Posted in music | pictures on February 28, 2010

photos by Chris La Putt

Patti Smith
Iggy Pop

Performances by Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Gogol Bordello brought the crowd at Carnegie Hall to its feet on Friday night, as the musicians took part in the 20th annual Tibet House benefit.

The concerts, whose musical acts are organized by composer and Tibet House Vice President Philip Glass, are scheduled to coincide with the Tibetan New Year and bring in anywhere from $100,000 to $250,00 for the nonprofit group every year.

The evening began with chanting from several Drepung Gomang Monastery monks, followed by comments from Glass about the difficulty in finalizing a final roster of performers every year given all the participants' busy schedules. Next, Robert A. F. Thurman, the president and one of the co-founders Tibet House, likened the Tibetan people to the Na'vi, the blue, cat-like aliens featured in James Cameron's sci-fi film "Avatar." He noted that both groups of individuals deserved and needed saving, and repeated the film's catch phrase "I see you" for double effect. [Wall Street Journal]

Other artists that performed at the show Friday night included Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew and Regina Spektor. Patti Smith also introduced Iggy Pop whose shirtless set included a stint crowd surfing in the Carnegie Hall audience. More pictures from the show below...

Drepung Gomang Monastery Monks

Drepung Gomang Monastery Monks

Drepung Gomang Monastery Monks

Drepung Gomang Monastery Monks

Drepung Gomang Monastery Monks

Drepung Gomang Monastery Monks

Robert Thurman - co-founder of Tibet House

Robert Thurman

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

Pierce Turner

Pierce Turner

Pierce Turner

Pierce Turner

Pierce Turner

Those Strings Quartet

Those Strings Quartet

Tenzin Kunzel

Tenzin Kunzel

Tenzin Kunzel

Tenzin Kunzel

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Jessie Smith and Michael Campbell

Jessie Smith and Michael Campbell

Jessie Smith and Michael Campbell

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Iggy Pop


Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Singalong

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

Tibet House 20th Annual Concert Benefit

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Comments (33)

Lots of great pics.. I wish I could listen to clips of it somehow if it was recorded live at all.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 2:40 PM

Well that sure looked like a lot of fun.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 2:50 PM

Patti Smith looks like one of those scary creatures from the Dark Crystal.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 2:57 PM

Lots of great pics.

Posted by iphone | February 28, 2010 3:44 PM

Whoops! Here's the setlist:

Baja + the Dry Eye Crew - Makossa
Baja + the Dry Eye Crew - Dark Temple
Baja + the Dry Eye Crew - Love Somebody
Philip Glass - Etude #10
Philip Glass - The Chase
Pierce Turner - Yogi with a Broken Heart
Pierce Turner - Wicklowhills
Those Strings - Quantum for Quartet
Tenzin Kunsel - Zapa Lhamo Phuti
Tenzin Kunsel - Phayul Drenlu
Regina Spektor - Apres Moi
Regina Spektor - The Sword and the Pen
Regina Spektor - Laughing With
Gogol Bordello - Universes Collide
Gogol Bordello - Sun is on My Side
Gogol Bordello - Pala Tute
Jessie Smith & Michael Campbell
Patti Smith - Love Train
Patti Smith - People Who Died
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Iggy Pop - The Mass Productions
Iggy Pop - I Want to be Your Dog
Singalong - People Have the Power

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 4:48 PM

Congrats Iggy, you played carnegie hall without a shirt...sleazebag. How trashy!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 5:11 PM

he had a shirt and took it off

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 5:31 PM

Excellent excellent cause but probably the weakest lineup in years!

Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2010 5:48 PM

definetly the weakest lineup ever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 5:51 PM

Think Iggy and Patti have lesbian sex with each other?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 6:42 PM

Wow, when was the last time Iggy played Mas Productions live!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 6:44 PM

oh and Patti Smith played Gloria

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 6:46 PM

FUCK TIBET!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 7:11 PM

is that patti smith topless?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 7:26 PM

fuck iggy!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 7:31 PM

@ 5:48, because any night you can see two of rock's greats in one place really sucks...great cause and line up in my opinion

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 7:58 PM

fuck YEAH IGGY!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 8:13 PM

iggy should have smashed that cello.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 8:23 PM

Speaking of the cello, "Those Strings" is the Scorchio String Quartet. AKA Bowie's string section.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 8:40 PM

i thought it was pretty amazing that these bands brought everyone to their feet in Carnegie Hall. Everyone was there with good vibes celebrating an amazing culture that embraces compassion and tolerance. I have no complaints other than the 2 hipsters behind me who had a comment about everything that was wrong with the venue. Why go?

Posted by M.O. | February 28, 2010 10:11 PM

Anybody who says "fuck Iggy" should be fucked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2010 10:14 PM

does anyone need to see 70 year old ass crack?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 12:37 AM

butt town

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 1:43 AM

really poor mix of artists this year. and it really just doesnt make sense.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 9:25 AM

Good cause, yea. Nice line up, yea.

But seriously, how come "free tibet" is never ever free? This looks more like "expensive shit"!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 10:59 AM

I like Iggy as much as the next guy but it's time to put on a shirt dogg.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 11:38 AM

unforgettable concert i have ever seen.,

Posted by kitchen range hoods | March 1, 2010 11:47 AM

Your negativity is showing. You do not take the moral high ground. You do not try to live your lives with the concept of 'grace'.
Think about what you have become. Are you happy? Are others around you happy?
You do not work & play well with others.

Posted by Fran | March 1, 2010 3:45 PM

Iggy should shave Patti's mustache. Now that would be cool.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 9:07 AM

i thought it was pretty amazing that these bands brought everyone to their feet in Carnegie Hall. Everyone was there with good vibes celebrating an amazing culture that embraces compassion and tolerance. I have no complaints other than the 2 hipsters behind me who had a comment about everything that was wrong with the venue. Why go?

Posted by منتديات | October 10, 2010 12:48 PM

i thought it was pretty amazing that these bands brought everyone to their feet in Carnegie Hall. Everyone was there with good vibes celebrating an amazing culture that embraces compassion and tolerance. I have no complaints other than the 2 hipsters behind me who had a comment about everything that was wrong with the venue. Why go?

Posted by play super mario games | December 29, 2010 6:43 AM

how come "free tibet" is never ever free? This looks more like "expensive shit"!
see u

Posted by دردشة عراقية | December 29, 2010 10:53 PM

i thought it was pretty amazing that these bands brought everyone to their feet in Carnegie Hall. Everyone was there with good vibes celebrating an amazing culture that embraces compassion and tolerance. I have no complaints other than the 2 hipsters behind me who had a comment about everything that was wrong with the venue. Why go?

Posted by Girls Games | May 11, 2011 7:13 AM

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