Mountain Xpress took a walk on the mild side this morning with rock innovator Lou Reed. The former Velvet Underground singer and songwriter was about to board his tour bus, parked in front of the Three Dog Bakery on Battery Park Avenue. Last night, he played a sold-out show at the Orange Peel.
Lou’s time here was growing short, but we got a few words in. We asked, “Can we take your picture?” His response: “Go ahead, have fun. Just don’t ask me to pose, and don’t use a flash.”
So, we asked, “How’s it going in Asheville so far?”
“It couldn’t be better,” he said. And then he boarded the bus, which will take him to Knoxville for a performance tonight at the Tennessee Theatre.
We didn’t get to ask him, so we’ll ask you. A question for those in the know: How was the show?
— Jon Elliston, managing editor
photo by Jason Sandford