CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby ciaran » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:06 pm

HI

Yes - agree with everyone - the concerts are just getting better and better (and this was my seventh) - but maybe I'm getting better seats each time; Liverpool on the sides, Sunday in the centre but in the tiered section; last night the closest I have ever been (row 7). I just couldn't believe how beautiful the whole thing felt. I was walking on air as I strolled back to Ballsbridge. As my friend said after Tower of Song, Suzanne and Sisters of Mercy it was "like coming out for the second half and scoring a hat-trick" and for the first encore with So Long Marianne and First We Take Manhattan he'd scored another two in extra time! Famous Blue Raincoat - I'd just gone to heaven!

As soon as I was back in the hotel I booked another ticket for Wednesday night to prolong the ecstasy. After that I have only Venice (row 6). Then what will I do - except be bankrupt.

Cheers all. Ciarán
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Driney » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:11 pm

Was at the Sunday night concert in front row. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as Kilmainham but wow! the show was even better. Agree with other posters on the video screen but this didn’t bother me because I had a great view. I enjoyed it so much that I contemplated getting tickets for Thursday but the seats available aren’t great. My night was made when Leonard did Famous Blue Raincoat :D . Many thanks to Jarkko for providing the link for the presale tickets.
I heard that Leonard is doing a midnight concert in Dublin this week .... anyone know anything about this? Probably a wind-up.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Red Poppy » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:31 pm

No not a wind up. In the Ierne ballroom, Parnell Square,not with his own band though. Joe Dolan's old band - the Drifters.
Mixture of his own songs and covers of Joe's songs. 700 tickets only.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Studio54 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:40 pm

I was at last night show and it was truly amazing and to experience it from the front row will be something to remember.
A thousand kisses deep gave me goosebumps and I shed a tear or twenty :D
here's my video of A Thousand Kisses Deep.... more to follow

A Thousand Kisses Deep
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby lonndubh » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:43 pm

Red Poppy wrote: Mixture of his own songs and covers of Joe's songs. 700 tickets only.
Will Jarkko be providing a link for the presale tickets :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Womanfromaroom » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:52 pm

Studio54 wrote:I was at last night show and it was truly amazing and to experience it from the front row will be something to remember.
A thousand kisses deep gave me goosebumps and I shed a tear or twenty :D
here's my video of A Thousand Kisses Deep.... more to follow

A Thousand Kisses Deep
Yes, this is really wonderful - but it seems as if Leonard does have something of a cold! Not that I think that it affects the recitation in any negative way, but I find it remarkable how deep his voice sounds in this specific recording as compared to similar ones ... :neutral:
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Red Poppy » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:00 pm

Ah, no, Lonndubh, an old fashioned queue round Parnell Square with hawkers selling J and L scarves.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Heike » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:47 pm

Marie, thanks a lot for posting the extra lines, and
Studio54, thank you so much for sharing the video!
:)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby maisiesmum » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:58 pm

Thanks to Jarkko for the pre sale tickets. I was in the front row last night and it was fantastic, anyone here going to Belfast? I'm going & have a spare ticket as my buddy can't make it.

Thanks again for great forum
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby IrishMar » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:22 pm

Check this out;

http://1heckofaguy.com/2009/07/21/leona ... e-of-tour/

Always knew he was talented :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby tinderella » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:34 pm

Wow Marie! The best so long Marianne of the tour :) Was this video shot on the sunday or the monday.... I hope it was the sunday as i was singing the song at that one :)
I love Alberts video clips the best. He is very talented and does not seem to get distracted by Leonard or the band and has a steady hand. Well done indeed.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby IrishMar » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:47 pm

Yes Tinderella, you feature on that one :D

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Birdonawire » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:54 pm

Hi all,

What can I say that hasn't already been said? The concert last night was incredible. Leonard was in great form although he
did seem to show signs of that cold in the first half, but still a brilliant performance. However, the second half totally blew
me away. He arrived back on stage with a bang. He was throwing energy out to the crowed like he had buckets of it to spare!
And the crowed were throwing it back just as effectively. His version of Partisan was the best I've ever heard, and he dominated
Famous Blue Raincoat, and belted it out as if the passion that drove him to pen the song in the first place came back and exploded
from him. Incredible, incredible stuff!

That video sync problem was still evident, although it did not seem as bad as was reported on Sunday. I was looking closely and
it seemed to effect only the camera that was at front front and center of stage. The shots from this angle/camera were slightly out of sync.
I had a good seat so it did not affect me, and I don't believe it would have influenced anyone else's experience.

Great, great night altogether, and thanks to Ollie, Ollie's father and Burning Violin for the great company. Maybe next time Burning Violin, you
will do a better job of keeping me from spending so much money on tour merchandise!!!

P.S. After the show I headed up to Jury's and they were playing the DVD of one of his concerts (London I think). They also had a 'special' late menu on offer
for the weary Cohenites:
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Womanfromaroom » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:02 am

Birdonawire,

I love the special menu! Although personally, I am not sure if "Pizza slice with chips" would become a personal favourite of mine... :?
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin, July 19, 20, 22, 23

Postby Birdonawire » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:42 am

Womanfromaroom wrote:Birdonawire,

I love the special menu! Although personally, I am not sure if "Pizza slice with chips" would become a personal favourite of mine... :?

I agree. And at over 5 euro for a very small bowl of very overcooked potato wedges, I was happy to stick to just having a pint or two (or three!).
A cheese sandwich when I got home was enough to fill the gap.
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