CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, October 7, 2010

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CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, October 7, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:35 pm

It is morning here where I am on the East Coast of the USA - but in Moscow it is late afternoon -

The venue is State Kremlin Palace.
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Formerly the Palace of Congresses - it is is now Moscow's biggest and most "prestigious" concert hall, as well as playing host to large official functions and events.
http://www.moscow.info/theaters/state-k ... alace.aspx
Located inside Moscow's historic Kremlin, the State Kremlin Palace is a venue for concerts, ballet, and opera performances. Built in 1961, it was originally conceived as a venue for governmental gatherings. Today, the space is home to the Kremlin Ballet and often used for concerts, and while the Bolshoi Theatre is under renovation it serves as the temporary home for the Bolshoi Ballet. The vast auditorium can seat up to 6,000, making it the largest concert hall in Russia.
Joey has some beautiful pictures of the sites in Moscow on Notes From The Road -
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/125 ... cow-russia
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Outside Red Square.
* Moscow, Russia
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The Check-Point.
Papers must be on your person at all times.
* Moscow, Russia
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The show today is at the State Kremlin Palace, which is like a Radio City Music Hall but totally New York-less.
* The Kremlin - Moscow, Russia
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Excellent seating.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
And the sound check has already taken place -

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Sound check has begun.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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Bands all in for soundcheck.
Video screens are on the deck tonight which is a new thing.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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View from catering. Dinner is on and doors are open. 90 minutes to show.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:56 pm

A little video from Joey -
Javier Mas warms up a chilly Moscow backstage.
- State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXth14We ... r_embedded


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Dino Soldo finds a moment of quiet before the UHTC takes Moscow.
* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/126 ... -backstage

BAH!!! HUMBUG!!!
“No Pictures!!”
The very stern and strict Kremlin house security have decreed very loudly that “there is to be no photos during the show…”
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Dance Me To The End Of Love and the show has begun.

* State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby neo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:19 pm

“No Pictures!!”
The very stern and strict Kremlin house security have decreed very loudly that “there is to be no photos during the show…”
Is that for the local promoter to decide? I always found it very charming that people were allowed to take pictures during the recent tour and I had the impression that the tour management has the policy that taking pictures was allowed.
I hope that the russians have their creative ways to sneak their cameras in...
Glasnost!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby neo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:22 pm

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This is not a live from the Kremlin photo.

(it’s at least 7-8 minutes old)
*State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia

At least Joey got his creative way breaking the law... :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby da2008 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:00 pm

Moscow seems like such a friendly place.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby neo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:11 pm

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The band is really playing well tonight.

*State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby daveeliver » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:14 pm

Cheer people up by knocking on the door of
The Kremlin and asking
'is Len in ?'

copyright Ken Dodd (1950)!!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby neo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:17 pm

John Lennin? :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby neo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:21 pm

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The house is miffed that we went on for the second set 40 seconds early.

*State Kremlin Palace - Moscow, Russia
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“Thanks for staying.”

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby da2008 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:22 pm

lots of empty seats.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby mnkyface » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:31 pm

daveeliver wrote:Cheer people up by knocking on the door of
The Kremlin and asking
'is Len in ?'

copyright Ken Dodd (1950)!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby friscogrl » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:35 pm

Well if he is tell him to quit Stalin and come out!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby ladydi » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:56 pm

da2008 wrote:lots of empty seats.
At $1200 to $1500 USD for orchestra seats it's not surprising! That's the main reason I couldn't go, but not much seems to have changed in Russia since I was last there. :neutral:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby ladydi » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:56 pm

friscogrl wrote:Well if he is tell him to quit Stalin and come out!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Postby da2008 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:02 pm

ladydi wrote:
da2008 wrote:lots of empty seats.
At $1200 to $1500 USD for orchestra seats it's not surprising! That's the main reason I couldn't go, but not much seems to have changed in Russia since I was last there. :neutral:
Well, I wasn't particularly surprised by those prices, but it seems like people didn't want to pay that much. It's still very upsetting + this doesn't sound like a great experience after all. :neutral:

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