Friday, February 17, 2012
In the Overall Scream of Things
As chaperone to my three teenage boys and their two friends, I considered myself lucky to have heeded the warning and taken ear plugs to the "Winter Jam" concert tonight. After four or five warm-up groups, there were still two or three main groups leading up to the grand finale with "Skillet," (self-proclaimed heavy metal band for ADHD Christians). Lots of lights, smoke, fireworks, rising platforms, spinning drum set, electric violin, and NOISE until nearly midnight. I don't go for the screaming, but their showmanship was impressive. Earlier in the evening, I enjoyed Paul Fuller, Sanctus Real, and the acts on the mellow side of Christian music. And I was pleasantly surprised by the pro-life commercials at intermission on the jumbo-tron. Dorito has attended before and saw several of his friends in the crowd.