About Last Night... T.Rex Tribute in Central Park

Caroline Torem Craig

I went to the T.Rex tribute at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Saturday and stepped back into the ‘60s, ‘70s, or at least a homogenized, but still hippie, mix of both! What a wondrous place... Of course, there is no such thing as a taxi to the door and at 11 p.m. or so, you might want to walk with a few friends through the darkened forest to get back to 79th and Central Park West and not leave the show early as I had to… I think I missed Patti Smith and Lou Reed, but I did catch the irrepressible Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters both on and back stage with PAPER favorites Tilda Swinton and Justin Bond (pictured above). Something about the theater's underground entrances to the stage reminded me of the Coliseum in Rome. I half expected that all of sudden a lion would appear onstage.

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