CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby StBruno » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:00 pm

Even those like me who hate little LCD screens interfering with the view have to make an exception for Albert and Maarten - thanks for your postings here and elsewhere. It's good to see proof the atmosphere really was as good as the subjective experience!

Only things I'd add (as a Sunday attendee) are how good the Old Ideas are sounding now and how much LC seemed to be really enjoying himself in the second half - bodes well for further tours - but Olympia was one to remember. Thanks to Christelle for all the organising; good to meet a few of you from near and far, and always a minor sense of achievement to be asked to leave an Irish bar so the staff can go to bed.
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Postby Hartmut » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:37 am

StBruno wrote:and always a minor sense of achievement to be asked to leave an Irish bar so the staff can go to bed.
LOL!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby bridger15 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:21 am

IrishAL wrote:Some Video from Saturday and Sunday nights.

Waiting for the Miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMyZ7bOjsF8

Amen,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR1MYvJ7PUs

I'm your Man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOjADffbexU

enjoy.

Albert
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby IrishAL » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:35 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby Hartmut » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:47 pm

Thanks, Albert!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby holydove » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:47 pm

I had to recover, to some degree, from the jet lag before writing anything even vaguely coherent, & though it's all been said so beautifully by those who have posted, I wanted to just say a few words because it feels so miraculous to have the opportunity to be in the physical presence of Leonard Cohen - again. The Paris concerts were absolutely sublime, & as has been said, the Olympia is a most excellent venue. One would think that Leonard & the band might get tired by the 3rd night, in a row, of performances, but it seemed to me that each night they - & esp. Leonard - were more enthused & energized than the night before (even though the first concert was already unsurpassably wonderful), & each night the music seemed to lift me higher & touch me deeper & draw me further into those wondrous mysterious realms, to which Leonard continues to so skillfully transport us. In my experience, Alex - aka the king of the violin - possesses that special ability to really connect to the essence of Leonard's music (as do all the members of this excellent band), & the beautiful sound he creates with his instrument seems to uncover, or at least magnify, layers & dimensions of Leonard's art, which I might not become aware of, at certain moments, if not for that haunting, penetrating sound flowing in & opening certain windows of perception. I want to express my eternal gratitude to Leonard Cohen, for being born, for being the magnificent shining jewel of poetry & music that he is, for gracing us once again with his awesome incomparable presence, & for so gently & carefully, but unerringly moving the mountains that lay hidden in my heart.

I also cherish the opportunity to meet & spend time with wonderful forum friends, so thank you to the lovely Christelle (it was really great to meet you) for being willing to organize & find a nice space for us - an undertaking which, unfortunately, was a bit laden with difficulties this time - so thank you so much, we all had a great time!

And thank you to Albert for the superb videos - I am eagerly looking forward to watching them on the big (or at least bigger) screen in the living room, in the near future! Your excellent videography, as always, is greatly appreciated.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby UrPal » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:35 pm

StBruno wrote:.... but Olympia was one to remember.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby maroo » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:00 pm

IrishAL wrote:Some more video from Paris,

Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xH_AoAKPfs

If it be your will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUEn5UXEdlc

tower of song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3BrvoXwaLM

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3BrvoXwaLM


Enjoy,

Albert

Really Really thanks Albert for all your video!!!
really great!!!

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby MaryB » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:06 pm

regensburg wrote:I have never in my life paid anybody for showing me to my seat, is this typical for Paris? In Germzny I have never seen tis, much less in the United States.
Before leaving for the Paris concert, I checked tipping protocol in this city. Without fail, they all say that it is customary to tip the usher 1 euro in a theater. Seeing as how the seats at the Olympia are not numbered, the service of the ushers was invaluable. I did give our usherette a 2 euro tip (for our two seats) for which she thanked us profusely. I am surprised though, that ushers were asking for tips.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby DerekH » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:18 pm

Thank you Albert for sharing more of your videos with us. The link you posted for Anthem is in fact a duplicate for Tower of song but I found your video of Anthem by searching Youtube.

With the evenings drawing in and the nights getting colder I think I will be visiting your videos on many occasions in the months to come, as they are a great reminder of those performances in Paris that touched our souls so profoundly.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby IrishAL » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:10 am

updated. thank you Derek
IrishAL wrote:Some more video from Paris,

Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xH_AoAKPfs

If it be your will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUEn5UXEdlc

tower of song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3BrvoXwaLM

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le5kxBfkZ5g

Enjoy,

Albert
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby TGuy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:47 am

Some photos from the magical night of the 28th, graciously taken by my wife.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby TGuy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:48 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby TGuy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:49 am

And some more ..
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby TGuy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:50 am

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