We stood in line for meet and greet for about 1 hour. We meet Michael first. He was quiet and reserved. We are neither of those things. I felt sorry for him when we cut back in line for a photo retake with him. He did laugh at us. I’m surprised he didn’t yell “security” though, honestly. I touched him and saw his face and talked to him. It was pretty cool.
My love for all things Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant are real. I saw they were coming together to Memphis for the debut night of their Hymns tour and I was online ready to buy tickets when it went live for purchase. I got front row seats and meet and greet tickets. I bought 2 tickets and asked my friend Autumn to escort me. She’s a nurse and good at CPR and knows my health history pretty fair in case I fainted or hit my head if I passed out.
We were sitting this close. That has no zoom on it. It was unreal and I think I smiled all night and belted out every word with them as they sang. I’m sure the man next to me hated me for it. Amy sang “I got my hopes set high” and I was over the moon ecstatic and then Smitty started playing and singing “Place in this World”. It was like my teenage years came alive in my soul. Autumn did not know me then nor did we even have parallel lives back then so I’m sure she was rethinking the whole CPR thing at that point. I’m glad I didn’t need it. She’s a great friend to go with me and I’m a pretty cool friend to invite her, truth be told! 🙂
Then this happened. This really happened. We hugged and talked with Amy. Be still my heart. Autumn had to ask about Vince of course (I’m so glad she didn’t know about Gary Chapman or she would have probably asked that too!) and Amy told us where he was playing that night. I told Amy I loved her and she was beautiful and my favorite. I’m sure she was afraid I was going to lick her after my confessions. Autumn asked Amy if her shoes hurt her feet and if she could stand in them all night. We were a mess and she thought we were funny. Amy is a calm, quiet soul and very skinny these days. I admire her soul.
I’m becoming quite the Michael W Smith groupie lately. I hope to see their Christmas concert this year if my schedule allows. Maybe there’s an award for 3 in 1 year?! Oh, and I bought 2 tshirts at the concert. Everyone has made fun of them but I just tell myself they are jealous! Lol
It was a wonderful night of music.