This Past Weekend in MI
Mon., Feb. 16. 2009 12:46pm EST
We made our first foray north this past weekend, with two concerts in Michigan -- Plymouth (near Ann Arbor and Detroit) and Manton (near Traverse City and Cadillac). Both concerts were return trips to venues we'd played before -- in 2007 (Manton) and 2008 (Plymouth).
Here are some nice comments from fans who attended each show:
Thanks for rockin' Plymouth on Friday night! My older brother and sister-in-law came and they were blessed. They really enjoyed your show! My family was blessed as always. It was concert #3 for Mary Lynn, Scott, Erica and me! Keep up your great service for the Lord.
I just wanted to say I had a great time at the Valentine's Day show in Manton, MI this weekend. You guys did a great job! I took some videos and they turned out amazing. I have a few posted at youtube if you get a chance to watch them.Here are two videos Dave posted from the Manton concert:
Fly Away from Hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K61uC-flFo0
Walk on the Water: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wxpvqVMmMk
Special thanks to:
Our concert coordinators: Rennie, Karen & Josh Kaufmann (Plymouth); and Super Dave & Wonder Jennie Johnson (Manton).
Our merchandise coordinators: Karen, Eshter, Heather, and Pam (Plymouth); and Trish, Marie, Ruth, Heather, Brenda, and Jack (Manton).
Our roadie: Nate
Our bus driver: Canada's own Dave "Ripper" Rippon, who drove south from Ontario to Pennsylvania, so he could drive our bus north to Michigan and then south again to take us home.
Rich "The Antagonizer Bunny" Polick and his daughter, Marie, who drove from Aliquippa PA to our concert in Manton so they could celebrate the birthday of Rich's fellow ApologetiX bus driver, Super Dave Johnson. It was Rich's 139th concert and Marie's 109th.
Ruth Hanawalt and Heather Delaney, who also drove to our Manton show -- all the way from Indianapolis IN. Ruth and Heather have each seen us 37 times.