by Tracy & C.J. Darlington
Skillet, Fair to Midland, Dropping Daylight, April 9, 2007
Expectations ran high as the line waiting outside Chambersburg Area High School wrapped all the way around the building. When the doors opened, the crowd made a mad dash for the stage.
A few minutes after 7:00 the concert kicked off with new secular band Dropping Daylight. With a piano-driven rock sound akin to Mute Math, the guys got the crowd revved. Soon following was Fair to Midland (also secular). Their set was heavier and a little less understood by concert goers, but its lead singer’s acrobatic antics were something to watch.
Then Skillet took the stage.
"Whispers in the Dark" immediately pleased the screaming audience. Lead singer and bassist John Cooper held our attention from the first notes, and Korey Cooper (keys & guitar), Lori Peters (drums), and Ben Kasika kept the music pumping. Hit song “Rebirthing” was probably the highlight, closely followed by “The Last Night” and “Savior”.
Flyleaf finished out the night with power, lead singer Lacey Mosley belting out such favorites as “I’m So Sick” and “Cassie”. Mosley’s stage presence matched John’s, but she took the time to share a few heart-renching stories behind the songs, and her obvious care for the audience became clear as she made sure the sardine-packed crowd in front of the stage was staying safe with their moshing. We heard the band’s hearts in their lyrics, but they certainly didn’t compromise on the rockin’ music.
A concert well worth attending that left our ears ringing and our spirits high.
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Tracy Darlington is a freelance writer, and her work has appeared in Brio, Breakaway, YS, CCM Magazine, Insight, Susie Magazine, and other publications. She has interviewed countless Christian musicians including Rebecca St. James, Delirious, Newsboys, Leigh Nash, Barlowgirl, Krystal Meyers, Joy Williams, Pillar, Michelle Tumes, and many others. In her spare time she can be found riding horses or listening to music and sipping a Venti 3-shot sugar-free vanilla latte. Visit her online at her blog where she talks about Music, God, dogs and coffee. You can also look her up at Twitter and Facebook.
C.J. Darlington is the award-winning authof of Thicker than Blood, Bound by Guilt, and Ties that Bind. She is a regular contributor to Family Fiction Digital Magazine and NovelCrossing.com. A homeschool graduate, she makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs, a cat, and a paint horse named Sky. Visit her online at her author website. You can also look her up at Twitter and Facebook.