CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:30 pm

sturgess66 wrote:Ghent - Day 2 - Aug 14 -
Uploaded by Michel ANTOINE - Thanks!

Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAOmmiEceps

Save the Last Dance for Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Dcavz-H6s

If It Be Your Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA9IycBRdbw

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA9IycBRdbw

Editing to add 2 more --

Closing Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAOmmiEceps

I Tried To Leave You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWRFcEnbdro
More uploaded by Michael ANTOINE - some partials - but longish partials :D

Crazy to Love You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKGbm70HRoc

Bird On The Wire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j80KbGpk_e8

Hallelujah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL2vKPVI8TI&

Heart With No Companion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7qiRARsbfs
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby IrishAL » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:38 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby advanbever » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:35 pm

I have been fortunate to attend the concert on 15th August. Despite a late start and a shorter setlist I look back on a great evening. It was my first LC concert and I am hooked.
It all came together that night, sound, vision and warmt!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:49 pm

Beautiful performances and videos - thanks Albert!

This is a sound check from Aug 17th -

And - "oh, something like this" - worth posting -

Uploaded by gentwies1 - Thanks!

Leonard Cohen sound check Ghent August 17th Old Ideas Tour 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q00GwnvJG18
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby francis » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:57 pm

Dear all,

During the performance of "I can't forget" Leonard spoke some words (parlando) in French.
I guess it was something like "jamais je ne t'oublierai" Did anyone hear the exact words?

Thanks! Francis
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby Goldin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:07 pm

Hi Francis,

These words was transcripted by Maarten Massa and published by Arlene Dick here:
http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com/2012 ... ith-i.html
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby LC&LC » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:16 pm

hi there
A la claire fontaine is a lullaby sung for the babies here in France, what comes after what LC said is 'j'ai trouve l'eau si belle que je m'y suis baigne' (I found the water so appealing that I bathed) (une fontaine is a fountain)
He did say ''il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai'' as a closing sentence to many of his concerts in France (Bercy 2009 notably)
Sorry I can't post videos or photos, my camera is lying even as I type in my rubbish bin, damned useless no good camera!

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:19 am

There was great video from this person for day one - Aug 12-
and this is more from the last show

Ghent - Aug 18
Uploaded by rendipityse - Thanks!

Going Home (includes Leonard's introductory remarks - appreciation for all the people who have come and who he has met)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch-GcNT0TiI

Everybody Knows
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUrdn0HI2Q

Who By Fire (partial - does not include Javier Mas at beginning)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqqcB1CHvUM

Amen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6RCuGFR1wk

Come Healing :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgB1puvk70w

Waiting For The Miracle (complete :) )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DxCnDIVhQA&

Anthem (complete :D )
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGJl1jpqMXI&

Tower of Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aradrHADEro

Heart With No Companion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY03JIk4BLs

The Gypsy's Wife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8FiRJPV3Jk

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n20lH8YkxyU

I'm Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfcDLJpSLJo

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIMcmbv5SKY

Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iazKG8WoOXU

If It Be Your Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlNWCAX2JhM

I Tried To Leave you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU2kCFYf48U

Save The Last Dance For Me ("... we'll see you down the road ")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a75PYD1Njc
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby Doris » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:39 am

So beautiful videos... all so great and wonderful!
Thank you all so much for your efforts.

I´m just waiting for "Night comes on"...
And all I´ve said
was just instead of
Coming back to you.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby yoeri » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:39 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby bridger15 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:43 am

IrishAL wrote:youtube Ghent 15-08-2012

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lcoVAtAXB4

Coming back to you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI574D6I3hE

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrEWJJjvVFk

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I like your new subtle closing credit. Let's hope that will deter any poachers.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby Franks » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:34 am

The run for the waltz.

At the start of Take This Waltz during the Gent 18th concert, a lot of people made a run for the front of the stage, positioning themselves between the first row and the fence between the arena and the stage. It was as if someone gave a signal and everybody who received the signal made a dash for the stage. Security did not intervene.
As a result everybody in the first 10 to 12 rows had to stand up because their view was blocked by this crowd. I can imagine that people with front row tickets were not really happy having to stand up for the last 8 songs of the show.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:27 am

Franks wrote:The run for the waltz.

At the start of Take This Waltz during the Gent 18th concert, a lot of people made a run for the front of the stage, positioning themselves between the first row and the fence between the arena and the stage. It was as if someone gave a signal and everybody who received the signal made a dash for the stage. Security did not intervene.
As a result everybody in the first 10 to 12 rows had to stand up because their view was blocked by this crowd. I can imagine that people with front row tickets were not really happy having to stand up for the last 8 songs of the show.
This happened at all the Ghent concerts - earlier and earlier as the week went on. On Saturday night, the surge started when a group of people came running up the centre aisle from the back. A number of people on the front row saw what was happening and made their own dash for the "barrier" but there would have been others at the front who did not know what was happening and who were left behind.

People usually stood at the front for the encores on the 2008-10 tours and it is clear from Leonard's reaction that he loves having the audience right up to the stage and singing along lustily to So Long Marianne. However, before Ghent the rush to the front always took place at the beginning of the encores, as Leonard came back on stage. Personally I think it was ridiculous - and unfair to other audience members - that the run to the stage in Ghent took place so early, before the end of the second set, at the beginning of Take This Waltz. It was a long time to stand and some people (including myself) struggle to stand for so long.

Interestingly, no one was allowed to stand at the front for the first two Ghent shows in 2010. It was only on the third show that the audience was allowed to surge forward during the encores. This time it was as if security had the discussion in advance "what shall we do if ..." and had decided in conjunction with tour management that it would be OK if people were allowed to stand for the encores. The only time security intervened was when one young man cleared the barrier and tried to scale the 7 foot high stage on Saturday night.

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby tomsakic » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:40 am

That happens on almost every Cohen show - the encores are standing, with people packed in front of the stage ion the fence. I don't see anything wrong about it and LC tolerates it.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Postby Franks » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:44 pm

tomsakic wrote:That happens on almost every Cohen show - the encores are standing, with people packed in front of the stage ion the fence. I don't see anything wrong about it and LC tolerates it.
I agree there nothing wrong with it if it happens during the last 2 or 3 songs of the show but if it happens with still 25% of the show to go (like in Gent) then I agree with Mabeanie1.
Try to look at it from the point of view of those people who paid a lot of money for front rows seats. May be you will then see why people think it is unfair. As Mabeanie1 wrote "It was a long time to stand and some people struggle to stand for so long".
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