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-Events Center-Seneca-Niagara Casino-
Niagara Falls, NY 6-14-08-
Concert Review - By Bob Silvestri

Out on the road in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their multi million selling record, Parallel Lines, are Blondie who stopped by The Events Center at The Seneca-Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls on June 14th 2008. At the time the record was ground breaking as the new wave punk scene was just exploding in the States led by Blondie and others. Blondie is the name of the band but also stands for front woman Debbie Harry. Harry, she of the impeccably high cheek bones and blonde mane was the fraulein fantasy of millions of teenage boys in the late seventies and early eighties and still packs a wallop in the charisma department. Parallel Lines has held up just as well as Miss Harry as the band played the entire disc from start to finish. Kicking off with the one two punch of "Hanging on the Telephone" and "One Way or Another" one of the best opening two song salvo on any record, the songs still sounded fresh, sexy and dangerous. "Fade Away and Radiate", "Heart of Glass" and "I'm Gonna Love You Too" were standouts as well. Actually, "I'm Gonna Love You Too" stole the show and showed Miss Harry has lost nothing in the voice department. After finishing their run thru of Parallel Lines they played some of their other hits including "Rapture" and "Call Me" before closing their set with "The Tide is High". Definitely not an oldies or nostalgia act here. Blondie still has the chops. For more great upcoming shows at The Seneca-Niagara Casino check out www.senecaniagaracasino.com 

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