CONCERT REPORTS: Toronto, Ontario, December 4 & 5, 2012

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby MaryB » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:50 am

anyolite,

Lovely photos - thank you!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby casaperon » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:19 am

Yes, fantastic photos!!! :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby mnkyface » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:37 am

sturgess66 wrote:Video uploaded by Rob Hyndman - Thanks!

Dec 5 - partials

I'm Your Man (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6LoDAVryHk
In this one, Leonard actually moves across the stage quickly and then jogs in place while singing "I've been running through these promises..."
:D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:23 pm

Video uploaded by spencesm0m - Thanks!

Alexandra Leaving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNqJY_I5GGI
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby holydove » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:58 pm

Linda, I must thank you for posting the very touching & beautiful review by Samantha Swan - I love it!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby Bushwoman » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:48 am

Toronto did not disappoint.

I was soundly impressed by Leonard.
The Hanger became the most intimate venue ever!

Despite arriving from USA with just over an hour to spare,
I was reinvigorated and energized in no time.

They gave it all, and then some!Image
Thank You Leonard and co.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby stfa » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:24 am

velvet wrote: But just a word (and request) on some of the behaviour of concert-goers: Just because you've seen and met him so many times, it does not give you the right to push in front of other people as you rush up to the stage, or to loudly talk over some music, and shout the lyrics to the chorus... we paid to see hear Leonard sing -- not you. Or to shove some stuffed toy in the face of the poor woman beside you so you can get video of it in your hand. Maybe it's the Canadian curse of politeness that no one said anything at the time, but have a little common courtesy at future shows please.
I'll second that! - I had my own encounter with the 'monkey' woman at the end of the show - someone who travelled so far ;-) and has apparently seen him so many times should realize the class and politeness of the whole touring company right from the man himself to the crew. :idea:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby stfa » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:37 am

musicmania wrote:Another great concert tonight. Am I correct in thinking it was the tour premiere of Chelsea Hotel?
I believe it was - he ended it with "Sincerely.....a friend" instead of the usual.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby JudyJudyJudy » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:12 am

the concerts were absolutely fabulous! Was so lovely to see and feel his energy, mastery and playfulness.... along with his appreciation of and gratitude for his fellow incredibly talented artists!
Certainly concerts to remember! Thank you Leonard!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby MaryB » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:14 am

Judy,

These photos are gorgeous - thank you!

Best regards,
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby JudyJudyJudy » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:30 am

MaryB wrote:Judy,

These photos are gorgeous - thank you!

Best regards,
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby mnkyface » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:12 pm

A bit of awesomeness at 0:46:
"And guess what?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXKobXweFn0
I don't remember him interjecting something like this before in this song. I'm IN LOVE with the way he says it. :lol: :lol: :lol: I think it's the inflection he puts on "what". So sassy!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby musicmania » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:20 pm

mnkyface wrote:A bit of awesomeness at 0:46:
"And guess what?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXKobXweFn0
I don't remember him interjecting something like this before in this song. I'm IN LOVE with the way he says it. :lol: :lol: :lol: I think it's the inflection he puts on "what". So sassy!!
I enjoyed that too :D Also got a magical moment in this song the previous night when he sang "G-d damn mountain side". The last time I'd heard him use those words was in magical Lissadell.

Great photos Judy. I'm currently having my 1st look at my photos. Will post some later and then write my review for both Montreal and Toronto.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby mutti » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:06 pm

Thank you for all the videos so those of us not there can enjoy!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Toronto, Ontario - December 4-5, 2012

Postby LisaLCFan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:18 pm

mnkyface wrote:A bit of awesomeness at 0:46:
"And guess what?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXKobXweFn0
I don't remember him interjecting something like this before in this song. I'm IN LOVE with the way he says it. :lol: :lol: :lol: I think it's the inflection he puts on "what". So sassy!!
A bit of awesomeness, indeed! I love it! This can stay in the song from now on!

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