Wednesday night, one of my dreams came true. I got to go see Barry Manilow live in concert. Loved it! Our seats were pretty far away but I didn't care. It was just so cool to see him perform live. His opening act was kinda lame. He was the creator of the TV show "The Mentalist." His tricks were cool, but after growing up going to all the David Copperfield shows, it was all stuff I had seen before. He was kinda crude too so that didn't help.
|Me and my brother, Dean. Forgive the nostril shot!|
|Live on stage (yes, that white speck is him).|
That song brings back some awesome memories for me. At my high school, Douglas Anderson, we put on a show every year called Extravaganza. It's kind of a showcase of the best of the best from each arts area. My sophomore year they celebrated the tenth anniversary of Extravaganza so they wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion. Each year they do a big finale and the first year they sang "One Voice." So, they decided to revisit it for the tenth anniversary. In case you haven't heard the song, it starts out with one accapella voice, then steadily grows with voices and instruments as the song goes. The song talks about the power of one person speaking out because if one person speaks, then others join. Go listen to it on iTunes if you've never heard it. It's great! Anyway, the performance at DA started with one guy all alone on the stage back lit with a spotlight so you only saw his silhouette. He was then joined by an ensemble, then the orchestra pit ascended, carrying a group of about 100 singers, of which I was one, right in the front row. It was just a really cool effect.
|I can't believe what a smooth voice he still has at the age of 68. Beautiful!|
Anyway, one of my dreams has come true. :) I sat in the concert and literally said, "Thank you, God that I have the opportunity to fulfill one of my silly dreams." I am so thankful that my God cares about my silly little desires and give opportunities for them to happen. How great is our God!
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