Last Saturday: DVD Shoot Pt. 2 in Kewanee IL
Tue., May. 3. 2005 12:00pm EDT
We think everybody involved will agree that last Saturday's concert in Kewanee IL was worth the wait. Originally scheduled for Friday, April 8, the show had been rescheduled when our lead singer, J. Jackson, got strep throat.
But the Kewanee concert wasn't the only thing we had to give a second try last Saturday. Although we'd had a full video crew taping our April 1 concert in Greenfield IN for our upcoming "live" DVD, that concert had problems with both the sound system and sickness affecting the vocals, so we filmed and recorded the Kewanee concert to supplement the project.
Like the April 1 concert in Indiana, last Saturday in Kewanne was sold out, with standing room only. However, unlike the April 1 show, we had no problems with the sound system or the vocals. Praise God! Speaking of praising God, our videographer, Eric Pensendstadler was doing that after surviving his ride home after we all parted ways on Sunday. Here's his report:
"While driving home from Karl's Sunday evening I was on the turnpike when one of my tires literally fell off my truck! I safely skidded to a stop on the side of the road, and the tire bounced over the medium and struck another vehicle causing minor damage [shattered the passenger side window and sheared off the side mirror and door handle], but no injuries (amazingly!). With Karl's help we found the tire and got my truck to a 'doctor.'
"I recently had my truck inspected, and fortunately (for me) the garage who did the inspection is assuming full responsibility for the accident for not tightening the lugnuts, and is going to fix my truck for no cost to me. The whole thing could have very easily been so much worse for me and the other people involved, but PRAISE GOD everything remained relatively minor."
In addition to praising God for Eric's safe deliverance, Saturday's concert was a good time to praise God for all the long-time fans and friends who showed up, including six families that have seen ApologetiX 20 times each (no exaggeration): the Christophersons, the Davises, the Eklofs, the Matheys, the Sugdens, and the Whittiers. Christophersons are also planning to see us in Alabama this weekend, which is about 600 miles from Kewanee and 670 miles from their home!
When we take stock of all the fans and friends that come to see us so often in so many places, we get a glimpse of how and why the Apostle Paul had so many names to include in his greeting to the church at Rome in Romans chapter 16. Just as those people encouraged Paul on his way, all of you are such an encouragement to us! And, we echo Paul's sentiments from Philippians 1:3, "I thank my God every time I remember you."