Parousia wrapped up the month of September with a gig at one of our most favorite clubs, the Plant-6 on Delaware Ave. in Kenmore. Mostly because we knew what to expect… from load-in to sound-check we knew the Plant-6 like the back of our hand. For the most part we had the run of the place and were very seldom told what to do unless we dared inhibit the production of the sacred Friday Fish-Fry dinner. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable and because the club was close to home base, we knew we could rely on seeing familiar faces in the audience… and some of ‘em even liked us! 😛
September was an incredibly busy month for Parousia. At this point, the band was like a freight-train barreling down the side of a mountain. Parousia played 10 shows in September alone, starting on Thursday, September 3rd at Uncle Sam’s, a live radio broadcast on WGRQ (97 Rock), one of the highest-high-points of our career.
On Friday and Saturday, September 4th & 5th, the band played a weekend gig at the Plant-6 (live audio recordings are posted elsewhere on this site). On Thursday September 10th, we were back for an encore performance at Uncle’s Sam’s opening for the Beez.
On September 11th we played a concert in the social hall of Buffalo State College along with a new ‘up and coming’ band called JDM Hybrid, (JDM rehearsed across the hallway from our room at Keith Gregor’s Music Mall). Then we played three more gigs in a row.
On Thursday, September 17th at the Starting Gate Café in Buffalo; on Friday September 18th, at the Rusty Nail in Jamestown, NY; and then on Saturday, September 19th at the Wooden Nickel in Olean, NY. >whew<
The following week the band played on Friday September 25th at the Kinfolk Corral in Franklinville, NY (a country rock bar, which was a HUGE mismatch!). Now, we were ending the month’s string of successes on a Saturday night, back at the ol’ familiar Plant-6 in Kenmore, NY for which we were paid $150.00.
Gregg Filippone came along to set-up the audio and run the sound board. Mike Carroll set-up and ran the lights. Head roadie, Dave Styn was there to corral the troops, Keith Huels, Tom Miller and Steve Styn. Expenses (less the truck-rental) cost us exactly $150.00. The truck rental cost $133.00 but part of that rental cost was shared with last night’s gig at the Kinfolk Corral in Franklinville.