A few months ago, I found out that my wife’s long-time favorite Christian band, Jars of Clay, was coming to DC. Outside of Blockbuster Online, and maybe one trip to the movie theater per year, we generally don’t do anything entertaining that costs money. We’re really boring.
But I knew my wife would love to go to the concert, which was at the George Washington University Lisner Auditorium last night, so I went online and purchases two tickets through TicketMaster. Now, I’ll refrain from complaining about TicketMaster and their exorbitant fees ($5.50 on a $30 ticket!) because that’s not the point to this post.
The two tickets cost us about $72 total, which for a concert today, isn’t too bad I guess. However, the great part was our seats. We got 6th row, center, on the aisle. For near-front-row seats, $30 wasn’t too bad.
Burlap to Cashmere announced “We’re Greek” and proceeded to pound out amazing acoustic guitar riffs and vocals. The 2 guys were very energetic and actually quite humorous. I would pay to see them as the main act. I just can’t believe how fast their hands played those guitars!
NeedToBreathe is from South Carolina and has a certain Southern sound. The lead singer, Bear, has a raspy, yet lively voice, and their song “Shine On” has been featured in the movie “Employee of the Month” and in “Guiding Light” (my wife’s favorite soap opera). It’s a very upbeat song and the band has a very fresh sound, and I invite you to browse their site to see the video to Shine On (and other songs) or listen to some tracks from their CD. They have a flash-driven site, so I can’t just direct-link to their pages.
We’ll actually be taking out a bit extra from the entertainment budget to buy the NeedToBreathe CD – Daylight. Right now, it’s selling for $12.99 on Amazon.com and $15 at the online fan store.