CONCERT REPORT: Oslo (July 1)

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CONCERT REPORT: Oslo (July 1)

Postby jarkko » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:56 pm

Here is the seating plan of the Bislett Stadium (thanks Anne R)
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby BlizzardofIce » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:15 pm

Was waiting for a post on Oslo, had in mind to start one myself.

Does anyone know the time-schedule for the concert, it says 5 o'clock on the ticket, but does that mean that cohen enters then, or the support, or that the doors open?

In Norway it is often impossible to know when a concert starts, it can say 18 on the ticket, and the support starts at 21 and then the real concert start at 23. I hate concerts in Norway... Anyone who knows anything? It is important to me, because of my work.

And the stadium is "Bislett", not "Aliset" as it says on your "Tour" page.
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby Anneri » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:42 pm

My ticket says that the doors open at 5 o'clock. There are two guests first, Lillebjørn Nilsen and Shaun Bartlett (?). Don't know when Leonard enters, but don't think it will be before 7.30 or something. Just a guess.

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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby BlizzardofIce » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:59 am

I think this concert can be very special in different ways.
- Cohen used to live not far from Bislett stadium for a while, together with marianne and Axel jr
- Marianne lives not far away, will propably be at the show(?)
- Cohen is ekstremly popular in Norway, its one of the countries he sells most records
- It's Canadas national day
- I will be there
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby jdhayes » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:07 pm

you are in for a great concert. I went to see him twice in Dublin and would like to travel with him across europe. what is Marianne doing these days and how does she feel about the song?
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby Anneri » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:31 am

NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) have a bunch of links to Cohen today. It's all from NRK's archives. Lots of good stuff! Concert from Kalvøya 1985 is great. Enjoy.
http://www.nrk.no/kanal/nrk_gull/1.6121458

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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby Born With The Gift Of A G » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:29 pm

Anne R,

Myriad thanks for that link.

Is that really Anjani on keyboards...?!
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby Inge » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:00 pm

Born With The Gift Of A G wrote:Anne R,

Myriad thanks for that link.

Is that really Anjani on keyboards...?!
Yes, I really think that it is a very young Anjani
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby confetti » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:07 am

i hope everyone had a really great time at this tonight. I can't wait to hear about it.
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby hydriot » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:50 am

jdhayes wrote:what is Marianne doing these days and how does she feel about the song?
Marianne protects her privacy carefully these days, though she did come back to Hydra a few years ago (Leonard has not been back since 1999)
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby Anneri » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:35 am

= Is that really Anjani on keyboards...?!
Yes, it must be Anjani. Her style has changed... But I guess we all have changed since the 80's! ;-)

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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby Zoidberg » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:44 pm

A truly wonderful concert in Oslo!
As spellbinding as ever; and true, was Mr. Cohen and crew
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby Anneri » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:10 pm

NRK's late night news covered the concert. Short clip from "Dance me to the end of love" and interview with Marianne Ihlen and Kari Hesthamar, who will publish a book later this year based on Marianne's story.

http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/137059

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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby FanOfTheMan » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:02 pm

What a superb convert that was!!
I saw leonard in 88 and 93 and he looked fitter and happier now then then!
3 hours of superb entertainment from a superb performer!
His energy, passion and enthusiasm shone through.
It was a privalidge to witness>
WE LOVE YOU LEONARD!
May the spirit of this song rise up true and free, may it be a sheild for you, a sheild against the enemy.
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Re: Oslo (July 1)

Postby jeremek » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:31 pm

Welcome Fans in Oslo !

I ask for the report from the concert. In Norway are people sparing with their words ? ;-) perhaps will be willing to describe one's impressions? I am reading all reports with the great interest and with emotions. Not everyone can be at a concert. It is wonderful, that you are writing, how it was.
I am greeting :)
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