Blondie Commands The Stage With A Late Afternoon Set At Sea.Hear.Now One Way Or Another, Debbie Harry Is Gonna Get Ya
ASBURY PARK, NJ-
“… September 1978 Blondie released their critically acclaimed album Parallel Lines, thrusting the band to commercial success via the hit “Heart of Glass”. Fast forward almost forty years to the date and I feel as though I’m watching musical history as Blondie takes the stage at Sea.Hear.Now.
Debbie Harry walked to the end of the stage, you could clearly see the crowd’s reflection in her mirrored sunglasses as her bandmates assumed their positions on stage. After a bit of banter with the crowd the band dove right into “One Way or Another”, Debbie Harry’s vocals on point and the bands sonics tight, the raucous crowd dancing. The set continued with “Call Me”, Debbie Harry turning her back on the crowd revealing the words “Stop Fucking the Planet” emblazoned on the back of her top, the crowd showing their approval.
Blondie’s stage presence was awe inspiring, Harry engaging the crowd about how great it was to be in Asbury Park while smoothly working the stage, demanding the crowd’s attention. Blondies set dragged us all very willingly back in time, and I was all too happy to take the ride …”