Group 1 Crew was first (each of the first few bands played a 4-8 song set). Lexi wanted to go home about one minute into the show (she was a little intimidated by the noise and lights) but eventually settled down, eventually dancing and not wanting to leave. The kids and Trisha met Group 1 Crew at their merchandise table after their set. Check out the picture and the video.
Cami loves this song.
We also enjoyed Hawk Nelson, who were very energetic. They have a punk/pop sound and finished their set with a cover of "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. They all wore long, mullet hair band wigs. The kids thought it was hilarious.
I was anxious to see Jars of Clay, one of my all time favorites. They opened with a song called "Work". I bought this CD when the twins were born, and Trisha and I listened to this song in particular many times when we were driving to visit Griffin in the NICU.
They also played "Little Drummer Boy". I love their version of this song. The last verse always chokes me up. "I played my best for him. Then he smiled at me...me and my drum."
MercyMe finished up. I really enjoyed their songs (I didn't have any familiarity with most of them). We left during their set because the twins had fallen asleep and we had a long drive home (thankfully we could set our clocks back and recover an hour of sleep). Everybody was happy with the show, and excited to see more concerts. I highly recommend all of these bands and this show.