This Past Weekend in PA
Wed., Oct. 5. 2011 7:11pm EDT
We played two concerts close to home last weekend -- Johnstown (Holsopple) PA and Pittsburgh (McMurray) PA. It's a good thing, too, because the bus had some serious problems after Saturday's show. Getting there may be half the fun, but getting home was half the battle. But you can read about that elsewhere. Up until then, it was a great weekend.
Saturday was Tom Tincha's 200th concert as a member of ApologetiX. It was also Jimmy's 575th and Todd's 40th. J.'s dad came to the Holsopple show, and J. crooned "You Booked Me All Along" in his honor. The Haynie, Jackson and Tanner wives and kids were at the McMurray show.
Here are some email excerpts from our concert coordinators:
I do not know where to begin to express my gratitude for both your generosity and your Godly spirits. You played/worked your hearts and souls to the max! You truly are great examples of Christian men who hunger after the Lord's will. I feel honored and humbled that the Lord has allowed our paths to intersect, and I pray tremendous blessings upon each of you!Special thanks to our:
Tina Blackledge, Director
Jakob's Ladder Ministry
We had the best time, and you guys really put on an awesome show. Everyone is still talking about it! And it was also great to meet your families too. What a bunch of great people! It has been a pleasure working with you these past months.
Trinity United Methodist Church
Our concert coordinators: Tina Blackledge (Holsopple) and Cheryl Kelemen (McMurray)
Our merchandise coordinators: Jenn "The Superchick" and Nikki (Holsopple and McMurray) and Edie (Holsopple)
Our sound and light crew: Greg, Chris, Dan, Brandon, and Evan
Our opening acts: Nikki "The Real" Diehl (Holsopple) and Cross Vision (McMurray)
Our drivers: Dan (Holsopple) and Rich (McMurray)
Our guest violinist: Jake Bartlett of Area 42, who came from Cumberland MD to play on "Devil Went Down to Jordan" at both shows.
Honorable mention to:
Vicki Von Linimanskivich, who came from Cleveland to our McMurray show, her 55th ApologetiX concert
Jenn "The Superchick" Kipp and Nikki "The Real" Diehl, who both traveled hundreds of miles from the eastern side of the state to attend and help out at both shows.