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).
Parousia took the stage at the ‘prime spot, 10:30 pm! It was a packed house in the Buff State Social Hall and people were partying hard and in great spirits (the cheap beer helped). It was a good night for us (and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association). The idea behind this gig was to provide ‘non-stop music’ and keep the audience dancing for as long as possible. The longer they danced, the more money was raised and donated to the cause.
Parousia performed alongside 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/flutist, Bruce Decker). Also of note, the band “Cisco Ducks”, (with guitarist Tom Fenton).
Based on the audience reaction that evening, Parousia stole the show. Hey, someone had to!