I found the printout of my ticket for the Patti Smith concert on 29 December 2015 and that prompted me to make this post
Not as cool as a real ticket stub but this is a scan of the actual piece of paper I handed to the ticket-taker at the Fillmore.
I’ve wanted to see Patti Smith forever.
There were a couple of nice surprises in addition to seeing a great artist with a great band at a classic venue. First, by the time the show was over, it was her birthday!
Second, “Hey, that dude looks like Michael Stipe”.
He wasn’t on the bill. He had opened (also unannounced) for Patti Smith when they kicked off the tour for the 40th anniversary of the release of “Horses” at the Beacon Theatre in NY.
He did a short set with no REM songs:
- Neil Young’s Old Man
- The Crying Game (written by Dave Berry)
- The Doors’ People Are Strange
- John Lennon’s Imagine
- All The Young Dudes (written by David Bowie for Mott the Hoople)
The show was freaking amazing! They did the entire “Horses” album and more. She let the band show off without her for a cover of Velvet Underground’s Rock & Roll / I’m Waiting for the Man. I still get chills when I hear Because The Night.
A complete set list from Vintage Vinyl News.
Tough lighting conditions for the iPhone 4s but I’m glad I got what I got. I have some video snips I’m still editing together. I’ll post that soon.