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CONCERT REPORT: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:56 pm
by jarkko
Here is the seating plan of the Bislett Stadium (thanks Anne R)

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:15 pm
by BlizzardofIce
Was waiting for a post on Oslo, had in mind to start one myself.

Does anyone know the time-schedule for the concert, it says 5 o'clock on the ticket, but does that mean that cohen enters then, or the support, or that the doors open?

In Norway it is often impossible to know when a concert starts, it can say 18 on the ticket, and the support starts at 21 and then the real concert start at 23. I hate concerts in Norway... Anyone who knows anything? It is important to me, because of my work.

And the stadium is "Bislett", not "Aliset" as it says on your "Tour" page.

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:42 pm
by Anneri
My ticket says that the doors open at 5 o'clock. There are two guests first, Lillebjørn Nilsen and Shaun Bartlett (?). Don't know when Leonard enters, but don't think it will be before 7.30 or something. Just a guess.

Anne R

Manchester 20th June, Oslo 1st July, Copenhagen 5th July, Amsterdam 12th July

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:59 am
by BlizzardofIce
I think this concert can be very special in different ways.
- Cohen used to live not far from Bislett stadium for a while, together with marianne and Axel jr
- Marianne lives not far away, will propably be at the show(?)
- Cohen is ekstremly popular in Norway, its one of the countries he sells most records
- It's Canadas national day
- I will be there

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:07 pm
by jdhayes
you are in for a great concert. I went to see him twice in Dublin and would like to travel with him across europe. what is Marianne doing these days and how does she feel about the song?

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:31 am
by Anneri
NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) have a bunch of links to Cohen today. It's all from NRK's archives. Lots of good stuff! Concert from Kalvøya 1985 is great. Enjoy.
http://www.nrk.no/kanal/nrk_gull/1.6121458

Anne R

Oslo 1976, 1979,1985 (twice), 1988, 1993
Manchester June 20, Oslo July 1, Copenhagen July 5, Amsterdam July 12

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:29 pm
by Born With The Gift Of A G
Anne R,

Myriad thanks for that link.

Is that really Anjani on keyboards...?!

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:00 pm
by Inge
Born With The Gift Of A G wrote:Anne R,

Myriad thanks for that link.

Is that really Anjani on keyboards...?!
Yes, I really think that it is a very young Anjani

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:07 am
by confetti
i hope everyone had a really great time at this tonight. I can't wait to hear about it.

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:50 am
by hydriot
jdhayes wrote:what is Marianne doing these days and how does she feel about the song?
Marianne protects her privacy carefully these days, though she did come back to Hydra a few years ago (Leonard has not been back since 1999)

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:35 am
by Anneri
= Is that really Anjani on keyboards...?!
Yes, it must be Anjani. Her style has changed... But I guess we all have changed since the 80's! ;-)

Anne R

Manchester June 20, Oslo July 1, Copenhagen July 5, Amsterdam July 12

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:44 pm
by Zoidberg
A truly wonderful concert in Oslo!
As spellbinding as ever; and true, was Mr. Cohen and crew

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:10 pm
by Anneri
NRK's late night news covered the concert. Short clip from "Dance me to the end of love" and interview with Marianne Ihlen and Kari Hesthamar, who will publish a book later this year based on Marianne's story.

http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/137059

Anne R

Manchester June 20, Oslo July 1, Copenhagen July 5, Amsterdam July 12

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:02 pm
by FanOfTheMan
What a superb convert that was!!
I saw leonard in 88 and 93 and he looked fitter and happier now then then!
3 hours of superb entertainment from a superb performer!
His energy, passion and enthusiasm shone through.
It was a privalidge to witness>
WE LOVE YOU LEONARD!

Re: Oslo (July 1)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:31 pm
by jeremek
Welcome Fans in Oslo !

I ask for the report from the concert. In Norway are people sparing with their words ? ;-) perhaps will be willing to describe one's impressions? I am reading all reports with the great interest and with emotions. Not everyone can be at a concert. It is wonderful, that you are writing, how it was.
I am greeting :)
jeremek