Parousia was nominated for two categories in the 1st annual Buffalo Backstage Music awards:
1) Best Show Group
2) Best Male Vocalist – Patt Connolly
This one, I remember. It was at Rooftops on Seneca Street, a huge venue (I saw a triple feature there once, Twisted Sister, Queensryche and a new group called Metallica. I interviewed Dee Snider for a local music rag, but that’s a story for another day).
Anyway, the place was packed, had to be at least a thousand people there. All the most popular bands were there, along with their families, loved ones and fans. Everyone did their predictable little performances, some very good, of course. Then we took the stage and performed ‘Myron’, a musically disjointed, sometimes ominous, sometimes dissonant, mini-rock opera about a mentally disturbed young man, in our blood stained smocks, straight jackets and wild eyed antics.
When we finished, there was dead silence… I looked out and jaws were literally dropped – – it was hilarious. Thank you Bob for writing that song, that is one of my most precious memories, I’ve never seen anything like that – – absolutely priceless!