Debbie Harry Explains Blondie Backing Out Of Olympic Performance
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Debbie Harry Explains Blondie Backing Out Of Olympic Performance
Last Friday (February 7th), Blondie tweeted a contract proposal for the band's prospective performance at Russia's Red Rocks Festival, with the words "PASS" and "HUMAN RIGHTS" scribbled on the contract. Lead singer Debbie Harry issued a statement explaining why the band backed out of the high profile gig, writing: "Blondie has always been a part of the downtown community in NYC, with many, many friends who represent alternative lifestyles. We feel very strongly about these friendships and associations, and don’t feel good about participating in a situation where biases and prejudices are paramount."
Debbie Harry told us that how much time has passed since Blondie formed in 1974: "Doesn't seem that long to me. The only time that it seemed long ago was after 9/11. All I could think of then was, 'Oh God, I wish it was the '70s again.' But that was 'cause it was such a shocking event and such a horrible thing that sort of rocked my world -- rocked all of our worlds. And I thought, 'Oh, God.' I was just really nostalgic -- and I am not a nostalgic person. I really enjoy moving on, and y'know, living." at Miami's Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida.

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