Only an hour before doors Philadelphia was treated to a touch of nasty weather, but that didn’t deter fans from attending Philadelphia’s semi outdoor amphitheater the Mann Music Center. Attendance was as diverse as a box of Whitman’s Samplers, from the 11 year old girl getting her first chance to see live rock icons, to the life long die hard fan seeing them for the umpteenth time.
It’s no surprise Blondie and Garbage have a crossover fan base and I don’t think I’m going out on a limb saying that it’s unlikely there would be one without the other. Blondie reached icon status long ago and performed all the songs you would hear on a greatest hits record throughout their hour long set, but also focused on music from their newest release Pollinator.
Unfortunately that’s not who I’m here to show you. If you have a problem with that feel free to be like “yo Blondie, you and Dante could’ve had a moment”, but the moments passed and there’s nothing to be done about it and we move on.
This night was about Garbage whose career in comparison is only over 20 years strong. Fans were treated to a nice selection of hits, a few deeper cuts from early albums, and a spattering from more current releases. You would be hard pressed to not find someone singing along and dancing, in a venue full of smiles and excitement. I don’t know what the future holds for these two bands but make sure you get off your butt and go see them next chance you get.