Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our Roadtrip to Boise for the Rock & Worship Roadshow (Alfie Boe AND the Elizabeth Smart Foundation)

So, I had posted before about our Roadtrip that we would be taking to Boise this weekend - because we love music, the kids needed a trip, and (Really) It was Crowder and Mercy Me! :)  The trip was AWESOME!  And here are some of our pictures from the awesomeness!




 LOL - So, we had a wonderful surprise for the kiddos - they didn't know it but we had already purchased the tickets for the show.  They thought that we had to dash up to Boise so that we could purchase them at the door.



                                                       










We, seriously - are much craftier than they give us credit for being.  Anyway, we got in and WE WERE IN THE FRONT ROW!  No kidding.  I could see the stubble on David Crowder's face!  Before the show began they did an entire question and answer segment - which was stinkin' awesome! :)  And then the show finally began.  .   .



I don't necessarily know if I had a very favorite act.  I mean, they were all pretty amazing by their own right.  Jamie Grace - funny as heck.   Group 1 Crew - surprisingly fun to watch.  Jon and Valerie Guerra - SO awesome.  I Am They - She loves to clap.  Matt Maher - better live than on video. . .
 Really, the entire concert had a different feel to it.  There were many prayers said - uplifting music played - and money going to charities.  The whole concert was amazing.  Crowder was awesome!  He had a few technical difficulties, but his stage hand was super awesome and got things fixed - and David Crowder didn't miss a beat at all - he just kept on playin' like there wasn't a problem at all.
 Seriously - Jammin'.
 His song (which I Have posted before) Come as you are, was probably only 1 of 2 that brought tears to my eyes.  He just sings it with such heart, you can feel the words.  If you don't feel them then you must not have a heart. (Kidding) (no, maybe I am not.) ((Dangit, go listen to it again and cry!))
 Then there was MercyMe - his testimony was amazing to hear.  And it was even better that there was a realization that just because you have a testimony does not mean that it stops there.  The understanding that you gain as you continue to build your relationship with your heavenly father on this earth is amazing - and it's what gets this guy through the day.  (As it should be what gets us all through the day).
 So, all together the RWRS15 was truly an experience like none other that we have been to as a family. (And we have gone to many concerts as a family).  :)

 Then we had to book it out of Idaho for a soccer game on Saturday (Which I am proud to announce was against DFC in Indoor - that's Nathan's Team) and Boca won. So, the weekend was going pretty strong for our family - lots of positives.  Little did the children know that we had other surprises in store for them. We had told them that we were going to visit grandma Healey this weekend too (After all , it was a road trip - right?)







But little did they know that we would make a stop in Provo to see... none other than Alfie Boe!  For another Charity Concert (The Elizabeth Smart Foundation and Operation underground Railroad)  Oh sure, D-man was a little disappointed that we weren't going to grandma's house, but he immediately got over it as we watched many of the "Stars of Utah" perform.  Gentri was AWESOME!  And Alfie?  AMAZING as well!  :)  The roadtrip weekend was a phenomenal success!  If you don't have the following albums (or if you have not upgraded your musical choices - might I suggest the following bands:
Alfie Boe
Gentri
Mercy Me
Crowder
Jamie Grace
Group 1 Crew
Jon Guerra
I Am They
Tedashii (If you like Hip Hop - he was pretty sweet)
Matt Maher
Kendra Lowe
Jenny Oaks Baker and finally
Ben Hale (WHO IS AWESOME!!)

Enjoy the new upgraded playlist that I am putting out there for you - trust me - you'll be feeling uplifted in no time. :)

1 comment:

Allison J. said...

It looks like you had so much fun with your family! Next time they are in town you should let me know!