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.