughter just died - he was visibly affected)
Jessy Dixon
Jeff & Sheri Easter (and their "oops - Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! baby)
Lynda Randale

Gloria Gaither stayed home with other obligations this weekend.

It was a rousing great time and only slightly tempered by an elderly church friend getting lost in the crowd of ~6,000+ people leaving the concert afterwards - Jean found her in the parking lot looking for her friend who drove her - and a late night search for a 24-hour gas station to buy some oil for another concert goer. All arrived home safely, though. We saw many of our church friends at the concert as well.


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