CONCERT REPORT: Helsingborg (July 3)

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CONCERT REPORT: Helsingborg (July 3)

Postby noob » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:38 am

Hi,
My first topic, with one question: Anyone else who's going to see Leonard Cohen in Helsingborg when he comes to Sweden on thurseday?
Althogh it's two days left i can hardly think of something else (not the best thing when you're trying to work :roll: ).
Must work now, sorry for the rather short message to start this topic ;-)
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby esme77 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:13 pm

Yes, I'll be there. Have been looking forward to this evening since the tickets were booked in March :)
Can't believe in exactly 48 hours we'll be listening to the greatest :)
Have a great show!
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby MarianneP » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:08 pm

And we will be there .

See you

Marianne and Johanna
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby niffin » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:36 pm

Oh, come back & tell us everything - everything - when you've been there. Unfortunately, I'm not able go this time, so I'm hungry for every bit & piece! ;-)
And why are you so quiet now, standing there in the doorway?
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby noob » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:12 am

niffin wrote:Oh, come back & tell us everything - everything - when you've been there. Unfortunately, I'm not able go this time, so I'm hungry for every bit & piece! ;-)
Oh, I'll tell you everything, and maybe some photos and a little video. That if I can get my camera into the show, but I don't think that will be a problem. :razz:
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby Kern » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:50 pm

I'll be there!

Looks like the weather is going to be nice too. I can't wait:)
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby Rom Raptor » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:05 pm

I'm going too. Anybody here seen a concert at Sofiero Slott before? How many people can the venue take?
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby johannes » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:38 am

It is a "castle-park", which is quite large but I'm unsure how many people that it can swallow. It's a beautiful surrounding though with a wonderful view over the sound to Denmark. Bring your pic-nic (or buy it in the café). The weather is warm and sunny with a clear blue sky. Everything is set for an evening to remember!
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby hoyanoya » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:44 pm

Surely I will be there!!!. So far the weather in Helsingborg is lovely.
According to the local paper 8 000 tickets are sold. I guess the limit for a consert is around 12 - 15 000 (the greatest problem is to park your car...) I have seen people sitting in the trees surrounding the huge lawn, where the consert takes place :roll:
I look forward to a wonderful evening.
See you? !
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby johannes » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:19 am

A really wonderful and emotional concert in a warm swedish summer evening. The band sounded brilliant and Leonard was passionated, enthusiastic and full of humour. I regard this as better than in 93. Many of the songs were really well performed. The band and Leonard had keen ears to the songs different nuances and I think they produced excellent versions of the songs.

Take this Waltz was dedicated to the swedish writer Goran Tunstrom who Leonad said (something like) we gotta know each other back at the isle of Hydra and we sat writing on the opposite sides of the table. He was a good friend and we keept contact over the years until he passed away a few years ago.

The songs was the same as in Oslo (I think) but, not in the same order. If it be your will was performed after the second encore.

One swedish large newspaper gave the concert five stars (out of five) saying "magic with leonard cohen".
http://www.expressen.se/noje/1.1219982/ ... nard-cohen
The journalist ends by saying that after 20 years as a music critic, this was the most obvious 5 star grade ever.
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby noob » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:50 pm

The consert last night were wonderful! How charming and cute he is. In the beginning there were someone who yelled "I Love You!" and Mr Cohen replied with "I'm very fond of you to". The consert were three hours of pure happiness, I'm still smiling! :razz:

Got some pics for you guys:
http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 376qz4.jpg
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http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 379ox7.jpg
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http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 406np8.jpg
http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 392gv2.jpg

And to make the whole consert better was the fact that I met his earlier that same afternoon! I've been up by Kärnan (a old tower in Helsingborg) and was going to the bus. And on the way I passed a hotel and there stood Leonard Cohen speaking to some men. First I thought that it were a unusual sight to see a man with suit and hat on a hot summer day and when I've passed him I realized that it were Cohen! I dug in my backpack for a piece of paper and a pen and approached him. I got a autograph (he even asked how I spelled my name so I didn't get an h in the end of my name ,which is Sara if you're intrested) .Then I asked if I could take a picture of him. A man in that apperantly knew Leonard said that he could get a picture of us both. And here it is:

http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 351bv9.jpg (does anyone know how tall he is? 'Couse he seemed very small when I met him and I'm not that tall, 170 cm, or 5 feet and 7 inches)
http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 408je9.jpg (the autograph! My mother said that from his handwriting she could see that Leonard is a creative person which is right but I wonder how she came to that conclusion?
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby niffin » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:26 pm

Oh, you lucky girl!! :shock: I would be right over the moon after all that. (But I guess you're already there!)

Thanks for posting the pics - & the one with you & LC... - it's pure awww. :D
And why are you so quiet now, standing there in the doorway?
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby MarieM » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:28 pm

Lovely photo, Sara. What treasures. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby MarieM » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:31 pm

If dwezil65 is on this board, I hate to be greedy, but more, more, more!

Two of the best youtubes yet:

Dance Me To The End Of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7e_enQD4JU

Tower Of Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UozRuh6L46o

Leonard has a new hat!
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Re: Helsingborg, 3 July

Postby noob » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:38 pm

niffin wrote:Oh, you lucky girl!! :shock: I would be right over the moon after all that. (But I guess you're already there!)

Thanks for posting the pics - & the one with you & LC... - it's pure awww. :D
You shold have seen me after I met him, I was trembling all over and speaking to one of my friends over the phone. Speaking or speaking, I was giggling. I must have scared some small children or old ladies.
I'm going to print out the pic and put it on my wall whem I find someone with a color printer. But I've found a frame for the autograph and the ticket from the consert. :D
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