I have been a Third Day fan for almost as long as the band has existed. I love their style, I love what they sing about, and I love their commitment to God. If you’ve never heard them, you should click here and check them out. If you click on the little boombox in the upper right hand corner of the main page, you can listen to the concert we were at in Tualatin, OR on May 6th.
When we were choosing a name for our second son, we decided that we wanted to name him after someone who had influenced us. We narrowed it down to naming him after either Rich Mullins or Mac Powell (the lead singer of Third Day). Ultimately, we decided on Mac, but only because we thought it was a more contemporary sounding name.
This last Sunday, we took our son Mac to his first Third Day concert. It’s funny that of our three boys, he’s the only one that has any interest in music. I made him a t-shirt for the occasion.
I used a technique called freezer paper stenciling to make the shirt. If you’d like to learn more about the technique, just click on the picture and it will take you to a nice tutorial.
He loved the whole concert experience. He’s 8, so I wasn’t sure how he would do listening to music for 3 hours or staying up 4 hours past his bedtime. He loved it so much that he asked if we could go to their next concert in Spokane, WA. Sure son, that’s only 10 hour drive from our house. That shouldn’t be a problem.
One of the best things about the concert was when Third Day sang Creed, a song originally by Rich Mullins. How fitting that our son, who we considered naming after Mac Powell or Rich Mullins, would be at his very first concert, listing to Mac Powell sing a song by Rich Mullins.
At the end of the concert, the guys from the band walked along the stage and shook hands with fans. My husband went down there with Mac on his shoulders. Bass player Tai Anderson gave Mac his guitar pick.
Then, Mac Powell spotted our Mac’s shirt and said, “Hey, Little Mac.”
And then Mac Powell gave our Mac a handshake.
This is one classy group of guys. Our Mac was star struck, and is still smiling 2 days later. We have no regrets about naming our son after this man and are proud to have him as someone our son looks up to.