Our Family Vacation to Houston Part 19
The evening entertainment that night at the THSC Family Conference was Christian comedian Tim Hawkins. We were so excited to see him in person. We have several of his DVDs and watch his clips online often, but we had never seen him in person. We ate a quick supper and then went to stand in line to get a good seat. When we walked in the hotel lobby, a lady directed us to the line for the concert. There were already quite a few people there, but I knew we would still be able to find great seats. The line started moving, and we all filed up the escalator and into the huge conference room. To my dismay the two middle sections of the entire place were already completely full. My husband ran and found some seats in the very front row of the left side section. Oh well, we could see Tim Hawkins on the right, and the huge screen was on the left, so I figured it was good enough.
Jason took a couple of the kids to the bathroom, and as I sat there, I kept wondering how all those people were there ahead of us. I caught the eye of the lady of the family sitting right next to us and asked her how long she had been there before we got there. People had been so friendly for the entire conference that her response caught me off guard. She looked at me suspiciously, raised her eyebrows and said, “Just right before you,” very defensively. I shouldn’t have said anything else but I was still trying to figure out how all those people had gotten in ahead of us, so I asked again. “Why?” she rudely spat out the word.
“Oh never mind. Don’t worry about it.” I forced a smile and then turned my whole body the other direction.
The husband, who must have had a heart, then got my attention and explained that there had been another line waiting up stairs that they let in before all of us in the line down stairs. They had absolutely no idea there had been a homeschool conference or that Tim Hawkins was part of it. “Clearly,” I thought to myself. Later I wondered how they liked the show as a huge portion of the jokes were on homeschooling–ha!
In the middle of the show Tim Hawkins was singing “A Daddy Boy Can Survive,” his version of “A Country Boy Can Survive.” In my direct line of vision a little girl was out in the middle of the floor doing her ballet dancing to the music. Then I looked the other way at my children. My husband was holding my two oldest as they kicked and flailed to the music, head banger style. Yep, those are my girls, and I love them, and I’m sure that our Daddy Boy can survive as he was having as much fun as they were!
(How long is a Tim Hawkins show? Our show lasted exactly an hour. I did a poll of all my Facebook friends who had been to a show and it was a toss up. About half said the show they went to was an hour long and the other half said around two hours. So I guess it depends! I hope you found this helpful!)
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Kim @ Stuff could... says
Yall had a fun time at the concert! I bet daddy does survive with joy:)
I’m so jealous! We love Tim Hawkins! My son especially loves the Fire Ants song! 🙂 I bet that husband has to soften the blow of his wife on a regular basis…
Glad you had a great time! Tell us some of the homeschool jokes!
I would love to have heard the concert. Glad you got close enough to see after all that.
Ha! My kids would probably head bang too! I’ve never seen Tim Hawkins live either, but I bet it was fun. We’ve seen Bob Smiley a time or two though and recommend if you ever get a chance to see him to do it, he’s pretty good too.
Love love love Tim Hawkins! I saw him the first time at a Children’s Ministry conference. He always seems to have a little something for everyone. I think my favorite song is the one about what not to say to your wife. 🙂
Susan Evans says
Oh my gosh, you got to hear Tim Hawkins in person?! That’s great!
Aww Esther..you were very gracious I have to say 🙂
This post is very helpful! We are going to a Tim Hawkins show about an hour and half away and I was trying to decide if it will be too late to drive home afterwards or if we should get a hotel. From one homeschool family to another…thank you!!!!!!!
Thank you for this! We saw him tonight in TN and the show was 2 hours 45 min. He also had someone else with him! Just so people know it may be longer than expected too!