I’ve had a busy few days. Last night my youth group held their annual missions dinner, and the night before I went to the Audio Adrenaline/Toby Mac/Kutless/Hawk Nelson show. Whew.
But the fun part is the odd combination of the two. Since I scored some “meet & greet” passes we decided to buy an Audio Adrenaline T-shirt and have it autographed to auction at the Missions Dinner. Every year we auction the leftovers, as well as a few more desirable items, usually artwork.
But the meet & greet offerings were pretty slim. Guitarist Tyler Burkum was the only Audio Adrenaline member to show. Toby Mac was there as well, but, well, he’s Toby Mac. We had an awkward exchange with Toby where we shook his hand and tried to keep him from signing our shirt. By the way, how old is Toby Mac?
So with one autograph and the classy “meet & greet” sticker plastered to the front, we brought the authentic concert T-shirt to the Missions Dinner not really expecting much. At least I wasn’t. Sure, a few eager parents may listen to their teen’s pleas and bid on it, but how much would they really pay?
Turns out a lot. After a lengthy bidding war between a number of parents, the price finally topped out at $300, which I believe made it the most expensive item we auctioned. Big time thanks to everyone who made bids and donated. All the cash will go to our youth group’s summer missions trip.
What did I go home with? Leftover meatballs and two loaves of bread that mysteriously multiplied into four. Mmm… missions.