Posted in NYC | music on November 14, 2013

"At the public memorial for Lou Reed in Lincoln Center, where hundreds have gathered for a listening party. Applause follows each song." - @JohnSurico

"Lou Reed's sound man spec'd out system for Lincoln Center plaza. Never thought I'd hear "Venus In Furs" rip thru the air here. #TasteTheWhip" - @WillHermes

Laurie Anderson @ Lincoln Center Lou Reed public memorial (via @aaakkmmm)
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Philip Glass @ Lincoln Center Lou Reed public memorial (via @qbertplaya)
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Fans gathered by The Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center this afternoon (11/14) to remember Lou Reed, who died October 27 at age 71. His wife Laurie Anderson and composer Philip Glass were among the 200 or so in attendance and, as promised, there were no speeches or live performances. Just Reed's actual music (including some of Metal Machine Music), played "incredibly loud." As it should.

A few Instagram videos below...

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Comments (25)

This was great.

Posted by Tom | November 14, 2013 8:17 PM

It was great when Philip Glass throat sang the entire soundtrack to "Koyaanisqatsi."

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2013 8:35 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2013 8:44 PM

this looks chill. good job

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2013 8:52 PM

or just listen to your records at home...

Posted by d | November 14, 2013 9:21 PM

Beautiful.

Posted by bryontreece | November 14, 2013 9:49 PM

I did listen to my records at home the last few weeks, and I'm glad I went to this too. The sound was better than home, and it was fantastic connecting with a few strangers over our admiration for the man and his tunes. I felt incredibly lucky to be living in New York today.

Posted by Qbertplaya | November 14, 2013 10:22 PM

Queens Rules.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2013 11:23 PM

this was a very cool thing

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 12:37 AM

Horrible crowd. Definitely the exact opposite of a perfect day.

Posted by Gnostic Hummus | November 15, 2013 2:50 AM

Laurie looks almost happy. Well she is quite rich now....

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 7:23 AM

Anybody got a set list?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 8:03 AM

who wants to connect with strangers?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 8:43 AM

7:23am - you realize you just bought yourself a shitload of bad karma, dontcha?

unworthy of life homo sapiens such as yourself are just so highly evolved you don't have the capacity to realize how very low you actually are.

why not give up your space for someone more worthy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 9:30 AM

too bad i had to work. go unemployed and/or rich people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 9:35 AM

why not have on a weekend?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 9:35 AM

I think she is happy because everyone is paying tribute to her loving husband..It is touching for her I am sure..

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 9:40 AM

Lou's death was not sudden, so I am sure Laurie has been recovering quickly from her loss. How can you not be happy with so much love around her?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 12:12 PM

I was there for the tail end of the memorial.

Great sound system - last five songs were:

Sister Ray
Think It Over
All Tomorrow's Parties
Walk on the Wild Side
Set the Twilight Reeling

Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2013 12:35 PM

9:30am, it's clear from your commentary that you are full of joy and good karma, keep spreading those good vibes!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 5:09 PM

or just listen to your records at home...

Posted by making money online | December 22, 2013 6:09 AM

I first heard this song in Athens Greece in 1967 it was on a Jazz album with various other artists and Lou was singing. A friend of mine was heavy into Jazz at that time and he was playing to the group. Loved this song then and now.

Posted by Feug | October 26, 2014 11:06 AM

thank you

Posted by bramj | November 1, 2014 7:35 AM

thank you

Posted by games | November 1, 2014 7:35 AM

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