This Past Weekend in VA, NC & MD
Mon., Jun. 30. 2008 12:29am EDT
Move over, Cuba Gooding Jr. Not only did Michael Jordan attend our concert Saturday night in Raleigh NC, he even sent us a follow-up email:
It was great to finally meet the band tonight at the concert in Raleigh. We look forward to the next time we get to see you, and we'll continue promoting the band to our friends. I think our "contingent" totaled 14 tonight; we'll aim for more next time! Anyway, we had a blast at the concert and are very glad you share your gifts to bless others. Keep it up!It's an honor for us to have Durham NC attorney Michael Jordan as a fan. Oh, sure that other Michael Jordan was pretty impressive, but he's retired now. Ours still practices on the court all the time. And practice makes perfect.
Here's another comment from that concert:
Just saw my first ApologetiX concert and what a blessing! I love the fact you share so much of the Bible in, and in between, your songs. I know in the studio, you get "do-overs" until you get it just the way you want it, but to make each song sound so close to the original in a live setting, takes real talent. I think my favorite part of tonight was the look on J.'s face when everyone in the audience pulled out a kazoo and hummed happy birthday to him. Priceless. So, Happy Birthday (coming soon) to J., Bill, and Keith, and thanks for a great night!In addition to our concert in Raleigh, we also played to very enthusiastic crowds in Tappahannock VA on Friday and Waldorf MD on Sunday.
Special thanks to:
Our concert coordinators: Hutt Williams (Tappahannock), Brian and Brittany Cottle (Raleigh), and Jerry Stire (Waldorf).
Our merchandise coordinators: Nancy, Missi, Faye, Dotty, Kaye, and Robin (Tappahannock); Marie and Danielle (Raleigh); and Tracy, Tracey, Catherine, and Sarah (Waldorf).
Our bus driver: Dave "Ripper" Rippon of Goderich ON, Canada, who was made his third voyage with ApologetiX.
Our sound and light crew: Jerry Hayostek and Nate Jones.
Our roadie and birthday-kazoo supplier: Rich "Aquaman" Polick (Raleigh).
Honorable mention to: Rich Polick and his daughter Marie who drove from Pennsylvania to see us in Raleigh, their 112th and 96th concerts respectively. Also to Dr. Jenn Robb who flew from Ohio to see us (and her brother's family) in Raleigh, her 41st concert overall in first in North Carolina. And to Nikki "The Real" Diehl, who drove from Pennsylvania to see us in Waldorf, her 17th concert.