Saturday, October 17, 2015

Took A Detour to The Promises Tour

Jason and Adam
There we were, minding our own business, hanging out at home and getting things together for the upcoming Halloween party.  Jason was outside doing his own thing when he came in the door to announce there was a free indoor concert going on just right across the street.  Without thinking twice I threw on my shoes and off we went, with Adam in tow.
I'm usually on the up and up with what's going on in my community but the fact that there was a free concert was unknown to me. 
Red Cactus, a local company known for their salsa, was celebrating its 20th anniversary in business by hosting the free concert event for the community.

introduction to Manic Drive
The fact that Red Cactus did this for the community is an amazing thing and I admire them even more now.  Unfortunately, it wasn't very well advertised. 
I sincerely believe this could have been a big event but don't think many people knew about it.  In fact, I'd say that less than 200 people were in attendance.  That may seem like a fair amount but the bands who played are used to being in front of thousands of people.  Not to mention that Red Cactus had to pay for the bands to be there.

At any rate, it gave us good seats to see the bands.  7eventh Time Down, Manic Drive, and The Neverclaim were the bands who rocked the stage.  They were actually there for The Promises Tour stop.  All three are known for their Christian rock music, and all three played it well.

lead singer of 7eventh Time Down
Right before the concert we stopped by a photo booth to get our pics taken with props.  Jason and Adam also received tshirts signed by 7eventh Time Down.  All three of us were given goody bags with trinkets and coupons.  Beast of all, it was free!
One of the non-profits on hand held a raffle for a basket of religious trinkets, tshirts, and books.  Adam was the lucky winner.
Although I'm sure Red Cactus and the guys on The Promises Tour were disappointed in the turnout, I'm glad that we made a last-minute decision to attend.  It was a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!


Samantha said...

That sounds so fun!

An Apel a Day said...

That does sound like a fun evening.

Sue Hull said...

I love 7eventh Time Down! What fun that must have been. There are some good books in that basket of goodies :)

Sue Hull said...

I love 7eventh Time Down! What fun that must have been. There are some good books in that basket of goodies :)