This past weekend, Bossy had the chance to go see Blondie perform live! Since this is a way better alternative to Blondie performing dead, Bossy purchased a ticket.
Well. The band wasn’t onstage ten seconds when Bossy’s friend Barbara who accompanied Bossy announced, “Debbie Harry is suffering from catastrophic bad styling.”
At first Bossy didn’t agree, thinking Debbie Harry’s selection of the red tulle skirt was an ironic nod toward the little girl’s party dress.
But then Bossy spied Debbie Harry’s Peppermint Patty sandals:
It wasn’t so much that these shoes are an absurd choice for a singer who moves around quite a bit onstage, but they were an absurd choice for a singer who moves around quite a bit onstage.
Then, to distract Bossy from the Peppermint Patty shoe debacle, Debbie Harry shed her skirt. And her shirt. And her dignity.
And there were others sharing the stage. Such as Bryan Adams on guitar:
And there was a drummer who threw his sticks twenty feet in the air. And there was a guy who goes by the name The Original Bass Player. And Spock was on keyboards:
Also in the band was Chris Stein, Blondie’s founding member and Debbie Harry’s love interest for many years. He looked just like Debbie Harry, minus Debbie’s ironic use of the Santa belt:
Also in attendance, it may thrill you to know, was Vice President Joe Biden!
The show was great. Debbie Harry still has her sass and her pipes. Blondie played all their old hits as well as the songs off their new record entitled This Isn’t As Good As The Stuff In The 70s But It’s Not Altogether Bad.
Bossy can sum up her experience at the Blondie show in the following way: It kinda felt like Blondie played their own cover songs.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words can you tell Bossy about the last concert you saw, or who you’d like to see?
And be sure to check back later today for the best concert stories on the web.
If you missed last week’s ten-word challenge regarding the way you load your toilet paper onto the holder, click here for over 100 opinions!
karen l saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 8:56 am
Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, old men who sound darn good!
Bookgirl saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 9:04 am
U2: concert ok, spaceship stage strange, speedy stage takedown best part.
Tree saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 9:27 am
Cheap Trick, always amazing, small venue, eye contact, Rick winked!
Amy saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:04 am
I’d like to see me, unfortunately no one else would!
Little Miss Sunshine State saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:10 am
Doobie Brothers minus the always annoying voice of Michael McDonald.
Hoped to see Adele. Can’t afford $65 cheapest seats. Sad.
Kizz saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:12 am
Thursday, Lizz Winstead for Planned Parenthood. Not really a concert.
(For the record, that’s the 2nd time ever I’ve written out what I wanted, counted up words to see where I need editing and come up with TEN! I might be a Ten Word Tuesday Savant.)
Debby saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:38 am
Tim McGraw, my dh at home might get lucky tonight!
hollygee saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:58 am
She probablly wore those sandals because someone told her that the Crocs would look even more stupid, but she said, “My feeeeeeeeeeet huuuuuuuuuuuuuurt!”
Jacquee saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:26 am
Now I understand why women throw panties at the stage.
(David Byrne at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City)
dawny dee saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:27 am
paul mccartney at yankee stadium. he played for almost 3 hours straight – didnt see him take a sip of water. and he sounded great.
sometimes the screen got a little too close and we a glimpse of old man spittle at the corners of his mouth but overall the guy deserves major props for putting on a concert like that – and i saw him on the 3rd night!!!
WebSavvyMom saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:41 am
–>Recent best: Zac Brown Band; Worst Ever: The Counting Crows
BossysMom saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:43 am
The last concert I saw was Beethoven playing his originals.
Kris saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:50 am
Two years ago. Bette Midler. Vegas. Nothing but divine perfection
dobes saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:58 am
Tori Amos – a friend loves her but I don’t get it.
Scottsdale Girl saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm
BB King – great show, awful venue
Jacquie saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Saw Ben Harper 2 weeks ago and I’m still swooning.
Lisa R saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Barry Manilow sounded great but his lips did not move!
Maggie saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm
The Twilight Hours at the MN State Fair – sounded great.
SassyPantsMomma saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm
Took my daughter to see New Boyz – lucky I love her.
Teeny Tina saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm
Oggled Sting’s biceps during The Police 25 year reunion tour.
p.j. saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm
St. Louis treasure Kim Massie at Jazz at the Bistro.
Last Saturday night date with DH – our first in years.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Neil Young, pleasantly surprised; not like nails on a chalkboard.
Julie saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Elvis Costello. Love love love love love. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
amy saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm
rickie lee jones. still sounds the same. amazing.
kathy saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm
#12 Bossy’s Mom: I thought I saw you there-rock on!
kathy saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm
In Tampa Eric Clapton my all time favorite rock god
Colette saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Eagles Reunion Tour. Surprisingly good. Youngest in audience (age 33).
Belinda saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm
Duran Duran!!! Yep…I’m a huge Duranie!
How fun to see Blondie though…I’d 100% go in a heartbeat…love Debbie Harry…but not quite as much as I love Simon and Co.! D2 rules! 🙂
Kathy from NJ saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Heard favorite youngest nephew sing in Handel’s Messiah December 2010
Lynn saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm
Kingston Trio, three very talented sixty-somethings singing REAL MUSIC
~annie saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm
8/28 – REO Speedwagon. Instrumentals & lights great – vocals need oil change.
Olivia saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm
Olivia wins. Jimi Hendrix. Fake tickets but Olivia was there!
NellyFrittata saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm
Dr.John, Shamekia Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Paramount Arts Center, Halloween.
Carol M saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm
Sept. 3 saw Elton John. Thankfully no Lion King songs.
Jana saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Last concert: hoping nobody photographed me for online blog mocking.
Cupcake Murphy saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Indigo Girls—so close, saw up their nostrils. Absolutely perfect.
Linda saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm
TSwift…daughter said it was the best night of her life.
Local LIT saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm
Bette Midler in Philly because a friend was playing keyboards.
Jomareewade saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm
Stevie Wonder – took his whole crew to Oz – he delivered!
Aunt Snow (g) saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm
Roberta Flack – bulky but boy she can still sing it!
melanie saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:14 pm
Jeff Mangum, fifteen years hibernating, unplugged guitar moment. Amazing.
CS saysSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm
Some jazzzy jazz with husband: love my husband, not jazzzzzzzz.
Caroline saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 1:21 am
Tony Rice! So great I wrote a book. ;o)
keet saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 5:00 am
Thomas the Tank Engine, LIVE! Waved glowsticks in the air.
Cat saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 8:22 am
I just saw Willie Nelson at the Santa Fe Opera house. It was on his bucket list for me to see him before he dies which really can’t be to far in the future. Even though he is old as the Liberty Bell, it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. He still plays great. Even Hubby, who can’t stand country music, loved it. He played all of the old stuff, but he played new stuff that was really good too. Loved it!
KathyB saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 9:10 am
Sade at Riverbend (Cincinnati), September 8, 2001. Absolutely amazing concert.
Jenn saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 10:35 am
Free tickets to James Taylor. Youngest there. Defibrillator anyone?
Her Ace in the Hole saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 11:11 am
Def Leppard. Many beers, popcorn for dinner. Hangover worth it.
mandible saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm
Josh Ritter – won tickets – thankfully not the oldest person there!
Elvis Costello – mesmerizing – wanted to jump on stage and dance!
Kim/Doodles saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm
Bob Seeger in Minneapolis – brings me back to high school.
Rachel Allen saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm
John Popper, unannounced show @AthensGA w/local friends; so great!
JessE saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Florance & the Machine: Ethereal Beauty with an amazing voice!
Jennifer saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Jill Scott/Maxwell…sexy, soulful, hot-sauce, tasty, sugar, yum-yum!
Ellen saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Back Street Boys, 2008, Nanjing, PRC. No kidding. http://blithetraveler.typepad.com/the_blithe_traveler/2008/03/this-is-spinal.html
La Suzette saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Matt Nathanson, July, Seattle, outdoor venue, kick-ass show!
Michelle saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm
GreenDay.. BillyJo swears alot.. had to cover my teen’s ears
Erika saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm
Linkin Park, they have devoted fans, to loud for me though
GrandeMocha saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm
Barenaked Ladies at Pine Knob, Clarkston, MI
Amy saysSeptember 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm
Ages.. Wish I had gone to Taylor Swift with daughters.
Me saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm
Bossy are you going to the Hooters show on Saturday?
Please review if so 🙂
Suzanne saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Rod Stewart. Wish I had those hours back. free ticket.
dexter saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm
I saw the Smothers Brothers do their tribute to Queen
Gina saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm
Sugarland and Sara Bareilles – both great but LOVED Sara’s set!
Gail K. saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm
August 3: Night Ranger, Foreigner, Journey! Went with Open Arms!!
Denise saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm
Keith Urban in 2010 and he was completely utterly fabulous.
Franca Bolla saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm
Sigur Rós. Greek Theater on the UC Berkeley campus. Mesmerizing.
Franca Bolla saysSeptember 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm
Am I the only one who thinks the size Debbie Harry’s head is a little out of proportion with her body? I’m sorry but it’s something I noticed way back when Blondie first came out … when I was … uh, two!
Donna S saysSeptember 23, 2011 at 12:23 am
Natasha Bedingfield, Des Moines, Rained out! She was Great anyway!
KathyB saysSeptember 23, 2011 at 10:44 am
Another, Warren Zevon at Bogart’s,ex surprised how good,duh.
Ellicia saysSeptember 23, 2011 at 11:55 am
Comes a time to give up clothing that emphasizes menopot.
Zee saysSeptember 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm
The Dead, Warren’s a slut, danced my ass off,perfect.
Karen saysSeptember 24, 2011 at 8:51 am
James Taylor and Carole King at MSG in June 2010. They were both kick-ass amazing!
Maggie saysSeptember 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Willie Nelson, Duluth, MN, disappointing, talk-sang, changed melody throughout.
Kathi saysSeptember 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm
More than 10 words . . . but . . . took my teenage son to see the Eagles a couple of years ago, because he loves their music, and it was so fun to have him love a band that I actually knew and liked! They did a great concert. No warm-up band, just them on stage for 2 1/2 hours, playing old and new songs. But the funny part was that after they had come out and started playing, when they were on their second song, my son turned to me and said, “Mom, these guys are . . . OLD!!!” (I was expecting to hear ” . . . GREAT!”) I realized he had heard all their music but had never seen them! My response was, “dude, I liked them when I was in HIGH SCHOOL, what did you expect?” Ha!
caro saysSeptember 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Grace Jones can still hoelahoep better than a ten year old
Mary from Northern California saysSeptember 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm
Noise concert in Oakland – the avant garde keeps you young!
Mary from Northern California saysSeptember 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Sigur Rós was in Berkeley? Gosh darnit, I missed it!
Suz @ Ess and Jae V2.0 saysSeptember 25, 2011 at 8:34 am
Steve Miller Band at the 2011 Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest.
Heading out to see the Stampeders today! Hello 70’s!!
Angela@BeggingTheAnswer saysSeptember 26, 2011 at 9:11 am
Flogging Molly. So sore the next day. I’m getting old.
Paula saysSeptember 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm
The band RUSH a few months back in Louisville, KY. They are still rockin’ after 30 something odd years!
Kelly saysSeptember 27, 2011 at 2:20 am
Took my mom to finally see Johnny Mathis last December.
Margo saysSeptember 27, 2011 at 10:59 am
Coverbands rock concert at Sandstone/sounded great, same contact high
Jamie saysSeptember 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm
When they say bring earplugs to Justin Bieber concert. LISTEN.
(or you won’t be able to listen to anything but ringing for 48 hours straight. But was wonderful memory with my 10yo.)
Meh saysSeptember 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm
Bossy, are you alive? How about some new posts?
Julie saysSeptember 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm
PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BLOG TONIGHT OR EXTREMELY EARLY TOMORROW MORNING. Some of us subsist on your humor. I needed to hear from you today. Write something. Anything.
Edith saysSeptember 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm
I really like Blondie. Don’t forget,they did the first rap video ever.
Deidre saysSeptember 28, 2011 at 6:34 am
I took Inspector Climate to Pat Benatar. She still rocks.
Dawn in DC saysSeptember 28, 2011 at 10:38 am
Neil Diamond, Sept 22, 2001, in Washington, DC. Music heals.
Charlie saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 8:50 am
Clubs, yes. Concerts, not since Bob Dylan at TLA, 1995.
Sheryl W saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 10:35 am
It’s been almost 10 days since your last post- hope all is ok.
Mo saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm
Kid Rock and Bob Dylan at Sturgis. Odd pairing.
Tami Wyatt saysSeptember 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Jackson Browne. Now I know what heaven will sound like.
Stacy @bklynstacy saysSeptember 30, 2011 at 9:27 am
The Cars: Ric Ocasek still zombie awesome 30 years later.
Lori in mn saysOctober 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Rickie Lee Jones outdoors, still has voice of an angel.
?????? ???? ???? saysDecember 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm
?????? ???? ???? http://www.2.fazmusic38.org/