AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby Greg Ross on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:38 pm

Wonderful to see so many of us "coming out" as it were. I remember walking the streets of Auckland NZ, as a 16yr boy, clutching my Leonard Cohen LP under my duffle coat, now, all those years later, in Perth Western Australia, I've organised almost 40 friends in Silver seats and a luxury coach to take us to Sandalford and back - we can watch my treasured copy of the BBC documentary on the way to the winery and "I'm Your Man" on the way back. I've even been contacted by a local sculptor, who's made several busts of The Man, going to view them this Sunday. And I've asked my cousin in Auckland, (she's going to the show in ten days time) to buy me the pre-requisite memorabilia and send it to me post-haste - well, Express Post, as quickly as possible. So of you see some middle-aged bearded cove in a Leonard Cohen Tour T-shirt, riding a cruiser motorbike with the number plate A MUSE, you'll know the post arrived before the show!
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby RC on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:53 pm

Hi Jarkko, I think there's a typo in the date for the 2nd Sydney concert in the first post on this thread.

jarkko wrote:Complete details....

Second date in Sydney now announced:
Thursday 20 January Sydney
Sydney Entertainment Centre



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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby crimpies on Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:02 am

Hmmm...
unfortunate scheduling, the second Melbourne concert on the same night as David Byrne? :cry:
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More tickets for the 28th in Sydney

Postby canuck on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:12 am

I was on the Ticketmaster Website and noticed they found a few more tickets for the 28th in Sydney and are now selling them.
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby kaygee on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:41 am

I was at the concert in Auckland last night and I want to warn you Aussies you are in for a treat. It was a fantastic show enjoyed by a packed Vector Arena.
This is some man to be preforming at that level at his age.He was great.
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby mat james on Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:19 am

I'm off to see Leonard tonight. Am hitting the road in a few minutes with great company. Life is good.
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby ania on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:22 am

ITS TONIGHT FRIENDS TONIGHT FINALLY!!! YAAAAYYYY jarkko dicky greg elsie mike andrew bobbie judith lizzy henning megan joe and all you lovely people im forgetting its finally happening!! :)
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby Andrew (Darby) on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:11 am

Ania, your excitement is palapable - so great to share this with us! :D

I can't wait to hear from you, Tim and our other Cohenite friends, about the experience of (what I'm assuming is) Leonard's first winery gig! 8)

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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby Alice de Basque on Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:10 am

L Cohen at Rochford Winery. Sublime. Worth getting up at 1am, driving, flying, then more driving just to be there to hear him sing just to me! I'm still basquing in his sunshine - and can't wait for the concert "just down the road" in Brissie for more. I had thought I was rather tragic needing to have tickets for both the Winery in Melbourne and the Brisbane concert, but now that I know that people flew over from NZ, and no doubt further, for another dose, I feel quite normal. Funny how Leonard always does that for you.
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby martin ross on Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:36 pm

I saw the show in Brisbane last night, pretty awesome. What a gentleman also. He even skipped of the stage at the end of the set.

Best of all by shear coincidence I met him in the club room at the Sofitel in Brisbane this morning. Such a gent, he signed my c.d. and shook my hand. Thanks to the gods for making my year..!!
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby Virg on Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:29 pm

NickShears wrote:Within minutes of the presale having opened, I am floating on cloud 9, the proud owner of excellent (section S47A) tickets to see Leonard in Brisbane on 3rd Feb!

I'm not even thinking about the credit card bill!

:D :D :D

Nick in sunny Brisbane




Hi Nick
This is so funny.....I am new to this forum but just wanted to share with you That I tooo was thrilled to get tickets to see Leonard in Bris 3rd Feb ....and I was sitting in the same section as you (S47A) .... what seat were you? ... I was seat 55. I so enjoyed every second of it ....I have been to many many concerts but I can say that I have never been so mesmerised (?sp) anyway I am sure you know what I mean .... I was so impressed with the whole show. What did you think? What about him inroducing the band members twice ...do you think that was intentional? Maybe ?? I was sitting next to a guy who's friends, who knew he was a big fan ( from always playing Leonard at their card nights ) all chipped in and bought him a ticket ...isnt that nice !!!
I tell you I can die happy now that I have seen Leonard Live .... I always find after a good concert you ride on a sort of high for a few days ... well I certainly have been and I am enjoying it !!!
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Re: Melbourne 5 Feb 2009

Postby Arlee on Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:48 am

Last night was some concert. 11,000 people at Rod Laver. It's over 20 years since we last saw our "Lennie". We were worried for him. Ha! 3 Hours of standing and singing! I can't do that and I am much younger. Leonard Cohen seemed tentative at first, but warmed up and let his voice come through as the night went on.
I'm so happy that my husband and I went. Of course, we could have listened over and over again and stayed all night. As always, he had his consumate backing group and spent time giving each of them a chance for their own accolades. Bravo Leonard. As you have always done, you give due credit and justice to those who stand not behind you but alongside you and complement you perfectly. I wish some of the current brood of musician would respect others as much as you do. I don't care that you introduced them twice. They deserved it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for reviving my vivid memories of all of your other concerts I have been to. You are the only person my husband and I could and have listened to almost daily for over 30 years!
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby Trenton J on Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:51 am

As one of almost 7 billion other human beings going about his or her life I consider it an enormous privilidge to have seen Leonard Cohen the other night with my mother totally transfixed to the wonderful man...

Mr Cohen has now become a huge inspiration to me - my mom introduced me to the great one - and the least I can do is dress up in my Armani suit with Fedora hat and approach the rest of my life with as much grace, wit and wisdom that was so clearly on display the other night in Queensland....


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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby nighthawk on Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:21 am

The Perth show at Sandalford Wines (On the Green) was an emotional and spiritual experience I will never forget.

Is there / will there be a video for sale of this event?

I seen a film crew there so i assume it will be offered at some stage for sale.

Where can I buy it?
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Re: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Postby airwalk on Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:38 am

I think the crew may have been just filming for the sidescreens? But if a video does become available I would love it. The prized BBC docu mentioned earlier-is there anywhere to get this. I have seen Neil Young, David Byrne and LC this week...a good week really.
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