01 January 2011

Patti Smith @ Bowery Ballroom NYC

Patti Smith works her shamanic, shapeshifting magic over the heads of a packed Bowery Ballroom.  

This particular show clocked in at two-and-a-half hours and was filled with surprise moments, such as a sing-along cover of The Monkees "Daydream Believer", The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever" and an extended, particularly blistering final encore of "Land/Gloria".  Of all six of her New Year's shows that I have attended, this was by far my favorite.  Many thanks to Mark Sacco (and the amazing Tony Shanahan) for helping us all get a spot in the ballroom after all tickets sold out in record time.