April 16, 2005
It was Fishfest 2005, and I, along with a handful of friends, decided we were going to go that year. Before all the big named bands/artists performed, we wandered around the many booths and activities the site had to offer. Among those booths was a Guitar Center one, and they were giving people a chance to record one song onto a CD. They had your typical worship band instruments available and ready to use (guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, etc.).
I actually dug up and found the old CD. Have a listen:
Listen to the end, and you’ll hear Emily applaud and chuckle (or was it Michelle?) Can’t remember.
In case you’re wondering:
Marty – Lead Guitar and Vocal
Steph – Vocal
Josh – Keyboard
Austin – Bass
I found it pretty interesting to hear. I mean, you can clearly hear our inexperience. My keyboard playing consisted of basic chords, Marty and Steph’s voices weren’t as strong or developed yet, little dynamics and we messed up a couple of times. Remember, we’re 14 or 15 years old here. So, not too bad, right? Add to the fact that it was practically improvised. I remember being basically dragged into it. We stood in front of our instruments and Marty gave a quick rundown of the chords and how he would progress through the song. And then we kind of just ran with it. If I recall correctly, I was a last minute swap, as Emily wasn’t quite confident enough to jump onto the keyboard like that.
We listened to it once and called it good before they burned it onto a CD for us. The next music set was starting up soon and we didn’t want to miss it.