CONCERT REPORT: Helsinki, September 2

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CONCERT REPORT: Helsinki, September 2

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:44 pm

Soundcheck:

Tower of Song
Night Comes On
Avalanche (twice?)
Night Comes On
Avalanche
Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future (aborted right after first "can't measure anymore" :-) )
Anyhow
WEBB: Coming Back to You
WEBB: If It Be Your Will
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:50 pm

How did you enjoy your first Leonard Live experience Roman?

I heard Anyhow at one of the Ghent soundchecks. It's interesting to hear that they're still working on it. Maybe it will find its way in to the setlist show sometime soon.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby HowWasTheShow » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:50 pm

Was bicycling past Sonera around 2:30 and heard parts of BIrd On A Wire and a what sounded like a vocal soundcheck. About to head over to the concert. First Cohen since Glastonbury in 2008. Excited!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:33 pm

The venue is Sonera Stadium -

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And here's a little video from Joey/Camp Cohen - about the weather - and the stadium

http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/306 ... ki-finland
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby douglas07 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:21 pm

tere-tere Dear Jarkko ! Have a nice evening with your/our/everyone´s LC & band in your hometown.
Thx for all your longyear efforts.
Kiitos!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby Goldin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:24 am

Wendy, I'm still wordless.

On soundcheck. Tower of Song started at about 15:15 - 15:20, I suppose. I've missed a couple of songs after it, but I was said that it were Night Comes On and Avalanche(s).

SETLIST. The same as in Gothenburg, with two extra songs:
Waiting for the Miracle, after In My Secret Life,
Different Sides, after Famous Blue Raincoat.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:27 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roman :D !!!

Hoping to meet you one day.

Your birthday seems to have gone extremely well :D !!!


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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:19 am

I had no idea it was your birthday Roman - what a wonderful birthday present to yourself! A belated happy birthday to you. I am delighted to have spent it with you.

Roman has already commented on the setlist so I'll just add that Leonard closed the show by saying that, before he went, he wanted to pay a very special tribute to a man from the city of Helsinki who, in the dark days of the mid 1990s when things "weren't going so well" for him, had set up a website called the Leonard Cohen Files which kept Leonard's music alive in those dark days. A well deserved tribute to our friend and "leader" Jarkko Arjatsalo and his family (Eija and Rauli also got mentioned by name!)

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby jarkko » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:57 am

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Just a quick visit to the Forum (we still have plenty of members here) to post the official setlist.
a full size scan is at http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/helsin ... t-2012.jpg for you to print!
(Leonard made some changes on stage, and there was a curfew at 22.45 so the last song was not played.)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEP 2, Helsinki, Finland

Postby B4real » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:33 am

Mabeanie1 wrote:I had no idea it was your birthday Roman - what a wonderful birthday present to yourself! A belated happy birthday to you.
Neither did I!! .... and I've just seen it on the index page! A Very Happy Birthday, Roman ..... and Wendy says it all 8)
Goldin wrote:Wendy, I'm still wordless.
:lol: ;-) :D

.....and thanks for that set list Jarkko!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Helsinki, September 2

Postby Goldin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:21 pm

Thank you, FRIENDS :-)

Can't type a setlist in the related thread due to circumstances, but I believe anyone can do that, basing it on Aug 31 setlist, few notes listed above here, and this one -

Closing Time had a Never Got to Love You ending
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Helsinki, September 2

Postby zwirnie » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:01 pm

Goldin wrote:Can't type a setlist in the related thread due to circumstances, but I believe anyone can do that, ...
:) Just did
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Helsinki, September 2

Postby Ksenia » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:29 pm

I wanted to write something but turns out there are no words for the many emotions that I feel :) But I'll try.

This was my first LC concert and I have to say I felt like a baby there, being 20 years old :D But the crowd was great, I really love coming to Helsinki to concerts because people are very polite and appreciative.
As for the show, it was fantastic. I can't believe it was 4 amazing hours, time flew by so quickly! It was overwhelming, just being there, in the moment. 'Hallelujah' literally had me in tears.

Thank you Leonard & thank you people for amazing experience!
First thing I did this morning was checking videos on my phone. I had to make sure I didn't just see everything in a cruel dream :D I'll try to upload them as soon as possible.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Helsinki, September 2

Postby coolfadda » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:30 am

sounds like you all had a great night... and I see alexandra leaving on the set list!!! I've had this on my facebook page for ages and sharing with everyone but didn't think it was on the list... so so happy.. roll on Verona :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Helsinki, September 2

Postby casaperon » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:22 am

Hope to see field commander cohen in some of the next concerts! :roll:
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