Virginia Gets Very Vocal
Mon., May. 14. 2007 12:24pm EDT
Although Virginia is fairly close our home base in Pennsylvania, we've only played there 19 times in 15 years. We're making up for lost time, however; over half of those concerts took place in 2006-07, and there's another one this Friday.
We recently received six emails from the Old Dominon State in one week, commenting on two concerts we played there in February and March. They were all so nice that we wanted to share them with you, and now seemed like a good time.
The first and fifth emails listed below are from the promoters of the Dublin and Round Hill concerts, respectively:
A quick note to thank all of you for the concert in Dublin,VA. I have heard only good things about your concert and the music you played. I have had emails and phone calls to pass along thanks to you for making the trip to Dublin.
I know I will never forget all the people dancing and singing to the music. I have seen a lot of concerts but never one that included the whole crowd. After the show you guys were in no hurry to leave. I have no idea how many autographs you signed and even tuned my son's guitar.
I can only pray I will have this opportunity again. May God Bless your wonderful work to reach and teach. By the way, I have a date open in May :).
I was at your concert in Dublin VA tonight and I just wanted to say thank you for coming. I am sorry to say, I hadn't heard of your group before tonight. It was an amazing concert. The way you included the kids in what you were doing was great. The audience really felt like they were a part of it.
A lady from church had invited me and my daughter to come with her and her daughter. I listen to southern gospel music, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a great time, and if you are ever in this area again, my family and I will be there. The best part of the concert was the altar call. I guess I figured since it was a different kind of music that God would be left out, but He was right there.
The drummer was amazing, and the way the band members and J got down on the kids level and sang and played to them, that is something they will remember always. I am sure you were tired and the crowd wasn't as big as you are used to playing to, but we enjoyed having you there. I know you prefer bigger cities, but I do hope you will consider coming back to this area so we can see you again.
God bless you in what you are doing, and I am on my way to get one of your CD's!
I work at Virginia Tech and a lady I work with sent me a link to your webpage, and told me you were coming (to Dublin), so me and a lady from church thought it would be something good to do with our daughters, and I'm so glad we did! We had such a great time, and what you all are doing is awesome!
We all have our calling from the Lord, and you guys are right on track with yours. God bless you all, and we can't wait to get our first Apologetix CD. I'm sure it will get played over, and over, and over again, until I buy a new, different one, and I'm sure that will be in the next couple of days. Rock On In Christ's Name!
Thanks for coming to Dublin. I sure hated saying goodbye to you all. Hopefully we will see you all again.
This was from the Feb 16th concert in Round Hill, VA. We still have people excited about it and asking when you'll be back.
Dear Western Loudoun Community Church,
Thank you so much for bringing ApologetiX to town! I hadn't been familiar with them and actually haven't been to any concert in 22 years (in college I made it to Carmen and Twila Paris if that dates me a bit).
It was really FUN. To know that there's a group out there who loves the Lord, is obviously very gifted, and who lifts Him up rather than themselves is really inspiring. The contrasts to secular concerts boggle the mind. I know I'll love them even more as I listen to the CD I brought home. Again, thank you!