Patti Smith gives an intimate concert in la Huerta de San Vicente in Granada
We were perhaps over a hundred persons to attend the event.
I stood up queuing up while Monchéri decided to sit on a bench and relax.
The little yard outside the house was soon filled up.
And there she was, looking quite frail, wearing simple blue jeans,
a white tee-shirt and Texan boots.
In case the name Patti Smith doesn't ring a bell,
do you remember this hit in the late 70's Because the night ?
Well that's her....
She sang with her guitar only. She made us laugh when she introduced a guitarist she just met before the concert and without rehearsing, they managed to play together beautifully. She paid homage to Ingrid Betancourt who has just been freed from the FARC in
The artist alternated songs and poems of her own or some by Federico Garcia Lorca. She indeed reads poetry beautifully. She asked her audience several times: are you ok ? how are you doing ? at one point, an English man rose up and said : great…but don't you think reading Lorca in English is a bit…er..funny…The artist answered to the man quite graciously saying : you know, poetry can also be understood through your blood....
At the beginning of the concert, Patti Smith did apologize to her audience, mainly Spanish, not to be able to speak Spanish. She expressed her gratitude to be here tonight for the second time. She came to
When it was time to say goodbye, the artist dedicated her last song to her late husband and said with a smile let's make another experiment..tonight is a night of experiments..and oh..i feel nervous..
She sang Because the night without her guitar, a capella, relying on her audience to sing after her and we did
Love is a banquet on which we feed….
Because the night belongs to lovers…..because the night belongs to us…
Because the night belongs to lovers….because the night belongs to us
and this is art, this is music
this is rock'n'roll