CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2013

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CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Saint John, New Brunswick is located on the Bay of Fundy :?: - and here's a map that puts all these Maritime Provinces in a bit of perspective with the East Coast (and Toronto/Montreal, Quebec City, etc.) - :D
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The venue is Harbour Station - an arena located in uptown Saint John, that serves for sporting events and concerts.
It opened in 1993 and the seating capacity for concerts is about 7,200.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, NB - April 15, 2013

Postby hollyism » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:44 pm

So looking forward to this tonight. Driving down from Fredericton after work :) I have been going over his set lists and my absolute favorite "In my Secret Life" isn't played that often. Begging for a miracle he plays tonight!!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, NB - April 15, 2013

Postby HelenOE » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:20 pm

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Exam then bartending Leonard Cohen, I hope people have their drinking pants on...not likely lol
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, NB - April 15, 2013

Postby MarieM » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:36 am

Heads up, from Leif on Facebook:

"Oooh, bit of a setlist change in St. John."
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, NB - April 15, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:08 am

@andreguimond - The air is electric in anticipation of Leonard Cohen at Harbourstation. Lines coming in were packed.
@NB2BC2NB - At Leonard Cohen. Many misplaced fedoras!
@aimlblc - Crazy amount of people at this concert! #leonardcohen https://twitter.com/aimlblc/status/3239 ... 60/photo/1
@BernardCormier - Crowds backed up from @harbourstation to Aquatic Centre on way to see Leonard Cohen. http://twitpic.com/cjn6h6
@loyalistman1 - Tightened security for tonight's Leonard Cohen show. https://twitter.com/loyalistman1/status ... 24/photo/1
@jessmiddles - Couldn't be any further away #leonardcohen pic.twitter.com/yfTwdjTTzG
@McAlec - @harbourstation Any substance to rumour that Leonard Cohen is delayed?
@HIESaintJohn - Nice to see Uptown buzzing tonight! Welcome Leonard Cohen!
@BernardCormier - Leonard Cohen concert about to start @harbourstation http://twitpic.com/cjn969
@kellyg49 - Leonard Cohen has taken the stage!!! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH7cFrKCEAAxbvC.jpg
@BernardCormier - Leonard Cohen's backup singers. Show starts with 'Dance me to the end of love'. http://twitpic.com/cjna6q
@KayMFG - Leonard Cohen is amazing!
@HarryForestell - Leonard Cohen rules Saint John tonite! Great start to Old Ideas concert at Harbour. Station.
@StephanieKBell - Feeling a lot of love overflowing at Harbour Station for Leonard Cohen
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@BrittsPub - At Leonard Cohen! Great start to the show! https://twitter.com/BrittsPub/status/323944129920917505
@PAGForce - Leonard Cohen is totally worth a late night on a Monday night . Poetry should only be experienced this way.
@kittyfaceT - Leonard Cohen is blowing my mind
@Laragh - At @harbourstation for Leonard Cohen concert where he fittingly reminded us that we are all, to a certain degree, on a farewell tour
@MitchSaidThis - When Leonard Cohen starts sounding upbeat, you know you're having fun
@StephanieKBell - Feeling a lot of love overflowing at Harbour Station for Leonard Cohen
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@cds40 - Leonard Cohen does not disappoint. Fabulous night pic.twitter.com/EBei6pNpPl
@naughtywriter2 - Leonard Cohen is a master of music & lyrics
@HarryForestell - There ain't no cure for love. Leonard Cohen takes Saint John! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH7ytqcCEAEdMGO.jpg
@shanemagee - filled with compassion & sympathy4 all the poor unfortunates who aren't listening to #leonardcohen live. #harbourstation is a liminal space!
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‏@PetaFussell - And he sings Hallelujah. #leonardcohen pic.twitter.com/J0WBsHYH9H
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, NB - April 15, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:43 am

@BernardCormier - Leonard Cohen receives standing ovation & responds with encore!
@KevinWFerguson - "If it's too late for anybody, we won't be offended" says @leonardcohen after almost 3 1/2 hours
@hotaction - Leonard Cohen is gonna DJ his afterparty as "LC Soundsystem"
@FarahMannan - Leonard Cohen is perfect
@WayneDHansen - Holy wow!! 2 encores with Leonard Cohen tonight. #LiveLifeUptown 3.5 hour show. #impressed
‏@lordmichaud - It's closing Time... #leonardcohen http://instagram.com/p/YJiGjfgHNp/
‏@stefanguimond- Anyone leaving Leonard Cohen going to the west side with an unused seat: I'm your man.
@mattybing - Leonard Cohen! So fantastic! http://distilleryimage9.ak.instagram.co ... bcc7_7.jpg
@senjion - #HappinessIs watching #LeonardCohen skip off of a stage. Amazing show. #Legend #TripleEncore
@paullenarczyk - Pardon the cliche but #leonardcohen is still Canada's man. Fantastic show @LeonardOnTour @harbourstation Thanks!
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‏@BernardCormier - Each piece so prayerful & profound at Leonard Cohen's concert tonight in Saint John. A class act! http://img.ly/ua0R
@cds40 - Leonard Cohen was amazing. 78 years old, 3 encores, amazing band & singers. Great night in STJN
@SeaDogsDK - I feel richer for having seen Leonard Cohen tonight... refreshing to see someone love what they do and enjoy every second of it!
@thewrightpage - Fully expecting a Saint John baby boom to coincide, 9 months to the night, with the Leonard Cohen… http://instagram.com/p/YJoN2NiGoM/#[ /quote]
@stefdowney - an absolute gentleman, removing his hat in attention to each of his fellow musicians on stage. #leonardcohen Thanks
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, NB - April 15, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:59 am

Here is is - :lol:
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Concert report St. John New Brunswick 15-4-13

Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:23 am

It's a bit of a mugs game to compare shows but I have to say St. John is up there with all the other shows I have been to.
The crowd was enthusiastic. Leonard was enjoying himself and so were we.
He seemed in a playful mood. Great set list. As in Halifax, First we take Manhattan worked well in the first set.

Leanord just keeps on getting better. Lets hope that his continuing and elaborated jokes about his mortality can be enjoyed for the many years he has left to live and perform. Even if he does start smoking again at 80!

I have, I hope, several good videos (including 'Different sides' )which I will post.
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Re: Concert report St. John New Brunswick 15-4-13

Postby Cheshire gal » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:29 am

Looking forward to them David. :D
Glad to hear that the concert was great.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby Mabeanie1 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:41 am

Thanks for the "live" concert report David. If the atmosphere was anything like Halifax, it will have been fantastic!

What was the set change Leif referred to? Can you post the list on the Setlists thread?

Thanks

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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby Steve Wilcox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:47 pm

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but the Saint John audience saw the premier performance of "Different Sides". And it worked well. Between Halifax and Saint John we got 7 songs from Old Ideas. This is likely what Leif was referring to.

Also, in 2013, Alex now has a major role on stage with violin featured in many songs and finding a part in virtually every song.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby Ronaldson » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:03 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:Thanks for the "live" concert report David. If the atmosphere was anything like Halifax, it will have been fantastic!

What was the set change Leif referred to? Can you post the list on the Setlists thread?

Thanks

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Yes, the concert was fantastic, with a crowd and an atmosphere comparable to Halifax. We heard Different Sides instead of Heart With No Companion. No Tried to Leave You. I am really looking forward to Moncton--to my mind, these first two Maritime shows have both been standouts.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby Ronaldson » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:21 pm

Steve Wilcox wrote:Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but the Saint John audience saw the premier performance of "Different Sides". And it worked well. Between Halifax and Saint John we got 7 songs from Old Ideas. This is likely what Leif was referring to.
Hi Steve, Just saw your post. I think you are right that it was the premier performance for 2013 (and maybe also the debut for North America), but it has in fact already been performed in Europe. In any case, it was a lovely surprise last night.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby musicmania » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:25 pm

Ronaldson wrote:
Steve Wilcox wrote:Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but the Saint John audience saw the premier performance of "Different Sides". And it worked well. Between Halifax and Saint John we got 7 songs from Old Ideas. This is likely what Leif was referring to.
Hi Steve, Just saw your post. I think you are right that it was the premier performance for 2013 (and maybe also the debut for North America), but it has in fact already been performed in Europe. In any case, it was a lovely surprise last night.
I can't remember off the top of my head which concert but Different Sides was definitely performed at one of the Toronto concerts last year.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby Steve Wilcox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:07 pm

I stand corrected on the "Different Sides" world-premier comment.

I was pleasantly surprised at the turn out in Saint John. The official count for Halifax was 12,000 and that I expected. But the strong showing and responsiveness of the SJ audience was a wonderful surprise. And, I felt Leonard truly did give us everything he had. Like Halifax it basically went from 8:15 to 11:42 and the intermission did not lag. It appeared to me that the average age was at the upper end of the scale and I think by the time it ended most were satisfied.

People should actually read the ticket they paid dearly for - "On Stage Promptly at 8:00".

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