‘Keep Running’ Video Release Party at The Chamber, Dec. 22, 1984

 

This was our third concert at the Chamber and the official Parousia “Keep Running” video release party. It took time but eventually we became more proficient at producing a showcase performance.  For this ‘invitation only’ event we offered free beer, free food live music and the first public viewing of Parousia’s “Keep Running” video for our friends and fans. A pretty good deal on a cold winter’s night in Buffalo N.Y.

We finished mastering the “Keep Running” video back in October and began distributing select copies in November. We decided to have our video release party in December because our audio /video engineer Gregg Filippone would be in town visiting for Christmas.  It was a fine holiday gathering of family, friends and well wishers.

After a special live performance of select Parousia songs, the band played the “Keep Running” video.  The party became so big, it spilled over into the adjoining upper flat where I lived with my room-mate Jim Couch.

Here are some promo pics from the video release party and photos of the ensuing melee known as the after-party…

Parousia at the Chamber December 1984

Parousia’s “Keep Running” video promo pics from the Chamber, December 1984

Patt Connolly - the Chamber, December 1984

Patt Connolly – the Chamber, December 1984

Patt Connolly - Keyboards at the Chamber December 1984

Patt Connolly – Keyboards at the Chamber December 1984

Garth Huels in the Chamber, December 1984

Garth Huels – The Chamber, December 1984

Robert Lowden in the Chamber, December 1984

Robert Lowden and Gerry North Cannizzaro rockin’ out at the Chamber, December 1984

Garth Huels Rocks The Chamber in December 1984

Searing through the music with a power chord like a machete in the night.

Patt Connolly Jamming at The Chamber in December 1984

Follow me, I’m the pied piper, can’t you see?

Garth Huels Haunts The Chamber, December 1984

Garth Huels haunts The Chamber, December 1984

Gerry Cannizzaro_ at The Chamber, December 1984

Gerry North Cannizzaro and his incredible futuristic drum kit – the Chamber, December 1984

Spinal Tap1984 - Rumor has it that the lads came to our show and stole our fashion ideas. You decide...

Spinal Tap 1984 – Rumor has it these lads were at Parousia’s show and ‘borrowed’ the band’s fashion ideas… You decide.

Rare, coveted invite for Parousia's video release party at The Chamber 12.22.1984

Rare, coveted invite card for Parousia’s video release party at The Chamber, December 22, 1984

Robert S. Lowden & Mike Zernheld (eating) mingling with the crowd

Bassist Robert S. Lowden & good friend Mike Zernheld mingling with the crowd.

Keith Huels came back to town for the debut

Keith Huels back in town to see his big brother in the video debut.

It's time to Par-tay. Congrats Parousia!

It’s time to par-tay, oh and ‘congrats’ on the awesome video Parousia!

Plenty of unhealthy behaviors is what makes a video release party great

Plenty of unhealthy behaviors is what makes a video release party great

Yellow shirt guy was voted 'most likely to become a mafia don'

Yellow shirt guy was voted ‘most likely to become a mafia don’

Can we see the video again -giggle-

Can we see the video again –giggle

Pay no attention to the type of plant behind me

Pay no attention to the type of plant behind me…

Thanks for the righteous party Parousia dudes..

Thanks for the righteous party Parousia dudes…

Rolling some magical herb

Rolling some magical herb? Next comes ‘Puff’ the Magic Dragon…

The video 'Keep Running' changed my Life...

The video ‘Keep Running’ changed my life…

We both just saw 'Keep Running' and we'll never be the same.

We both just saw ‘Keep Running’ and we’ll never be the same.

It's weird man, I'm still seeing the music...

Whoa, it’s weird man, I still see the music…

I must find Parousia if I am to learn the secret behind Keep Running

I must find Parousia if I am to learn the secret behind Keep Running…

Jim thinks he knows the secret behind the video...

Does Jim know the secret behind the video..?

Some nice relaxing tokes with the hafling leaf 'Old Toby'

Enjoying some well earned comforts with the Hafling leaf, ‘Old Toby’

Viddy well my droogs, viddy well

Viddy well my droogs, viddy well…

 Paula & the coveted multi-color Parousia logo T-shirt

Paula wearing a one-of-a-kind multi-colored Parousia logo T-shirt

I am the director of Keep Running and I know the secret meaning

Ger says, “I am the director of the ‘Keep Running’ video and I am privy to its secret meaning”.

You guys are crazy, i'm callin' a cab

You guys are crazy, i’m callin’ a cab…

2 comments for “‘Keep Running’ Video Release Party at The Chamber, Dec. 22, 1984

  1. Michael J Hayek Jr
    October 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I remember watching you guys practice there .

  2. Craig Davison
    October 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Too… much… eighties…

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