in Royal Festival Hall - 2005

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I hadn't visited the Royal Festival Hall since living in London in the 60's and now, 1n 2005, I was drawn back from Devon with my wife to the Meltdown performance of the iconic Patti Smith performing the 30th anniversary of 'Horses', having last seen her at the Top Rank in Cardiff in 1977 or 78!In my early 60's I'm not a great one for leaping to my feet, but when she walked on the stage I was propelled upwards with hands above my head, standing with tears in my eyes.
Strange how over the years I've  seen many of the greatest artists and performers who have been part of my life, …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 13 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Horses performed by Patti Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time 2005
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:15:36 +0000
Approved on Sat, 16 Jan 2016 18:59:25 +0000