Parousia at the Buffalo Backstage Music Awards 11/23/1981

 
Parousia performs 'MYRON' at the Buffalo backstage music awards Nov. 23,1981

Parousia performs ‘MYRON’ at the Buffalo backstage music awards Nov. 23,1981

Parousia was nominated for two categories in the 1st annual Buffalo Backstage Music awards:
1) Best Show Group
2) Best Male Vocalist – Patt Connolly

This one, I remember.  It was at Rooftops on Seneca Street, a huge venue (I saw a triple feature there once, Twisted Sister, Queensryche and a new group called Metallica.  I interviewed Dee Snider for a local music rag, but that’s a story for another day).

Anyway, the place was packed, had to be at least a thousand people there.  All the most popular bands were there, along with their families, loved ones and fans.  Everyone did their predictable little performances, some very good, of course.  Then we took the stage and performed ‘Myron’, a musically disjointed, sometimes ominous, sometimes dissonant, mini-rock opera about a mentally disturbed young man, in our blood stained smocks, straight jackets and wild eyed antics.

When we finished, there was dead silence…  I looked out and jaws were literally dropped – – it was hilarious.  Thank you Bob for writing that song, that is one of my most precious memories, I’ve never seen anything like that – – absolutely priceless!

Rick Falkowski & Dale Anderson

Rick Falkowski & Dale Anderson

1981 Buffalo Evening News Review of Buffalo backstage music awards Nov. 23 1981

1981 Buffalo Evening News Review of Buffalo backstage music awards Nov. 23 1981

198 ticket Buffalo backstage music awards Nov. 23 1981

198 ticket Buffalo backstage music awards Nov. 23 1981

Best Male Vocalist Nominees 1981

Best Male Vocalist Nominees 1981

Flyer for Buffalo Backstage Music Awards Night at Rooftops

Flyer for Buffalo Backstage Music Awards Night at Rooftops

Parousia Poster 1981

Buffalo show groups Poster 1981

Buffalo Music Day Proclamation

Mayor Jimmy Griffin Declares November 23 1981 Buffalo Music Day

Parousia Newsletter November 1981

Parousia Newsletter November 1981

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