Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blondie's sparkling party surprise

Blondie's sparkling party surprise

NEW WAVE legend Debbie Harry delighted guests at a private party on Monday when she and her band Blondie performed a set of her classic hits on a makeshift stage at a Sydney restaurant.
The band was the surprise star of a party held at Opera House restaurant Guillaume hosted by the Swarovski crystal family.

The 65-year-old performer sang five of her biggest hits during the break between entree and main course at the dinner.

Wearing a white fitted suit accessorised with white Ray Ban Wayfarers, the slim-again punk princess thrilled the room with a playlist including Call Me, Tide Is High, Atomic, Rapture, One Way and Heart of Glass.

By song three, 138 posh dinner guests were on their feet dancing at their tables.

The party was held to welcome Swarovski family member Robert Buchbauer, the company CEO, to town and celebrate the opening of a Swarovski boutique in the newly reopened Westfield Sydney.

The party was an excuse for Blondie to warm up ahead of her national tour, which kicks off in Perth on Thursday.

Other party guests included actress Pia Miranda, Alyssa McClelland, Chris Joannou, Laura Csortan and Lisa Ho.

Harry and her band, including original members guitarist Chris Stein and drummer Clem Burke, spent yesterday in transit to Perth for the Day on the Green concert tour with The Pretenders.

The group will be back in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre for concerts in early December before heading to Bimbadgen Estate in the Hunter Valley for a final show. Limited tickets are still available.

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