This Past Weekend in NJ
Sun., Aug. 10. 2008 10:12am EDT
We've just modified our motto: "Reach the lost, teach the rest ... and if you do it on the beach, that's best.
That was the goal of our free concerts this past weekend on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights NJ and by the beach in Beach Haven NJ (Long Beach Island). The crowd response was great, and we've got to admit, it was pretty cool playing "Turning a Little Seasick," "Walk on the Water," and "Swimmer" with the Atlantic Ocean as our backdrop.
Our concert promoter for both shows, Randy Aldred, first discovered ApologetiX through an aerobics instructor named Anna Marie, who first heard us on XM Satellite radio. Anna Marie was in attendance at the Beach Haven show and told us that five people have come to Christ since she started using our parodies in her classes.
Special thanks to:
Our concert coordinator: Randy Aldred (Seaside Heights and Beach Haven).
Our merchandise coordinators: Jenn the Superchick (Seaside Heights and Beach Haven) and Marie, Nikki, Eve, and Abby (Beach Haven)
Our bus driver: "Danger" Dan Uber of Clarion PA, who completed his seventh tour of duty with ApologetiX.
Our roadies: Evan Uber (Seaside Heights and Beach Haven) and Rich (Beach Haven).
Our sound crew: Charlie "Batman" Freed and Jerry "Jammin' Jerry Jangles" Hayostek.
Our opening band: Prazym 5 (Beach Haven), including Tom Arthur, who played harmonica for us on "Two-Time Baby/Lord's House Blues."
Honorable mention to:
Jenn "Superchick" Kipp, who came from Lancaster PA to both Jersey shows and has now seen us play 90 times, the sixth most concerts ever attended by a fan.
Rich "Aquaman" Polick and his daughter, Marie, who drove from Pittsburgh to the Beach Haven show and have now seen us 118 and 97 times respectively, good for second and fifth on the all-time list.
Nikki "The Real" Diehl, who traveled from Perkasie PA to see her 19th and 20th concerts.