about seeing Patti Smith at USC! I get emotional just thinking about it, so instead of my going on, check out this nice blog post about the event.
My favorite song of the evening (and it's a hard call -- she did "Because the Night" with just piano accompaniment and her "Pissing in a River" gave me chills) was her elegy to Amy Winehouse, "This is the Girl." It's lovely and simple and poetic.
Here's a vid of her singing it in the UK last summer.