CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

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CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby tomsakic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:04 pm

Opening the thread for your reports and the setlist with the first media article (from http://www.speakingcohen.com):

http://www.lalsace.fr/fr/article/188359 ... Cohen.html
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby osmachar » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:44 pm

Wish i could have been there...so close to my home town.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby satyamsunderam » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:46 pm

i´ve ben there!! it was sooo wonderful, peascful, loving and i was deep touched by the person leonard cohen.

thank you very much!!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby lmc » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:26 pm

It was a great show.....although they played late the previous day in CAP ROIG, they did not seem that tired which was great! fabulous and long ovations after "The Partisan" and "Famous Blue Raincoat", a tremendous version of "Lover Lover Lover" with once again Javier Mas being incredible in is playing. Leonard was in good spirits joking around with Dino Solo. "I'm Your Man" saw boxer gloves and a stethoscospe landing on stage exactly at time when it should be, nice touch from the girls in the front row!
Not many blessings at the end though, unfortunatly, only the usual thanks to all the crew and the usal ending in french concerts "Il y a longtemps que je t;aime et jamais je ne t'oublierai".
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby Mordy » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:37 pm

Wow! So Lover Lover Lover was on the setlist :D Please let it be there on Thursday when we go to Nimes :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby Puddingdale » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:06 pm

If anyone is interested, I posted a very personal review of the concert as a public entry for my livejournal:

puddingdale.livejournal.com
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby keauly » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:47 pm

I was there Yesterday, and that was my 7th concert for this tour (Lyon, Bruges, Lörrach, Francfort, Paris, Cologne, Colmar)....
I have to say, I think that's the one I prefered....

I was on the first row, like every time, but I 've found the atmosphere quite special.
The setlist was great, even if I've missed the Gipsy's Wife, but the band was enjoying the night, and it was easy for us to see that....

They did a great job, once again, and I'll remember that night as my prefered concert...
I've also got a setlist, once again different :-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:32 am

"Almost" all of "Lover, Lover, Lover" uploaded to YouTube by "tigrib55" -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fqgkI8i2mM
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby LisaLCFan » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:43 am

It's great to see some new (i.e. different) tunes in the recent setlists. Leonard and the band all look to be really enjoying "Lover Lover Lover"! What terrific energy! Thanks for the link!

When that Best of The Tour Blu Ray comes out, wow, is it ever going to be good!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby tigrib » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:00 am

sturgess66 wrote:"Almost" all of "Lover, Lover, Lover" uploaded to YouTube by "tigrib55" -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fqgkI8i2mM
Hi sturgess66,
thanks for making the video public :)
I started uploading yesterday night ... always takes that long
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby Womanfromaroom » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:50 am

Thank you for your great concert report, Puddingdale; as there isn't anything substantial to be added to it, in my humble opinion, here are just some photographs:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1 ... 3463065f52

Oh, and it can be viewed by everyone, you don't have to be a facebook member!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby Puddingdale » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:17 am

And thank you for the great photos, womanfromaroom!! :)

Yargh, youtube has not really been working at my computer for a gew days. I can't really watch all the great videos and have no idea how to fix it. The films just stop after a few seconds... So, photos are something I can really appreciate right now.

It was a pleasure meeting you, even if only shortly!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby Womanfromaroom » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:22 am

Yes, Puddingdale, it was a brief, yet very nice encounter indeed! Hope you had a good trip home...
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby Puddingdale » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:33 am

Yes, we did, yet your trip was longer. I hope you are not too exhausted but Leonard was sure worth it all. ;-) And at least none of us caught a sunstroke :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Foire aux Vins de Colmar Festival, August 16

Postby Pearlvoice » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:04 pm

Hello everyone from the stetoscope-thrower with her first post on the forum ;-)

Can't add much to Puddingdale's phantastic report, except another big fat "IT WAS SOOOO AWESOME!!!!"
Being roasted in the blazing sun for three hours was definately worth it and I'm still somewhat overwhelmed.

Leonard seemed to be in a real good mood. His voice was phenomenal as ever. And even though he must've been tired and in spite of the heat he was very energetic and danced a lot. I think he really enjoyed the phantastic audience. The whole crowd was enthusiastic from the first to the very last moment. At one time towards the end of the concert he just stood there, doing absolutely nothing, looking very touched, and it felt as if he was soaking up the moment.

Then again there were really funny moments too. Of course the look of Leonard with that big grin on his face while he was hung with the boxing gloves and the stethoscope was priceless. But also during "Ain't no cure for love" he was joking arond with Dino Soldo, "stealing" Dino's hat while he wasn't wearing it, giving it back, then Dino took it, Leonard stole it again... Luckily that happened before my camera got broken so I catched that on film. Not the greatest quality though but I'll upload the video tonight. BTW, woman from a room, thanks for sharing your photos! They're great!

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