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:
Lou Reed at Web 2.0 / What's Good [AOL video]