This was a smashing show as always but spectacular considering the guys only had "two hours of sleep" cuz they "flew
up from Atlanta and left the bus down there." I got to the venue a little bit late, got my bracelet (the kind that you snap
on and can't unsnap) and in my haste snapped it on my wrist were it was so big it kept falling off, so i just stuffed it under
my watchband. By The Tree started out with Beautiful One (which they sang 2-3 times during the two days
they were there) and continued with praise and worship songs like In the Secret, God of Wonders and We Fall Down.
During their given concert time they sang songs off Hold You High, Root and Invade my Soul. rubber balls flew
up on the stage so Chuck and Ben had fun with those---until Chuck hit a chick with a ball upside the head ((funny))
and he apologized like... 3-4 times- she was fine though, and Chuck stuck his head out in the crowd once and i was
ducking, (afraid that Chuck would sweat all over me- JK!) and this kid hit Chuck upside the head at point blank range, pretty
funny, Chuck thought it was pretty funny too.
There were brothers from Rockford, IL standing in for Aaron and Charlie/Kevin and they were great. :)
By The Tree played one secular song, You Wreck Me, by Tom Petty which is still stuck in my head.
Chuck's old sliver-top (not the one that was stolen) was duck-taped and obviously not wanting to work because Chuck punched
it twice and tuned it a couple times.
Chuck's preaching/talking/sermon was great as always; there were a couple people around me (including me) who were touched by Chuck
who talked about how everything in this world is going to fade away some day, and famous icons or celebrities are
not nessassary happy people, because they emmerse themselves in earthy things that don't bring the peace and love
that God gives us.