ApX Plays Moon, Venus, and Mars
Wed., Apr. 5. 2017 10:53am EDT
On this date 15 years ago, ApologetiX played Mars. It was a natural progression: Moon ('92), Venus ('98), and Mars ('02).
We played Moon Township PA (people here call it "Moon") on May 29, 1992. We played "Venus" by The Shocking Blue (spoofed as "Jesus") and released it on December, 11 1998 on our Jesus Christ Morningstar CD. Then we played in Mars PA on April 5, 2002.
All kidding aside, that concert in Mars PA almost ended in tragedy. Just minutes into the ride home, J. and his family were stopped at a red light when a drunk driver plowed into them at full speed.
J.'s car was totaled, but all passengers were OK, although we took them to a hospital to make sure. His wife, Lisa, was pregnant at the time with their second daughter, Heather, who would be born the following month. Their oldest daughter, Janna, who was five at the time, had been in the back seat.
With a baby on the way, J. and Lisa had been praying for a way to get a minivan. That wasn't the way they were expecting it to happen, but all's well that ends well. The other driver was OK, too. We praise God for His protection and His provision.
We'd show you some photos, but people didn't walk around with cameras on their phones back then! You'd have to check the police report.
ApologetiX trivia: The first parody J. wrote in the new minivan was "Corinthians," our parody of "In the End" by Linkin Park.