SXSW: I Saw Lou Reed Kissing Moby

Some conference keynote speakers are lame. Others are Lou Reed. Currently working up a tour to revisit his misunderstood and gorgeously despondent masterpiece Berlin, Reed did a little Q&A at the Austin Convention Center yesterday. Later, he dazzled the crowd (many of whom, like me, didn’t expect to see the man play at all this week) at the Levi’s Fader Fort by appearing at his own tribute show. With Moby lending some vocals and guitar, Lou stepped up and did a slow, rapturous version of “Walk On the Wild Side.” He must’ve been feelin’ it, because he kissed Moby a couple of times. Moby will never get sick again.

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