Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Lecrae concert in Kemah reportedly draws a crowd of 10,000
No, that's not a typo. I was told by someone close to the event that there were 10,000 people at Lecrae's Boomin' by the Bay show last night.
Unfortunately, I got stuck in traffic and didn't make it to the gate until it was over.
It wasn't a ticketed event and amateur crowd estimates can be dicey, but yeah, 10k to see the dude flow solo. It was a free concert put on by the local CCM outlet (89.3 KSBJ) and their digital N-GEN youth-oriented station.
- It was just Lecrae (with DJ Promote) and opener Jamie Grace - not a festival with a ton of varied artists or some other draw. The rest of the 116 camp was not there. Crayola was THE headliner.
- It was at a public amusement center (the Kemah Boardwalk) and not a mega church.
- It was an outdoor event in the summer in Houston. (Hot and humid)
- It was on a Tuesday night.
- For many, Kemah is about an hour's drive outside of H-town.
Crazy I tell ya. I hope it helps open up some eyes about the popularity of this genre and benefits other Christian hip hop ministries around the city and country.
I didn't get any pics or video, but a few like the ones below are starting to pop up online.
If you're like me and missed out on this one, don't sweat. Lecrae and the Reach Records crew will be back in town October 22 for the Man Up tour. Given the crowd last night, you might wanna go ahead and secure those seats pronto!
This video's quality isn't that great, but it does give an indication of the crowd size.