Okay now that you all know what a VIP is, we can move on! In some states they do a talent search for the opening band that will play. Here in Michigan they did a talent search and so the first artist to play was a teenage girl from a small town in Michigan, her name was Christy Davis. She only played two songs and I didn't know either of them, but she had a really beautiful voice. It was only her and her guitar on the stage so I am sure it must have been quite nerve racking for her, but she did very well. The next band that played was a band called The Rend Collective Experiment and they are from Ireland! You gotta love an Irish accent! Anyway they only got to play a few songs which was a bummer but each song they played got better and better. Their energy was infectious and by the end of their set the whole crowd was jumping and claping. I was actually really suprised by how much I enjoyed their music. I am deffinately a fan now, although I don't know if there music would be the same with all the energy of the crowd.
The next band to play was Sidewalk Prophets. They played a lot of their more popular songs that you can hear on the radio, like "You Love Me Anyway". They also played a new song called "Live Like That", which was actually my favorite song they played! I really loved how Sidewalk Prophets didn't seem to concered with entertaining the crowd, they were more concerned with worshiping God. The next band that played was the hard core rock band Disciple. Although I couldn't understand most of the lyrics I actually really enjoyed their performance, I couldn't help but smile the whole time. The guys in Disciple were so crazy and energetic, it was nuts. My favorite part of their set was when the guitar player (I believe it was Micah) did an awesome back flip off the speakers. Also at the very end the other guitar player apparently smashed his guitar! I'm not sure how because I missed it, but he went running carrying two separate guitar parts and threw them into the audience.
@nathancochran from Mercy Me said: The Christ centered community that we get to be a part of with all the other bands.
@mikescheuchzer from Mercy Me said: making new friends, catching up with old friends, watching thousands worship God.
@barrygraul from Mercy Me said: leaving knowing that the audience hears a lasting message an not just music.
@robbyshaffer from Mercy Me said: the big crowds.
Note: I didn't take these pictures at the concert, my camera wasn't working well so I got the pictures from The Rock and Worship Roadshow's Facebook and from the different band's Facebook pages.