This established the tone for the performance, in which the hits were explosive highlights and the lesser-known material didn't make much of an impression. In an apparent effort to include more well-known material in the set list, the group performed a faithful rendition of the Beastie Boys' "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)," and frontwoman Debbie Harry struggled to hit the high notes on a woeful version of "Groove Is in the Heart."
This pitchy disaster was a rare flub for the 69-year old vocalist, however, whose voice held up well on most of the band's own material. She wore a platinum blonde wig, and although her stiff dance moves betrayed her age, she made charming banter about the adjacent campgrounds, commenting, "It must be very sexy in those tents." In a heartfelt moment, she paid tribute to the recently deceased Tommy Ramone by leading her bandmates in a punchy cover of "Havana Affair" by the Ramones.
The band matches the singer's gusto, keeping things tight and energetic over the 80-minute performance. So even though Blondie's nostalgia trip was a little uneven, it gave everyone a chance to flip out for "Call Me" and "Heart of Glass." Mission accomplished.
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