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OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 and 5 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: Beast ()
Date: October 5, 2021 17:03

Last night I saw the fabulous and inimitable Patti Smith at the Royal Albert Hall. The gig was postponed since I can't remember when, but it was my first concert since February 2020. It lived up to expectations and more. Patti is more than ever loved and adored by her audience, who included loads of young people obviously familiar with her songs.

It was great that they played I'm Free in memory of Charlie - and the last song in the final encore was Not Fade Away (though rightly dubbed as a Crickets cover).

She also dedicated Redondo Beach to Lee Scratch Perry.

The newspaper reviews this morning were absolutely glowing. Here's one five-star one that's not behind a paywall (will see later if I can access some others to post):

[www.nme.com]

I'm off for a second dose of her tonight at the same venue and can't wait!



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Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: GivenToFly15 ()
Date: October 5, 2021 17:17

Great! Thanks for the review.

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: Beast ()
Date: October 5, 2021 17:29

Here's the setlist:

[www.setlist.fm]


Maybe someone with access might be kind enough to copy these reviews for us all to read. I like the header to the first one - "An inspiring battle-hardened punk at 74".

[www.thetimes.co.uk]

[www.telegraph.co.uk]



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Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: October 5, 2021 19:37

Patti is a living legend. So respectful of her elders always and just a music fan. She's never changed and thank god for that.

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: cyclist ()
Date: October 5, 2021 20:40

But the newest song she played is 20 YEARS OLD!

Looks like a legacy act to me...



(Just kidding!)

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 and 5 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: Beast ()
Date: October 6, 2021 20:56

Well, Patti eclipsed herself on her second show at the RAH last night. She varied the setlist to great effect and didn't repeat any of the same anecdotes or lines. It was the first time for me to hear her do My Generation - and she broke all her guitar strings in the process.

More five-star reviews, this time from the Guardian and the i newspaper, which said she was "still the world's most charismatic rock star", The first night's reviews gave her 5 stars, but the second night was easily worthy of 10.

[www.theguardian.com]

[inews.co.uk]

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 and 5 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: October 7, 2021 14:08

So glad you enjoyed both of the gigs Beast. thumbs up

Thanks for posting the reviews which are really great for Patti.

I guess that last gig in February 2020 was Pete and Roger at Kingston.

I've been lucky enough to have seen quite a few great local pub gigs since then, and Imelda May at Pryzm, Kingston a couple of weeks ago which was great.
Got tix for Manic Street Preachers acoustic gig at same venue October 20th.
Only £15 with the new CD as well.
Looking forward to that one. smileys with beer

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 and 5 October - song for Charlie
Date: October 7, 2021 14:50

An excellent gig indeed........



Patti rocks!

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 and 5 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: Mirko ()
Date: October 7, 2021 15:25

I saw her some years ago. On Tuesday I decided half an hour before the show to buy a ticket to see her.I've got a standing ticket for the Gallery, because I was interested to see a show from the gallery. The sound was really good. To see her show from upstairs was really amazing.Patti was very thankful to the fans after this long time of waiting for the show.She took her daughter for some seconds to sing I`m free.It was a pleasure to see how she was welcomed and adored by her fans!!
This was very beautiful evening in the RAH.Not to forget she isn`t twenty.

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 and 5 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: October 7, 2021 15:48

Glad you enjoyed the show from the gallery Mirko. thumbs up

I've seen a few gigs from up there including The Cream reunion gigs on one of the nights.

Great view if you get in the right position and excellent sound. smileys with beer

Re: OT: Patti Smith, Royal Albert Hall, 4 and 5 October - song for Charlie
Posted by: KSIE ()
Date: October 7, 2021 20:58

Great pix; thanks for sharing. Patti is the shnizzles!



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