Auckland Meet-Up

The last leg of the Old Ideas tour in November and December 2013
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby jnewton » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:07 am

Thanks Joy. That sounds great! We'll be there at 4.30pm and can be there at closing time too.

Sydney Opera House on Monday and then Auckland soon after! WOW!

Cheers

Jill (and Richard)
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby Maarten » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:39 am

Hi all

First of all: I'm in favour of both pre and post concert meetups, of course! And I'll go where-ever you guys lead me so I'm fine with any meetup venue you suggest.
Those of you staying in Auckland for a couple of days: any suggestions on hotels or places to stay (the same goes for Wellington, by the way)?

Another thing: I will be going to the Wellington shows before traveling to Auckland for the final concert. Anyone with the same traveling plans? Who's flying from Wellinton to Auckland, who's driving by car, who's using public transportation, ... ? I haven't really looked into any of the possibilities yet, but time is closing in so I need to start preparing I guess!

See you all soon!
Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby oblivion » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:58 am

Maarten, this is not true ...you´re going to new zealand, my dream!!!!
but you had no choice, you were born with the gift of those loudspeakers on each side of your cradle...
i started when i had disorders caused by puberty, too late :lol:
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new york, cologne, venice, istanbul, prague + barcelona 2009
sligo, berlin, ghent, wiesbaden, strasbourg, marseille, hannover, dortmund, warsaw, las vegas 2010
ghent, helsinki, berlin, dublin, verona, paris...2012
oberhausen, mannheim, bruxelles, lucca, hamburg, odense, amsterdam...2013
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby majmunka » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:05 pm

We will go to all of the 4 NZ shows but planning some travelling in between. We will take the Coastal Pacific train and ferry from Christchurch to Wellington and buses after that. For buses check nakedbus. For cheap flights try Jetstar Airways.
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby birminghamfan » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:51 am

Joy - that sounds a wonderful plan! I will wander down when I get to Auckland , and will of course sample the ale....

Cheers , Steve
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby jnewton » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:36 am

I thought I posted a reply but can't seem to see it. Richard and I will be there! See you soon!

Jill
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby Silvertraycigarettes » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:44 am

Hi all,
I'm a newcomer to this forum - I thought I was a huge Leonard Cohen fan until I found you guys!! I have only seen him twice - at Glastonbury Festival in 2008 and London o2 in 2013. I am due to see him again in Auckland on 21st.
Similar to the way you guys are planning a meet-up to extend the experience, i am planning a small gathering of people to share Leonard's music and poetry together on the night before the gig - 20th December - venue TBC but it will be in Auckland. So everyone is welcome even if they aren't going to the gig - it's just a space where people can enjoy sharing Leonard's work. It doesn't matter how experienced you are playing / singing - it's all about the enjoyment and of course everyone will be singing along :-)
Let me know if you are interested / able to come along and I'll keep you posted. I'll find a free and reasonably quiet venue who are happy for us to be there. It might end up being in a home, depending on numbers.
Best wishes
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby blonde madonna » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:33 am

Hi All,

We will be in Auckland for the concert too (all very last minute and exciting!) so if a table is being booked at the Crown please add two more.

See you soon,

Tracey and Jim
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:53 am

Hey BM,

That's such exciting news regarding you and Jim! 8)

It makes my capitulation re the Geelong gig seem a bit more ordinary. ;-)

Enjoy! Also, please say a special hello to Maarten for me.

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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I only sing the tunes
The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby blonde madonna » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:31 am

... and maybe Jim now wishes he had let me do the Palais and Adelaide.

I think I might have an opportunity to say hello to Maarten for you.


BM
1980 -- Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
1985 -- State Theatre, Melbourne
2008 -- Hamilton, Toronto, Cardiff
2009 -- Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley
2010 -- Melbourne
2013 -- Melbourne, The Hill Winery, Geelong, Auckland
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby Junk » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:53 am

Great decision Tracey! (although the 96 tram would've been cheaper :razz: )

Your withdrawal symptoms must have been even worse than mine. :)
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby Maarten » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:18 am

Andrew
Too bad I won't be seeing you this time around, but I'm sure there will future meetups/events where we'll meet again. I'll make sure to return my warmest greetings for you via Tracey when I see her!

Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:51 am

Maarten wrote:Andrew
Too bad I won't be seeing you this time around, but I'm sure there will future meetups/events where we'll meet again. I'll make sure to return my warmest greetings for you via Tracey when I see her!

Maarten
That's kind of you Maarten and indeed we will, I trust, hopefully in Dublin. 8)

In the meantime, enjoy you Leonard and "down under" high! It must be nice for you to have 2 summers (one long, one short) this year too! ;-)

Cheers,
Andrew :)
'I cannot give the reasons
I only sing the tunes
The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
~ Mervyn Peake ~
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby blonde madonna » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:08 am

Junk wrote:Your withdrawal symptoms must have been even worse than mine. :)
Not worse Murray, just acted upon when I think I was still under the influence of a post-Hill high. I knew everyone here would understand, my family not so much.

BM
1980 -- Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
1985 -- State Theatre, Melbourne
2008 -- Hamilton, Toronto, Cardiff
2009 -- Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley
2010 -- Melbourne
2013 -- Melbourne, The Hill Winery, Geelong, Auckland
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Re: Auckland Meet-Up

Postby birminghamfan » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:54 am

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The red carpet is out for us in Auckland..

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