Patti Smith Gives The Best Commencement Address

posted by on 2011.05.27, under Just Writing

“People will shit on you.” – Patti Smith, SAIC Commencement, May 21 2011

Patti Smith

Patti Speaking To The Graduates

On May 21, 2011, Patti Smith gave the SAIC commencement address at Pritzker Pavilion while the world ended. My favorite part? That she said “Shit” 5 times.

Patti Clapping

Patti was the only person on the stage who clapped throughout the roll call. She clapped for every kid, from the first name through to the last.

Margo Grajeda, class of 2005 (L) and Becky Grajeda, class of 2011 (R)

See all photos on Flickr at Becky, Frank and Patti