GENT - pre-concert observations

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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby Goldin » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:36 pm

Thanks to Gwen, now we have the very first Old Ideas World Tour video! :razz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZann9JIlKs
Leonard Cohen Forum Friends enjoying sound check on the opening night of the tour. Snippet of Bird on the Wire
(thanks to Christine who found the video and asked me to repost the link here!)
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby Winnaar58 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:37 pm

BEATRIZ SALLES wrote: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
Nice and thank you!
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby Winnaar58 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:42 pm

cohenadmirer wrote: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
Thank you for sharing, I can't wait till Tueasday...
Only one hour and fifteen minutes to go and the first concert starts: have a wonderful, wonderful evening if you are there tonight. All the rest(on different dates, in diferent countries) I wish you also an amazing and unforgettable evening and lots and lots of good times with all the friends.
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I learned to write.
I learned to write what might be read
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby Goldin » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:23 pm

Thank you, Linda! Very cool indeed, and your work is much appreciated!!

Chronologically, this is the first picture. LC on his knees.

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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby mutti » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:44 pm

Fantastic to actually see this almost in real time!
Thank you Arlene for starting your wonderful scrapbook photos and videos posts! Thank you for taking the time it takes to post all of those for us.
Thank you LInda for the tweets with photos.
Thank you Gwenn for the first video at soundcheck.
and a big thank you to Marie for the Old Ideas World Tour Reporting which I just discovered now.
Very exciting times.
Leslie PY 8)
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby bridger15 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:05 pm

mutti wrote:Fantastic to actually see this almost in real time!
Thank you Arlene for starting your wonderful scrapbook photos and videos posts! Thank you for taking the time it takes to post all of those for us.
Thank you LInda for the tweets with photos.
Thank you Gwenn for the first video at soundcheck.
Very exciting times.
Leslie PY
And may I add a thank you to: Roman Gavrilin aka Hermitage Prisoner and to all the forum members posting instant photos on Facebook.
I agree, Leslie, it feels like we are seeing this in real time. :D
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby yoeri » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:09 pm

2008: Athens
2009: Madrid
2010: Gent, Lille
2012: Gent, Berlin, Madrid
2013: Antwerp, Brussels, Pula, Amsterdam
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby yoeri » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:33 pm

2008: Athens
2009: Madrid
2010: Gent, Lille
2012: Gent, Berlin, Madrid
2013: Antwerp, Brussels, Pula, Amsterdam
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby Goldin » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:47 pm

I can't express how cool is this picture from Notes From The Road.

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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby yoeri » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:57 pm

Even the Flemish prime minister is a big fan: (twitter):

Indrukwekkend optreden van Leonard Cohen op het sfeervolle Gentse Sint-Pietersplein! Fantastisch artiest, wordt beter met de jaren.

Impressive performance of LC on the atmospheric ? sint-pietersplein in Gent! Fantastic artist, gets better with the years.
2008: Athens
2009: Madrid
2010: Gent, Lille
2012: Gent, Berlin, Madrid
2013: Antwerp, Brussels, Pula, Amsterdam
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby Goldin » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:59 pm

Hey, any news about the set list?.. Surprisingly can't find any information.

Not to count this hint - sounds like the 1st half ended with Anthem, as usual:
" There's a crack in everything, that's when the light comes in" - Leonard Cohen, August 12, Gent
(source: twitter)
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby yoeri » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:02 pm

and started with dance me to the end of love
2008: Athens
2009: Madrid
2010: Gent, Lille
2012: Gent, Berlin, Madrid
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Re: GENT - pre-concert observations

Postby ilyuha » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:02 pm

No mention of Old Ideas songs :neutral:

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