Project Description

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAYED AT MY HIGH SCHOOL

Director: Robert Pietri and Tony Janneli

This animated documentary is the story of the Velvet Underground’s disastrous first public performance. While on stage for merely 20 minutes, The Velvet Underground performed three songs: ‘There She Goes’, ‘Venus in Furs’, and ‘Heroin’. The Summit High School audience responded with, as a band member recalled in 1983, a murmur of surprise that greeted the appearance’ that ‘increased to a roar of disbelief as the band started to play’ which’ swelled to a mighty howl of outrage and bewilderment…’ Half the audience walked out.