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Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007, 12:52 am
gung ho

went and saw patti smith. she was incredible, both powerful and supersweet. loved it. so glad i finally got to see her. she only did one song off my fave patti-album ("beneath the southern cross" off of gone), but most of the set was great (except for the really.. not good cover of "smells like teen spirit" - meep!). "gloria" and "because the night" were really great, as were a few of the covers (loved to hear "perfect day"), and having the set end with the amazing "rock'n'roll nigger" left a glow around the room.

fabulous. hope to see her again sometime, with more of her own material (would love to hear "about a boy" live). her energy and charisma is outstanding.

i snapped less pictures than usual because one of the guards bitched at me after i'd only snapped two (yet he let tons of others photograph openly, even with annoying flashes and crap! boo!) so i had to be sneaky, but i really like many of the ones i took.

goodnight! :)


Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Patti Smith, Cirkus

Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
warsop

Embarrassing admission: sometime I have trouble telling Patti Smith and Iggy Pop apart. In pictures, that is, not in song. :)

Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
thebunnybin

I had *precisely* the same thought.

Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
warsop

Oh, thank goodness. *whew*

Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
somabish

hahaha, i can see that. i was actually surprised at how, well, feminine, she looked a lot of the time when she wasn't singing, though. :)

Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)
mutual_friend

Great pictures! You're right - she is both powerful and supersweet. She got so overwhelmed by the Oslo crowd that she started crying. She's wearing the exact same clothes as here, by the way.

Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
somabish

yeah she really had a great vibe and got so easily overwhelmed. she obviously needs to tour europe more. :)

she kept talking about stockholm and the nobel peace prize. we all politely neglected to mention that the peace prize is oslo's thing. ;)

she also did a funny free flow thing about walking around stockholm looking for august strindberg's house, finding it, but it was closed because.. "it's monday." and how she went into a café next door and had eaten some funny coloured pumpkin seeds and suddenly the checkered floor got all psychedelic and... then she started singing "white rabbit."

it was so funny. and she kept sticking "strindberg" into random songs.

had a very good time, despite some of the jammy-ness. she really does sound exactly the same as on record, no? (i only hated Smells like teen spirit... meeeeep!)

Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
mutual_friend

The free flow thing sounds very similar to what she did in Oslo - which also was an introduction to 'White Rabbit'. She talked about eating Vietnamese food at a restaurant with lots of Greek statues, how Venus de Mylo grew arms -- she freaked out and had to jump out the restroom window and then there was something about 7-Eleven and a ten feet tall chocolate... rabbit.

Perhaps it got a bit too karaoke-y with all the cover songs, but whatever - I had a wonderful time. Hopefully she'll be back in not too long. :)