A Weekend With Parousia At The Plant 6 – September 4 & 5, 1981

 

Here are several cover songs performed by Parousia, recorded live at the Plant 6 in Kenmore, NY.

The Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY.

The Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY.

In the month of September 1981, the band was on a high-note. Following the departure of our singer Kim Watts at the end of May, Parousia (now a six piece band) kept performing non-stop.  Just last night we played live on the radio at a special event at Uncle Sam’s where the band was broadcast live over the radio on WGRQ FM, 97 Rock.

Parousia performing the Alice Cooper song, “Clones” at the Plant 6, September 4 -5, 1981

Parousia performing the Alice Cooper song, “Clones” at the Plant 6, September 4 -5, 1981

Now, tonight we were back in Kenmore NY at one of our favorite clubs, the Plant 6.  We had lots of friends and fans show up on this night to check us out after hearing us on the radio.  We recorded the Saturday night show at the Plant 6 and have posted the audio right here. Some surviving songs from that recording include:

  • “Myron” (an original song)
  • “All Day & All of the Night”
  • “Hocus Pocus”
  • “Locomotive Breath”
  • “A Day in the Life”
  • “Toronto Tontos”
  • “Hymn 41”
  • “Ridin’ the Storm Out”
  • “Start Me Up”
  • “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’”
  • “Clones”
  • “Squonk”
  • “Subway Terror”
Parousia performs their original song “Myron” at the Plant 6, September, 1981

Parousia performs their original song “Myron” at the Plant 6, September, 1981

Parousia at the Plant 6, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5, 1981

Parousia at the Plant 6, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5, 1981

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Parousia Financial Record for Plant 6 September 1981

The band was paid $500.00 to play Friday and Saturday night at the Plant 6. Gregg Filippone helped set up the P.A. and ran the sound on both nights for $100.00. Mike Carroll (lights and effects) was paid $80.00.   Dave Styn, Parousia’s “head roadie” was paid $20.00 a night.

Other roadies (Tom, Steve and Keith’s friend) were paid $10.00 a night, (except Keith’s friend who was paid $5.00 to move a few things around).  We paid $92.00 to rent the truck and Backstage took their 15% ($76.00).  A few of us (Barry, Gerry, Steve) were paid $10-$15 to either drive people around or set things up.

All in all our expense for the weekend totaled $478.00, leaving us with a net profit of $22.00!  The band looked forward to our next gig on Thursday, September 10, at Uncle Sam’s with another Backstage act, the Beez.

Parousia at the Plant 6, September, 1981

Parousia at the Plant 6, September, 1981

Robert Lowden

Robert Lowden

Patt Connolly

Patt Connolly

Barry Cannizzaro

Barry Cannizzaro

 

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