Blondie is still cool
The Smithereens opened, and although they no longer look like rock stars, they still sound incredible. Lead singer's voice has not suffered through time. On the other hand age has not affected the appearance of Blondie: they still look like pop stars, but vocal talent shows some age. Their show was fantastic, as if you were in some rock club. And I gotta give credit to the aging audience that still managed to stay on their feet for most of the show. Deborah Harry's voice cannot sustain a whole concert though (why doesn't she drink anything during the show for her throat?), and I think that is why they didn't sing Maria at the end (even though it was on the playlist). Saving "Dreaming" for the end also meant no real vocal left. But still I loved the whole show!
Debra was terrific...the band was a little loud which prompted us to put in ear plugs which makes you lose some of the good sounds from the band.
Smithereens & Blondie WOW!
Smithereens were fantastic! Played all my favorites and then a bonus of Tommy & Behind Blue Eyes! Loved it! ALWAYS wanted to see Blondie.....her voice, her band, her set list.....Awesome! Blondie has her own style & I am so happy I was lucky enough to see her. Genesee is a great venue. Beautiful theatre & easy venue to enjoy without any hassle. Loved it!
Blondie concert in Waukegan, IL
Bucket list item to see this group. Big fan since 1979. Musicians sounded great. Drummer is 1 of the best!! Debbie either couldn't remember the words, at times, or just can't sing some of the notes. Still enjoy the music of this group, but would not go see them again. Disappointed that they played new songs and instead of playing more of there great older songs, as we couldn't understand her lyrics.
Blondie was great!!
Really enjoyed the show! Their hits were crowd pleasers but the Prince & Beastie Boys covers were terrific. The band was great & Deborah Harry is a one of a kind lady & entertainer.