A warm, wonderful evening - Leonard Cohen and his most excellent musicians at the old Roman Amphitheater in Nimes, France August 20, 2009.
joyezekiel wrote:Interesting comments...... particularly as I was thinking about going to Nimes myself.
This scares me a little. Every concert I've been to over the past year has surpassed the previous - for me, Austin was technically perfect and Weybridge was the most fun. I've been looking at the US Fall tour schedule and trying to decide whether to go to any concerts..... my work schedule is making it a little difficult to take the time off anyway (not to mention the dwindling finances!) and I just couldn't bear to be even the slightest bit disappointed. I'm almost beginning to think that I'd rather preserve the wonderful memories I have of the fantastic concerts I've been lucky enough to attend so far.
Of course I'll probably change my mind, but I'm just wondering if anyone else is feeling as I do?
lmc wrote:Hi everyone,
It was in my opinion a odd concert, very "business like" maybe it was the heat, it was a very very hot day in Nimes or the audience, but I did feel Leonard Cohen and the band were not having as much fun as usual. Leonard's voice was not that good for the first few songs but improved a lot during the show.
Lilialily wrote:Hi everyone!
My first post to share my videos from yesterday in Nîmes. Hope you'll enjoy them. You'll find the first one at :
didn't get this impression at all. I thought Nimes was a great show. OK, it sounds as if there was a very different atmosphere at Colmar which was more of a festival sort of thing but I thought everyone was pretty relaxed and happy and Leonard talked as much as, if not more, than he has done at most of the other recent shows I've been to. The show did start late due to the time taken by the unbelievably over-zealous and unnecessary security checks so that would explain the empty seats at the start and the need to keep the pace up but I don't think it was any more than that. I was right at the front and I saw plenty of big smiles throughout the show. Did Leonard miss out part of Closing Time? I didn't notice. But he frequently fluffs (or misses out, or changes - it all depends on your point of view) words, cues and goodness knows what. It's all part of the charm.
mabeanie wrote: didn't get this impression at all. I thought Nimes was a great show.
lmc wrote: Leonard did not talk as much as the recent shows I have seen, it is always a great show but this one just felt more "automatic".
sturgess66 wrote:It is really strange that people would wander in late, 30 minutes after the show has started. It would take and "Act of God" for that to happen with me.
Mabeanie1 wrote:I really can't begin to describe just how slow the lines at the entrance were due to the rigorous searches - no perfunctary process this, all bags were checked rigorously, contents taken out, cameras removed from their cases for inspection etc etc and bodies thoroughly patted down.
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