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Blondie Members Were King and Queen of New York’s Mermaid Parade

Harry and Stein were wheeled along the parade route in a wicker chair and greeted members of the crowd, many of whom lined up in the rain hours before the parade’s 1 p.m. By Annie Reuter
Blondie vocalist Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein reigned over New York’s annual Mermaid Parade. starting time. It includes a beach ceremony that officially opens the ocean for the swimming season. Related: Watch Blondie Play ‘Call Me’ to Celebrate New Album ‘Pollinator’
The two took part in the colorful Coney Island parade on Saturday (June 17), serving as Queen Mermaid and King Neptune. The Mermaid Parade, which first launched in 1983, draws hundreds of thousands of people dressed in mermaid attire, and serves as the kickoff to summer.