Tinkie wrote:Dear all,
What can I possibly say about the concert in Barcelona .... it was a very special moment and I have mixed feelings today : great happiness for assisting to that wonderful concert and deepest grief because this concert was the last concert of this tour that I will see.
Thanks to all the forum members for these nice moments all together in Barcelona.
Special thanks to the Barcelonian cohenites for the organisation and amongst them a very very very special thanks to Beatriz Salles for the rose she gave me and that I threw on the scene for Sharon.
Et enfin, le dernier mais pas certainement pas le moindre : merci Kad d'avoir partager mon "addiction" durant cette tournée 2008-2009. C'était très agréable de vivre ces moments avec toi à travers l'Europe et merci pour tous ces fous rires.
All the best.
COHEN PLAYS THREE-HOUR SHOW ON 75TH BIRTHDAY
Leonard Cohen performs live in concert at the Beacon Theater New York City, USA ....
LEONARD COHEN made a triumphant return to the stage with a three-hour concert on his 75th birthday on Monday (21Sep09).
The veteran singer sparked fears for his health after collapsing onstage in Valencia, Spain last week (18Sep09).
His concert was cut short after he fainted mid-song and was taken to the city's Nueve de Octubre hospital, where he was treated for stomach flu.
But he was back on his feet to perform the last show of his European tour in front of 14,000 fans in Barcelona, Spain on Monday - the same day he turned 75.
The Hallelujah hitmaker was given a standing ovation as he stepped on stage at the Palau Sant Jordi concert hall, where he played for more than three hours.
And the star was moved after hundreds of fans held up lit candles handed out earlier in the evening to celebrate his special day.
His band member Dino Soldo wrote on Twitter.com, "To all the friends in Leonard Cohen's Barcelona gig, your birthday candles brought a tear to my eye. He was touched."
Concertgoers also tossed bouquets, books and teddy bears onto the stage, and the Canadian star thanked them by raising his hat and concluding the show with the parting words, "May your life be sweet as apples dipped in honey."
He is scheduled to play a concert in Israel on Thursday (24Sep09) before travelling to North America to continue his tour in the U.S. next month (Oct09).
22 September 2009 08:12
Something strange during 'If it be your will' - always such a beautiful performance - a loud and maybe? rude interruption by someone behind us (zone 105) - we have evidence on video, maybe a translation later please?
DrHGuy wrote:Thanks to Yoda18 on Twitter http://twitter.com/Yoda18 for this message:Leonard Cohen finishes his 75th birthday three hours concert with these words: May your life be sweet as apples dipped in honey.
sturgess66 wrote:Good video from "hermessl" on YouTube -
(Excellent close-up of the wonderful Neil Larsen during his solo - from the 'big screen")
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