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

Concert reports, set lists, reviews, photos and You Tube links. Fan meet-ups before and after the concerts.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby Cheshire gal » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:07 am

Thank you Albert for those two wonderful videos.

Beautifully done. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby tinderella » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Thanks so much Albert, there are many many videos so I don't bother with most of them but yours are always Diamond quality. Thanks again
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby MaryB » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:19 am

IrishAL wrote: first we take manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i2kHsifZ1M
For the most personal reasons, THANK YOU SOOOO VERY MUCH, Albert!!!!

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

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:53 pm

A one off account:

I stood and talked with someone holding a sign outside on the first night in Paris. I wasn't looking for a ticket, but wanted to meet up with others, and maybe see some I hadn't already, before the show as people were going in. Got a photo of the sign the guy was holding, with his permission. What he was seeking was a free ticket from anyone leaving soon after the show started [perhaps, not their taste?] or at intermission.

At intermission, a man who was leaving read his sign and gave him his own ticket stub. The guy went in with all the rest, near the end of intermission. He explained that some people would MUCH rather just give their ticket to someone wanting to see the show vs. selling it to a touter. Was very happy for him. The sign he held he had successfully used before.

The remainder of the time, as I was waiting for the show to end and the meetup afterward, I stood and talked with someone who had a book he was hoping Leonard would sign. I regretfully informed him of the unlikelihood of that happening, and the rest of the time, we watched the paparazzi stalking Leonard... furiously coordinating with one another and with people supposedly 'in the know' regarding Leonard's hotel, etc. A most amazing sight, to see the level of palpable desperation.

After the show, when the 'official' cars were leaving from the HUGE door leading to the enclosed, private entrance to the theatre [Leonard maybe in one of them?], this guy with a very friendly manner peered into the main 'suspect' car and with a big smile said something cordial to the driver.

The stalker glared into the car with all but literal darting eagle eyes and extremely nervous energy, as his eyes and body darted in sync. I shared with the man with the book how unnerving the scene was as it reminded me of Princess Diana's death. He agreed, and had already explained that the one I've just described is well known for doing what he does, obtaining autographs for either selling online or holding on to for later, larger sales. He had also pointed out a car with people in it, sitting alongside the curb, as also being a well known paparazzi. He, himself, has obtained autographs for his own collecting vs. sales, but apparently through this process has come to know these various figures well. As we talked, I told him about Leonard, who he actually knew little about... and he decided to go to the show one of the next nights.

On the last night, I saw him a couple rows ahead of me and, after the show, he confirmed that he LOVED Leonard and the show. Such an interesting perspective to become [rather sadly] privy to... totally apart from anything I've ever seen before.

I didn't go to the theatre on the second show's night.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby zagortenej » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:25 am

I can only repeat what others have already said: the concerts were sublime and well worth the weekend trip from Canada to Paris to see the maestro and his companions three nights in a row. Here is, with some delay, my photo-record of the concerts at L'Olympia: http://sdrv.ms/QHPHdd. Needless to say, I am very much looking forward to the string of Canadian/US concerts in December.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby MaryB » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:19 am

Thank you for the beautiful photos zagortenej!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:02 am

#49 ~ Mr. Cohen leaving the stage...
Unbelievable capture with the silver, the contrasts, and the shadows... ethereal and real. So glad you had your camera.
The blue, white, and red of the stage in the two near the beginning are breathtaking for me coming from the U.S.
Strikingly beautiful photos.
Thank you, zagortenej 8) !!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Paris September 28, 29, 30, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:38 pm

Someone had a nice time in Paris - and that included a trip to see Leonard Cohen -

Paris 2012
http://vimeo.com/53305845
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Paris 2012
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A wonderful time in the City of Lights. Whether walking along the Seine or singing at the Au Lapin Agile Cabaret, we felt like youngsters again--laughing, staying up till the wee hours of the morning and sleeping in. The Leonard Cohen concert was sublime and the food and wine superb!

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