Saturday night David and I went to our first concert together, along with our friends Russ and Anna (who kindly provided the pictures for this post as we brought no camera or phone). We saw NeedToBreathe and Ben Rector at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. I thought it was a great venue. And the concert, well . . . I have been thinking of what to write all day and I have not come up with a good way to describe our evening.
Ben Rector was a great openener. He was funny and his musical talent between singing, playing the piano and playing the guitar were incredible. His music is well worth checking out. After all, how can you resist a guy who can pull off an outstanding cover of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
As for NeedToBreathe, maybe this will help: I can’t stop singing their songs; I want to download all their songs off of iTunes; I want to join their club through their website so I can get a free t-shirt and be an “Insider” (am I too old to do that?). To summarize, it was a very good concert. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best.
From the moment they stepped out on stage with their curtain and typewriter display of lights, they had everyone on their feet and we never sat down. The playhouse atmosphere of the Performing Arts Center did not hinder the crowd’s enthusiasm for the music.
They played most of the songs off of their new CD or album, whatever you call them these days, The Reckoning. Opening with “Oohs and Ahhs” and then playing others like “White Fences,” “Slumber,” and “Drive All Night.”
In case you can’t figure it out from the pictures, we were not in the front row.
The only other thing I can think to tell you is that I want to go see them again! Since I probably won’t be able to do that, go see them for me. I am sure they will be playing somewhere near you. So, I will leave you with that thought and this picture of the Southern Gent and me before the concert.