GENT - pre-concert observations

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GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:18 pm

From today's newspaper:

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail ... 120808_213

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I know you are coming back from Madison, but it is not time to open the new tour concert section? Starting with Gent, OC :D
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Re: GENT

Postby Mabeanie1 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Thanks for posting this Bea. It's nice to see that work on the venue is coming along - but it's also nice to see a little of what the square looks like when there isn't any concert too!

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Re: GENT

Postby Cilbo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:37 pm

Hi Wendy and Bea
Sitting here trying to get on top of my work so I can unwind on Saturday - ready for Sunday!!
It's great to see the old blue chairs being set out again - the old seating layout....but, guessing from what has been posted here, probably a very new sound and look to the band. Which maybe means different songs in addition to the tracks from 'Old Ideas'.
If I just hear 'The Window' with the violin I will be in heaven.
Can't wait!
AND we get a goodie bag!!!! (thanks again Maarten!)

See you there!
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Re: GENT

Postby SeventhSon » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:52 am

Does Sherpa has a will call or e-ticket service?
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Re: GENT

Postby Cheshire gal » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:28 pm

If I had the chance to see an 'outside' L.C. Concert, Gent seems like a wonderful place to experience such a sublime performance.
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby jarkko » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:47 pm

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Here is the stage in front of "Our-Lady & St. Peter's Church"
The technical equipment was being installed some moments ago when these pictures were shot.
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby victoriaplum » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:51 pm

Awesome!
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby mutti » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:57 pm

So exciting! Have a great time everyone and fun meet ups!
Wish I was there with you all. I will be in spirit and thoughts as will so many of us all over the world.
Looking forward to all photos and reports.
Cheers!
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby SeventhSon » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:28 am

In today's issue of belgian newspaper Le Soir, you can find a half a page long article about the upcoming concerts in Gent.

I will summarize the information that can be found in the article:

- 8000 tickets were in sale for each of the five concerts
- Local organizer Pascal Van de Velde (from Greenhouse Talent) hints that Adam Cohen might join his father on stage (Quote: "Nothing is sure but with this family you never know") as a special guest on the 14th.
- The show will be "at least" 3 hours and 20 minutes long
- A CD and DVD of this tour are planned but it is not yet known where they will be recorded.
- Free ponchos will be available in case of rain.

It's also interesting to note that Belgium is the European country in which Leonard has sold most tickets since his comeback in 2008 (100.000)

I wish you all great concert(s) experience(s) in Gent. I can't wait for tomorrow. :D
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:19 am

A very beautiful city in sunlight and especially after dark :)
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby GraceC » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:59 am

I am so excited for everyone there. Keep posting please!
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby Susy » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:30 am

Thank you very much for the photo Jarkko !
will be there in my thoughts and with my soul !
wishing you all a very beautiful week :D
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby tigrib » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:42 am

this sounds so exciting. good to be there on the 17th and 18th
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby sharon.e » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:29 pm

The square looks beautiful, weather too (knock, knock).
Have an amazing time everyone. I know tonight would be unforgettable.
Maarten, I think you set the bar super high for any future concert with your goody bags. Fedora off for your hard work!

Will tune in for reports, photos and vids.
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Quite a few forum members walked down to listen to the soundcheck.Leonard was in superb voice and the violin sounded superb. :) one of the songs performed was avalanche as wellas 2 from Old ldeas
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