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08.26.17New CD BOGO Sale Ends Sunday Night
08.26.17About This Weekend's Single
08.18.17So How Did Things Go at the Anniversary Show?
08.18.17ApologetiX in Green Bay in 2 Months
08.18.17ApX Keyboardist Todd Waites Has New Video
08.18.17Anniversary Shirts Available for Order Soon
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08.05.1725th Anniversary Shirts Coming Next Week
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07.29.17Clues for Our Next Single
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07.26.17ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Again
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07.20.17The Story Behind Our New Song "Works"
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06.09.17An Edifying Email from a Delaware DJ
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06.02.17Prayers for ApX at the Wailing Wall in Israel
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05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
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04.22.17New Zealand Fan Listens to ApX Several Hours a Day
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04.21.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
04.21.17New CD BOGO Deal Ends Sunday Night
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04.14.17More ApologetiX Easter Videos on YouTube
04.14.17Prayer Request for Longtime Fan in Alabama
04.11.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 80s
04.05.17Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
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04.05.17ApX Plays Moon, Venus, and Mars

This Past Weekend in TN, NC & MD
Tue., Nov. 21. 2006 12:50am EST

Remember all those "Van Ailin'" articles we published earlier this year about our van woes? How about "Van Trailin'?" This past weekend, trailer troubles tripped us up on our way to shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Maryland.

Before we left for Tennessee early Friday morning, our bass player and van caretaker, Keith "Holy Driver" Haynie, discovered that the trailer axle was damaged. We've known for some time that we need to replace our trailer with a sturdier, twin-axle model, but we were biding our time. Now time was biting us instead.

Our attempts to repair the axle proved unfruitful, and we even looked into purchasing a twin-axle trailer right then, but the model we needed wasn't in stock. Thankfully, U-Haul provided a temporary solution to the problem. Unfortunately, that set us back about three hours on our journey. However, thanks to the efforts of the crew at Friday's venue in Johnson City TN, we were able to start almost right on time.

In addition to coordinating Friday's concert (and working the merchandise table), ApologetiX fan Joel Ekstrom proposed to his girlfriend, Michelle, afterward as the two of them posed for a picture with the band (He'd already prearranged it with us). It was the third proposal we've had the pleasure of being a part of -- one in Pennsylvania in 2004, one in New York in 2005, and one in Tennessee in 2006. Congratulations, Joel and Michelle!

Saturday's concert in Cherry Point NC was at the Marine Corps Air Station -- yet another in a growing list of concerts we've played for military installations -- and this was the best attended one yet. Dino Medler, a Navy chaplain who coordinated the event, speculated that all five branches of the military would be represented in the crowd. It was nice to see Lieutenant Kenny Hydock, who coordinated our May 2006 concert in Suffolk VA, there representing the U.S. Coast Guard. The event was open to the public as well, and there were plenty of civilians in attendance.

Sunday's concert in Waldorf MD was our fourth in Maryland this year -- and a return trip to the first town we ever played in the Old Line State. The Waldorf hysteria (you knew we couldn't resist a Waldorf-Astoria pun, didn't you?) for ApologetiX began way back on New Year's Eve 1998, and Randy Dick coordinated things this time around.

Special thanks to:

Our aforementioned concert coordinators: Joel, Dino, and Randy.

Our mechandise coordinators: Joel, Michelle, and Jeremy (Johnson City); Harold, Abby, Muhammad, and Katie (Cherry Point); and Jenn, Kelly, Jake, and Rustin (Waldorf).

Our roadies: Micah (Johnson City, Cherry Point, and Waldorf), Rich and Marie (Cherry Point), and Larry, Beth, and Nate (Waldorf).

Honorable mention to:

- Rich and Marie Polick, who drove 12 hours to see us in North Carolina.

- Leasure family (Derrick, Brandi, Jenna, and Caleb) and the Davis family (Larry and Beth), who drove from Ohio to see us in Maryland.

- Jenn "Superchick" Kipp, who drove from Pennsylvania to celebrate her 60th concert with us in Maryland.