This past weekend I spent the Labor Day holiday in the state of South Dakota. Now, normally, I do not choose to spend my time off in that state, but Sioux Falls happens to be the home of the only FREE Christian Music Festival in the country--LifeLight Festival. Three days of free concerts. Truly, it can't get much better (okay, it could because some of my favorite bands weren't there, but besides that...)!
Sometimes I think that as I get older, my tastes will change, especially in music. I don't know why I think that; it's not like I'm old or anything. I just think that eventually I will enjoy listening to certain artists more than the artists of my youth. So, I chose to stay for the Casting Crowns concert instead of heading over to John Reuben, which is what I would usually do. Now, I have nothing against Casting Crowns; they have some great songs, a great ministry, and a great heart for the youth of this generation. However, after 3 songs, I was bored. I probably should have gotten up and gone to the second stage where Reuben was...alack, I did not. I blame having to tackle the mud to get over to the second stage, which did not appeal to me, especially in the dark.
So there I sat, thinking that I should really be enjoying this band, but I didn't, and everytime there was a break between songs, I could hear John Reuben's rap drifting over from the other stage, so I would dance along to that.
The moral of the story is: my tastes haven't changed at all! These were my favorite concerts of the weekend: Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, worship with Casting Pearls, Foolish Things, Leeland, Kutless, and Newsboys. I am a rock/rap girl at heart, and always will be.
Another thing I learned over the weekend: I love the music world, and need to begin taking serious steps to realize my dreams. Lots of thoughts on that will come later. Let's just say Ariel's song "Part of that World" would fit nicely right about now...except the whole fin/legs thing...