This Past Weekend in PA & WV
Mon., Aug. 3. 2009 8:20am EDT
We had a mini-homecoming this past weekend in Greensburg PA, Shinnston WV, and McMurray PA. Not only did we play concerts in J.'s hometown (Friday) and near Jimmy's house (Sunday), we also got to hang out with some ApologetiX alumni.
We were honored (and surprised) to have four of our former drummers at Sunday's show -- Jeff Pakula (1992-93), Rick Servocky (1993-95), Bob Flaherty (1995-98), and Bill "Moose" Rieger (2001-05). We got some great photos of those four guys with Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner.
Here are some nice comments we received afterward from this weekend's concert coordinators:
I wanted to thank you guys again. Last night was amazing! I know that all of my youth group had a blast. Anyway, hope your return was safe and again I thank you.Here's some more fan email from the weekend:
Thank you so much for the ministry that the band provides. It truly was a blessing to have you last night. I hope we can be a help to you in the future.
Pastor Tom Lemmon
I was at the concert in Shinnston and you guys were absolutley amazing. In some moments you were pretty funny too! I love all your music! Keep it up!Special thanks to:
Our concert coordinators: Kim Steiner (Greensburg), Mandi Robinson (Shinnston), and Pastor Tom Lemmon (McMurray).
Our merchandise coordinators: Krista, Sarah, and Abby (Greensburg and McMurray); Debbie and Emily (Greensburg); Patience and Trish (Shinnston); and Mike, Ronna, Shana, Debbie, Heather, and Eve (McMurray).
Our roadies: Chris and Harold (Greensburg, Shinnston, and McMurray); Dan, Sam, and the Barbarian Brothers, Tim and Jess (Greensburg and McMurray); Evan and Brandon (Greensburg);
Our bus driver: Rich "The Statesman" Polick (Shinnston). Our beloved bassist, Keith Haynie, drove the rest of the weekend.
Honorable mention to:
- Evan Gross, who attended his 70th concert on Friday
- Dan Uber, who attended his 50th and 51st concert, Friday and Sunday
- Randy and Donna Preece, who traveled from Columbus OH to see us in Shinnston WV on Saturday. Randy and Donna drove the last leg of our recent trailer-retrieval mission.