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This Past Weekend in MI & OH
Mon., Jul. 3. 2006 3:09pm EDT

You know the old Independence Day anti-alcohol saying goes, "If you go forth with a fifth on the Fourth, you might not go forth on the fifth. Well, we don't plan on drinking anything, but we will PLAY our fifth consecutive concert in five days on the Fourth.

We had a great time in Kentwood MI (Grand Rapids), Garfield Heights OH (Cleveland), and Steubenville OH on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The fun continues Monday in Brockway PA and Tuesday in Mexia TX.

Here's a nice note from longtime ApologetiX fan Bruce Benning who caught the show in Cleveland Saturday night:

I came out to see you guys on Saturday night at Garfield Hts. I wanted to bring my wife, but I miscommunicated the date to her and she had other plans that night. I'm in the doghouse for that one because she wanted to see AVALON.

That was the first time I experienced ApologetiX live outdoors, and what a pleasant experience. Apart for the minor technical problems during the first tune, it was a lot of fun. Shorter than the other times I've seen you but no less the fun ... Whether indoors or outdoors, you guys never disappoint, and you always give it your all.


Before the Cleveland show, we also got to meet another local media personality, Cleveland television anchorwoman and radio host Robin Swoboda, and her son, Matt, whom she told us is a huge ApologetiX fan. Robin's husband, former NFL punter Bryan Wagner (Browns, Bears, Chargers), was also in attendance.

Of course, what's a big concert weekend without a VANecdote. We all drove separately to Sunday's Steubenville concert since it was so close to our homes. Our bass player, Keith "Holy Driver" Haynie, was there early as usual, because he drives and takes care of the ApologetiX van, and we just had to laugh (until it hurt) when we arrived to load in and the hood was up. It overheated again.

Our keyboard player, Bill "How Come I Don't Have a Fancy Name" Hubauer, came to the rescue by towing our trailer with his suburban. Seriously, though, Bill did ponder aloud why he had no nickname this weekend. Sure, many of us call him "Hubie," but he said he'd prefer a fancy animal nickname like "Tiger."

Speaking of names, somebody got Keith's name wrong again for the umpteenth time this past weekend. This time it was in an article in the Grand Rapids local newspaper Friday in which he was referred to as Keith Hayner. We can only guess that the writer might have accidentally combined Keith's last name with that of the bass player on our "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" CD, Steve Kayner (Haynie + Kayner = Hayner).

Special thanks to:

our concert coordinators: Tim Hamm (Kentwood), Dan Spacagna (Garfield Heights), Derek and Brandi Leasure (Steubenville), Kay Boyd Rowe (Brockway), and Harvey Cox (Mexia).

our CD table volunteers: Barb, Ada, and Becky (Kentwood), Vicki, Liz, Meghan, and Julie (Garfield Heights), Jenn, Marla, Heidi, Beverly, Megan, and Elle (Steubenville).

our roadies: Rich and Larry (Garfield Heights, Steubenville, and Brockway) and Greg (Steubenville and Brockway).

our radio support: The Fish 95.5 FM in Cleveland.

in-store coordinator: Josh at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids.