East Village fire benefit in black and white

Patti Smith leaving after performing at the East Village fire benefit.

Patti Smith leaving Theatre 80 St. Mark’s after performing at the East Village fire benefit on Sunday. The show raised $11,000 in one night to help people displaced by the Second Ave. disaster.                                   PHOTOS BY Q. SAKAMAKI

Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith’s guitarist, getting ready to leave after playing at the East Village fire benefit last Sunday night.  Photos by Q. Sakamaki

Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith’s guitarist, after playing at the East Village fire benefit last Sunday night.

Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye performing at the benefit. They wrapped up with Smith’s anthem ”People Have the Power,” which really got the crowd rocking.

Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye performing at the benefit. They wrapped up with Smith’s ”People Have the Power,” which really got the crowd revved up. The iconic Yippie Pie Man — seated in background onstage (front row, right) with survivors of the disaster — got up out of his seat and pumped his fist in a fight-the-power salute as the crowd clapped along in time to the populist anthem.

A dancer took a selfie while hanging out backstage at the East Villager fire benefit.

A dancer for the goth/disco Kayvon Zand band took a selfie while hanging out backstage at the East Villager fire benefit.

David Peel and the Bowery Boys hanging out backstage before performing at the East Village fire benefit on Sunday night.

David Peel and the Bowery Boys jammed backstage before going onstage to perform at the East Village fire benefit on Sunday night.

 

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