Homer's Travels: Music: Blondie With Garbage And X The Band

Friday, July 21, 2017

Music: Blondie With Garbage And X The Band

On Wednesday the Wife and I braved the 99℉ (37.2℃) temperatures and headed to Stir Cove for an evening of music.

We arrived a bit early to stake out a nice place on the grass in the open air venue.  It was HOT.  Fortunately water was available and it wasn't too bad if you didn't move too much.  When the first act came on stage the sun began to dip behind some horizon hugging clouds and the heat was moderated a bit.

The first act was half of X the Band.  The pair (Exene Cervenka and John Doe) did a short bluegrass set that was entertaining.

Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage.
Next on the stage was Garbage.  I was only familiar with a couple of their songs but I enjoyed their set.

Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie.
Last up was Blondie.  The band sounded great.  Lead singer Debbie Harry ... let's just say that her pipes haven't aged well. She came close at times but she just didn't have the range she had in her youth.  Having said this, for a person of seventy-two years she sounds pretty good.

So, in the end, this concert was entertaining but a bit below our expectations.

A few pictures can be found in my 2017-07-19 Blondie & Garbage Concert, Stir Cove, Council Bluffs, IA Google Photos album.

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