CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby mutti on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:28 pm

Thank you everyone of you for all the posts, you tubes, photos!
The transmission of all the emotions and what it was like is so powerful.
Although I wasn't there in body it sure helps reading these beautiful posts.
Wow what an evening..and few days...what a magical place.
Thank you again
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby somewhat_nifty on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:55 pm

zodkavombie wrote:Hi somewhat_nifty
I do have a video but I don't know how to upload either on the forum or youtube, hoping to have a friend to show me how this weekend. Sorry I only bought the camcorder for the concert and so glad I did although I have to say that I was not very good at all with it. Some of the clips are very shaky and some are all over the place but the sound is very good


Fantastic, zodkavombie! If you want any uploading tips, do PM me (I'm very keen to see this :D ).
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby zodkavombie on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVVEtWUo1zw

Hi This is a clip where the forum members are mentioned. Sorry about the bad filming, very new to this technology but I hope you will enjoy the sound on it
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby tinderella on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:35 pm

HI Zodka... I tried to view it but it goes to you tube channel and then says video is private?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby zodkavombie on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:36 pm

Sorry, will have a look at the settings now and change them
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby zodkavombie on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:43 pm

Hi I am trying but can't find the option to change it at the moment and I have to go out soon. Will give it another go and hope it will help unless someone can tell me how to do it
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Happygirl on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:52 pm

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
I lit a thin green candle {in Barcelona} to make you jealous of me
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby zodkavombie on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:12 pm

Hi
I think I have sorted the problem on youtube and you should be able to view it. If not it will have to be tomorrow as I am off now
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Happygirl on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:20 pm

Ah thank you, it's working now, perfect! And the video I just posted was of course before he came back for the last encore not at the end of it (no skipping then...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dw2kT1MWGM
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby tinderella on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:33 pm

Wow Zodka... thanks so much for recording this and he thanked the forum before everyone else :) . congratulations to Henning!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby friscogrl on Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:28 pm

The glow from the thin green candles during Suzanne.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Happygirl on Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:28 pm

Just found this comment from lortigosa on a video by somewhat_nifty about who got the candles and where they are from - thank you Meritxell, muchísimas gracias/moltes gràcies!

'Thanks for the video, I was hoping someone had recorded the moment, I couldn't because I was holding one candle :) It was really magical. And thanks Meritxell for buying the candles (they all come from Andorra, not China in this case)'
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Wybe on Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:48 pm

Hello friends,

I have put our picture show of Barcelona on-line.

http://www.icantforget.nl

It’s possible that People with a Mac can’t see the picture show but I will make a extra link for them in the next days.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby IrishAL on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:00 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby mamcglynn09 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:24 pm

Willy & Wybe - your compilation is fantastic, including the soundtrack, thank you so much for posting it. 8) I had to have a little cry at the end.....the idea that our actions gave some pleasure to Leonard is amazing and makes me so happy. This wonderful forum is such a source of joy and communication. Thank you to everyone who made the Barcelona event into our own little miracle ! :D :D :D
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