So Brent has this t-shirt...It is blue and has a giant yellow silk screened face of a mildly goth looking Lou Reed on it and, emblazoned on the back, it says "Rock Animal." He has worn it so many times that if he wears it once more it is going to unravel into threads. So when the lights at The Kitchen after the second Gravity show in New York on Friday came up and we slowly got out of our chairs on stage (trying to figure out where to hide) and the actual Lou Reed slowly approached the stage to tell Brent how beautiful the film he made was it all felt a little surreal...!
Laurie Anderson (who is also a huge inspiration for any music/performance artist and a huge supporter of The Kitchen) and Lou Reed, along with a crowd of supportive friends, artists, dancers, musicians, journalists, teachers, students, strangers (even one stranger who we randomly met at a sandwich shop in Brooklyn after the show who awkwardly sidled up to us in recognition and who was super nice and awesome!!) all came and clapped and created the most perfect beginning to our tour we could have asked for! I cannot believe how great both (sold out!) screenings were and I cannot believe that we've been able to share this experience with so many more wonderful people, including so many of our idols (both on and off stage for that matter)! Next we go north along with the spring and the geese for a Gravity show in the beauty of CT! Huzzah!