Parousia’s Second Gig at Frank’s Casa Nova, Friday, September 14, 1979

Parousia 1979: Plotting to take over the world in the ‘lair of death’ (aka: Kim’s basement) before the gig.

Parousia 1979: Plotting to take over the world in the ‘lair of death’ (aka: Kim’s basement) before the gig.

 

Parousia Franks Casa Nova, Friday, September 12th 1979

The show attendance was much much better this night, and at the end of the show we were all pretty much exhausted after ‘giving it all away’ to the audience.

We  had a lot to do before we all went home to rest in the early morning and on top of it all, we had another gig to play later in the afternoon.

“Summer in the City”, an art & music festival behind a club named Curran’s smack in the middle of downtown Buffalo across from ‘Hutch Tech’ high school.

Curran's live outdoor music festival 09-15-79

Curran’s live outdoor music festival 09-15-79

Kim Watts seemed to have lots of energy. So much so she volunteered (insisted) on backing-up our U-Haul (a 14-foot box-truck) to the loading door on the East Ferry side of the street.  None of us had the strength to try and stop her. She made up her mind and that was that.  Well, Kim didn’t quite make it successfully to the loading door… instead she backed into the glass wall next to the loading-door!

I’ll never forget the sound when the back-bumper of the truck smashed through the cubed-shaped crystal-glass. Glass flew everywhere!

Then, that sinking feeling upon realizing that not only were we not getting paid for tonight’s work, we owed money to Frank for the repairs… not good news considering how broke we were.

It took a lot of money to keep the Parousia train rolling and at times like this, it seemed like we were just running out of track.

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