Posted in music | pictures on September 16, 2011

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Blondie

"OMG. Is there anything cooler for a mother/daughter trip to New York to incorporate going to see one of the finest examples of an older woman strutting her stuff? I took my daughter to the Highline Ballroom, a small intimate venue packed full of mostly men - but she's still got a diverse following - it wasn't all fat old blokes in tight t-shirts like Pink Floyd fans or ageing women like Tom Jones - it's a real mixture.

SHE IS SO COOL. Initially I was a little worried. She came out in sunglasses and quite a lot of clothes and didn't move very much and her hair is a little, well, a little too Blonde, which I guess in her case is entirely acceptable.

She just got better as her set progressed. Started moving around the stage with that attitude she does so well, stripped down to something more sexy and her voice was good and it was just a great evening and she's f*cking 66!!!!

Honestly. You couldn't find a better role model for the older woman. She is an inspiration. I'm going to walk about New York in my pants today. ROCK ON!!! [Family Affairs & Other Matters]

Deborah Harry and Blondie strutted their way onto the stage onf Highline Ballroom on 9/12 & 9/13. Pictures in this post are from the second night with opener Lissy Trullie.

Maybe you bought some merch from the punk legends at their table, or maybe instead you headed to the Marc Jacobs store on Bleecker Street as part of their pop-up Blondie store, a benefit for Riverkeeper and promotion for their new album out now Panic of Girls, which dropped that same day (Beirut cover included).

Blondie play Music Box at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ tonight (9/16) and a show in Clark, NJ on Saturday. Westbury, NY happens Sunday. All tour dates and pictures from Highline Ballroom are below.

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BLONDIE - 2011 TOUR DATES
September 16, 2011 Music Box at the Borgata Atlantic City, NJ
September 17, 2011 Oak Ridge Park Clark, NJ
September 18, 2011 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
September 20, 2011 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
September 21, 2011 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NC
September 23, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
September 24, 2011 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
September 26, 2011 Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL
September 28, 2011 Mahalia Jackson Theatre New Orleans, LA
September 29, 2011 Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater Austin, TX
October 1, 2011 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
October 2, 2011 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino Mescalero, NM
October 4, 2011 The Foundry Phoenix, AZ
October 5, 2011 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
October 7, 2011 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
October 8, 2011 The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas, NV

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Comments (32)

Alright, alright. Just so I get it out of the way...

Erasure show > Blondie show

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:03 PM

GMILF

8=====D~,~'~,~'~

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:08 PM

Lissy Trullie AWFUL!

Posted by Anon | September 16, 2011 3:08 PM

This looks awful. I remember when Debbie and Chris Stein opened for The Dictators during the last week of shows at CBGB's. They were absolute shit that night, and I know it's hard to judge based solely on photos, but holy shit does this look even shittier than the shitty display they put on at that shit show.

Unfortunately for these people there was no performance from The Dictators to follow and save the night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:32 PM

sausage fest? amirite? right? right? right?
RIGHT!
lolz i keed ikeed
sort of

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:42 PM

That CBGB show wasn't really Blondie and wasn't a Blondie show. It was a last minute one-off acoustic thing by Debbie and Chris pulled together quickly based on the second to last night of CBGB's commemoration... not comparable to this fully rehearsed full band Blondie show on the first two nights of a full tour supporting a new record. The band was absolutely powerful and amazing at the Highline. To compare the two shows which were worlds apart in intention and execution when you weren't even at one of them is ridiculous.

and by the way... D.F.F.D.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:45 PM

3:32: your an idiot.

Band was fantastic!

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:47 PM

Clem Burke = best drummer

Debbie Harry= pretty hot

Chris Stein= cool

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:49 PM

The CBGB's appearance was five years ago and not with whole band, and was just an appearance not a show, as they were not the headliner. Had it actually been Blondie don't you think they would have headlined their own night instead of playing before the Dictators? No disrespect to the mighty Dictators but Blondie as Blondie is a pretty big draw. Debbie Harry solo even headlined CBGB's on her own back in the day.


Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 3:54 PM

Where were Gary Valentine and Fred Smith?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 4:18 PM

^4:18- it ain't 1976 or earlier anyomre; saw Blondie in '76 @ Max's KC (w/ Heartbreakers opening) with Gary. But no Fred -he was watching, no, he was already in Television.

Posted by donn | September 16, 2011 4:29 PM

Blondie looked better before her plastic surgery.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 4:32 PM

Agree with 3:54, although Blondie was admittedly a little week in Washington Square Park when they played in support of CBGB's. Only "One Way Or Another" as the very last song stood out -- the rest was wondering why Debbie Harry was dressed up for the ladies' golf outing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 4:35 PM

it's cool how Dirty Harry started a band called Blondie, named after his character from The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 5:28 PM

Set list?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 8:33 PM

Wow. Debbie Harry still hot.
Awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 8:37 PM

ted bundy used to bone debby hairy

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 8:52 PM

I would have loved to go to this, but for $65 plus fees, give me a fuckin break

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 10:01 PM

overrated

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 10:07 PM

Debbie Harry is still fucking hot! WTF?! If it's plastic surgery god bless. Good job.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 5:55 AM

...but not too hot, we wouldn't want that plastic to melt.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 1:50 PM

plastic surgery or not, for a 66 year old woman she looks great.

have you seen Barry Manilow lately? he's had so much work done he's face loks like a silicone butt plug.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 2:53 PM

I though his face WAS a silicone butt plug!

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 5:47 PM

Lissy farts

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 6:52 PM

I always thought Barry's face looked like old worn out butt plug that was used and shared many, many times.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 11:15 PM

"I always thought Barry's face looked like old worn out butt plug that was used and shared many, many times."

And considering you probably have several littering your apartment, I shall trust your appraisal.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 1:32 AM

@ 1:32

Well actually I thought said butt plugs more closely resemble the ones we use on your mother when me a bunch of guys get her drunk and bang the shit out of her.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 11:30 AM

"Bang?"

Oh, yeah - Howard Stern, Baba Booey...

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 6:06 PM

This looks awful. I remember when Debbie and Chris Stein opened for The Dictators during the last week of shows at CBGB's. They were absolute shit that night, and I know it's hard to judge based solely on photos, but holy shit does this look even shittier than the shitty display they put on at that shit show.

Unfortunately for these people there was no performance from The Dictators to follow and save the night.

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