Saturday night has come and gone, and dreams were fulfilled. Penny & Sparrow made their way to Lubbock, and headlined for the first time. Big deal since all we get out in West Texas is Garth Brooks and Chris Tomlin.
Cactus Theatre was a cute, quaint venue that made the show so intimate between the band and the audience. It was also a good reunion venue for all of those friends you haven’t seen since Sunday, bible study, or Foundation Camp.
Here are the top ten emotions and “feels” my best friend and I had during one of the best shows of our lives:
- Eager: Our eagerness starting settling in about 4:30 when we hopped out of our showers. SO eager that we arrived and hour early (by accident) to the doors opening up, which made for a good photo-op on Buddy Holly Ave.
- Happy: Pure happiness, because it’s Penny & Sparrow. Duh.
- Optimistic/Open: Lowland Hum open up for P&S, and we were totally open. I mean Penny & Sparrow can’t have bad taste, or low standards for their opening act. They were right. This married coupled blew us away with their perfect harmony, and chemistry on stage.
- Impatient: Yes, impatient.
- Anxious: They made their way on stage, and all these thoughts flooded my mind about which songs they were, and weren’t going to sing.
- Amused: It was an intimate show with a side of stand up comedy. They were genuine human beings, that cared about the well-being of their fans. A good sense of humor was a huge plus for this already perfect show.
- Sensitive: I mean, have you ever heard one of their songs? They cut right to the heart, and are sung with such passion and raw emotions.
- Awe: Two grown men with the voices of what I imagine angels to sound like. Awe of their harmony, talent and rawness. In awe of their stage presence. In awe in how they sound 10x better live than on Spotify, as if that was possible.
- Vulnerable: The theater was so dark, you could cry, or show any emotion without anybody batting an eye at you. But really, their songs leave you susceptible to the very emotions they felt while writing the lyrics.
- Inspired: I am now signing up for a pottery class thanks to Penny & Sparrow. I know I’ll never be able to sing like them, but I am willing to step out and try something new, and spark a new passion.
Utter AMAZEMENT. Over all, the show was incredible, both artists. Still processing all of the emotions that this two hour show left me feeling.
Check out some of my favs-
Penny & Sparrow:
- Each to Each
- Folded Flowers
- Thin Places
- Sun Flare