photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

"Not even kidding. lou reed watched @dasracist perform tonight & flipped the fuck out. at carnegie hall. how was your night?" - El-P

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall
Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

"The night wrapped up with Lenny Kaye leading the Patti Smith band through a brief tribute to the garage-rock compilation Nuggets, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and Lou Reed, who performed three songs. Reed conducted the string quartet and the drummer to improvise with him at moments, which felt awkward in the beginning; the ending, however--as the string quartet jammed in tandem with Smith's guitarists and Reed himself--was pretty impressive. At the very end Laurie Anderson and the whole evening's cast returned to the stage for a curtain call, during which the room sang "Happy Birthday" to Philip Glass." [Village Voice]

Video of the Happy Birthday moment and pictures from all of last night's benefit at Carnegie Hall, below...

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Happy Birthday Philp Glass @ Tibet House Benefit

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Drepung Monks

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Robert Thurman of Tibet House

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Philip Glass

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Laurie Anderson

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Antony

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

James Blake

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tim Fain with Philip Glass

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Dechen Shak-Dagsay

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Das Racist

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Stephin Merritt

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Rahzel

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Lou Reed & Patti Smith's band

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall

Tibet House Concert 2012 - Carnegie Hall