Your Humble Scribe, the one who was always the first to buy tix Back in the Day, the first to stand in line at all hours of the nite (remember, this was before the Internet & online ticket sales), the first to make sure she'd secured the Tour T-Shirt, rocked out Tuesday nite & is still feeling...well, a tad tired. But probably not as tired as these folks...
...Debbie Harry & her band, Blondie, who have been rocking out for more than 30 years. Then there's the Angry Rock Goddess herself...
...who taught all of us young women of the '70s & '80s that anger is a good thing. Hit Me With Your Best Shot, because, of course, Love is a Battlefield.
The dynamic double-bill, with an opening act from '90s girl band The Donnas, came to our backyard at Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts, so we could hardly ignore them. This fabu venue is set on a former horse farm, spread over 130 acres, & is the only National Park dedicated to the performing arts. If you've never been to a concert on the Lawn at Wolftrap, you need to put it on your bucket list.
In fact, I'd rank Wolftrap's Lawn right up there with DC's other national treasures; you know, those ones, named after Mr. Washington & Mr. Jefferson. The ones that ring the Tidal Basin.
After all, Debbie Harry just turned 64. The Angry Rock Goddess is 57. Both were full of energy Tuesday nite, & delivered the goods, from opening chords to frenetic finales. Blondie even did a slow-beat, synthesizer-infused Michael Jackson tribute, riffing Ska-style to "Don't Stop."
Wolftrap was the midway stop on a 20-city tour. I'd call that invincible, wouldn't you? I know Candid Carrie would!
And yes, to answer your question, I did buy the Tour T-Shirt, pictured below. And you probably already know this, but I feel the need to "come clean." These Superior Snaps are courtesy of Wolftrap, the respective artists' labels & the 2009 tour. Natch.