Following Parousia’s concert at Buff State College “Drink and Drown”, March 6th and successful coup at the Fast Annie’s “Spring Jam”, March 15th there was the band’s concert at Daemen College, Friday night, March 20, 1981.
At this point in the band’s career, we were enjoying the fact we could officially label ourselves as “Buffalo Recording Artists” thanks to our song “Miss Ogyny” landing a track on the WGRQ 97 Rock album “Buffalo Rocks” and all of the resulting FM radio airplay that went with it.
College gigs were the best (because typically colleges paid more than the clubs) and Daemen was no different. Daemen’s performance hall had a nice wide stage with a spacious backstage/dressing room.
Later that night, the hall filled with liquored-up college-aged folks who very enthusiastic to hear live music played loudly while in their inebriated state.
Fortunately, Parousia was ready and set to meet their expectations by performing popular classic-rock party tunes like, “Let’s Go” and “Just What I Needed”, by the Cars; “Surrender” and “He’s a Whore” by Cheap Trick, “All Day and All of the Night”, “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks; “My Sharona” by The Knack; “Suffragette City” and “Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie; “My Generation”, “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The WHO, “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benetar and “Sing Child Sing” by Heart. “One Way or Another” and “I Know, But I Don’t Know” by Blondie. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Train Kept’a Rollin’” by Aerosmith. Plus progressive rock tunes like “Cross Eyed Mary” by Jethro Tull, “Hocus Pocus” by Focus and “White Punks On Dope” by The Tubes. A few of Parousia’s originals were thrown in the mix, “Miss Ogyny”, “Angel” and “Myron”, (a nine-minute rock operetta).
Overall, Parousia was very well received at Daemen College; the students, alumni and faculty liked our mini-concert and forthwith re-booked us to return next year and we looked forward to it!