Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lou Reed Rocks French Bankers

Here's the story (from Reuters):
Rock star Lou Reed took a walk on the not-so-wild-side on Monday when he played a private concert for a group of Parisian financiers. Reed played to an audience of around 500 bankers and business executives at a theatre on the Avenue Montaigne, a street full of haute couture shops off the Champs Elysees.

"I love Paris," said the 65-year old New Yorker, drawing a loud cheer from the mainly middle-aged crowd. The concert, which was not open to members of the public, was organized by French finance company Carmignac Gestion. "We offered him some money and he came," said an executive involved in the organization of the event.
Stories about Advanced Artists almost always have a snarky reference to the "mainly middle-aged crowd" at their concerts, especially for corporate gigs like this one. I'm guessing the wad of cash they get softens the blow.

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