Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons - House of Blues - San Diego - 7/18/07
The 80's are back, or at least they were back last night in San Diego. Dale Bozzio doesn't wear the plastic bra and she doesn't use as much hairspray as she did back then, but the voice is strong and the crowd knows all the words.
Formed by members of Frank Zappas band, Missing Persons came onto the scene in 1980 and front woman Dale Bozzio was perfect for the new music video era. A former model with bright multicolored hair and skimpy outfits has mellowed now, but the fans came to hear the hits and they did.
While the show started out a little slow, with Dale hanging back close to the drums, or behind her bass player, it took till the third song, "Words" for her to come out of her shell.
One of the easiest ways to tell that its a 80s band is the presence of a keyboard. Ronnie Poster has been playing keyboards for Dale for many years and is the the most consistent member of her band.
Between songs, Dale spoke out to the enthusiastic crowd, telling stories and even giving away a couple of bracelets to fans in the front row. The show ended with the probably the biggest hit, "Destination Unknown". The audience singing along with every word. Even at 52, Dale Bozzio still has the voice of that wild haired young woman from the 80s.