House of Blues San Diego: The Myriad with David Crowder, gun shots, and getting carded

Houseofblues Last night, Friday October 12, was an opportunity to see my friend Randy Miller play with The Myriad at the House of Blues in San Diego.  Randy and Kristyn Miller are good friends from Redding, CA.  What an eventful evening!  Here is what went down.

Gun Shots. Kristyn drove down from Redding with their two kids to meet up with Randy who is touring with the Remedy tour with David Crowder, Phil Wickham and his band The Myriad.  We drove the Miller’s daughter, Gillian, to the House of Blues. Upon exiting the parking garage…”pop pop…pop pop pop pop!”  A man just a half block away shot off his gun in an apparent road rage incident.  Had we arrived a moment earlier, we would have been in the middle of it!

Back Stage. I was like a kid going back stage and peeking into the green room areas.  David Crowder was sound checking and I was gawking at him from back stage. Come on. You would, too.  After all, his hair is just amazing.  The gear…ooo…I was in a cold sweat counting guitars, keyboards and simply imagining the rock star thing.

Carded at 40! Yes, I was carded at The House of Blues.  And, the security guy said I looked young.  Now, my wife was carded too. Sweet!  That made up, almost, for the fact of right in front of us hearing gunshots and seeing a guy wave a gun in the air.  The security here was tight, and so I was not let back stage later on, but oh well.

The Myriad. My friend’s band is awesome!  They were signed by the same guy who signed Mute Math and who discovered P.O.D. So, watch out for these guys.  Randy is a fun drummer to watch and finally seeing him live his dream allows me to forgive him for leaving my worship team to become a rock star.  The Remedy Tour is a cool one to catch–talented worship leader-songwriter Phil Wickham and the enigmatic David Crowder are worth it alone, but The Myriad really seems more at home in this kind of setting and shined.

Kandmillers Friends. We really miss friends, so having the Millers over our house and seeing Randy in action was a treat.  Our kids love them, too.Millers3d_2Shrek in 3D”, board games, my homemade waffles and an unfortunate trip to the emergency room  made our time together memorable.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

16 comments

  1. Dang–I can honestly say that’s never happened to me here in Hermiston, Oregon. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

  2. Dang–I can honestly say that’s never happened to me here in Hermiston, Oregon. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

  3. Dang–I can honestly say that’s never happened to me here in Hermiston, Oregon. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

  4. Dang–I can honestly say that’s never happened to me here in Hermiston, Oregon. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

  5. why would you be carded at a David Crowder/ Phil Wickham concert? Is the House of blues a bar??? Worship concert at a bar? That’s odd…I think I’d be pretty mad if I couldn’t go to a Crowder concert cause I’m under age..

  6. why would you be carded at a David Crowder/ Phil Wickham concert? Is the House of blues a bar??? Worship concert at a bar? That’s odd…I think I’d be pretty mad if I couldn’t go to a Crowder concert cause I’m under age..

  7. why would you be carded at a David Crowder/ Phil Wickham concert? Is the House of blues a bar??? Worship concert at a bar? That’s odd…I think I’d be pretty mad if I couldn’t go to a Crowder concert cause I’m under age..

  8. why would you be carded at a David Crowder/ Phil Wickham concert? Is the House of blues a bar??? Worship concert at a bar? That’s odd…I think I’d be pretty mad if I couldn’t go to a Crowder concert cause I’m under age..

  9. Dude your boy IS insane! I caught them at the HOB in New Orleans! Loved everybody! It was incredible!Good turn out of socks and towels for ya’ll?

  10. Dude your boy IS insane! I caught them at the HOB in New Orleans! Loved everybody! It was incredible!Good turn out of socks and towels for ya’ll?

  11. Dude your boy IS insane! I caught them at the HOB in New Orleans! Loved everybody! It was incredible!Good turn out of socks and towels for ya’ll?

  12. Dude your boy IS insane! I caught them at the HOB in New Orleans! Loved everybody! It was incredible!Good turn out of socks and towels for ya’ll?

  13. It was great to meet y’all and talk church and culture over beers! Hope to cross paths again sometime!!

  14. It was great to meet y’all and talk church and culture over beers! Hope to cross paths again sometime!!

  15. It was great to meet y’all and talk church and culture over beers! Hope to cross paths again sometime!!

  16. It was great to meet y’all and talk church and culture over beers! Hope to cross paths again sometime!!

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