This was the band’s second show at “the Gate”. The club was full of South Buffalo locals on a Saturday night and they were ready to party. Nary the band Parousia to disappoint!
The first go-around at the Starting Gate, we had Kim Watts, female vocalist in the band. After her departure, the band moved on, tightened their performance together as a band and learned a crop of new songs like “Toronto Tonto’s” by Max Webster, “Clones” by Alice Cooper, “Squonk” & “Abacab” by Genesis, and “Perpetual Change” by Yes.
Then, there were the usual Parousia classics, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “My Generation” and “Behind Blue Eyes” by The WHO, “White Punks On Dope”, by the Tubes, “Love Her Madly” by the Doors and “Train Kept a-Rollin’” by Aerosmith, are but a few…
Parousia injected a few songs of their own into each set, among them, “Lucifer’s Lament” written by Garth Huels, “Myron” written by Bob Lowden and “Revelation” written by Patt Connolly.
Tonight’s show came in the middle of a busy month for the band, starting with a favorable review of Parousia’s live radio-show broadcast from Uncle Sam’s published in the October edition of Buffalo Backstage Magazine. This gave the band a nice publicity bump.
The band brought in a few new ‘fans’ tonight, evident by the number of jaws dropping when the band dimmed the lights and played their rendition of “Second Coming / Ballad Of Dwight Fry” by Alice Cooper. Ah-h-h, good times!
Parousia’s entourage for the night consisted of Gregg Filippone mixing sound, Mike Carroll running lights and “head roadie” Dave Styn. Other roadies included Keith Huels, Tom Miller, Paul and Randy. The road crew expense totaled $150.00, truck rental was another $54.00 and gas was another $15.00. Backstage Productions took their 15%, ($38.00). All in all, the expense for tonight’s show totaled $265.00; more than what the band was paid to play, leaving us $15.00 “in the hole”.
On Friday night at the Starting Gate Café, the band Cheater took the stage for a Foreigner tribute party. Both Cheater and Parousia appear on the first 97 Rock album, “Buffalo Rocks”. Cheater’s track: “Ten Cent Love Affair”. Parousia’s track: “MissOgyny”