CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2013

A new, growing section for more exciting news
User avatar
MarieM
Posts: 792
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 1:36 am
Location: Michigan, USA
Contact:

CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2013

Postby MarieM » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:29 am

Kicking off the thread for the final concert of the European leg 2013.

Image

From pluusje - http://statigr.am/p/549427705604094288_47249749
Marie
Speaking Cohen

http://www.speakingcohen.com
User avatar
sturgess66
Posts: 4085
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:50 pm
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:05 am

FROM TWITTER -
RinkeNOS - In Ziggodome in afwachting van Leonard Cohen. Verheug me. voor het eerst dat ik hem ga zien
[In Ziggodome pending Leonard Cohen. Rejoice. the first time that I go see him]
@ElaineB74 - Tonight it's the last show of this leg of the Leonard Cohen Old Ideas Tour which means @LeifB73 gets home tomorrow !!
@LeoBlokhuis - In afwachting van Leonard Cohen @ZiggoDome pic.twitter.com/ozyU2PNq1x
[In anticipation of Leonard Cohen @ZiggoDome]
Image
@sharonerde - Full House @ the last concert of the European Tour. #LeonardCohen #UHTC (at Ziggo Dome)
That's no way to say goodbye..... #LeonardCohen Last concert of the European Tour @ Ziggo Dome http://instagram.com/p/effpNULuYL/
@maartenhajer - LeonardCohen (79 tomorrow) 'I am not quite ready to hang my gloves but I know where the hook is' #Ziggodome pic.twitter.com/rXQojBNl95
Image
@PatriciaBenard - Wat een stem #leonard#cohen! Super! pic.twitter.com/Dwx1gPbsan
[What a voice # leonard cohen #! Super!] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUn9p12CcAAxG32.jpg
@allHarm - Leonard Cohen had iets minder dan nul seconde nodig voor zijn eerste staande ovatie. Dresscode: grijs haar
[Leonard Cohen had something less than zero seconds needed for his first standing ovation. Dress Code: gray hair]
@houkjer - Wat een fantástisch concert van #LeonardCohen @ZiggoDome Perfecte band, wat een power heeft Cohen! #genieten
[What a fantastic concert of Leonard Cohen # @ ZiggoDome Perfect band, which has a power Cohen! # enjoyed]
@Daniel_Muskee Nu pauze tijdens het innemende en schitterende concert van Leonard Cohen.
[Now break at the captivating and beautiful concert of Leonard Cohen.]
@HnsMldr - Great last show in Europe of LeonardCohen @ZiggoDome pic.twitter.com/aegNoavEIw
Image
@patrickbanis - - Nu in de Ziggodome bij Leonard Cohen, wat een stem! tijdens het innemende en schitterende concert van Leonard Cohen.
[Now at Ziggodome with Leonard Cohen, what a voice! Captivating and beautiful concert of Leonard Cohen.]
@kimalders - Leonard Cohen op zijn knieën op t podium zingt prachtige liedjes. Magisch in #ziggodome
[Leonard Cohen on his knees on t stage singing beautiful songs. Magic at ziggodome.]
@LeoBlokhuis -De mooiste versie ooit van Like A Bird On A Wire. Hammond. Soul gitaar. Subliem geluid. #LeonardCohen
[The best version ever of Like A Bird On A Wire. Hammond. Soul guitar. Superb sound. # LeonardCohen]
Ik hoor van de organisatie dat Leonard Cohen minimaal 2 uur soundchecht. Zouden ze allemaal moeten doen. It pays off.
[I hear from the organization that Leonard Cohen soundchecht least 2 hours. They would all be doing. It pays off.]
@rdriessen62 - Bij Leonard Cohen in Amsterdam. De oude bard doet 't prima. Genieten. #Cohen pic.twitter.com/vd2CI9sxlQ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUoQL7tCIAA_fuk.jpg
[With Leonard Cohen in Amsterdam. The old bard's doing fine. Enjoying.]
@LeoBlokhuis - Morgen wordt hij 79, vandaag is heel @ZiggoDome in de ban van Leonard Cohen's sublieme versie van Suzanne. Genieten https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUoUmUoCcAAXLcI.jpg
[Tomorrow he is 79, today I am at ZiggoDome under the spell of Leonard Cohen's sublime version of Suzanne.]
@BoukeKN - leonardcohen blijft fenomenaal. Wat een concert!
[leonard cohen remains phenomenal. What a concert!]
@ZiggoDome - Zelden meegemaakt huilende mensen on de zaal vanwege de muziek ( #LeonardCohen )..echt ontroerend.
[Rarely seen people crying on the venue because of the music (# Leonard Cohen) .. really touching.]
@ZiggoDome - Ooit een staande ovatie mee gemaakt ? Vanavond voor #LeonardCohen DE OVATIE der OVATIES.. Publiek op de banken !!!!!!!!!
[Ever been through a standing ovation? Tonight for # Leonard Cohen THE OVATION of ovations .. Ovation!!!!!]
@ ZiggoDome –En toegift nr 3.. En het lijkt of de stem van #LeonardCohen steeds mooier en mooier wordt.. Dit is een heel heel bijzondere avond....
[And encore No. 3 .. And it seems that the voice of Leonard Cohen # more beautiful and more beautiful .. This is a very very special evening ....
]
@ZiggoDomeLive Kon je er helaas niet bij zijn of wil je graag nog even nagenieten van #LeonardCohen? Bekijk hier de foto's http://on.fb.me/16f2TDM
[If unfortunately, you could not be there, or would you just like to reminisce Leonard Cohen? Check out the photos http://on.fb.me/16f2TDM ]
@GeaGort - Breathtaking and captivating; both music & words. #LeonardCohen @ZiggoDom
e
@janvhouten - De Grote Bard was weer fenomenaal goed bij stem. #leonardcohen @ZiggoDome pic.twitter.com/YB1l40BD8Y https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUo5K6rCYAELdOL.jpg
[The Great Bard was again phenomenal good voice. # leonard cohen @ ZiggoDome]
@Marita2312 - Prachtig concert van Leonard Cohen.... Genoten van meer dan 3 uur lange adembenemende performance #LeonardCohen
[Wonderful concert of Leonard Cohen .... Enjoyed over 3 hours long breathtaking performance - Leonard Cohen]
@tillkolle - Fabelachtig mooi concert van Leonard Cohen in de Ziggo. Hij is 79! Ongelofelijk.
[Fabulously beautiful concert of Leonard Cohen in the Ziggo. He is 79! Unbelievable.]
@Vonnzzz - Wat hebben we een feest gevierd met Leonard Cohen. Het was g.e.w.e.l.d.i.g! Bij "Take this walz" kwam deel publiek met rozen naar 't podium.
[We celebrated a party with Leonard Cohen. It was great! In "Take this walz" part we came public with roses to the podium.]
@hettyvee - Zo geweldig!!!! Leonard Cohen in Ziggodome met fantastische muzikanten! Nooit zoveel ovaties meegemaakt! pic.twitter.com/FpiHj1pvPH
[So great!! Leonard Cohen Ziggodome with fantastic musicians! Never seen so many ovations! ]
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUovwcFCQAAdR1L.jpg


STATIGRAM

Short video clips -
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye - http://statigr.am/p/549296850800141835_218000
Who By Fire - http://statigr.am/p/549286654674236022_196763611
Come Healing - http://statigr.am/p/549304844204041902_218000
Anthem - http://statigr.am/p/549316878333306802_218000
So Long Marianne - http://statigr.am/p/549428406182658615_35335431
Tower of Song - http://statigr.am/p/549460043031831782_218000


Image
Sharon Erde - The Darkness got him smile :-) #LeonardCohen #Amsterdam #UHTC
User avatar
mutti
Posts: 1942
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:25 am
Location: somewhere in the Pacific Northwest

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby mutti » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:13 am

Thank you for starting this thread Marie! Really excited to read and hear everything about this concert, well actually all concerts but this one in particular.
Leslie 8)
1988 Vancouver
2009 Victoria/Seattle/Almost Red Rocks/Las Vegas/San Jose.
2010 Sligo x 2/Victoria/Vancouver/Portland/Las Vegas x 2.
2012 Austin x 2/Seattle/Vancouver/Montreal x 2.
2013 Oakland x 2/New York City x 2/Winnipeg...
User avatar
MarieM
Posts: 792
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 1:36 am
Location: Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby MarieM » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:28 am

sturgess66 wrote:Good video -

Uploaded by its211me2 -
Wow, this person really outdid themselves with the recording. Thanks for posting the links, Linda.
Marie
Speaking Cohen

http://www.speakingcohen.com
User avatar
sturgess66
Posts: 4085
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:50 pm
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:47 am

I think there is going to be a lot of video from this show!

Uploaded by OscarOoij

Dance Me To The End of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhH0h42BM3Q
The Future (with opening comments)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU_l6KQAo88
Bird On The Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fipFpQ-Ykss
Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBMb40A0w7k
Who By Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFaDMZSDUIE

*******
Uploaded by mibct49 -

I've Got A Little Secret (crew comes onstage) / Save The Last Dance For Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgM-rKZYCg

********

Uploaded by info4allat

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqM6hz2_9aA
Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28knCh1soMY
Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wV4bFKdG0I
Chelsea Hotel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhZef6FfIr4
I've Got A Little Secret
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TsutKWHDQ
Last edited by sturgess66 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Meritxell
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:11 pm

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby Meritxell » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:33 am

Viva Dutch people!! :D
1993: Barcelona.2008: Amsterdam.2009: New York, León, Cap Roig, Madrid, Barcelona. 2010: Florence, Marseille, Las Vegas x 2. 2012: Ghent, Amsterdam, Verona, Barcelona. 2013 Lucca, Berlin, Amsterdam
iris
Posts: 84
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:57 am

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby iris » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:51 am

I wake up this morning and think: did this really happen? The greatest concert ever last night? And I was there? First row? Unbelievable. Everything, the band, Leonard, the audience, more than great,unique, my daughter in law said: heavenly atmosphere and I agree. It was pure magic.
And a great setlist, with extras at the end: both 'I tried to leave you' and 'Save the last dance' and: 'I got a little secret'. That was a pure party on the stage and in the audience, look at the video.
Thanks for the great video's, I will cherish them.
And Inge, so nice to meet you!
here is your love for all this
2008 amsterdam/rotterdam, 2009 antwerpen, 2010 gent/dortmund, 2012 gent/amsterdam, 2013 antwerpen/oberhausen/rotterdam/amsterdam
da2008
Posts: 348
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:01 pm

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby da2008 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:09 pm

The end of a wonderful tour in a wonderful city. Many many thanks to Jarkko and his friends on this forum for organizing the presales and keeping us in the loop on all the news. Happy birthday Leonard. Do come again. Or hopefully, do play there where you are from one day.
cohenadmirer
Posts: 1026
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:44 pm
Location: wirral, uk

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:23 pm

Code: Select all

p
Leonard started off by saying '...friends this is the last concert in europe,I don't think we'll be back' ....adding after a pause 'for a while'. He also repeated the line about knowing where the hook for his 'boxing gloves' is. A new line for me was ,after the familiar lines about 'high and low places '.......infact its such a hassel to leave your house what with parking and walking and the general hassels and abrasive qualities of human life that I deeply thank you for just getting here at all'! Perhaps this sounds like a man who is looking forward to spending some time at home :)
Anyway we all knew the possibility that this might be the last ever European concert and this added a little intensity and poignancy to the experience.
A Great show followed and I particularly loved hey there no way to say goodbye in the first half with 2 very beautiful violin breaks. Javier's intro to who by fire seemed,incredibly,greater than ever
It was of course great too that the first half ended with anthem. :D
The forum had secret plans for this show involving interval singing of 'the guests'. A lack of confidence in the rendition led to a spontaneous change to 'passing through',but alas security made us stop before Leonard came back on stage . Still the second half began with an appreciated rendition of happy birthday , and at times in the second half red roses were thrown on stage and also a toy monkey just at the right time in first we take Manhattan.The 'happy birthday' version of Tower of song deserves to become a 'classic'. 8)
The final European songs were .........I tried to leave you , then i've got a little secret ,finally save the last dance.The entire crew joined Leonard and the band on stage at this point .
A great European swan song, though personally I feel sure it is Leonard's destiny to perform on stage well into his 80s,perhaps staying away from the huge arenas and returning to large ,and some smaller , concert halls.

It looks like this will be a well documented show judging by the good video already uploaded -i will add to that in a superfluous way in time.
I have a very good quality audio of the whole show which i will put on drop box in a few days . The audio is straightforwardly good until halfway through take this waltz at which point,for reasons forum concert goers will appreciate, it becomes more 'atmospheric'...but it was the atmosphere at this show that made it perhaps just that bit more special.I listened to it all again this morning while walking through the very busy city of Amsterdam,and it certainly helped me cope with any 'abrasiveness' to be experienced in a crowded city.
Thanks too for the pre and post show meet ups, and the splendid t shirts saying 'Closing Time...NoNon'.The obvious message was reinforced during the song as every time Leonard sang 'closing time' we sang 'no no no'.This was noticed by those on stage.

PM me in a few days
if you want the audio download link. More than happy to supply it,and downloading the whole show is easy . :!:

David
Last edited by cohenadmirer on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:24 pm, edited 20 times in total.
Leonard's work resonates
Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
John Etherington
Posts: 2533
Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:17 pm

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby John Etherington » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:04 pm

Congratulations...concert reports, at last! Did anyone see Eric Andersen in Amsterdam on Wednesday? If so, please put a report, plus set-list if possible, in "Other Music".
User avatar
sturgess66
Posts: 4085
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:50 pm
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:02 pm

hansr wrote:Setlist Amsterdam Ziggodome 20 sept. 2013

Set 1
Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
Who By Fire
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
The Darkness
Amen
Come Healing
Lover Lover Lover
Anthem

Set 2
Tower of Song
Suzanne
Chelsea Hotel #2
The Partisan
In My Secret Life
Alexandra Leaving (Sharon Robinson)
I'm Your Man
Hallelujah
Take this Waltz

Encores
So Long Marianne
Going Home
First We Take Manhattan

Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will (The Webb Sisters)
Closing Time

I Tried To Leave You
I've got a little secret
Save The Last Dance For Me
Päivi from Finland
Posts: 49
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:41 am
Location: Finland

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby Päivi from Finland » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Thank You Leonard, the wonderful band, especially Javier, and the whole team for the splendid concert!

We hope You have many, many "Secrets" to sing for as in live concerts and also in DVD:s!

Keep healthy, don't catch a gold and come back after You have made Your new album!


We'll miss You all so much!


Juhana and Päivi from Finland
1993: Helsinki
2008: Copenhagen, Helsinki
2009: Budapest, Barcelona
2010:Helsinki, Stuttgart
2012:Ghent 17th and 18th Aug, Helsinki, Bucharest
2013:Brussels, Berlin, Pula, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam
cohenadmirer
Posts: 1026
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:44 pm
Location: wirral, uk

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:23 pm

John Etherington wrote:Congratulations...concert reports, at last! Did anyone see Eric Andersen in Amsterdam on Wednesday? If so, please put a report, plus set-list if possible, in "Other Music".
Thanks ....with such encouragement I returned to my 'piece' and expanded it !
Leonard's work resonates
Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
Franks
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:30 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby Franks » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:25 pm

My wife and I are back home from what could possibly be the last Leonard Cohen concert ever in Europe. We are still bedazzled by the experience and have absolutely no interest in going back to the hassle and bustle of our daily lives. It all seems so trivial. A job….who cares, I just want to hang on to the moment.

We had great seats (2nd row center stage) thanks to the presale. Once again thanks to Jarkko and others who made this possible. It really does make a difference to the whole concert experience.
The sound is probably not as good as if you were sitting further back. You get more of the stage sound but that does not spoil the fun.
The music , Leonard, the band, the audience, all perfect and a great experience to be part of. Being the last concert of the European tour did add a little extra emotion and perhaps that is the reason why this concert was for me the best one so far.
During “Closing Time” an increasing number of people in the front rows (inspired by some forum members) started singing “no no no” after every “it is closing time”. It was funny to see the reaction of Leonard and the band because it looked they were wondering what was going on.
Getting the crew on stage during “I´ve Got A Little Secret” was also a nice extra. It created a real party atmosphere. I think it is great Leonard got them on stage as these people work hard and rarely get this kind of recognition.
IMG_0662-b.jpg
Party time
There was very little room between the first row and the stage. People started cramming into this very small area when Leonard wasn´t even half way thru Take This Waltz. I noticed a few people in the front row were not real happy with this as they now had no view anymore and very little room to stand up. We were only at 2/3 of the concert and so everybody in the first rows had to stand up to see the remaining 1/3 of the show. I agree the sing-alongs add to the whole atmosphere of the concert and Leonard and the band seem to enjoy it but I also feel it wouldn´t hurt if people were a bit more considerate towards their fellow concert-goers.

I really hope we are going to see more of Leonard and this great band. Perhaps after he finishes a new album in 2014. If not, I will be sad but I will cherish the memories and be grateful for the experience.

Thanks to those who uploaded the videos.
IMG_0631-b.jpg
Going crazy on the old keyboard
Last edited by Franks on Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Frank.

Return to “THE SUMMER 2013 TOUR IN EUROPE”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest