She has a better vest than I ever had.
Stuubs, the barbecue sauce guy, has a restaurant in Austin with a “amphitheater” in the back and that’s where Patti Smith played this Tuesday night. I got there early enough so that I could get in close but, by the end of the night, there was a perfect storm 6’6″ guys standing directly in front of me.
I was expecting a to hear most of Banga that night since the tour was to support that album. I was pleasantly surprised at the play list:
My Blaken Year
This is the Girl
Shake out the Ghost
Beneath the Southern Cross
Lenny Kaye and Tony Shanahan did a meddle that included The Night Time is the Right Time and Cry Baby Cry
Patti came back for
Because the Night
Pissing in the River
and the encores were
People Have the Power
Patti was energetic and interacted with the crowd. I was happy to hear a few of my very favorites Blaken Years, Shake Out the Ghost, and Redondo Beach. She became complete absorbed in Pissing in the River and I could have sworn she turned twenty years younger following up with Gloria. People Have the Power was the perfect closing song as the Stubbs is in the shadows of the Texas State Capitol. All and all a very amazing night.