This Past Weekend in IL
Tue., Sep. 22. 2009 9:12am EDT
That Denzel Washington guy won't leave us alone. When we played in Emporium PA a week ago, they were shooting his latest movie there. When we played in Olney IL this past Friday, they showed one of his classic movies, Remember the Titans, on an outdoor screen immediately following our performance.
Of course, we're Pittsburgh Steelers fans, so we remember the Titans. They're the guys who stomped on our Terrible Towels. We just played them a week ago. :)
Our outdoor concert in Olney had an estimated attendance of between 750 and 1000 people, most of whom had never seen ApologetiX live before. The concert the following day in Highland IL (near Saint Louis MO) was indoors, and we used the occasion to debut a number of new songs.
Here's a nice email from a fan who saw us in Olney:
Once again you guys were GREAT!!! Hope to see you again when your'e in the area.And another from a fan who saw us in Highland:
Unbelievable concert in Highland on Saturday night! Jan and I really enjoyed it.Here's a comment we just received from our concert coordinator in Highland:
Thanks for a great concert. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening!Special thanks to:
Pastor Dan Perry
Our concert coordinators: Guy Ash (Olney) and Pastor Dan Perry (Highland).
Our merchandise coordinators: Michelle, Amy, and Chayley (Olney) and Chance and Taylor (Highland).
Our bus driver: Akron's Alan Strobel, who made his fifth voyage with the band and his first of 2009, since he started working at the Akron Zoo.
Honorable mention to two fans who each drove 300 miles to the Highland show: Nick Faddis (from Kansas) and Chris Bailey (from Wisconsin).