MuteMath Concert

I have had the pleasure of going to two great concerts this past month. U2 with Miranda was a couple of weeks ago and then I saw Mutemath this past weekend with some friends. It was a whole different kind of show and I knew Miranda would have hated it. She loves Mutemath – she just doesn’t like standing for 4 hours straight and without being able to move. This was another concert that was on my Bucket List too. (One more to cross off) Anyway, here’s the story in pics.
We got our tickets and stood in line to get in beginning around 7pm. I went with some friends from our church praise band – Josh, Melissa, Katie, Tiffany, & Tim and also got to see some old Tomball friends there Andrew, Brook, Rebecca, Jonathon, Tyler, Neil, Martha, Joey, & Tim. I also had a stranger approach me and ask if I was “Steve Corn.” It ended up being John Michael Betik who was a youth who came to “The Wave” years ago. He recognized me but knew that I wouldn’t recognize him ’cause he’s changed so much over the years. Anyway, it was a cool thing to hear how God used that time once again.
The Warehouse

Another pic from when we were in line. Not sure how I feel about the other bands who were gonna play on the following nights, but it was nice to see Mutemath on the marquee. (At least I knew we were in the right place.) By the way, they sold out that night.
LiveKeytarThese live shots really don’t capture it all very well. Mutemath is a great live band. They can definitely put on a show. There were lots of really creative moments – they had connected drum triggers up to some small lamps which made for a fun light show/drum solo. At one point they also used a projector to light up drum heads vertically as they were being played. The drummer stood on top of one of his toms as it was being held by the audience above their heads and then did a “Nestea” plunge onto the crowd. The sound was great. With everything they did in the studio, they were also able to really pull it off live too. Anyway, it was great.

The only downside to the evening was that we drove out of our way to go to Jason’s Deli and after paying $5 to park, we discovered they were closed. Ended up eating Popeye’s. . . oh well, it’s not the food I was hoping to remember anyway.

U2 and my Bucket List

Lift Off!! U2 took us off the planet for a couple of hours last night. They called the stage “our space station” and at one point in the show the rocket launched. Away from the cares and worries of this world and into the skies soaring into a beautiful cloud of song.

I had to update my Bucket List today in order to account for the awesome night that Miranda and I had last night. We saw U2 for their 360tour. Miranda bought tickets back in April (before we knew we’d lose my job.) as our birthday gift to each other. Quite possibly the best concert I’ve ever seen. It was a great night of awesome music from some of the greatest musicians the world has ever known. They put on a great show. Every time you think you’ve seen it all, they’ve got a new trick up their sleeves and Bono does a phenomenal job of interacting with the crowd. He seems to really care about his audience.  The Christian messages that are sprinkled into their lyrics were also very encouraging for Miranda and I during this time in our lives. Some of our favorite songs from the night were:

Mysterious Ways
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
City of Blinding Lights
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Walk On
Amazing Grace
Where The Streets Have No Name
With or Without You

Here are a couple of pics. U2


U2 stage


06-06-22 01Ichthus was a great experience. There were so many places that I saw God at work. Here’s a short list (They aren’t in any particular order – I mean how could you rate God’s work anyway?):

1 – The church vans

2 – Our church family helping us pay for gas

3 – Edith and John (Our hosts in Germantown)

4 – Our adult sponsors – and new ones too – it was sure fun getting to know them

5 – The youth – not even one fight all week long – nothing but smiles, inside jokes, and shared experiences, and maybe a few shared smells too

6 – Our cooking teams (we ate pretty well all week)

7 – All kinds of denominations worshipping under the one name of Jesus

8 – The bands – every style from 95 thesis, twelve guage valentine, to chris tomlin, reliant k, and david crowder

9 – The speakers – justin lookadoo, efrem smith, and even the xxxchurch guys

10 – watching youth spend time with God reading His word each day without me telling them to do it

11 – wagon riding, ultimate frisbee, and lightning bugs

12 –  rearranging tents

13 – rolling down hills

14 – water for a dry throat

15 – prayers of people in our church

16 – communion for that many people all at once

17 – Sunsets during worship

06-06-22 0218 – specific things God is teaching me through some of our experiences (want to know more? check my other posts)

God worked all over the place. We’ll never even recognize all the places until maybe one day in heaven when God reveals it all to us. Thank you God for it all! We don’t deserve the incredible gift You have given us in these experiences – thank you for loving us like You do.