This one's for you, Meg.... My sister Meg literally used to follow Patti Smith and Bruce Springstein all over the United States. Meg was one of those "groupies" back then. At that time, a Patti Smith concert would draw tens of thousands of people and the tickets would sell out in minutes.
Next week Patti Smith is performing in the little venue of Piazza Santa Croce, and so far, I haven't found anybody here who even knows who Patti Smith is. But I will be there, and hope to be surprised by an audience who will appreciate one of the boldest, most revolutionary American female singers ever.