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10.04.18Over 1150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
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10.01.18Following Up on Last Week's Newsletter
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09.28.18What's on Tap for October
09.25.18New Single (Alphabet Soup)
09.20.18The Borean Identity: A Family of Fans in WA
09.20.18BOGO Deal on New CD Ends Sunday
09.19.18Something for All You Completists Out There
09.19.18Clues for Our Upcoming Single
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09.14.18ApX & Timmy D Back on the Air in Philly
09.12.18New Single: 2 Smashes from the 70's
09.07.18Encouragement from Fans in 22 States
09.07.18Clues for Our Next Single
09.04.18ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Now
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This Past Weekend in OH & AL
Wed., Feb. 29. 2012 10:45pm EST

They'd prepared us for the snake handling ... just not the cattle rustling.

Before our concerts last weekend in Lucasville OH and Altoona AL, our host in Alabama had emailed us with an important question:

Y'all start at 7 p.m., so we plan on getting the snakes out at 7:15 p.m. Would you prefer rattlesnakes or copperheads?
He was joking, of course, although a friend of ours who attended Saturday's concert shared the following:
I was in a service where a man took snakes down front in a paper bag and wanted to start passing them around. He had been "joking" about it and no one thought he was serious.

He had been sitting beside me with a large paper bag that just had the top rolled down and I did see something sort of move in the bag before he walked the center aisle to the front and opened the bag to show the content to the pastor. I wondered before he left our row what on earth was in that bag.

He did this during the Worship and Music portion of a Friday Night Revival. The man was from Alabama and that is no joke!
Our hosts in Altoona played up the snake-handling joke and even had a big wooden box with a lid on it that said "Faith Test," although it was empty. What they lacked in snakes, however, they made up for in steaks. Before the concert, the senior pastor grilled and served us New York strip steaks so delicious that the band members all agreed they were the best we'd ever eaten.

Maybe we ate too much of them, though. We've heard that beef stays with you a long time after you eat it, but listen to this: On our way to the hotel afterward, we were pulled over by policemen who wanted to know what we had in our trailer. It turns out that area has had quite a few cattle stolen lately, and our trailer made us look like possible cattle rustlers. Thankfully, they trusted our much more plausible story of being a nationally-touring Christian parody band. :)

Anyway, the staff and volunteers at both churches we played this past weekend were wonderful, and the audiences were lively and appreciative.

Here are some email excerpts from our concert coordinators:
Thank you for all you did! Last night we had 10 people come to Christ that came back to church because they attended the concert and enjoyed themselves.

We would love for ApologetiX to come back and you would probably know how long to wait in between shows more than me. So please contact me when it works in your schedule

Jerry "Squint" Horton
BFC Elder South Central Ohio
Lucasville OH

That won't be the last time, 'cause we're wanting y'all back around the same time next year. God bless, and y'all were great.

Eric Thompson
Lighthouse Church
Altoona AL
Here's an email excerpt from a fan in attendance:
Awesome concert last night! I can't wait until I get to go see my third. The grandma version of "Life Restored" was hilarious! And thanks for all the autographs.

Jonathan Lindstrom
Madison AL
Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: Jerry "Squint" Horton (Lucasville) and Eric "Erik" Thompson (Altoona). Thanks also to both church's senior pastors, Pastor Tim.

Our merchandise coordinators: Jacob and Kristina (Lucasville) and Laura and Tabitha (Altoona).

Honorable mention to:

Hal (a.k.a. Sgt. Rock) and Michele Lowder, who traveled from Gainesville GA and have now seen us in seven states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama).

Bridgett Joyce, who also traveled from Georgia to Alabama, and has now seen ApologetiX in three states: Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.