This was one of those special nights for the band where it all just seemed to fall into place. Parousia played one set of music comprised of our most popular tunes and the party animals in the Buff State social hall showed their appreciation (and then some) once we took the stage after JDM Hybrid finished their set.
Technically, JDM Hybrid was the headliner…. they had more promotion for the show (their photo was the only one shown on the official flyer advertising the gig) but Parousia stole the show and was paid $250.00 while JDM Hybrid earned $16.00.
Not only did the band give a flawless performance we actually made some money after all was said and done. Gregg Filippone was enlisted to set up the P.A. and run the sound board for $45.00. Dave Styn, Parousia’s ‘head roadie’ was paid $30.00 and Keith Huels and Tom (Tim) Miller each were paid $10.00 for their tireless contributions. Mike Carroll set-up and ran the light-show for $45.00. Barry was reimbursed $15.00 gas money (for lugging us around in his car to and from the gig) and the truck rental cost $58.00. All-in-all the expense for this show totaled $213.00 which netted the band $37.00 for the night.
Strange factoid: Who could have guessed that exactly twenty-years later there would be a series of coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda and we would forever know September 11th as “9-11“.