Hello bubble: Lou Reed plays "What's Good" at Web 2.0 dinner (with video)
When Lou Reed performed last night at the Web 2.0 Summit dinner, it felt more like "All Tomorrow's Parties" than "No Money Down" — such a sign of excess that some vets recalled an Elvis Costello performance at an Ask.com party in the first dot-com boom.
How much did he cost? One conference-goer guessed (based on other rates he's seen) that six songs would be at least $70k, maybe as much as $300k for a full set; other sources tell me anything from $15k to $100k, depending on Reed's availability.
However much it cost AOL, you can watch for free: