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Overheard exiting the R.E.M. show, where Michael Stipe did a number with surprise guest Patti Smith:

A young man to his clique of male and female companions: "Who's Patti Smith?" There's a brief silence, as the group rack their brains for an answer.

A young woman, dripping derision, responds, "She's a lesbian, I can tell you that."

"That's all I need to know," the young man says.


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