~how i saved tobymac~

This story starts back in the days of middle school when I first became a big fan of DC Talk. I would "borrow" my sister's cd player and DC Talk cd so that my friends and I could listen on the bus. I'm sure I would always get in trouble.

Now, over 10 years later, TobyMac has separated from DC Talk and I am still a huge fan! I have all of his songs in my favorites folder and listen to them almost everyday on Air1 radio. When I heard he was coming to town and we could get tickets for $10 and a toy, I told Scott we were definately going.

I didn't have high expectations since the tickets were so cheap. We really didn't even know if we would get a seat or thought we would be way up at the top. We got there and they said the people with toys can pay and walk right in. We were an hour early so we sat down low to the left of the stage up four rows. We sat through a couple of the opening singers and I was thinking how amazing these seats were, when a big family came and took our seats (since they had tickets.) I spotted 2 seats in front of us in the front rows on the side so we moved to them. We weren't on the floor but this was still pretty cool. There was a narrow wall separating us from the floor which was about six feet up.

We were jamming out and enjoying ourselves when all the sudden TobyMac disappeared. All the sudden, the boy next to us spilled his drink on the floor in front of us and I was sort of paying more attention to that than anything. Then Toby, giving high fives, was coming straight toward us and the spill! His bodyguards protected him from the spill and prevented him from shaking my hand! Ahhh! I was mortified.

Then Scott said, "Look!" (He must have known how disappointed I was feeling.) Toby was now on the narrow wall in front of us to the right singing and walking my way!!! I held out my hand to shake his and he started to fall. I quickly grabbed his hand and pulled him back up until he got his balance. He just continued to sing and walk across the wall. He also had to use Scott's shoulder once to steady himself. He walked by us on down the wall and then he turned and came back! He stood in front of us and sang the whole opening to Burn for You. Scott and I were in the spotlight with him the entire time! Then he went down to the floor and did some crazy crowd surfing!

We were riding the lightrail back to our van and some people said that they recognized me from my shirt on the bigscreen!

I hope to find some pictures someday. It was such a fun evening that I won't forget ever! If you ever get a chance to go see TobyMac - do it! His love for the Lord is evident. I just kept thinking, "Please don't tell me that Christians don't know how to have FUN!!!" They were rocking!

*I did not take this picture - this is from his profile pic on his facebook

Corie  – (December 21, 2009 at 6:09 PM)  

WOW! I was such a HUGE DC Talk fan when I was younger too! FUN story!

Mommy  – (December 23, 2009 at 11:50 PM)  

Super cool!!! That's awesome. I'm glad you got to go :)

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