Columbus Day was a day-off for some people but not the majority, so we weren’t sure on the number of friends and fans that would show up in North Hollywood on Monday night when on Tuesday morning many had to get-up early for work. As it turned out, we had an excellent crowd! Several people in the audience were ‘return customers’, mostly women who remembered Parousia from the March 3rd gig at the FM Station when the band opened for male exotic dancer review… OYE!
The band went on hiatus for the entire summer of 1991. When we re-grouped, we had time for only one dress-rehearsal to get things on track before our first scheduled performance at the world famous Troubadour in West Hollywood on 09/21/1991, followed by tonight’s show at the FM Station in North Hollywood on 10/14/1991.
To advertise tonight’s show, Patt Connolly wrote the August edition of the Parousia newsletter. He talked about my infamous van, a Ford ‘Club Wagon’ igniting and burning into a crispy fritter on the streets of Hollywood and then Parousia’s new costumes for the upcoming shows this fall. Now that’s entertainment!
The FM Station came equipped with professional sound and lighting services. Their support staff helped PAROUSIA’s performances look and sound their best on the big FM stage. To orchestrate the timing of the stage-lights we had our road-tech (Bill Simms, former Parousia bassist and keyboardist in the 70’s and 80’s) work alongside the FM Station crew. The rest of our entourage , Bobby Force (spotlight) , Rob Rader (special effects) and Jennifer Mikel (wardrobe, props) helped us pull-off a solid Columbus Day show.