CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, October 7, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby ladydi » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:03 pm

And see if they're Putin in any new songs...
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby friscogrl » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:14 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Touche!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby Chema » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:52 pm

In the first set, no "Ain't no cure for love" :o :o
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby TipperaryAnn » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:11 pm

ladydi wrote:
da2008 wrote:lots of empty seats.
not much seems to have changed in Russia since I was last there.
A LOT has changed since I was last there, back in the USSR ! In that same venue, then known as the Palace of Congresses, we enjoyed a wonderful performance of "Giselle" - nobody does classical ballet as well as the Russians do. It cost very little, and there wasn't an empty seat in the house. And not a McDonald's in sight.....
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby neo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:25 pm

I think during the second set the KGB took Joey's iPhone away... :(
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby remote1 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:31 pm

da2008 wrote:lots of empty seats.
No, it's just that the see-through people are sitting in them! ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby tinderella » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:37 pm

Ha, such a cool answer Remote
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby Chema » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:47 pm

Encores: only 3 songs "Song long, Marianne", "Firts we take Manhattan" and "Closing Time".
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:50 pm

neo wrote:I think during the second set the KGB took Joey's iPhone away... :(
Well - if so, hopefully they will return it to him after the show. :x
But - no worries - he was able to embed vital information in earlier transmissions to us, some of which was easy for us to decipher, and the rest is presently being decrypted in a secure location (in the basement off one of the back rooms here at the forum). :lol: :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:07 am

One of those "short shows" because of a curfew -

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Closing Time sneaks in before the curfew brings tonights show to an early conclusion.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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A warm farewell and time to run.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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The coat check is ready and mere moments from becoming a madhouse.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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Last one out shut out the lights.
Load out is finished and the crew are heading to the bar to wish Steve Arch a fond farewell.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby seva1988 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:24 am

great concert. it seems like leonard cohen improves his singing. I didn't see "lots of empty seats". There were empty seats on each side but inbetween there're a lot of people (and prices were really high).

beautiful new songs (especially "Born in chains")
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby da2008 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:27 am

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Those seats look empty although these might indeed be the ghost people of Moscow :D .

Glad you loved the concert!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby merri » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:36 am

Last side seats look empty, because their owners moved to much more expensive first rows :)
Have Leonard talked about European concerts in 2011? We haven't heard The Famous Blue Raincoat live (shame on Kremlin!) :?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby seva1988 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:55 am

Those seats look empty
yeah. as i said - on both sides (by the side walls, there were empty seats - but as i could see all the balcony and the middle of hall were filled)
i've never been to a concert in Russia where such unpleasent side-rows where not empty (maybe it's our tradition). And Kremlin - is a big concert hall. So it was filled (to my naive oponion) about 80-85% - i was suprised about it, for not so many russians speak english (i mean - you must understand cohen's lyrics to visit his concerts).

maybe he does it everytime, but in "Waiting for the miracle" he sang not "the judges are severe" but "the critics are severe".
And his final "We'd like to play to you all night, but Kremlin has it's schedule" (not exactly)
and "We heard about your reputation as heavy-drinking nation, so we'd like to drink with you and play a little bit longer, but we really got to go" (something like that)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:15 am

“No Pictures!!”
The very stern and strict Kremlin house security have decreed very loudly that “there is to be no photos during the show…”
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

Video uploaded by "ITeachEFL" - and a good one too! THANKS!!

"Closing Time"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=902tGJ_WC2k

And from "elementmoscow" on Twitter ("Moscow's top entertainment publication for expats")
elementmoscow - Leonard Cohen is the "god of song." And my hero. Awe inspiring concert at the Kremlin Palace tonight. Really. about 2 hours ago via web
http://twitter.com/elementmoscow
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