Anderson — who often plays music for her rat terrier Lollabelle — said the idea originated during a chat with cellist Yo-Yo Ma while the two were waiting backstage at a graduation ceremony.
"We thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if you're playing a concert and you look out and everyone's a dog?'" Anderson said. "So I thought if I ever get a chance to do that, I'm gonna do it. And today was it. So this is like a highlight of my life."
You can also check out a video of the show below, and stream her upcoming album Homeland over at NPR.
Laurie Anderson is performing songs from Homeland at LPR on July 13th. Get tickets here.