Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Don Moen Concert in Bangkok

Before the concert began
We went to Don Moen's concert in Impact Muang Thong Thani last 3 August. We had been looking forward to this event as this was the first time for us to attend a DM concert. It is also the first time he was performing here in Thailand. So we were there a couple of hours before the time. As it was rainy season and the road to the venue is always heavy with traffic, rain or shine, we gave ourselves a good head start so that we would not be late. We left the university which was just about 10 km away or so at around 530 pm. It took us a little more than an hour to get there due to the heavy traffic.

We had dinner at Subway restaurant before we proceeded to the concert hall. We had lots of time to spare. Many people also arrived early. Everyone seemed excited! We met a couple of friends who are from another church in Bangkok. There were a couple of radio stations there to promote their programs, and some other groups who were sponsors of the events to provide information to people.

There was also a group which came with some banners to protest about the concert.

Half hour before the scheduled start, we decided to go in just so we could sit. Outside in the waiting hall there were no seats and standing for a long time was so tiring.

Around 820pm they played the Royal Anthem and everybody stood up to pay their respects.

After around 20 minutes they started to present the safety measures and also the list of things that were prohibited to bring in or use during the performance. It was not allowed to use any recording device and even cameras. It was tempting though to take the camera out especially when we saw others taking photos while DM was singing. But I did not give in to temptation. We took photos only before and after the concert.

After about another 10 minutes, the musicians went to the stage to adjust their musical instruments. When Don Moen appeared on stage at around 850pm, the crowd was ready to welcome him. He greeted everybody in Thai. His "sawatdee khrap" was very clear.

And the praise and worship began...

Here is the list of the songs he/we sang that night in worship to our living God:

    After the concert
    After the concert

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