Iggy Pop and harpist Lavinia Meijer. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tibet House)

Iggy Pop and harpist Lavinia Meijer. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tibet House)

Buddhists were known to be aggressors until they realized that “being violent and domineering was no fun,” said Robert Thurman at the start of Tibet House’s 26th annual benefit concert. Thurman (co-founder of Tibet House US and father of Uma) repeated the words “no fun” and “boring” as if to subtly hype the show’s headliner. But when Iggy Pop closed out the epic evening at Carnegie Hall, it wasn’t with hits like “No Fun” and “I’m Bored” – instead he performed a couple of unusual spoken-word pieces to the music of the evening’s host, Philip Glass, followed by a pair of rousing David Bowie covers.

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