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CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, October 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:59 pm
by sturgess66
The venue in Katowice, Poland is the Spodek.

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Spodek (saucer in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971
Aside from the main dome, the complex includes a gym, an ice rink, a hotel and three large car parks. It is the largest indoor venue of its kind in Poland. It hosts many important cultural and business events. Music concerts are especially common non-sport events. Spodek can hold 11,500 people, although this number is in practice limited to 10,000 or even 8,000 due to stage set-ups obscuring the view. Its name is "saucer" in Polish as it resembles a tilted flying saucer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spodek

From Joey -
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Soundcheck in the saucer and today’s curveball, a press junket from Warsaw has shown up and LC has given them a very rare go-ahead to hangout and shoot a little of the soundcheck. Warsaw count yourself lucky as this kind of thing happens never.
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:27 pm
by neo
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Crowd’s all in, time to start the show.
*Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland

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Live from the saucer.
*Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:54 pm
by sturgess66
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Wrapping up the first set.
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland
Yikes!!
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That’s intermission and it’s a race back to the greenroom. One thing that failed to be mentioned in any of the advance work, this venue doesn’t have heating. Seriously. What do they do in the winter? In Poland!
Second set in twenty.
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland
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The band has defrosted backstage and now it’s second set time in the saucer.
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/124 ... ack-to-the

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:17 pm
by neo
It seems that St. Margarethen wasn't the last gig where the band had to freeze...

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:29 pm
by sturgess66
neo wrote:It seems that St. Margarethen wasn't the last gig where the band had to freeze...
I just looked and it is about 58 degrees F. there now - with a low this evening of 41 F. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

So this is how those screen shots happen -
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Just off stage left, producer Ed Sanders is bunkered down in video village calling the shots for the screens.
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:36 pm
by MaryB
Doesn't look like they're bundled up either. Where are their scarves at least?

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:36 pm
by neo
sturgess66 wrote:I just looked and it is about 58 degrees F. there now - with a low this evening of 41 F. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
I think that's close to St. Margarethen....
Let's hope that nobody catches an autumn cold.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:26 pm
by neo
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So Long Marianne always gets the crowd off their feet and up to the rail. The saucers alive now.
*Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland

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“thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes…”

Famous Blue Raincoat.
*Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:00 am
by sturgess66
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He’s moving too fast to capture these days…
Encores!
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland
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Still working for your smile.
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland
Nice capture! :D :D
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The saucer’s been served.
That’s the show.
* Katowice Spodek - Katowice, Poland
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/124 ... s-the-show

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:21 am
by neo
sturgess66 wrote:Nice capture! :D :D
That's a really nice one. I wonder how Joey Carenza makes these nice color shifts...

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:07 am
by FanForLife
And now we await Albert's videos.....

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:47 am
by musicmania
What an amazing night. Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Leonard and co sublime as always and very special night. Will give a full report on everything when I return to Ireland Wednesday. Gonna do my review on my travels long hand tomorrow. Overwhelmed at present :)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:09 am
by Artur
And he quoted a stanza of Never Got to Love You in his spoken outtro to Closing Time!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:53 am
by ladydi
neo wrote:
sturgess66 wrote:Nice capture! :D :D
That's a really nice one. I wonder how Joey Carenza makes these nice color shifts...
iPhone! Joey is a master! He has an incredible sense of colour/shadows/lines and other weird stuff! I think the phone/camera has morphed into part of his body and the photos simply flow....he has become one with his subject matter!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:55 am
by ladydi
Artur wrote:And he quoted a stanza of Never Got to Love You in his spoken outtro to Closing Time!
Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing a video. That's right....Albert was there!!!! I'm sure we'll be seeing something soon!