Just got back home from Mexico City after seeing Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz performing at Festival Poesía en Voz Alta, curated by Anne Waldman. Eva Prinz started by reading short poems she said she had just written in the morning, inspired by images she had seen in Mexico City. A poem dedicated to Thurston, about him bringing noise into a context of silence. All in all, she struggled a lot to read/speak in Spanish, and her moments of most clarity occured when she finally recited in English a poem dedicated to Anne Waldman.
Thurston's set consisted of some poems first, and then some music. Despite the recurrence of technical issues (language barriers are powerful things), he approached things in a good mood. Not much euphoria during this part of the show, except by one fan who was constantly yelling to Thurston. After the show was over, I was told that some people got upset and asked for the dude to be removed, and security then escorted him out of there so he missed the highlight of the event: Thurston played "Speak To The Wild", "Cease Fire", and even an encore which consisted of a very beautiful jam.