It’s been a crazy couple of weeks…
We move out of our apartment so soon! Right now our place is a big mess of boxes and random piles of stuff…my mission today is to make the place at least somewhat livable until we officially move out on Saturday.
Moving chaos coupled with Tyler’s crazy work schedule has made the past few weeks feel especially short and not much fun. The good thing is that our time as semester missionaries with BSM is basically over, which will free up Tuesday and Thursday evenings and some hours during the day too. Summer is practically here!
We had some great shows this past week. On Thursday we played at BSM’s Finals Fest here in Newark with some other musicians and that went really well. The event as a whole was well attended and a good time. On Friday we were in Dover opening for Joel Rakes’s cd release. The show was awesome. We played with a full band and sold a ton of cds, which is always a blessing. Joel’s set rocked as well. If you haven’t heard his stuff yet, check out his myspace: myspace.com/joelrakes
I’m off to organize this seemingly hopeless apartment….
Today all ready feels like it’s been two days, and I’m sure that by the end of tonight it will feel like three. Do you ever have days like that? This morning we woke up super early (after going to bed super late) to go play some music at Avon Grove High School. The actual time spent at the school was great, but I’m discovering more and more that I’m really not a morning person–especially when I’ve only had a few hours of sleep. I came home and crashed (poor Tyler had to go to work), woke up 3 hours later, and since have been preparing for tonight at BSM and getting a few things done around the house. It’s a beautiful day outside! I’m sitting in the sunlight near our big front window. I love the warm weather.
Last weekend’s shows were really incredible–all for different reasons. The show in the rain on the green was fun–the sound guy befriended us and it turns out we actually have a lot in common. It was also really encouraging to have so many people stick with us through the bad weather. Thursday night at Kent was just a really fun gig. All of our friends were there and I even saw people I didn’t recognize singing along with some of our songs, which never ceases to amaze me. I don’t think I’ll ever really grasp the fact that people other than my parents enjoy listening to my music. 🙂
Friday night in New Jersey was a small gig in numbers, but every once in a while it’s nice to have a slim audience. We had an intimate show and were able to share a lot about our music and our story. Saturday night was one of the best shows we’ve played in a long time. We played at a church coffee house up in Media, PA. There were probably 40-50 people in attendance–all people we’d never met–and it was one of those coffee houses where the music really was the focus. People came, talked, ate some food, but when the music started they were all ears. It was so cool to have a captive audience. And, we ended up selling more CDs that night than we had since the CD release concert (at one time anyway.) We were blown away.
This weekend we’re gearing up for two shows. The first is at the Barn in Landenberg, PA. Its a benefit concert for some friends of ours that are taking a trip to Nigeria to do some humanitarian work over the summer. The show starts at 7:00p. On Saturday we’ll be playing three 30 minute sets at Ogletown Baptist’s community day. There will be food, games, and lots of people. It’s meant to be a community event, so even if you aren’t affiliated with a church or religion or anything, feel free to come out. The event runs from 1-4p at OBC. Directions as always are on the tour page.
Enjoy the gorgeous afternoon!
I just want to say a big thank you to all who came to our show on the Green at UD yesterday! You guys were amazing to sit through the rain/wind/cold and listen. It was great to see you all there.
Last night at Kent Dining Hall was awesome too! The Deltones should have front row seats at every show! And seeing so many people sing along with our songs was really encouraging.
To those in NJ come out to the Cup of Grace coffee house tonight! The show starts at 7pm and directions are on our tour page. Tomorrow night we’ll be in Media, PA. We’d love to see you there!
I know. It’s been forever. Kind of. I’d been waiting to blog again until I’d finished a video I’m working on…but I haven’t finished, and my lapse into blogging nonexistence keeps growing larger…so I thought I’d go ahead and write.
Tyler had his wisdom teeth out last Friday. He was a good sport. We came home from the doctor’s and put on Forrest Gump. Now, Tyler is slightly emotional, but I think the pain killers must have kicked in a little because he was bawling throughout most of the movie. I mean heaving, sobbing, the works. And after the movie was over, he couldn’t stop crying. He looked at me, tears streaming down his face, and said, “I just love you.” I really wish I’d gotten that on video. So priceless.
Anyway, he’s doing much better now and today we have two shows here at the University of Delaware. We’ll be a part of UD’s Resapalooza event on the North Green today from 4-5p. I’m praying that it won’t rain. And tonight we’ll be at Kent Dining Hall at 11p for the pancake breakfast. If you’re around, come check it out.
Tomorrow night we’ll be in Mullica Hill, NJ at A Cup of Grace Coffee House. For directions to the show, check out our tour page.
We hope to see some of you!