Friday, June 24, 2011

Patti Smith @ Gibus, Paris June 25 2011

Patti with -M- @ Zénith

Lots of kids (between 15 and 19 years old) as usual at the Gibus Club with lots of pretty girls all chain smoking outside the venue. On the main stage each "Baby Rocker" band is playing 3 songs, the best ones will be selected for the final at the Olympia Hall. Bands were on stage from 5 ish to 11:pm

Patti Smith was and stayed most of the time in the VIP Lounge as it was a private party she was nice to anyone but I'm not sure if the normal punters could see her, I have to say that I didn't see her myself received her award as I was watching Baby rockers playing on the main stage and I was sometimes going out for a bit of fresh air "

She did some promo for this book in Paris on Oct 20 @ Virgin Megastore on the Champs Elysées and @ L'Arbre à Lettres on Oct 21 2010 (click on links for Pics & videos) each time she played a few songs.

She played a few shows in Paris this year @ Cité de la Musique: The first one we've been to was called "Picturing Robert" on Jan 18 2011 and mixed poetry readings and songs; The second one was called "Unplugged dreams" on Jan 20 2011 (click on links for review , Pics & Videos), on this one she played rarely played covers including Bob Dylan, The Beatles & The Monkees.

She also played a charity show : The Peace One day Fest @ Zénith on Sept 17 2010 with a jam with French guitar player -M-