Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
64,522
as of August 19, 2017

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

08.18.17So How Did Things Go at the Anniversary Show?
08.18.17ApologetiX in Green Bay in 2 Months
08.18.17New CD BOGO Sale Ends in 1 Week
08.18.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
08.18.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
08.18.17New USBs with Complete Library in Stock
08.18.17ApX Keyboardist Todd Waites Has New Video
08.18.17Anniversary Shirts Available for Order Soon
08.05.1725th Anniversary Lapel Pins Now Available
08.05.17ApX: Safe Bet for Sunday School in Reno
08.05.17ApX Parodies Touch Deep in the Heart in Texas
08.05.1725th Anniversary Shirts Coming Next Week
08.05.17Big Show is One Week Away, 80% Full Already
08.02.17New Single Spoofs 2 Hard-Rockin' Classics
07.29.17Clues for Our Next Single
07.29.17ApX Played Nationally on 700 Stations in Australia
07.26.17ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Again
07.20.17Minnesota Couple Will Reunite at Anniversary Show
07.20.17The Story Behind Our New Song "Works"
07.17.17New Single (California 80's-Style)
07.14.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
07.07.17Send Us Your Video for the 25th Anniversary Show
07.07.17Fans from 28 States Coming to 25th Anniversary Show
07.06.17New Single (All 80's), New CD Mailed to Fans
06.30.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.30.17Get a Custom ApX Lapel Pin
06.23.17What Songs Are on Our New CD, Zebraic?
06.23.17New CD in Stock, Buy 1 Get 1 of 28 Titles Free
06.23.17New Single Spoofs 'Til Tuesday & REM
06.19.17New Single is Here, New CD is Almost Here
06.17.17ApologetiX: That Christian Wedding Band?
06.17.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
06.09.17New Single Spoofs Two American Bands
06.09.17Norway to Heaven: Fan Mail from Scandinavia
06.09.17An Edifying Email from a Delaware DJ
06.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 48th CD
06.02.17Prayers for ApX at the Wailing Wall in Israel
06.02.17Ohio Man Says ApX Show Was a High Point in His Life
06.02.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
05.30.17ApologetiX Needs Summer Help and Prayer
05.26.17Fan Mail from a Science Teacher in MI
05.23.17New Single is a Sequel: Poisonous Scorpions Vol. 2
05.20.17Keith Haynie Returns from Nashville, Rumors Abound
05.20.17Seats Filling Fast for 25th Anniversary Show in August
05.20.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.18.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
05.15.17Autographed CD Sale Ends Tuesday
05.12.17New Single is Our Most Creative Ever
05.12.177 Autographed CDs (Ends Tuesday)
05.12.1710 Little Opinions: Brief Notes from Fans All Over
05.12.17Happy Birthday, Moose!
05.08.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
04.28.17Bible Quizzers Celebrate with ApX Victory Song
04.28.17How About New Shirts and a New DVD?
04.28.17New Single Spoofs Van Halen & Loverboy
04.24.17New Single Spoofs 2 Bands That Epitomized the 80's
04.22.17New Zealand Fan Listens to ApX Several Hours a Day
04.22.17ApX as Big in Japan as in the United States
04.21.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
04.21.17New CD BOGO Deal Ends Sunday Night
04.18.17The Latest News from ApologetiX 4-18-17
04.14.17More ApologetiX Easter Videos on YouTube
04.14.17Prayer Request for Longtime Fan in Alabama
04.11.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 80s
04.05.17Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.05.17Clue for Replacement Song on Next Single
04.05.17ApX Plays Moon, Venus, and Mars
04.03.17Why Does ApologetiX Need Help Now?
03.30.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.30.17Air India: ApX Interviewed by Radio One India
03.30.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.30.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More

New Year's Eve: ApologetiX Superfans Converge on KY
Thu., Jan. 6. 2005 1:34am EST

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Of course not, especially on New Year's Eve! That's why it was so cool that a bunch of our "auld acquaintances" converged on Smithland KY to make our New Year's Eve concert last Saturday an unforgettable experience.

In fact, so many of them arrived early that when we went to get food at McDonald's before the show, we filled the place with band members, family and friends. We were worried that we were keeping the McDonald's staff past their early closing time, but we found out after the show that the cooks were actually fans who were already planning to attend the concert. Is that cool or what?

When the members of ApologetiX talk about our fans, we all agree that you're the greatest. We can't believe how many of you are willing to drive long distances to see us multiple times in multiple states. We're not the Grateful Dead, but we are grateful you come to see us "live" so often!

Many of our most frequent fans were in attendance New Year's Eve, including Jon, Carol & Missy Eklof from Minnesota; Chris and Alex Christopherson from Wisconsin; Marty, Carrie & Nicole "Trunk Girl" Waite from Tennessee; Audra Knatcal (and sister Alayna) from Missouri; Anne Edwards from Alabama, and even one who actually lives in Kentucky, Dave Barnett :)

If you combined all the ApologetiX concerts those people have attended, it might rival the number of ApologetiX concerts we band members have attended. In fact, each of those groups and/or individuals above have seen us play in at least five different states, and all but one has seen us play in at least six different states!

Which ApologetiX fans have seen us the most times in the most states? Our wives, of course! Three of them were in attendance, J.'s wife, Lisa; Keith's wife, Krista; and Bill Rieger's wife, Chris. Three of our unofficial roadie-types were also in attendance, Bob Flaherty (who has been both our drummer and soundman), Micah Clausen and Steve Hopkins. Although these guys are great friends who have all seen us many times in many states and have volunteered much time and energy to the ApologetiX effort, they've often come along in the band van as helpers, so we can't accurately compare them with the rest of our fans.

To the best of our knowledge, the non-relative/non-roadie who has seen us the most times in the most states is Jon Eklof, who has seen us at 27 concerts in nine states (MN, WI, IL, MI, OH, PA, KY, IN, AL). Jon's wife, Carol, and daughter, Missy have seen us at 24 concerts in seven and eight states, respectively. And they've driven over 15,000 miles to do it ... all since February 2002!

Audra Knatcal, who also saw her first ApologetiX concert in February 2002, has been to 23 concerts in seven states (MO, KS, MN, IL, SD, KY, WI). She and her sister, Alaina were the only two non-related fans (to us, not to each other, of course) in attendance besides ApologetiX alumnus Bob Flaherty who were also at last year's New Year's Eve concert in South Dakota.

Chris Christopherson and her son Alex are rapidly gaining on Audra and the Eklofs (sounds like a girl group from the sixties, doesn't it)? By the end of 2004, they had driven over 8,700 miles to see ApologetiX at 17 shows in eight different states (GA, IL,WI,MI, IN, LA, MO and KY) including seven states in 2004 alone, and had brought 21 different people with them, most of whom were attending their first Christian concert. It's no wonder Chris' favorite ApologetiX song is "Wherever You Will Sow."

Anne Edwards doesn't know how many ApologetiX concerts she's attended, but ironically none of them were in the state where she lives, Alabama, although we've played there a couple times since she first met us. Anne has seen us in FL, LA, MS, GA, TN, and KY, however. She first met us at Grace Fest in Pensacola several years ago, and started volunteering to work our table and has volunteered at every concert she's attended since. She has been an incredible blessing to us and has never seen an entire concert, because she's always working at the table.

Dave Barnett is the only six-state ApologetiX fan who has driven to nearly every concert via motorcycle. The one time we recall he came by car, Dave told us "I came in a cage." Marty, Carrie & Nicole "Trunk Girl" Waite are the only family of ApologetiX fans to include both a person who has fallen into an empty baptismal while trying to photograph a concert and a person who has spent part of an ApologetiX trip in the trunk of a car.

Although she couldn't attend our New Year's Eve concert, honorable mention should go to Wanda Rose Bush, who designs and sews many of the shirts and pants you see the band wear onstage (including New Year's Eve) and has seen us perform at 19 concerts in six different states. Like Anne Edwards, Wanda spends much of her time at ApologetiX concerts doing volunteer work. She's also the person who made those lovely tablecloths that everybody compliments us on for our CD tables.

Editor's note: We're not trying to turn this into a competition. We know that some of you aren't far behind those folks in number of concerts (DelRay, Shaleigh et al) and/or in number of states! Thank you all for your wonderful support! And if somehow you have already exceeded the records above and we have overlooked you, please let us know!