Hi again, I'd also like to add my thank you's (of which there are so many!) to those who helped make this weekend unforgettable:
The 'Barcelona Team' for the perfect organisation of the forum events of the weekend - as it's always the case when things go really well on the surface it looks like it was effortless when really you must have spent so much time and energy on it all, well done! It was really lovely having Sala Vivaldi as a cohenite base to meet up and come back to every day.
Maarten for the most beautiful badge I've ever worn, even the lanyard was especially printed for us, what attention to detail, thank you.
To whoever gave us the lovely green candles with the cute little label attached, they absolutely made my day on Monday (and seemed to have impressed Leonard and the band as well).
Those who organised the postcards and posters, such nice souvenirs.
Jarkko (and Eija) for their quiet presence and all the work behind the scenes over so many years (I have a lovely picture of the two of you, it is my favourite of all the weekend! unfortunately uploading not working for me, will send it to you)
Alberto Manzano for a beautiful talk on Monday and his books and translations on Leonard's poetry and music (being a translator myself it is a very special honour to basically be the person who shapes a nation's idea of an artist and their work, a great privilege indeed)
To all who attended the weekend's events, it was so lovely to finally put faces to all the profile names (many happy surprises!) and to hang out with all of you over the weekend
To burningviolin and the others who I already met up with at Dublin airport and to the rest of the 'Irish table' - working on a cohenite pub night in Dublin around the time of Leonard's first US gig
To Vlasta (Prague) and Mary (Ottawa) for sharing the pain of having to queue in different queues about five (!) times in order to get our tickets and the elation of finally holding the precious tickets in our hands, what a rollercoaster!
To the strangers I borrowed a lighter from to light my candle during Suzanne, thank you...
To Roscoe who smiled back at me when I gave him a thumbs up and a huge smile after the gig - weren't the musicians just so so so amazing again...sigh...
Here are some more videos:
Close-up of Leonard leaving the stage for the final time (from right in front of stage!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dw2kT1MWGM
Lover Lover Lover (partial) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJplNysB_A8
So Long Marianne (from close to the stage) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R15c6aAvksU
Leonard picking up roses and skipping off stage before returning for encores http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_SJ_Khc1Oo