It’s not every day that you win a concert, yeah we won some tickets last year to a concert, but this time the concert was at our house. This is not normal. I entered the KLOVE contest last Tuesday and seriously (despite my friends saying so) I did not think we were going to win. So, I was surprised when I got a call Friday afternoon and I was happy to be the first winner because that meant I had ALL weekend to clean up the house!
The bus and trailer just fit, I measured to make sure it would. I didn’t want it protruding onto our neighbor’s driveway. The band showed up at 5:20 and we went inside to eat dinner. I told them I was making brats and green chile pork stew, so don’t snack before dinner.
We sat down and ate and had dessert (angel food cake with blackberry yogurt and huge blackberries, it was really good.) Christian radio is a small world and since James used to work for KSBJ we had connections through people we knew from those days and we had fun talking with the band and KLOVE about WBGL and KSBJ staff and reminiscing about DJ’ing concerts, being on-air and hosting bands.
I had Joel taking random pictures while I got dinner served. Besides winning a concert for our block, we won a signed CD (which I had a drawing for once the concert started and a neighbor kid won it), and a signed guitar – don’t they have cute signatures?
The devotional for today was spot on: I am the Light of the world…Ask My spirit to live through you, as you go through this day…The Light of My presence is shining upon you. Brighten up the world by reflecting who I am. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. This was more than just a contest and just a concert, this was an opportunity to pray and worship. Setting up in front of our garage.
Our friend M was anxious to help do anything and KLOVE found the perfect place to put him…in a monkey suit – he was great!
After a song we opened up in prayer, we lifted up the victims of the Aurora shooting, prayed for peace and healing and thanked God for the weather.
I was worried when the clouds started rolling in, but the rain passed by us and left us with cloudy, cool weather for the concert.
A Highlands Ranch reporter was here, he was intrigued by the fact that 90% of the people at the concert were not my neighbors – who were invited and lived on this block. Most of the people here had driven from Lakewood, Aurora and other places because they are our friends.
Not that some of my neighbors aren’t my friends, just that our block is very disconnected (plus we’re homeschoolers and that means we’re weird.)
The concert was AWESOME, they played every song I had written on the driveway and more. Concert shots.
I bought bubbles for the kids, so there were random bubbles floating around during the concert.
At the end Ben, Dave, Justin, Cal, and Shaun had us on out feet helping out with the ‘Love, love, love’ song.
Ben got out his banjo to strum along.
Then it was time for autographs and buying CD’s and shirts. Everyone had a chance to talk to the band, get a picture and autograph; they were so great to hang out and talk to people.
They guys came in and went downstairs to sign Hannah’s drum so we didn’t have to carry it upstairs.
Then we took a few more parting shots.
The girls gave the band some pictures they drew and we bid them safe journey to their next concert spot (which was Albuquerque.) We also told them that Little man’s ice cream was open till midnight…..
Thanks KLOVE and Dave, Ben, Shaun, Cal and Justin for coming to our house and spreading God’s love through music – you ROCK!
He heals the brokenhearted and binds their wounds. Psalm 147:3