What a GREAT day! Yesterday was SonFest at Carowinds. It was crazy hot and terribly humid, but it was a really good day.
First we rode the Vortex, a stand up roller coaster for those of you not in the know. The line took about 45 minutes in the scorching sun but it was fun.
After that we went to see Brandon Heath at the ampitheater. He was great! He's such a great artist and so down to earth. While he was playing his set he said he was playing a song for a new friend, one he'd just met through email. So he plays this sweet slow song (that I hadn't heard before) and at the end he says, "this song is for Chris and Kayla...who just got engaged!" And they were like 5 rows up from us and we could see them! How sweet!
We went then to ride another roller coaster: the new one! Carolina Cobra. If you remember White Lightning from many years past you'll understand the way this ride works. It pulls you backwards up a hill slowly, then without warning lets you go SUPER fast and you go upside down 2 or 3 times and turn over...then you climb up another big hill. Once you're at the top of that hill it lets you go and you do the whole ride backwards!! Talk about being out of your comfort zone! You don't know where you're going or what's coming next and it's crazy!
Eventually we saw Third Day who was incredible! They put on such a good show and are so nice. I mean, we didn't meet them but I love what they had to say and how they said it. They just sound like down to earth guys...and their music is great. I really enjoyed them! I bought a pretty t-shirt, too.
tobyMAC was next. What a show! HIGH energy and wowooy loud! Anthony wasn't a huge fan of his kind of music...he's so funny! He said he must be getting old b/c he thought it was too loud! HA!!!!
I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to my sweet, sweet friend, Tori. She opened my eyes to most of these wonderful musicians and without her musical education I wouldn't have known as much about them or about their wonderful songs. So, thanks Tori! I thought about you all night last night...I just know that you would have loved it!