CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

July 25 - December 11, 2010. Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:58 am

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Tour manager Mike Scoble catches the tail end of the tours last sound check.
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Backstage is buzzing.
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Kezban Washington stands guard at the door of green room.
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Backstage is locked down tonight.
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Counting minutes.
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Dino Soldo and Marilyn Ambach get a snap in before the walk.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:17 am

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Rafael shoots Roscoe.
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A last minute team photo before walking to stage.
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This way to stage.
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On the way.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:07 am

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Stage manager Paul Stratford lights the way to stage.
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“Let’s go friends.”
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“we’re going to give you everything we got.”
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Lobby’s empty and Everyone’s in for show.
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“just a crazy kid with a dream.”
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Javier Mas on fire.
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The merch stalls are rushing to restock after a flood of fans cleaned them out before the show started.
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“I got the darkness.”
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:29 am

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The Darkness into Born In Chains Into Democracy.
The first set is heating up.
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The quite before the storm; almost intermission.
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“Ring the bells”
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“we’ll be back in a few minutes for the second half of the show.”
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Picking up Passing Through and right into the Tower.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby dce » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:52 am

sturgess66 wrote:
Picking up Passing Through and right into the Tower.
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Passing Through?? Wow ... they finally played it.

I guess there's still hope for "One of Us Cannot Be Wrong" to turn up in an encore :-)


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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby drsing » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:11 am

Passing Thru! Can't wait for a video to watch that one :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:29 am

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With band safely into the second set, UHTC stage manager Paul Stratford starts to plan the final load out.
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Even from the lobby the band sounds good.
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“we’re running late tonight, but what do we care.”
Time for some encores.
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So Long Marianne.
So Long Las Vegas.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby B4real » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:43 am

I can't believe that :roll: Did he really sing "Passing Through" !!
drsing wrote:Passing Thru! Can't wait for a video to watch that one :)
Me neither!

.....and Dean, we can always hope for "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong" :D

EDIT: It's nearly midnight in Las Vegas, so it's all over now :cry: I think I'll go and light a thin green candle!!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby dce » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:53 am

Now ... I'm nowhere near Vegas, and won't be going to any of the swanky fan celebrations after the concert concludes (which must be about now-ish by my reckoning).

BUT ... I certainly will be doing something special to celebrate the momentous occasion of the tour coming to a close. I don't want to clog up this thread: but those interested in how the Great Event will be celebrated in Adelaide, Australia ... feel free to look at: http://lcdownunder2010.wordpress.com/20 ... s-flowing/. The URL title might give you the idea :-)

Hopefully there are other forum folk around the world, similarly deprived of being able to travel to LV, that will be holding their own Post-Tour celebrations -- why not post about it somewhere here on the forum?!


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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:03 am

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Loud Crowd tonight!
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No tour is complete without a wrap party. Backstage the champagne is on ice.
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They won’t leave!
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One last one before we go.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:33 am

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Tried To Leave You.
(This time though…)
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LC rolls the crew out for a curtain call.
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Thank you and goodnight.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby phillip » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:57 am

well I may not of been to LV sadly as I am in the UK but loved reading all the posts and photos and video's seems a long time ago already when I saw Leonard in 2008 in Manchester and Birmingham and Liverpool 2009 but will never forget the wonderful concerts he gave and all the youtube video's I have watched from around the world including last nights LV show, well done to Leonard and the band have some rest and I look forward to the new album!

God bless you all

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby dce » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:36 pm

dce wrote:
Joey wrote:Picking up Passing Through and right into the Tower.
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Passing Through?? Wow ... they finally played it.
Doh ... looks like Joey was teasing us a little with his photo caption.

Over on the setlist thread MidnightChoir37 posted the true story:
(During the set break, a lot of fans sang "Passing Through" - and when Leonard Cohen took the stage for the second set, he sang one line of it before starting "Tower Of Song")
[and yes, I am going to stop posting now and leave some space for the people who were actually *at* the concert to write wonderful things]


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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby rpan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:14 pm

I was there tonight and I thought it was really memorable, came a long way for it but it was worth it to me, and I nabbed a set list too which I will treasure.

Will be interested to see what others post on it.

I thought the atmosphere was very unique, audience a mix of muted and wildly enthusiastic at the same time.There was really spontaneous ovations all the way through endlessly.

Setlist was standard, Mr Cohen was smiling an awful lot throughout and there was a fair bit of larking about I think going on there on the stage, but very serious renditions of a number of the songs, like Hallelujah and Chelsea Hotel and everyone seemed to be in top form to me.

Notable moment was the lady who got right up on the stage at the end of part one, as there are steps at the front and gave him a bit of a hug as I recall, he was smiling away but I don't think Joey or security were at all amused.

And then as reported, Forum members were singing Passing Through in the latter part of the interval and when he came back on so he just sung a few words of it before going into Tower of Song.

And it was very nice at the end when a lot of the crew came onto the stage in a long line, as in Joey's photos.

It started late, about 8.15 I think and ended about 12.15. No references to the unmagical Las Vegas on night two. Of course there were various references to the end of the tour and a chapter ending.

All the best to everyone on the Forum, thanks to Jarkko for putting up all the pre-sale information so a new fan like me has been able to get some wonderful seats, expecially this year.

P.S there are 4 mp3 for Dec 10th concert here at http://www.hopelessbleakdespair.com/?p=1033 No idea about quality, not listened to them yet.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby Ruskafarian » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:25 pm

Hey Everyone; here are some pics I thought I'd share.

Thanks to everyone for this forum - it was a great source of information for the past 3 years!
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