Blondie * Pat Benatar* The Donnas Thursday Free in Brighton Beach

Yeah, everyone and their mother will be there but it might be good for the spectacle. The tour has been getting mixed reviews, apparently Pat has been acting bored and the Donnas have been cancelling. Maybe performing for a Brooklyn crowd in the Brighton Beach breezes will wake them up a little.


Asser Levy/Seaside Park at West 5th Street and Surf Avenue
Coney Island/Brighton Beach, across the street from the New York Aquarium.

How much?: FREE or 5 bucks for a seat (get there early for that!)

* Please note that you will be subjected to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz rambling on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on before the music starts, so you may want to tranquilize yourself for that (just like the old days!). There are plenty places nearby to get some vodka on the boardwalk and if you have the munchies, plenty of excellent food sources.

Last year I was lucky enough to catch what I think was a rare performance by Beach Boy, Brian Wilson. Read about it here.


Anonymous said...

Only one review -- from an obviously biased Phoenix blogger -- has said Benatar seemed bored, before revealing herself to be a huge Blondie fan. All other reviews (from OC Fair to Wente Vineyards to Musikfest) have said that she's spot-on and hasn't lost an ounce of her energy or her vocal range. Debbie was also great -- a real crowd-pleaser -- when I saw them two weeks ago.

F.I.B said...

Both put on a fab show this evening at Asser Levy/Seaside Park. I was especiallly happy that Pat did "Hell is for Children" and Blondie did "Atomic". Energy level was high and the crowd adored them both...the Donnas only played three songs and as predicted marty markowitz went on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on...viva la women!