CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 & 22, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby joyezekiel » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:00 am

scocoh wrote:
mnkyface wrote:
IrishAL wrote: Closing time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stiS9l8vof0
Thank you Al!!

1:27: It seems that everything is "fragrant" - not only the "summer night." :lol: :lol:

And then LC is getting (quite rightfully) amused at himself at 4:52.
:lol: :lol:

Am I alone in LOVING moments like these??
You are definitely NOT alone. I love love love that stuff.
Me too! And this is what makes me want to keep going back for more......
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby basecamp » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:39 pm

joyezekiel wrote:Well we're back in hot and humid Texas after a wonderful weekend in Ghent. I've been reading the comments with interest, particularly those about the setlists. Those who were at the meetup on Saturday evening after the concert may remember that I was hesitating about going again on the Sunday, although I couldn't put my finger on why. After reading others' remarks, I think that subconsciously I was afraid the second concert would be disappointing - I've never been to two concerts in a row before. However, we bought the tickets (thank you Astrid!) and I can honestly say that I don't regret the decision one iota. It was fascinating to be able to spot the little differences between each evening, and knowing what was was coming next actually added to the excitement. Also, the crowd had a different "feel", and we were sitting in completely different areas of the square, so the total experience was also different, and certainly for me, not boring or disappointing. In fact I enjoyed the second concert more. I think it's also important to remember that at every concert there will be people who've never seen Leonard before - they are just as important as those of us who've been to several (or many!) and they want to hear live what they've been catching glimpses of on YouTube, etc. It was fantastic to see Leonard in such good form, and I thought he seemed very happy and relaxed, if a little tired at times. It was so lovely to meet everyone - it was a really special weekend for me and Mark.
Astrid - thank you for the tickets!
Ingrid - it was lovely to meet you and we really enjoyed talking to you on both evenings.
Maarten - thanks for everything you did to make the weekend such a success.
Maarten's Mum & Dad - thanks for making us so welcome at the meetup on Saturday afternoon.
Arlene - it was lovely to see you again, and I hope you had a good trip home - I can see you've been very busy since your return!
Marie & Albert - really great to meet you both, we really enjoyed your company walking back & forth to the concerts.
Wendy & Tony - lovely to meet you again Wendy, and to meet another slightly reluctant husband (although I don't think either of them is really as reluctant as he makes out!)
Wybe and Willy - hey there sister and brother! Remember Houston is on the way to a desert oasis.
Jarkko and Eija - lovely to meet you both at last, and thanks for everything you do for us all.
Blonde German lady and husband from Berlin - I'm sorry I can't remember your names, but we enjoyed chatting with you on Sunday evening!
Lady from England who'd lived in all the same places as me - sorry I can't remember your name either, but it was good to chat to you too.
We plan to be at the "last" concerts in December, so we'll see many of you there!
Love to everyone,
Joy
Hi Joy! Indeed it was a wonderful weekend. Nice talking to you and your husband! Btw the blonde lady from Germany is Caren!
Cheers!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby joyezekiel » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:17 pm

Thank you Hans!

Will we be seeing you in the desert?

Best wishes,
Joy
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby IrishAL » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:26 am

Marie & Albert - really great to meet you both, we really enjoyed your company walking back & forth to the concerts.

We plan to be at the "last" concerts in December, so we'll see many of you there!
Love to everyone,
Joy[/quote]

Likewise Joy, We enjoyed it too, and Marks sense of direction was very useful.

I think our paths may cross again....until then, take care.

albert
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby Wybe » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:42 pm

We where very happy to meet you all there in the beautiful city of Gent.

I have my picture show of Gent on-line, you can find it on http://www.icantforget.nl or via a temporary
direct link at :http://members.chello.nl/w.lageveen/film/gent.html

Enjoy the memories,
Wijbe and Willy
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby bridger15 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:09 pm

Wybe wrote:We where very happy to meet you all there in the beautiful city of Gent.

I have my picture show of Gent on-line, you can find it on http://www.icantforget.nl or via a temporary
direct link at :http://members.chello.nl/w.lageveen/film/gent.html

Enjoy the memories,
Wijbe and Willy
Many thanks to both of you for your fabulous Ghent picture show. It is magnificent! I love all the music and your creative title animations. Well Done!

And it also brings back nice memories of time spent getting to know both of you.

I hope to meet up with you again.

---Arlene
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:12 pm

Thank you Wijbe and Willy! That was wonderful. Great memories of a lovely sunny weekend filled with friends and great music in a magical setting.

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby basecamp » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:08 am

Thanks so much for your great picture show! Brings back nice memories of a wonderful weekend with awesome 'Jarkko weather'... Hope to see you and Willy soon!
- Hans
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby joyezekiel » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:11 pm

Wybe wrote:We where very happy to meet you all there in the beautiful city of Gent.

I have my picture show of Gent on-line, you can find it on http://www.icantforget.nl or via a temporary
direct link at :http://members.chello.nl/w.lageveen/film/gent.html

Enjoy the memories,
Wijbe and Willy
Thank you Wijbe and Willy! It was indeed a magical weekend and your photographs capture the atmosphere beautifully. These concerts have stayed in my mind more than any others - maybe because of the wonderful people we met and the new friends we made. Going back to work this week has been hard.......

Joy
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby jarkko » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:15 pm

And here you'll find more photos: http://cohen.1g.fi/kuvat/Ghent+Belgium% ... 2%2C+2010/
88 pix by Eija from the sound check, concerts, meetups (including birthday party of IrishMar and myself), city walks, boat tour...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby bridger15 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:27 pm

jarkko wrote:And here you'll find more photos: http://cohen.1g.fi/kuvat/Ghent+Belgium% ... 2%2C+2010/
88 pix by Eija from the sound check, concerts, meetups (including birthday party of IrishMar and myself), city walks, boat tour...
Eija, your photos are fantastic. You have a gifted, painterly eye.

But my favorite one is, not one you snapped, but rather one with you as a subject.

I am sure you are both too modest to highlight it, so please permit me to do so.
---Arlene

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby iris » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:37 pm

I thought `I`m your man` on friday august 20 in Gent was very special, quite serene (or was that my perception only?).
Anyone made a video of it? I didn`t see it till now. Would really like that one.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:06 am

I'm wondering if anyone has audio of "My, Oh My" - a little MP3 or something :D
I think I read that Leonard did it all three days at the sound check and I suspect that people recorded it from the square?
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby Inne » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:12 am

iris wrote:I thought `I`m your man` on friday august 20 in Gent was very special, quite serene (or was that my perception only?).
Anyone made a video of it? I didn`t see it till now. Would really like that one.
here it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCLgWFr0J1c
Silence
and a deeper silence
when the crickets
hesitate
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Gent, Belgium, August 20, 21 and 22, 2010

Postby iris » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:12 am

Thank you Inne! That`s it, a very intimate, `small` I`m your man. Really like it. Quite the opposite of the other versions of it, I like them too. But this one... really special.
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