CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

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CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby jarkko on Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:27 am

While waiting for the last concerts, read this article by our BoHo, Judith Fitzgerald:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/art ... le1829711/
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, December 10 & 11

Postby sturgess66 on Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:15 am

From Las Vegas Magazine -
http://lasvegasmagazine.com/2010/12/03/ ... ast-stand/

A Poet’s Last Stand?

By Jack Houston

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The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11,
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In one way, Leonard Cohen is a lot like the rest of us. More than five years ago, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of the past 50 years lost most of his retirement funds, forcing him back on the road for his first American tour in 15 years. For the now 76-year-old singer-songwriter, it was a chance to reconnect with old fans and turn on new ones, all the while recouping the money squandered by his ex-manager.

In every other way, Cohen is nothing like us. Canadian-born, he came to music late—his debut, The Songs of Leonard Cohen, appeared in 1968, when he was 34—and never achieved true crossover success, though he remained one of the music world’s most respected (and most covered) singers. His voice, a weathered baritone when he began his singing career, has only deepened and grown into itself, and his devotion to Zen Buddhism has attached a sage-like quality to his later work.

Cohen’s performances this week at Caesars Palace are his last scheduled dates of the year, and given his age and previous reluctance to tour, Las Vegas can count itself lucky to be part of what appears to be the culmination of a triumphant victory lap.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby merton on Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:42 pm

Hi,

Leonard, as Van the Man says " it's too late to stop now" and for those blessed enough to be there in Las Vegas : enjoy, enjoy and enjoy.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby brightnow on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:11 am

Well, the Colosseum is ready for Leonard:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby friscogrl on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:22 am

I know, I was just there!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby brightnow on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:25 am

The airport is ready for Leonard as well:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby brightnow on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:27 am

friscogrl wrote:I know, I was just there!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby friscogrl on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:32 am

See You tomorrow morning if not before!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby j6ppc on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:13 am

Can't wait. Jury duty tomorrow then off to see LC in LV we go.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby bridger15 on Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:03 pm

Bette is out
Cher is out
But, Leonard Cohen is in the house

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:21 pm

Leonard Nimoy is going to be in the audience tonight - going to see Leonard Cohen! :D :D

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From his Twitter site:

TheRealNimoy Leonard Nimoy - Going to Vegas today to be at Leonard Cohen concert. A great poet, performer. LLAP


http://twitter.com/#!/TheRealNimoy

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby Maulwurf on Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:01 am

i hope l.cohen does the vulcan salute for l.nimoy! ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby Susy on Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:24 am

Mr. Nimoy
enjoy Leonards beautiful concert, and " live long and prosper " :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:47 am

Things are heating up in Vegas.

From Joey -
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Production co-ordinator Marilyn Ambach is busy with signage while juggling phone calls and the walkie talkie.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Ryan Patrick Murphy is on the radio to Katie Flanders who is up in the truss for the final lighting focus.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Guitar and amp tech Leif Bodnarchuk is building out the gear for line-check.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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So that’s how he did it!
Stage manager Paul Stratford gets crafty and calls the load-in via CCTV from the comforts of the catering room.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Line-check is finished, just enough time to sneak in some zombie killing before soundcheck.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Evi Elkoni presents Marilyn Ambach with the gifts the Leonard Cohen Forum has made for the crew.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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A special thanks from the UHTC crew to the Leonard Cohen Forum for the lovely gifts.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada


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Um - gorgeous picture of Leonard Cohen in the background - at the Palace. :D

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Bass and harp tech Chris Bynum puts a shine on Charley Webb’s guitar during sound check.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Sound check in full effect.
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A few last minute notes.
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Rob Hallett from AEG presents LC with a thank you for yet another successful run.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

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The stage is set and we’re ready for doors.
* The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Postby sturgess66 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:47 am

From Twitter -
girlvaughn - This is what I'm going to wear to the Leonard Cohen show http://twitpic.com/3eqbuw

CaesarsPalace – Crystalgate - Few words are as overused as "epic" but that's the kind of show Leonard Cohen's bringing to @ColosseumatCP this weekend: http://het.bz/3nrbe

MattFnWallace - Going to see Leonard Cohen live in concert for the first time. It's as close to a religious experience as I'll ever get.

TheRealNimoy Leonard Nimoy - - Going to Vegas today to be at Leonard Cohen concert. A great poet, performer. LLAP

Scarlettjlb - OMG! Leonard Nimoy just tweeted that he's going to a Leonard Cohen concert tonight! How cool is that!!!!

cmoonreed - Can't wait to see Leonard Cohen @CaesarsPalace!!!!

SumSheek - Does Leonard Cohen get goosebumps when he listens to himself?!

AfterDarkVegas - Going to see Leonard Cohen at Caesars Colosseum...going to find out what all the fuss is about!

blondycandy - At Caesars to see Leonard Cohen - my idol!

chaosfdl - Ahhh, Leonard Cohen, live, The Coliseum, Caesar's Palace ~ dogs guarding house ~ 10 minutes to launch!

BurningMyBra - The audience at Leonard Cohen concerts are always a hodge podge

Andy_Bloch - Leonard Cohen at Caesars with @jencreason

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philpeloquin - Leonard Cohen in Las Vegas.! JH Christ! http://yfrog.com/h2461j

thensaiswatchin- leonard cohen tonight before intermission at caesar's palace/vegas) tremendous! great show so far-lots of songs from democracy so far btw

Natasha_Kohn - GLAD TO SEE LEONARD COHEN IN VEGAS> :))

oregun1 Sam The Man - Leonard Cohen is so intense.

csdanforth Courtney S. Danforth - I am privileged to be entertained tonight by Leonard Cohen. He sounds like my soul when it has got its act together. Tremendous!

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Chieftog Matthew Adams
Leonard Cohen at Ceasar's Coliseum. http://twitpic.com/3eud44

DJonesPower - hallelujah - leonard cohen

skywaterblue - Three encores! Leonard Cohen, I hope to have that energy when I'm your age!
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