Finally, a live music event wherein dogs are allowed to attend!
Artist Laurie Anderson put on a concert for dogs and their owners in New York City’s Times Square last night, The Guardian reports.
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The show was put on to promote her first feature-length film, “Heart of a Dog,” which focuses on the life of her late Rat Terrier, Lolabelle. The film is reportedly already generating some Oscar buzz for Best Documentary.
With her tape-bow violin in hand — an instrument she is said to have invented in the 1970s, NBD — Anderson played her set on a low frequency volume for the pups in her audience to enjoy. Human attendees were given headphones, so they could hear everything as clearly as their canine counterparts.
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Anderson was very pleased with the turnout, telling The Guardian, “Oh, it was lovely. There was so many types of dogs, I really hadn’t imagined that many would show up. I was really impressed.”
Hopefully this inspires more artists to do the same, because live music is an experience that all walks of life can enjoy, and should enjoy together.