It Happened Last Weekend Near Pittsburgh & Cleveland
Thu., Mar. 17. 2005 2:00am EST
Thanks to all of you who came to see us last weekend in Columbiana OH and New Castle PA.
Once again, we had wonderful crowds at each concert, including a number of fans who decided to attend both of them. Of course, we tried to keep thing from getting boring by making Sunday's set list much different than Friday's.
We've gotta give a shout out to Chris Christopherson and her son Alex, who on Friday became the first fans to see ApologetiX in 10 states. The Illinois-based duo plan to break that record next weekend in West Virginia, believe it or not. And it's not like they have to travel that distance just to see a rock and roll band. Chris actually works at a store where Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen does some of his grocery shopping.
Speaking of celebrity musicians, we had two guest drummers on Sunday -- WORD-FM's Marty Minto sat in for "Jacob's Name is Israel" and former ApologetiX drummer (and Word Records sales rep) Keith Harrold joined us for "Cheap Birds," one of the three songs he played on our "Keep the Change" CD (He played all of the songs on our "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" project, too.)
Keith was also on hand during our February 26 concert in Irwin PA, along with Jeff Pakula, our original drummer (from 1990-93), and Fred Behanna, our drummer from the "Biblical Graffiti/Spoofernatural" era (from 1999-01), who played drums on "Kick in the Wall" and "I Love Apostle Paul" at the Irwin show.
Special thanks to our drummer Bill "Moose" Rieger, who is as accommodating as Johnny Carson was in regard to letting guest hosts temporarily take his seat.