Friday night after dinner I videotaped Suzanne’s recital. It was pretty. When I got back to the dorm, I watched X-Files with Vince and then we got some Subway and rented Ace Ventura 2 and Spaceballs.
In the morning, at 5:30 a.m., we got up to go to Carowinds. Vince came along. The day was beautiful! We did the drop zone and a few roller coasters. At 3:00 p.m. we got in the crowd waiting to enter the Paladium where the concerts would take place. I kept looking around for my brother, and then it immediately seemed like hundreds of others just immediately joined the crowd. I was surrounded and it was so tight. Then it started to rain. We were stuck in a tight crowd of strangers, I couldn’t get out, and my brother was no where in sight.
Eventually, they opened the entrance gate and I was literally pushed forward by the swarm of people behind me. The crowd was eventually stopped by another gate, so we were still outside in the rain. I was surrounded and squashed by wet people. The whole front part of my body was being pushed up against this large woman’s backside. I was so sure she could just feel my balls against her butt cheeks. So embarrassing. My hand was on some girl’s leg, I couldn’t move it at all. Someone’s hand was on my butt.
It was insanely awkward, but kind of fun at the same time. And I was in that position for another hour.
After they finally opened the gate and let us all in, we found some decent seats. I saw and talked with the High Falls youth group, Lisa, Kristen, Tony, etc. They gave the greatest hugs. My brother eventually found me and I met his friend Rudy.
I sat with Vince, Laura, and Kim during the concert, and man, for three hours we rocked the Carolina’s with Audio Adrenaline and DC Talk. Such a blessing. Vince was shocked at how much fun Christianity could be.
When it was over, I found all my old friends again and hugged them all.
Christians were all around us. It was a great, great night. I mean a truly, truly great night!