Eric Allen and Coppelia with Stellar Kart, which will be at Ichthus. Left to right: Brian Calcara, Coppelia, Adam Agee, Cody Pellerin, Eric and Jordan Messer. Photo from Air1.com.
So, this morning around 7:15, the Air1 morning team of Eric and Coppelia started giving a shout out to Lexington and Danville -- many thanks -- which quickly evolved into a discussion about how maybe they ought to come to the Ichthus Festival.
Well, you oughtta! You mean you don't have your plane tickets yet!?
OK, they sounded a tad on the fence about the deal, so I suggest we show the California duo some good ol' Southern hospitality and invite them. Really, Jeff James won't mind.
Why would they want to come? Well . . .
~ It is the oldest Christian pop festival on the planet, Janet, so come engage with some history.
~ From the mainstage area, you can see cows grazing in the distance. Do that at AtlantaFest.
~ The headliners: Casting Crowns, tobyMac and Jeremy Camp. That's some good headlining.
~ You can drink Ale-8-1 at Ichthus. Do that at Cornerstone.
~ Did we mention David Crowder, Kutless and Skillet?
~ We'll take you out for Hot Browns, something not served anywhere near Creation -- either Creation.
~ The Ascenxion competition winner will play Friday evening -- great chance for you guys to discover a new band and talk them up on air.
~ Michael W. Smith came to Ichthus before he was Michael W. Smith, so if it was good enough for Smitty . . .
~ It has not rained at Ichthus in two years. Seriously.
~ Don't you think the nation wants to hear, "Live, from Wilmore, it's Eric and Coppelia!"
Obviously, we think so. So send the guys some e-mail. Comment on their blog. Remind them the center of the Christian rock universe will be Wilmore June 11-14, so they might as well be in it. I also want to ask Coppelia if her folks were big ballet fans.