Church Music

October 7, 2009 at 8:00 PMJeremy

A couple of weeks ago, our bible study group went to UBC for the CD release concert for David Crowder Band's newest album, Church Music.  Besides some technical glitches, the concert was great and was really fun experience.  The new album is a definite change in style for them, but I kinda like the slight techno edge to many of the songs.

I wasn't sure what the situation or policy would be on photography (turns out a lot of people were snapping pictures), so I didn't take my DSLR and just had my point & shoot Sony digicam.  The smoke machine pretty much killed the couple of flash photos I took (same concept as driving in the fog with your high beams on), but using the timer and bracing the camera against a support beam, I was able to get a few interesting shots:

Funny story: they'd pulled all of the chairs out of the sanctuary to fit more people in, so it was literally standing room only.  After we were there a few minutes waiting for the concert to start, Marci grabbed my arm and said, "hey, we're moving over here. We think we can get a better view of the stage."  I thought the view was just fine where we were.  It honestly took me about 30 seconds to figure out why.

Even though we were 20 or so people back from the stage, I could still see over everybody's heads.  I looked out over the crowd and I was the tallest person in the audience, and I was at least a head taller than all but one other person.  (and that guy looked like he might've been 6'2" or 6'3")  I'm just so rarely in a crowd that it doesn't occur to me that everybody else's perspective is a lot lower.

One of the perks of being tall, I guess.   I suppose that makes up for all the times I hit low-hanging lights and have to hunch over in cars.

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