"Let Us Love"

(by NEEDTOBREATHE) Let Us Love - The Outsiders (Deluxe Version)

If you're friends with me on facebook, then you may already know about this. Otherwise, I have exciting news! To make a long story short Never mind, you know me...

I normally use my FM transmitter to listen to my iPod or iPhone when I'm out & about. Unfortunately, I discovered yesterday that my cigarette lighter/power thingamajiggy (that I plug the transmitter in to) is no longer working, so I had to listen to the radio. My regular station was playing Christmas music, & I didn't really care for the particular song that was on. So I started flipping through the other stations that we have programmed, & I came upon 103.7 FM. The DJ said that she was about to talk to NEEDTOBREATHE live in the studio.

You know how I feel about NEEDTOBREATHE, so I waited through several songs & decided against running into the store just so I could hear them! They talked some & performed "The Outsiders". The DJ was describing how she felt when she heard them sing it live in the studio, and I had a little twinge of sadness for only being able to hear it through the radio airwaves. For the record, I had known that they were coming to town. While I would've loved to have seen them, I have no extra room in the budget for concert tickets. So, I basically forgot about it. Plus, I can listen to their CDs any time I want...

Anyways, I was almost home, but I wanted to hear everything that they had to say. So I decided to stop for gas, & I even left the radio on while I pumped so I wouldn't miss a word! After they performed "Prisoner" (& sounded awesome, of course), the DJ announced that they were going to give away tickets to the show that night. I never win that type of thing, but I decided to give it a try. The phone rang until the recorded voice told me that my call couldn't go through. I tried again & got cut off. I decided to try one more time & learned that persistence is the key. Because {you may want to hold your ears while I scream}...


{Good thing I got gas, huh? 'Cuz I needed it to drive in to Houston!}

My mister & I got to stand just a few feet away from the stage

If I had a decent camera, I would've had some awesome pictures!

We were very close to Seth (the bass player ~ which is cool, 'cuz my mister plays bass. We always seem to stand near the bass player. What's up with that?)

{Ya, I know. Not the best pic, but it's during "Girl Named Tennessee". Can you hear him saying, "Ooh, ooh..."? Love.}

Every time Bo came close, he moved around too much for me to get a good shot!

{He had been closer than this, but that pic was really blurry! I was just using a point & shoot}

Bear didn't get very close to us ('cuz he was singing most of the time), so this was as good as I could get.

For their 1st encore, they did an acoustic version of "Valley of Tomorrow" without mics or anything. I think I could write an entire blog post just. about. this. I just may do that sometime. Sigh.

{this was the only time we could see Joe, the drummer}

We hadn't heard "The Outsiders" yet, & I was right when I figured they'd finish with that!

There were just a few songs that I was disappointed not to hear (mostly older ones), but they didn't have time to sing ALL of my favorites! ;) This experience wasn't quite as cool as hanging out with Brandon when he played with Seabird, but it was pretty awesome. Because I love NEEDTOBREATHE  I think I may have said that a time or two. Or maybe three or four. (OK, fine, maybe more than that!)

I can't decide what part of last night was my favorite, so it was really hard to pick a song for this post. "Valley of Tomorrow" was definitely one of the highlights (as mentioned earlier). I loved "Lay 'Em Down" & "Something Beautiful", too. "More Time" was also great. I finally decided on "Let Us Love" for today, because I've already posted a couple of the ones I mentioned, & I'll probably post the others later! & because it's awesome. The whole thing was pretty much awesome sauce. I'll leave you with one more picture, just in case you haven't seen enough! ;)

Let us love
Like we were children
Make us feel
Like we’re still living
In a world I know that’s burning to the ground
Give us time
To beat the system
Make us find
What we’ve been missing
In a world I know that’s burning to the ground



Brooke said…
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! how exciting :)
Zion said…
Okay first of all I don't want hear that you don't ever win anything miss laser girl. JK. I missed that post about seabird so I am glad you linked to it and I also missed your Facebook announcement about the tickets, but that is awesome. Merry Christmas early for you!
Amanda said…
Yay for you!! I'm so glad you won. I wish I could have heard the phonecall on air when they told you. I am sure you had a great reaction. I can't stand when people win something awesome and they have a lame-o reaction for the radio. I know you were stoked. I am glad that someone who really really was a fan, someone who adjusted the plans of the day just to listen some more, won. Congrats to you and Butch! YAY!!! Date nights are the best. Speaking of which, your husband said something about empanadas????

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