Senior goes to first concert

Emma-Rose Floyd, News Editor

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This past weekend I achieved what some would consider a milestone in my life. I went to my first “official” musical concert on Saturday, and it was everything I had hoped it would be.
The headlining artist was TobyMac, who is commonly played on Christian radio stations. I listen to him all the time and I was really excited to see him in concert. He didn’t come out for a long time, and there was about two hours of opening acts before he took the stage for another two.
Even though we had to wait forever for Toby to come on, I got to see some of my other favorite artists. I was so elated about Britt Nicole performing that my friend had to calm me down and, since we were out getting food instead of by the stage, she had to steer me to where our seats were so that I didn’t go blindingly running towards the music. There were other performances by artists such as Building 429, Colton Dixon, Finding Favour and another personal favorite, Capital Kings. Each band played their most popular song and they were all amazing.
Musical artist Warren Barfield also took the stage before Toby. He sang and told an amusing story that inspired him to write his song Love is Not a Fight, which is featured on his album Worth Fighting For and the indie film Fireproof. He was very entertaining and gave variety to the concert. His story was a good lead in to TobyMac’s introduction.
Toby’s performance was sensational. His energy was phenomenal and really made the entire concert more lively and exciting. He played almost every song from his new album This Is Not a Test, and some songs from past albums that I have loved for years. His band, Diverse City’s, movement behind TobyMac was fascinating and during his performance of Move (Keep Walking), the band marched around the stage with trumpets. It was suitable for the song, aesthetic and was the best part of the concert, in my opinion.
Everything about the concert was thrilling, and has definitely sparked my interest in seeing more of my favorite artists live. I can’t wait to attend the next one.

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