Chris Tomlin - Hello Love Tour, April 2009
In order for me to describe why this concert was so memorable, I will have to back up about 13 years.
I had just attended a Christian concert with a group of friends, and I walked out of the auditorium feeling sad and disappointed. Everyone else loved it, so I didn’t want to say anything and be a killjoy. And, it’s not that the artist wasn’t any good. He was great, actually. It’s just that the concert was all about him. And the concert was all about being entertained.
I rarely, if ever attended concerts, so I don’t know what I was expecting. I guess I was looking for an experience that would leave me feeling closer to God than when I had come. For that reason, I didn’t attend any more concerts for a long time.
Then, one day, in 2006 I was talking to a friend who had just attended a Chris Tomlin concert in town. She described to me a whole new concept in Christian concerts. You don’t go there to be entertained. You don’t just listen… You sing along and worship.
“Are you kidding me?” I asked. “I never knew such a thing existed.”
This is what I had been waiting for without even knowing it! At that moment in time, I determined that if he ever came back to town, I would go.
And I did!