This was our twelfth and final show at the Chamber and the warm up group was “The Cry” a new local band with a Goth-Rock type of sound. Parousia took the stage at Midnight as usual.
The strobe light flashing from the second floor window of the warehouse signaled to the neighborhood that the show as on. We had a great Saturday send off crowd. We announced that we were leaving and that Robert was going to California later that month.
I’m not sure how many of our fans believed it… not sure how many of us in the band believed it! I had a serious girlfriend at the time that I was planning a future with and Garth had a job he really liked at Starseed Enterprise.
Still, we made our plans for the band and hoped everyone had the same heart to see the plans through. For the final show, we had John McGovern mixing the sound and my brother Barry Cannizzaro (aka: the dim-witted guitar player) working the lights. Mark Sparacio and his lovely girlfriend Anne Carncross ran the slide show.
After the show, we made plans for another party of sorts, with beer, food and the task of taking down all of the equipment, backdrops, and multi-media stuff and then load it into a truck and store it in a rented room down the street at “Ultimate Storage” at Kenmore and Delaware. Then, we had to clean the place up… A daunting task because over the years as projects grew, Parousia expanded and took over the entire floor except for a small office in the hallway leased by a labor union.
Robert had co-opted the two small offices in the corner. One room was for painting, the other for sculpting. The sculpting room was used to shoot Robert’s “dream sequence” for the “Keep Running” video. Both rooms were a disaster, chemicals, paints and melted plastic, filthy cloths. Then there were two more rooms backstage, one of them had my Kent drum kit in it and a spare amp. We used it as a warm up room and sometimes a writing room. It took the entire band and many friendly helping hands two full weekends to clear and clean all those rooms.