Here are the photos I took at the Winter Jam concert on Friday night. Below are brief descriptions and military times from my phone of when they were taken. I apologize for the quality of the photos, I used the camera in my phone having (intentionally) left my digital in Harrisonburg.
From what I am told, the crowds started arriving at 3pm, doors opened at 6pm and the show started at 7.
16:51 – Eating Pizza at Lil’ Cucci’s Pizzeria in Daleville, VA. Good pizza, but a bad decision.
18:17 – A sign at the Roanoke Civic Center. This wasn’t for our event, looked like a trade show or something inside.
18:19 – We see the crowds outside. At this point the venue was declared full, and the doors were blocked with no more allowed in.
18:48 – Show starts in ~ 12 minutes, and the line has shrunk. From what I heard, they opened the area behind the stage and allowed another 300 people in, but that wasn’t enough to get us through the doors.
18:56 – They haven’t played inside yet, but the Sidewalk prophets came and gave an acoustic performance for those of us stuck outside. Great guys, great music. They all signed the copy of their CD I bought, and the singer recognized me after the show when I went to get his, having missed it earlier.
18:57 – I took a few photos before my phone battery started saying it was low.
20:31 – This is the first photo I took after getting inside, so we got in at about 8:30pm, an hour and a half late.
20:32 – David Crowder Band is finishing up their set.
20:33 – A slightly better shot, David Crowder Band
20:39 – Crowd blinders came up, this is my view for the first few minutes from behind the stage.
20:48 – This was our seated view behind the stage before moving, this guy was talking about orphans and the sponsoring thereof, I believe.
21:16 – KJ-52 performing while the final details are put on the Kutless set.
21:29 – Kutless!
21:57 – Newsboys entrance. Closest is the guitarist, farther away is the keyboardist, both on platforms above the crowd on the floor.
21:58 – My last photo of the night before I ran out of room on my phone, the Newsboys stage.