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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:40 am
by JudasPriest
Good show with some great moments but his vocal was not strong compared to last week let alone last year. I think the cold is present and he was minding his voice. His brilliant band kept him from getting into trouble. Block G definitelly not the best place to watch. Block D tomorrow should be way better. And the video feed was a fraction of a second behind real time which was very distracting. But overall, despite my moans....excellent

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:25 am
by amcgee
Hi
I was at it last night and am still on a high after it, brilliant concert, as good as Kilmainham, and probably better, mostly because i had such a good seat and i could actually see him as as in kilmainham i was so far away from him i didn't see him at all.
I was really happy that he played so long mariane and famous blue raincoat. That means i got to he the full lot although i would like to get to hear avalenche and a lot more.
I don't think i will ever see such a hugh crowd at a gig in the o2, it was full , not an empty seat in the house. Not bad for a 75 year old
I would have to agree that his voice was not the best, but it still was great, he did try a save his voice from unnecessary strain, but he was still amazing.
Would love to go to see him again, but i think i better save the money for a holiday.

amcgee

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:26 am
by carlowmike
Dublin , July 19th Concert.
The video link-up delay spoiled an otherwise great concert for many.
We were seated in Section A , so the video was the only visual we had of the stage.
( we were seated behind Sharon and the Webb sisters !)
It made it look as if Leonard was miming to a backtrack recording.
Everyone we met during the break and after the concert were disappointed, nothing
to do with Leonard who was nearly as good as his Kilmainham performance of last year.
The 02 should apoligse to Leonard and his Band and to the thousands of fans
who have come to expect better.
I hope the 02 administraters have corrected this problem before tonight's concert.
Leonard should refuse to perform tonight unless this problem is sorted out.
I intend to make a formal protest to the 02 management.

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:32 am
by amcgee
I have to agree, the video was well out of sink, but luckily for me, i was close enough to the stage that i didn't need to use them, but i would imagine for people far away from the stage that it was rather frustrating,
its a pity because it was a great concert
amcgee

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:43 am
by kieron
A wonderful magical night.
Better than all thre Kilmainham gigs put together.
A happy skipping and dancing Leonard serenading us for three hours.
Partisan was brilliant. Much better than Avalanche could have been.
Famous Blue Raincoat was one of many highlights. Jesus, the hairs stood on my neck.
Bird had tears in my eyes and Everybody Knows and Anthem could have been written last week for Ireland and its miserable state.
Thank you Leonard and band.
I only wish I could go again.

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:27 pm
by Aido
Hi Red Poppy,
I'm sorry you didn't have a ticket for last night. He was fantastic as always. The others are right that he was minding his voice and that the delay on the visual feed must have been annoying for those further back but our tickets in G were great. I could see the whites of his eyes!! Roll on tonight! Angela, one of my friends shouted up to him "I still love you" to which he made her night by replying "I love you too!" She'll dine out on that for a while!! :D

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:47 pm
by swimmer
Hi all
I loved it, the atmosphere indoors is different to an outside gig but very special all the same. he rightly saved his voice and then could keep going to the end.
The highlight for me was Recitation , a thousand kisses deep. But I thought there were a few extra new lines at the end ? Am I right ... maybe someone can help confirm??
We had great seats straight in front of him thanks to the presale !
Fabulous
To those going later enjoy!!!

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:17 pm
by tinderella
Yes, every LC concert is special in its own way. I was in the fourth row in front of stage so it was perfect for me. I did not have to look at the screen but I did once or twice and yes the synch was way off, which was horrible for anyone far from the stage.
He seemed a bit more fragile than last year but I am not surprised after such a gruelling tour. He really has given his all to us. HIs band are still incredible to watch and listen to and seem to be so fresh like they are playing it all for the first time.

I managed to get the set list from the stage... and I see some extra songs on the side for Dublin including Avalanche.... so hopefully he sings that when i go back to see him on thursday night.

I loved his hotel mirror story :) .......... Wonder what hotel mirror he is looking into today :) ?

He is just a beautiful human being.

Long live Leonard Cohen.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:21 pm
by tinderella
Oops... almost forgot! Just want to say it was brilliant to meet everyone at Jurys. Lovely meeting Helen, Sheila , Paula, Joe, Marie and Albert and of course Deirdre... who ended up sitting with me in the fourth row..

Roll on Barcelona!

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:50 pm
by mimzo13
Just to say Mr. LC and band certainly put in quite the performance. Having been to Kilmainham and London I feel he is definitely getting a bit frail and his voice was a little tired but he is still remarkable for his age. I was in the very front row Flat A 38/39 and could have almost touched him which was special (and I got a play list :-) ). It was a real shame that the delay on the TV link was so out of sync. It didn't really matter for me but I think it certainly must have detracted for others. Famous Blue Raincoat was my favourite along with the spine tingling Thousand Kisses. Leonard 'tried to leave us' a couple of times but danced back to our absolute delight for a couple of encores. He wished that 'if we fall, we fall on the side of luck' and wished us blessings. What a wonderful poet, songsmith and charasmatic human being. The legend lives on. Enjoy the gigs everyone. O2, get your technical issues sorted out.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:23 pm
by Morrissey
What time did Leonard come on at? Going tonight and I just need to figure out what time I should leave at :D

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:25 pm
by tinderella
He skips onto the stage at exactly 8pm

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:34 pm
by OllyMcGrath
If its possible could someone please list the set he played last night ? :?: :?

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:38 pm
by OllyMcGrath
Hi Found it on the setlist area. Thanks.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:47 pm
by tinderella
You're welcome :)