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CONCERT REPORT: Leon, July 31

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:58 pm
by Chema
Tomorrow I'm going to Leon. Here we encounter a group of Spanish fans. We await with amazing for the first concert in Spain

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:28 pm
by ForYourSmile
I wish you a happy trip and a great concert. Good luck with the attempt to gift the Spanish Fan Club's shirt to Leonard Cohen, really the shirt is cool! 8)

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Saludos a los amigos de nuestro foro. ;-)

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:02 pm
by Chema
Great concert last night. Tomorrow I'm coming back to Barcelona. And I will explain all details, including the photo I took with Leonard Cohen :D :D :D

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:28 pm
by ohmagpie
Some photographs:

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You can see more at http://ohmagpie.wordpress.com/2009/08/0 ... 1-07-2009/

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:29 pm
by bridger15
ohmagpie wrote:Some photographs...
You can see more at http://ohmagpie.wordpress.com/2009/08/0 ... 1-07-2009/
All of these photographs are fantastic !!!
At the bottom of the concert photos on the oh!magpie.diary, there is a beautiful caption:
Recogió del suelo las rosas que le lanzamos y cantó So long, Marianne sosteniéndolas… *suspiro*
(Google translation)
He picked the roses from the ground to release and sang So Long, Marianne holding them ... *sigh*

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:40 pm
by juanl
Ohmagpie,
I believe you were wearing a black dress, if so, there is a picture of you and your companion in the Diario de León.
If you don't have a copy I could scan mine.
The link (without your pic.):
http://diariodeleon.com/noticias/notici ... kid=468751
http://diariodeleon.com/noticias/notici ... kid=468750

And for everyone else there is also a brief video in El País:
http://www.elpais.com/videos/cultura/Le ... cul_1/Ves/

Next stop: VIGO!!!

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:45 pm
by boirina
juanl wrote:
Next stop: VIGO!!!
Not really. Palma is on the 11th. :)

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:56 pm
by juanl
Next stop for me!!!
:D :D :D

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:36 pm
by bridger15
Here is a Google Translation for the first link
Leonard Cohen stained with the bitterness of his poetic prayers
The Canadian singer dazzled in his first recitals in Spain

As a contemporary Lord Byron, with all the beauty and the loser with a burning violin, Leonard Cohen yesterday led thousands of León to the beauty of some songs which could directly recover, thanks to sin, after years of silence. With his hat as master of ceremonies, the Canadian poet showed throughout the concert, thanks to the great and deployment issues such as the magic of Dance me to the end of love (the waltz with the opening scene), The Future, Ain - ™ t no cure for love or Everybody knows. Leonard Cohen yesterday became one of the most important cultural events of the city who has lived and Leon Arena was capital for almost three hours of epic music that shapes a poet to transcend the mud, singing and continues to look for individuality what he considered unattainable.

Generous and genial, he shared with the audience their hymns and tells how a legendary era of unbridled dreams led him to venture into the world of religion and philosophy, and the drug Prozac. And all that said, "to conclude that no possible cure for love", one of his best songs. Futile freedom of a bird in the wire of a preceding their most famous, Everybody knows. As a messiah who has lost hope, as a redeemed Poe, claimed in her personal Gethsemane, and before the verses of chant Anthem reminded that everything has a crack, and this is the only way for the light entering the darkness. Suzanne followed, including his ode to lost love, crazy love of youth, which allows blind and go through life with eyes closed. After Boggio street, a statement of principles of a sinner, then Cohen one of his most beautiful prayers, Hallelujah, that in raising his voice and says that, as he himself says, "one begins to be wise when he realizes that is very unhappy. " Democracy came after the prayer, a hymn to United States, and immediately afterwards, I-™ m your man, a sample of the great pessimist knows laughing, exercising an irony of love and surrender and submissive absurd. Was almost ecuador when Leonard Cohen's concert showed why poetry | a verse recitation was suspended in the air, as deep as a thousand kisses-|

And suddenly, his tribute to Lorca, who was revealed to be profound and popular at the time, who guided him along the road that leads to poetry. Take this waltz was one of the most memorable moments of the show and prior to the end a new beginning, to Marianne, First We Take Manhattan, a Closing time. Yesterday, Leonard Cohen has allowed us to cross to the other side, those dreams were never fulfilled, that of the vanquished that, despite everything, still waiting, the lust for drugs and who share dreams with the hope of salvation of finding a truth that never-| Like a fisherman king, as the Jew who sang Lorca, halfway between the East River and the Bronx, as Ruth-| I beg you to stop. Where you go, I will go ...

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:10 pm
by ohmagpie
juanl wrote:Ohmagpie,
I believe you were wearing a black dress, if so, there is a picture of you and your companion in the Diario de León.
If you don't have a copy I could scan mine.
The link (without your pic.):
http://diariodeleon.com/noticias/notici ... kid=468751
http://diariodeleon.com/noticias/notici ... kid=468750
Yes, it was me with my husband. Thank you very much for your offering, but we already have the newspaper (we saw it by chance!)

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:51 pm
by valentin
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:56 pm
by valentin
ForYourSmile wrote:I wish you a happy trip and a great concert. Good luck with the attempt to gift the Spanish Fan Club's shirt to Leonard Cohen, really the shirt is cool! 8)

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Saludos a los amigos de nuestro foro. ;-)

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Saludos Tony-for your smile

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:33 am
by kad
Hello

I'm spending some days in Spain, I was reading this article on EL PAIS, some paragraphs surprised me: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/ ... cul_10/Tes

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:42 pm
by Chema
A great photo with Leonard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Leon, July 31

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:44 pm
by Womanfromaroom
It IS a great picture indeed, thanks for sharing!
Could we have the story that goes with it, pleeease? Thanks... ;-)