Buffalo State Dance Marathon – Saturday 11.08.1980
*** Preceding our November 8th performance at the Buffalo State College “SUPERDANCE”, Garth Huels recorded a commercial on WZIR (Wizard Radio) 98+ on November 2nd. Playing in the background was Parousia’s song “Miss Ogyny” (our track from the first 97 Rock homegrown album). This helped boost our attendance and notoriety substantially.
Parousia rocked the house on this night. We played in the social hall at ‘prime time’, 10:30 pm. It was a packed house and people were partying hard and in great spirits (the beer was cheap). It was a tremendous success for us and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The idea of this gig was to provide ‘non-stop music’ and to keep the audience dancing for as long as possible. The longer they danced, the more money was raised and donated to the cause.
We performed with some great acts this night: “The Keys” (a Beatles tribute band), local recording artists “The Road,” and our Music Mall neighbors, “Stross Fletcher” (with keyboardist, Bruce Decker). Also of note, the band “Cisco Ducks”, (with guitarist Tom Fenton).
Based on the audience reaction that evening, Parousia stole the show!
Buffalo State College 03.06.1981
Our second gig at Buff State College was an early start for us at 9:00 pm. We were used to starting around 10:00-10:30 pm on most nights. Nonetheless, It quickly became a big crowd that got out of control (just the way we liked it)! Heck, what can you expect with spring in the air and college students attending a $3.00 “drink and drown!”
I remember us performing a version of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” that really connected with these party animals.
The ‘Fa-King’ reference on the below flyer is a pun relating Buffalo’s “Talking Proud” promo to a Steve Martin comedy skit that was very popular at the time.
Six months later in September, Parousia played another monster gig at Buff State College. We have lots of photos for this particular show and decided to post them on a separate page. Here’s the link: Parousia Rocks Buffalo State College 9.11.1981