Words and Photos by: Maggie St. Thomas
Like something from another world, the space age transcendental fusion of A Flock Of Seagulls began to take shape at the Totally 80’s dance club which was packed with a full crowd swarming the stage. Sci-fi and synth focused, they got straight to work leaving the chatter behind. The new wave pop/rock duo delivered all their 80’s classics just as a full band would and their audience loved it. The dramatic sweep of “Automatic” began the nights set. Mike Score’s voice carried the songs brilliance along with synth pop perfection entwined by guitar.
My personal favorite “Wishing, Photograph of You”, twinkled perfectly. One fan delivered a white rose to Mike Score in-between songs along with a chant of song requests. “Thank you everyone for coming out tonight,” Mike Score said on the microphone and then finished the set with their classic hit that was a staple in the 80’s “I RAN”. A Flock of Seagulls had a great influence in 80’s pop culture and are still hugely impressive in their own delight and deliver a rush whenever I hear them.