My first time to a concert like this one. It was loud. Friday was better for me so maybe next year I'll just pay for the one day, less people, more time to do things. Anyway they had all kinds of bands there, Colton Dixon, Lauren Daigle, Sanctus Real, Skillet, Transforming DJ's, Lincoln Brewster, Newsboys, Sharkboys, Red, Red Lights, Purple Lights, Blue Lights. Screaming, jumping, arm's waving, Where's Wally (who tried to steal a girl's dinner and gave it back), beach balls, a drone, three different stages, hot then rain, then hot then wet, headache inducing activities but kind of worth it.
I would like to mention that if you want to Colton Dixon's travel manager had a stroke when he got here to CO, so pray for his recovery. Also all of Colton's equipment wasn't working for some reason so he just played the piano and sung for us but that was a real treat. I think he's spirit-filled, if anyone knows.
Then I have this cool story to share, well I guess I think it's cool:
In between one song and leading up to the next one, Michael Tait says, "I'm going to be very careful here." pause for effect, "Too late, my sister told us that she was a lesbian and had HIV which she died of."
Then this guy in the audience says, "Watch what you say, I'm gay, I'm gay, I'm gay."
Then something happened to him. Michael Tait looks over that way and holds his hand out and says, "I don't know what's going on over here but this man needs a medic!" He said a prayer but I can't remember the prayer but I saw him holding his hand out. And the medic guys had to push their way through the crowds of people.
Honestly I have no idea what happened to him but if you want to pray for him too. I think he was trying to say something after the I'm gay part but it didn't come out or the Lord wouldn't let him finish or something. I hope it was only the Holy Spirit that made him pass out for a while and not someone else in the crowd doing something but the whole point of that was Michael was trying to say that his family wanted to reject his sister and all that but love is what wins people over to Jesus, so his whole point was valid he wasn't doing anything wrong, I just found it interesting that the Lord stepped in and put a stop to this man saying whatever. I have a feeling that I'll get to find out what did actually happen to that guy because I have this idea that this man will get to tell everyone how he's no longer a gay man because of this one incident in his life. (I just have this picture in my mind of this guy on the news someday being interviewed about why he's no longer gay because of HeavenFest and I have no idea where that picture came from, it's just there all by itself).
Also an announcement from the Newsboys (spilling beans)!! There will be a God's Not Dead 2!!! Apparently "Hollywood" saw that God's Not Dead made 1.4 million? or billion? sales on DVD after 24 hours of it's release! So they want more. LOL So that's why "Hollywood" is making "biblical story" movies recently. So be ready for it's release to theaters sometime around Easter of next year!
One more announcement which is extreme! I got to meet Wally!!! I even got a selfie with him because he's cool like that. Maybe someday I can poke him in the side like I want to but not while he's that busy and with his wife. That was cool. He's so funny! He had a Where's Wally shirt on (not in my selfie) and he stole this girls dinner because she was eating on the stage while people were punching around the beach balls, and of course he's the target! so he's like, "I'm protecting this girl's dinner from the beach balls!" And then he picks up her plate and says, "She's got a lot of beans, don't spill her beans! Stop it with the beach balls!" Then he gave her dinner back to her after drooling all over it, I thought he was going to eat it for real. He's just teasing. Then one time he came out on the stage and someone threw a ball up and he interrupts himself, "ooo ball!"
"Don't do that me, see how short my attention span is! I'll forget what to say!"
All in all, I had fun, there was it's downsides too, but just little things that more mature Christians just naturally notice about stuff, like people who aren't really there for God (most were though which put my heart more at ease).
I missed the Rend Collective (because they weren't even invited).
And here's the sharkboy: