The B-52’s Celebrate 35 Years Together

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Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images

Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The B-52’s[/lastfm] formed back in 1977 in Athen’s Georgia. Over the weekend they celebrated 35 years together back in their home town, with a huge anniversary show.

Rolling Stone is reporting that the B-52’s performed in their home town nearly 35 years to the day that the band formed in 1977.

They started out at a Valentine’s day house party performing for 25 people, and never looked back.

Keith Strickland told Rolling Stone about the band’s first performance, “We weren’t really a band at the time, But Fred [Schneider, B-52’s frontman] said we were, so then we had to be one, and we had to shore up some songs. I think we [ended up] with about six, which were ‘Rock Lobster,’ ‘Planet Claire,’ ‘Lava,’ ‘Killer Bees’ and ‘Strobe Light.”

The band has come full circle since that night, preforming, about a mile and a half form the house that started it all, at Classic Center in downtown Athens over the reason.

Here was the band’s set list to their anniversary show:

  • “Eyes Wide Open”
  • “Mesopotamia”
  • “Private Idaho”
  • “Lava”
  • “Give Me Back My Man”
  • “Funplex”
  • “Topaz”
  • “Roam”
  • “52 Girls”
  • “Love in the Year 3000″
  • “Too Much to Think About”
  • “Hot Corner”
  • “Pump”
  • “Whammy Kiss”
  • “Love Shack”
  • “Planet Claire”
  • “Party Out of Bounds”
  • “Rock Lobster”

You can read the entire Rolling Stone article about the show HERE

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