Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby lcnash on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:28 am

Hello,

I am first time (poster), long time fan. I've been patiently waiting, as we all have, for the wonderful news and the opportunity to see LC in concert.
Reason I am replying is that I am a little taken aback by some peoples comments that "only" long time LC forum members should get priority tickets.
Frankly, to me, doesnt sound to me Leonard Cohen-esque. Sounds kind of elitist, clubby.
While I could understand the sentiment, I might feel the same way if I had posted 640 times - but I think you really have to be truly care about the man, and the music, to take time and effort to log on every day, read the wondeful stories and dialogue, and wait for the miracle to come.
Not wanting to disrespect anyone's opinion on the matter, its just I really think that for people like us (true Cohen fans that Everyone on this forum is) - outsiders if you will - to now start drawing lines in the sand ("I'm a bigger fan then you,etc) excluding people flies in the face of what Cohen represents

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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby Undertow on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:38 am

Oh wow thank you so very much. :D
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby st theresa on Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:47 am

Thank you Leonard and Jarkko. This is all so exciting, and so very thoughtful to give the members of this group such an opportunity. I had been thinking the chances of my getting a one day ticket to the concert in Spain was highly unlikely, but my hopes have been raised again. I do feel there is a spiritual force that presents itself to us when we present ourselves to it. Just the coincidence of my being in Spain at the same time as Leonard, seems so interesting. Since I began to get involved with this site and the Cohen nights organization, I began dreaming of meeting Leonard. I was told he would likely never tour again, and I told myself, I would likely never get tickets if he did. and yet and yet....I definitely could handle not seeing Leonard if that were to be my fate, but something seems to have a different plan for me. A few years ago I connected with my spiritual teacher over a website I found. I never dreamed of meeting him either. And yet somehow that came about. I spent a week in his town in Australia, magically getting there from Canada, and visiting with he and his wife. I can hardly wait to meet Leonard ;-)
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby Lech on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:29 am

Hurrraaaa!!!
Let's book...
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby newyork on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:30 am

3 tickets shouldn't be too many, should it? I'm hoping he will play New York on Memorial Day (May 26 for all those across the sea :D ). My wife is a speech pathologist and his voice always hurts her ears, but she enjoyed his appearance with Anjani at her concert in NYC last year, and my oldest daughter wants to go too. (My other two are going to pass :( )
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby jarkko on Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:32 am

It is looking increasingly liklely that a European tour will be on before US/Canada, unless Leonard starts a US tour very quickly - does that mean the advance booking will be for both legs, or Europe only?


Actually the tour begins with concerts in several cities in Canada in May and then goes/comes over to Europe. The organizers are working on the pre-booking arrangements, and we will soon learn which venues and where will be included in this option. My impression is that the number of tickets will be very limited for the small Canadian venues while many gigs in Europe are at open air festivals. Note that I don't have the list yet, so this is just speculation!
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby John Etherington on Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:17 am

Thanks to Leonard, Jarkko and all concerned for making this possible. In the past, I've had no trouble getting best seats for Leonard's
shows (well nothing harder than sleeping outside the Albert Hall in 1974!), but this time I was worried that I might not even be able to get tickets,. Now I'm just hoping that I can find the money.

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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby b55 on Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:25 am

thankyou all for this
(no extra criteria please that wouldn't be fun)
(posting activity as a measure of fanness, don't think so)
que sais-je?
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby harryboro on Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:34 am

Wonderful news...been a fan since 1968 - waited each day for each new album -

I am concerned there will be arush of "touts" signing up to the forum


How can this ( if at all) be prevented?? :roll:
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby Keen on Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:47 am

That is outstanding news.

And while I can understand the concern of longtime members about the influx of new members after the tour was announced, I do believe that all of us 'noobs' are true fans and not out to 'flip' any tickets purchased here for profit. The opportunity to see him in concert is one I thought I never would experience,


I was brought up on Cohen by my dad, actually one of the few artists that my dad played that I actually enjoyed :D But that's another story.

Hope we can all get along =)
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby Henning on Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:13 pm

Jarkko, maybe you don't know you yet. But my question is: Refers the ticket limitation of a person only to a specific venue or to all selected venues ? For instance: If the limitation is 2 tickets and Wetzlar and Espoo are selected venues, may I then book 2 tickets for each show or just 2 tickets overall. In other words: Do you recommend that I ask my mother to register to the forum ? These are worrying days with sleepless nights for all of us.
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby citizen on Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:39 pm

Good news!!!
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby ragsandfeathers on Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:46 pm

Thank you thank you a million times over thank you!!!!!!!!

Now I need to go figure out when exactly that is in my time zone, so I can forfeit whatever else I might have planned and log on then!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby ragsandfeathers on Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:00 pm

I, too, am wondering about whether this includes the US tour, as I'm completely unable to afford travel outside the US right now... (just found out I'm losing my job as a professor due to budget cuts, so unemployment is pending...yikes!) Guess I'll find out when everyone else does....
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Re: Advance ticket booking for Files/Forum members

Postby leonardfan on Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:07 pm

This is wonderful. Hope Leonard will do a concert in Belgium this summer!
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