It has begun… We had our first concert on Friday!!! 🙂
It was very exciting rehearsing for it and we were all stirred up, getting it all ready in time! We practiced a couple of days in a row for the concert. Stacy and Cornel had to make the piano and guitar sound just right together and then we arranged the voices, in a most beautiful way I might say! 🙂 Some parts of the songs are quite challenging to play and so they also had to rehearse a lot just getting those pieces arranged well! So Stacy played the piano, Cornel guitar and then the three of us sang, Stacy being the main voice of course. Personally, I was sooooo thrilled to be able to sing with them as a background vocal, I love singing and Stacy’s songs are challenging me to sing better so that’s always good! 😉 And apparently all our voices sound nice together so yay! I’m happy for that! 🙂
So here’s us practicing…
Somtimes a little correction is needed:
But don’t worry, we’re not serious all the time… Sometimes, we’re just plain happy when we’re rehearsing… 😉
And then sometimes we’ll be practicing very seriously and our rehearsal will get brutally interrupted by… Mad Eye Moody aka Edgar coming back from a Harry Potter-themed dance party at the dance studio he works at. Stacy jumped up half a meter when she saw him… And honestly now, who wouldn’t?! 😉
So the concert! It was on Firday night in the basement of Stacy’s close friends Rob & Stephenie. It was a very nice and intimate space, just perfect for our first concert! 🙂 A crowd of about 15-20 people gathered, most of them all close friends and family, so it was a very nice playing for all of them like that. We started with 4 of Stacy’s songs (which especially Stacy performed beautifully! :)) and then continued with a couple of worship songs and just had a really nice time of worship and prayer. After the concert part was over, we still got to chat a lot with some people, got to know them a little better and even laid on floor together with Stephenie while we were chatting. Talking about feeling welcomed into someone’s home! 🙂 It was a very nice evening!
This was the setup for the concert:
Getting ready for the concert: I made some bundles with the lyrics of Stacy’s songs, so that people could follow what we were singing. The lyrics are very powerful!
And here’s us performing:
We also got to see many old friends again! It was wonderful seeing all of them again!
Here’s us with Cynthia and her mom. Cynthia came to Romania a couple of years ago and stayed with us a couple of months. It was wonderful having her there and we loved seeing her again!
We also got to see Stacy’s mom Alice again, together with her husband Andres.
We also got to meet lots of new friends! 🙂 It was so nice meet all of them!!!
This is us with our hosts for the evening: Rob and Stephenie:
People having a nice little chat:
And me and Stacy just happy to be there! 🙂
After all that excitement of the concert and only getting to bed at about 2-3 in the morning, we were pretty wiped out the next morning… Untill…we went to Waffle House!!! 😉 All that sugar turns out to be good for something! 😉 Got us right back on our feet… Well at least me, see when I have too much sugar, I start hopping around like a little rabbit on Duracel batteries… Also after Waffle House! I was all alive again! 😉
And this is me “before” and “after” eating the waffles…
In the afternoon I went to Books for Less cause they had major sales going on! And I love sales… 😉 They have all these christian books I wanted to buy anyway so this was a good day to make my move… 🙂 They had a bunch of tables set up outside with books costing only 1, 2 or 3 dollars! Luckily for me, there were a bunch of books I wanted to buy on the tables outside! 🙂 Inside they had another sale where you could buy 2 used books and then get one for free! And then because Stacy had store credit there, the price would be even half of the original price! So in total I got all these books for like 24 dollars! 🙂
Stacy and Cornel went back to rehearsing and recording. They’ve been working on 2 songs called Tribute to the Marthyrs and Helpless this weekend. Tribute to the Marthyrs is about honoring the persecuted church and Helpless is about abortion. They made a beautiful symphonic part on Tribute to the Marthyrs, it sounds just like a movie soundtrack! 🙂
Oh yes, and they went to guitar center…AGAIN… 😉
And here are the funny things found in America:
- Traffic lights are way up in the air, not right next to you, so when you drive around here for the first time, you have to look for them…
- When something is closeby, they say it’s right up the street, even when it’s in the next village.
- The toilets have water in them all the time, so things can just ‘float’ around before flushing. Pictures will not be added for our sensitive readers… 😉
- They add suplement protein or other stuff to their smoothies or food so that they would get enough of that in their system, instead of just getting it out of the normal food.