Going to the National Quartet Convention has been a long-term goal of mine ever since I first started listening to southern gospel music. Going this year, however, was not even on my radar screen until about a week ago. Spontaneity is not a quality I display very often, but my wife and I decided that if we keep waiting until we think we’re “ready” to go, we might never go. So we’re loading up and heading to Louisville in September!
We will be making the 8-hour drive to Louisville in time for the Wednesday evening concert and staying through the Lari Goss tribute showcase on Saturday afternoon. Ideally, we would have decided to do this a long time ago and gotten great seats. We were able to get seats on the floor section for Wednesday night, but Thursday and Friday were a different story. The closest seats we could get together were in the upper level, only a few rows from the top. Since I have never gone, I have no frame of reference, but it encouraged me in a way to see all those seats booked up, at least for Thursday and Friday.
I plan to use my Twitter feed, @sogobravo, to post live updates throughout my stay at NQC. Give me a follow if you haven’t already done so and want to share in the NQC experience with me. I’ll also make good use of the blog here to tell of my adventures, and of course, the great music.
Finally, I want to open up the floor for you. What’s something in particular you might like to hear about from a live NQC correspondent? Will I see any of you there? What about you other bloggers? Let me know in the comments.
National Quartet Convention 2012, here I come!