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Rock Legend Patti Smith Rocks Out at ‘Patti Smith: Dream of Life’ Pre-Party in Los Angeles

At SPIN and Citi's once-in-a-lifetime evening, a privileged group of rock'n'roll fans took in a screening of the punk legend's new documentary and an exclusive performance!

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // October 27, 2008

SPIN partnered with Citi to host an unforgettable event October 17 in Santa Monica to celebrate Patti Smith: Dream of Life, the new documentary about punk pioneer Patti Smith. Crafted exclusively for Citi cardholders, the event included a screening of the film, directed by Steven Sebring, plus intimate performances by Smith herself and students from the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.


Patti tells how Spin caused her to meet director Steven Sebring. / Photo by Chris Polk


Patti Smith Plays the private show. / Photo by Chris Polk


Silverlake Conservatory co-founder, Keith Barry, aka ‘Tree’ introduces student performers / Photo by Chris Polk


Silverlake Conservatory student takes a bow. / Photo by Chris Polk


Patti Smith with Silverlake Conservatory co-founder, Keith Barry, aka ‘Tree’ and Silverlake students. / Photo by Chris Polk