Sunday, June 26: Military Base in MD (Open to Public)
Sat., Jun. 18. 2005 10:26pm EDT
Sunday, June 26, we're playing a special concert in Aberdeen, MD (36 miles from Baltimore and 77 miles from Washington, D.C.). Sponsored by the U.S. Army, this free concert takes place on a military base, but it's open to the public.
It's our first trip to Maryland since late 1998, and our first trip to a military base since we played Fort Benning, GA in March 2003. That trip to Fort Benning had a few interesting twists. First, our airline lost all our equipment for a day, so we had to go to a local Georgia music store and borrow instruments to play. Second, it was the only time we ever saw people doing four-man interlocking push-ups to the sounds of "I Love Apostle Paul"!
We're amazed by the number of ApologetiX fans in uniform in various places around the world. Nobody will ever mistake us for "'Weird Al' Yankovic meets Bob Hope," but it's exciting to get a chance to play for the troops once in a while. Our dads all served in the military. In fact, our keyboardist, Bill Hubuaer, was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while his dad was stationed there.
As stated above, the concert is free and open to the public, but adults must bring a photo ID and proof of car insurance.