PICS: Blondie at Pechanga Summit

Picture this: Punk pioneers Blondie headlined Pechanga Summit recently, and we got all of the photos here.

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Blondie headlined Pechanga Summit on Friday, Aug. 2.
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The New York City band has been active since 1974.
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Singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein formed the band after starting a romantic relationship in the band the Stilletoes.
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At the time Harry was a waitress, a go-go dancer and a Playboy Bunny.
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Within years, she would become a punk icon.
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Blondie became known for hits like "Heart of Glass," "Call Me," "Rapture" and "The Tide Is High."
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The band experimented with an eclectic sound that incorporated elements of rock, punk, reggae and disco.
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The band officially broke up in 1982.
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However, they reformed in the '90s.
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And part of that might have had to do with recognition and a resurgence in popularity as a result of Garbage and No Doubt's commercial success.
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In 2006, Blondie were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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And things quickly got awkward.
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Past band members passive aggressively said they weren't invited to perform with the current incarnation.
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And all of it happened on stage.
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Harry did her best to handle the situation.
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And she did.
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But it doesn't change the wincing that ensues when you watch it.
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To date, Blondie have released 11 studio albums.
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