I know that most of you have attended at least half a dozen of Leonard's concerts, and some have attended dozens over the years....but, on a cool October evening in Copenhagen, I attended my FIRST
and I am still overwhelmed and attempting to sort out all the emotions. Our seats were not the best....left side, half way back and I had forgotten my distance glasses
....but the moment he ran onto the stage and the crowd roared I could feel the tears of joy coming! The next 3 plus hours were filled with more tears, standing and clapping until my hands hurt, shouting (and the women behind me shouting "we love you Leonard!"), and all the while being completely overcome by realizing that I am seeing and hearing Leonard in person! His elegance, humbleness, humor and joy of performing were matched by his awesome voice and the talent of every one of his musical entourage! He is sensual and captivating! As the encores came, I knew we were approaching the end. "If It be Your Will" brought the tears again, but then there is Leonard blessing us and telling us to keep warm, and even...maybe...perhaps....suggesting that there may be yet another time in Copenhagen!
For me, this was a crazy weekend. We left the US Thursday afternoon, arrived Copenhagen Friday morning, concert in the evening and then a 12 hour flight back to the US on Saturday. Next time will be in Canada or the US and I can't wait!
And, oh yeah, I did sort of like the concert in case you didn't notice.