CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15, 2012

Postby Tchocolatl » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:50 am

alb123 wrote:I can't wait for the show tonight! I have never seen a concert in this theater, only stand-up comedy (...)
Well, should you have been there the second night, you would have attented both. :D

Mysterious enough indeed this departure in such a haste. Maybe it was due to too many names... ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:16 pm

Reading these reports, I would have loved to have been in Boston!
Yes, bigdee, Leonard's words and blessings at the end make the evening end so soothingly, don't they.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:40 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:Cameras were permitted (no flash) but they were very quick to stop anyone who tried to video anything.

W
:shock: :cry:
The video police were really flexing their muscles then ?
From other reports sounds like there were some very special moments( eg tower of Song) which it would be so good if someone had captured for posterity.
And Albert N was there ? Big lost opportunity
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby joyezekiel » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:51 am

cohenadmirer wrote:From other reports sounds like there were some very special moments( eg tower of Song) which it would be so good if someone had captured for posterity.
Indeed, there were some fabulous moments in both these concerts.... Leonard was positively impish!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby Tchocolatl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:47 am

He is the original iconoclast right from the beginning. This concert must have been something to attend. Thanks for the feed-backs!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby IrishAL » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:24 am

Some Video from Boston Wang Theatre.

On Saturday night I just watched and listened to the concert. The ushers were quite vigilant and it was VERY frustrating for me to have to sit there and just listen. I was in foul form after the show.... my poor wife will confirm.

Sunday night...I must have have been wearing the invisible Cloak from Harry Potter, as i was sitting within 3 feet of a security person. Luckily, it was his first Leonard Cohen concert and he was mesmerized....

I have a few Gems.

The Darkness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXofAhzFIHw

Chelsea Hotel no2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5bi05b-NS8

enjoy.

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AW: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby Hartmut » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:31 am

Thanks a lot, Albert!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby joyezekiel » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:33 am

Well done and thanks, Albert! These truly are gems!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby B4real » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:57 am

IrishAL wrote: Luckily, it was his first Leonard Cohen concert and he was mesmerized....
That made me laugh Albert! Thanks so much for all your "undercover" efforts. I'm most grateful :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby musicmania » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:56 am

Thank you Albert :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby mutti » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:13 am

Thank you so much Albert! for being there and for catching those 2 precious performances.
Leonard looked like he was totally enjoying himself on Darkness. Curious about the words or sounds he was using when introducing Rafael. Whatever language it was or sounds he used they were really cool...(as is Leonard himself!) the energy of that concert sounds amazing.
Wish I was there but having a video to watch really helps.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:00 pm

IrishAL wrote:Some Video from Boston Wang Theatre.


Sunday night...I must have have been wearing the invisible Cloak from Harry Potter, as i was sitting within 3 feet of a security person. Luckily, it was his first Leonard Cohen concert and he was mesmerized....

enjoy.

Albert
Maybe the instruction was to not bother looking at people close to you because , surely, they wouldn't dare .
Thanks for daring to do the strictly forbidden
In montreal i was spotted filming on he first night and told to stop or be thrown out .
On night 2 i was recognised and told before the show started that if i wanted to enjoy the show i shouldn't take a camera out !
I had a sense of being 'watched' :shock:
But where there's a will .......
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby honey604 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:25 pm

Thank you Al for the wonderful video. So glad you were able to catch Chelsea Hotel with the simple arrangement...so moving. As I sat watching the concert I was wishing someone was recording the whole thing so I could re-live it over and over. It really was magic.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby LisaLCFan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Thanks Albert, great videos (as usual). Chelsea Hotel #2 is sublime, and I love Leonard's rhythmic chant in Darkness. Amazing stuff, glad you captured it!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Boston, MA - December 15&16, 2012

Postby Vlastik » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:20 pm

Wonderful, Albert! Thank you.

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