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9th August 2011

USA Tour 2011 – Part Three

Hello again, people of the webworld! This is part the third of the Libera Summer Tour blog! It has been a fair few days since the last blog update, so here we go…

The day after our Chicago sightseeing was a travel day to St. Louis, Missouri. So we spent most of the day in our beloved coach (or car, bus, or whatever is your version of the big elongated car that can hold a lot of people and luggage). As road trips go, this wasn’t so bad. We were all just “chilling” in the coach – literally, as the difference in temperature outside and inside the coach were astronomical! Some of us slept in there, others watched a film, and most of us were playing on DS or PSP consoles. What a cluster of noise we have on coach journeys! Nothing like the sound in our concerts, rest assured!

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Wednesday was a slightly more eventful day. In the morning we went to Grant’s Farm, a lovely – well, farm – with lots of different animals. We saw deer, elephants, bald eagles (America’s mascot – and they aren’t actually bald!) giant turtles and camels, one of which we managed to feed without being spat on! But probably the most memorable attraction in that place was the baby goat pen. You could buy loads of bottles of milk to feed them with, and once you got into the pen, at least ten goats would crowd around you to get at the bottles! It was all very good fun; Liam had three at once, and we all thought the goats, which went crazy the moment they saw a plentiful supply of milk, were attacking him!

Anyway, after that fun morning, we went to perform in St. Louis’ Basilica. What a beautiful building. There are so many mosaics on the ceiling it’s astonishing! The effort that went into piecing all those little glass shards together to make the huge mosaics is astounding; they used to think they had the biggest quantity of these glass bits in the Western hemisphere – until the Vatican kindly pointed out that they had a few more! Although St. Louis’ Basilica can still boast that it has the largest amount on the ceiling – for that is where all the mosaics are found, nowhere else. The concert itself went really well, and because the basilica is so large there was a huge delay in sound, making the music even more ethereal. One really fun thing was that we surprised the audience at the beginning of the second half by placing the older boys in a gallery way higher up above the stage for ‘Te Lucis’.

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It was really funny to watch all these heads turn to look and see where the sound was coming from. Afterwards we did our first signing of the tour, which was really fun. It even surprises us to see how fast we can write our autographs!

Thursday was another day spent travelling. However, in the morning we went to the pool for about an hour. The water was so refreshing in the heat! Anyhow, after that we started our drive to Frisco. In fact, it was so far away that we had to spread the journey over two days! What a trek! So, we started it, and we had to stop in Arkansas for the night. There are so many locusts in that part of the world it’s unreal.

Everywhere we looked there would be some sort of insect, be it giant butterfly or tiny moth. But even Ben managed to over come his “insectophobia” for the night, for our motel was very cushy. But the next day, straight after breakfast, we continued our voyage to Texas. Although we did stop off once to look at a really cool, Wild West type town. It was really cool – it would have made it even more real had Clint Eastwood appeared out of nowhere in a poncho to have a shoot-out! 

Tune in next time for the next instalment of the Summer Tour Blog…  


36 Comments on “USA Tour 2011 – Part Three

lucille
9th August 2011 at 7:37 am

Libera, you are angels sent from heaven. You are GOD’s instrument to show his love for all.

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Julie
9th August 2011 at 11:07 am

Nice picture of Liam 😉
BTW does Ben really have an “insectophobia”???
I hope we can see more photos and videos soon:)
Greets from Germany! 🙂

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Annette
9th August 2011 at 11:43 am

Well boys you’ve done it again! Another lively account that really puts us in the picture. As I write this you will all be tucked up and sleeping. You only have the Houston concert to go now. I’m sure it will be a magnificent finale to what appears to have been a wonderful tour. Although I can only follow your travels and concerts via “webworld”, it gives me and many others so much pleasure. So thank you. In a world that seems so full of aweful happenings, you and your gift of music, so generously given, are an oasis of all that is beautiful, peaceful and needful at this time. God bless you and keep you.

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naven
9th August 2011 at 2:10 pm

wow!!!!!!!

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jenna
9th August 2011 at 2:18 pm

hello libera wow this tour has been good for you for so long i am so exiced you had fun n chicago i hope you come gain soon and thanks for your blog its nice

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Enyu
9th August 2011 at 2:27 pm

Boy WHO is this amazing writter <3
Getting kinda worried that what if this group might be turned into “World’s Renowned Boys’ Writter Band”! lol
We really, really lurv to hear from you guys enjoying summer in States 🙂
Thanks for sharing and, looking forward to more to come.. xoxo

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Vincent Treanor III
7th May 2017 at 2:32 pm

Probably Josh Madine

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Yuni Maria
9th August 2011 at 2:31 pm

Yay, I always wait for your AWESOME blog.

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Maarten Das
9th August 2011 at 2:36 pm

Nice blog and lovely pictures! Have a great final concert tonight!

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Heather Smith
9th August 2011 at 2:41 pm

I always enjoy your blog updates. I tend to find myself laughing every time. 🙂 the picture of Liam being attacked by the goats is great!! And yes…Arkansas (and Texas actually) have a LOT of insects. All those locusts and cicadas make a lot of noise, too. Good thing Ben wasn’t under a tree when a locust shedded it’s skin.
God Bless all of you!! Can’t wait to see y’all again next year!!!

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Matthew Gerrard
9th August 2011 at 2:48 pm

Hi guys, What a fantastic time you all have on tour, well deserved after you work so hard.
I have been to most of your concerts in the uk. My Gran would love to see you live but she is nearly 91 and couldn’t do the long wait outside for the perfect seats. I normally stand for three to four hours, but it is well worth it.. I hope you’ll have concerts in the uk once again this year, I wouldn’t miss them. It would be great if you could come to Northampton, All Saints or St Matthews would be perfect! Anyway keep up the good work. Take care on your travels. Thank you for such wounderfull music lads.
Matt

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Jim Austin
9th August 2011 at 4:01 pm

Thanks for this update, it’s always nice to hear of your adventures and experiences.

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Paul
9th August 2011 at 4:20 pm

Wonderful blog. Liam looked like he had food feeding the Kids. Have a safe trip home.
I thought Ben liked Honey and Locus

Paul

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Natsumi
9th August 2011 at 5:47 pm

I LOVE THIS BLOG! good job!!!
hahahahhaa i love the part where u mentioned Liam getting “attacked” by goats! It seems like u all enjoyed the trip so far 🙂
and I didnt know Ben had “insectophobia”
😀
thanks so much for the update ;D

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Andrea Puente
9th August 2011 at 7:02 pm

It would be so great to see your videos!!! You are really cool!!

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Vanessa Rodríguez
9th August 2011 at 8:11 pm

That said how many people can attend the tour you are doing now, but unfortunately for the distance that prevents us do …. Some day we Latin Americans can enjoy live their angelic voices? Some day this will give us joy? I deeply miss ……

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Cara
9th August 2011 at 8:15 pm

Ahhhh! Run away from the goats! Love it, as usual. 🙂 Sounds like the tour’s been a lot of fun!

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Bob
9th August 2011 at 10:22 pm

You mentioned earlier that Cracker Barrel is one of your favorite stops to eat. I too like Cracker Barrel. What foods do you guys like there?

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Minnie Onza
9th August 2011 at 11:35 pm

I took a listen to the boys music after you had lunch with us on Monday, they are a very talented group of boys. We enjoyed having you all and hope the people of Texas have shown you a wonderful time. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to have crossed pathes with such a inspirational group of young people.
Yours truly
Minnie Onza

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John
10th August 2011 at 5:49 am

Careful Liam. I believe those might be man eating goats! All kidding aside I do hope you all enjoy your stay here. You bring much happiness to people worldwide.

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Rex B.
10th August 2011 at 11:06 am

You boys were just amazing in St. Louis. Lots of new boys to look forward to following for a few years. Best of luck and a safe trip home.

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William R. Adams
10th August 2011 at 2:52 pm

Saw your final concert last night [Tuesday August 9th] at Tallowood Baptist and so enjoyed all the beautiful music! Great job boys and chaperone staff . . . and to Robert, so much credit and praise. I founded and conduct one of the largest boychoirs in the nation (Fort Bend Boys Choir) and many of my boys were in attendance as well. Reminds me how much hope we have for the future! Congratulations ~

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Liv
10th August 2011 at 3:30 pm

Awesome blog!!. Great pictures! 🙂
I hope your concert last night went extremely well. I’m sure you did a great job!
Have fun and stay cool- a feat in itself right now lol.

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Michael Cox
10th August 2011 at 7:36 pm

Just so glad to hear that you are having such fun whilst performing your beautiful music in the USA. Best wishes for a safe journey.

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wade halfmann
10th August 2011 at 10:26 pm

libera was alsome it was my first time to go i seen them at houston man thoes kids have the most spectacular voices ever they are real blessed to have thoes voices to sing to the world angels thats what i call them lol. later

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Terry Tschopp
11th August 2011 at 2:14 am

“Afterwards we did our first signing of the tour, which was really fun.”

Dear Libera, we were delighted to say hello, shake hands and get autographs. In all, I can’t help but feel we had as much fun as you did 🙂

Again, many thanks for a memorable evening.

Terry

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Ron Bertram
11th August 2011 at 6:09 pm

Finally able to see Libera in Houston Tuesday, August 9. Great show. First time to see the choir in person. Been waiting years.
Enjoyed the after concert signing.

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Leah Gonzales
11th August 2011 at 7:25 pm

I was blessed to be able to go to both Frisco and Houston concerts, and loved every second of both. The only part I didn’t like was teling them good-bye. Hope to see Libera back in Texas ASAP!!!

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Joyce A. Livingston
12th August 2011 at 5:49 am

I love LIBERA and have their 3 CDS –
In Concert, The Best, and Peace, but I wanted
to request the words as I can not always
understand what words they are saying to the beautiful music…. Is there anyway to request the WORDS so I can read them as they sing?
I would so enjoy that, thanks so much and PLEASE let me know ok? To beautiful not to know the words they are singing, right, ++

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Laura
12th August 2011 at 8:50 pm

Great blog! Thank you! Make sure you buy a cowboy hat in Texas… If you survive the heat!

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Michael
13th August 2011 at 1:05 am

You were not kidding about the Te Lucis suprise! That was absolutely amazing and one of the most memorable moments of the first four shows (but mention any other moment and I’ll quickly say THAT was amazing and one of the most memorable moments). I have no words to express my thanks. I was pleasantly surprised not to have turned into a pillar of salt meeting you in St. Louis, but you really are all very friendly and down-to-earth folks.

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Savannah
13th August 2011 at 1:46 am

I love this blog! And hang in there Ben! I hate bugs too!

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Montse Cdra
15th August 2011 at 8:09 pm

I tried but I couldn’t attend any concert 🙁
It looks like you had a great time! I would really love it if you made another dvd in which you included some of this performances 😉

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elizabeth kohler
18th August 2011 at 10:29 pm

when are you guys coming back again to the states ive never seen a concert of libera before and i really want to but my family cant afford it hopefully soon i will get to meet and greet you guys awsome voices great job

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Edison J. Gumapac
9th September 2011 at 2:37 pm

They are famous here in Philippines, not only in our country but around the world. They are lovely boys having a beautiful voice like angel. I feel like heaven when i heard their songs…. So wonderful, magnificent and powerful voice. How could i imagine where their heavenly voice came from?… I always played their music every time during my meditation…. A music of peace, tranquility,calm and inner joy. So God Bless Libera! Mabuhay!

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Valerie
3rd June 2012 at 7:30 am

That so interested! What a nice picture of Liam! (Valerie from China)

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