ARARAT musician Andrew 'Parso' Parsons played a near-four hour set on Saturday evening, reaching 32,000 people through a live-streamed Facebook 'virtual concert'.
Playing from the isolation of his home and streaming onto the newly-established Pay it Forward Western Victoria Facebook page, Parsons, with a guitar and microphone, played from 8pm until almost midnight.
At its peak, 794 people were watching at the same time, and viewers left more than 3500 comments.
With about 300 followers of the page before the concert, he thought he'd have an audience of about 100.
"It was crazy. It was big, far bigger than what we expected," Parsons said.
"It's one of the bigger crowds I've ever played for.
"Even though we were all separate, there was definitely a vibe that I felt.
"It was fun and I didn't want to stop."
The Facebook page, the brainchild of Parson's wife Carly McKinnis and Ararat's Leah Heinrich, was established as a way to share advice and positivity during the period of social isolation.
Parsons said he hoped the concert would be the first of several, as a way to keep people connected while at home.
"I might be back in a couple of weeks. There could be other musos out there too," he said.
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