Sunday, July 30, 2006

80's overdose at S.D. Gay Pride

Recognize this face from the past?

I'll give you a few hints. This Long Island native exploded on to the pop music scene in the late 1980's with a No. 1 album (Electric Youth) and two No. 1 hits ("Foolish Beat" in 1988 and "Lost in Your Eyes" in 1989).

Yes, it's Deborah (Debbie) Gibson. She headlined the Saturday show at the main performance stage of the Gay Pride Festival.

For those who haven't kept up with her career, she has continued to produce music over the years and has appeared in a string of major Broadway shows.

Also appearing on the same stage were recreations of the 80's New Wave one-hit-wonder groups When in Rome and A Flock of Seagulls.

WIR (pictured above) was re-formed by the original keyboardist, Michael Floreale, with a new lead singer and two other new members after the group's only hit, "The Promise," was resurrected in last year's hit movie "Napoleon Dynamite."

WIR's new front man Jayden Frost (an actor/singer/former professional wrestler who hooked up with Floreale in Dallas) signed autographs after the show for fans who probably mistakenly thought they were meeting the group's original lead singer.

Mike Score, the only original member of A Flock of Seagulls.

Rex and his new toy.


T said...

Hi there. I just came across your blog and had to comment...i love Debbie Gibson. I was a HUGE fan:) I haven't heard much about her in ages. Cool - thanks for the pics!

KleoPatra said...

i had no idea that was Deb. Wow!