CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

The last leg of the Old Ideas tour in November and December 2013
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby birminghamfan » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:23 am

Some more pix..
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:34 pm

Good news! Some video from the last moments of this show. :D
Everyone is onstage for the end of "Save The Last Dance" - video also includes a view of the audience after the show ends

Uploaded by kiwisaner -

(Likely to be) Leonard Cohen's last minutes on stage 21 Dec Auckland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rWYptAze50
I sooo hope we will see Leonard Cohen tour again but maybe at 79 he will decide to hang up his immaculately crafted signature hat. After 6 years of touring LC ended the 5th Encore and the end of the Old Ideas 2013 tour in Auckland's Vector Arena in this very special manner.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:16 am

Good video - uploaded by Wirebirds/Henry Tengelsen -

The Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCRf2rfq19I

Darkness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGiiw6Cz6ZI
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sereneava » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:35 am

One more please.

Please Sir, I want more.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:25 pm

Sereneava - you probably won't mind 2 more ... :)

Again - very good video uploaded by Wirebirds/Henry Tengelsen -
And wonderful performances by Leonard Cohen and UHTC! :D

Waiting For The Miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhRDpcQzQQQ

First We Take Manhattan
(mistah! ... sistah! ... :) )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdfyKRnsk5s
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:17 am

Henry has uploaded more. I've put links to all his video from this show together here -

The Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCRf2rfq19I

Darkness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGiiw6Cz6ZI

Waiting For The Miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhRDpcQzQQQ

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdfyKRnsk5s

Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPloQknKZE

I Tried To Leave You & Save The Last Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhA5vcyTGGk
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby B4real » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:54 am

Thank you so much Henry, for all your videos - very much appreciated :D
...and also I forgot to say to Steve, thanks for your photos too!

Plus thanks to Linda, for her time and effort with relaying information not only for this last concert but throughout the years of the the tour 8)
..... Now all we need is a long, first hand, detailed report of all this night's happenings :razz:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby holydove » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:26 am

Thank you from me too, Henry - your videos are always so gorgeous!

And thank you to Steve for the beautiful photos too!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:17 am

I think Roscoe gives us a little bit of Irving Berlin (Dancing Cheek to Cheek). :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sereneava » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:10 am

I'm in heaven, and I have found the happiness I seek. These videos are so special. Thanks again Henry. Also, Steve thanks for the photos.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby cohenadmirer » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:54 pm

B4real wrote:Thank you so much Henry, for all your videos - very much appreciated :D


Plus thanks to Linda, for her time and effort with relaying information not only for this last concert but throughout the years of the the tour 8)
..... Now all we need is a long, first hand, detailed report of all this night's happenings :razz:
Seconded - thanks Linda for all your ' signposting' concert by concert - really helpful.
And thanks Henry for travelling so far and capturing the last moments of the tour so well.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby Annette60 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:24 am

Thankyou so much for putting up these videos. The one of the last few minutes of Auckland show is just so special Also
been great to relive moments from the Wellington show.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby joyezekiel » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:31 am

It’s hard to believe it’s been over two months since the concert in Auckland. I meant to write something immediately afterwards, but somehow Christmas, New Year, travelling back to the USA, and life in general got in the way. But it’s given me time to reflect on that evening, and to get some of my disparate thoughts in order.
My first impression of the evening was that Leonard was on cracking form. He was smiling broadly throughout the concert, dancing like a dervish, and growling beautifully. Tuned in, turned on, and word perfect. There was very little chat however, other than the usual “endangering household budget” and “humouring an old man” comments that we saw throughout 2013. At the beginning, Leonard made mention that the band had been on tour for five years, and that this was the very last concert of that tour. I thought that was a bit odd, given that there have been several tours over the past few years, but I guess there have been times when it has seemed like one to them. It felt to me as if Leonard was saying farewell, and yet there was none of the “last concert” feel about it. I was in Amsterdam last September, and that was a jovial and celebratory affair with a definite “last concert” air about it.
As he promised he would, Leonard gave us absolutely everything he had in Auckland. However, there didn’t seem to be quite the cohesion and rapport between the other band members that I saw throughout last year. I am thinking particularly of the playful exchanges between Mitch, Alex and Javier, and the flirty stuff with the girls. Someone else has mentioned here that the band seemed tired – maybe that was all it was.
I’ve watched some of the excellent videos from that evening, and it all looks fabulous – the band happy and chatty. Maybe I was just too emotionally sensitive. In the past I have often made notes throughout the concerts, but aware that this might be my last one, I decided to throw away my pen and camera and enjoy every second of the performance and I’m glad I did, but I’m not sure now if my thoughts are completely what they were then.
The crowd was great. A guy sitting next to my husband was crying all the way through, and there was a lot of adoration going on around me. Our row did get up and dance at the end, but there was no dancing in the aisles or rushing the stage this time. Even the crew were a little tardy with their entrance during “Save the Last Dance”….
I cannot fault Leonard or the band in any way though. This was a stellar performance from true professionals. Having been to a few other concerts since then, I am even more amazed at how they pull it off every time.
I hope it wasn’t the last time to see Leonard, but I felt strangely satisfied afterwards, unlike after the 2010 Las Vegas concerts when I was an emotional wreck thinking I would never see him again. I was very lucky to see him several times last year, and I’m so happy that we made the decision to go to Auckland. He is The Master.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby mutti » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:15 am

Thank you Joy for your great concert report. I enjoyed it very much. Your honesty and passion shines through. I am just getting to read all these reports on the Auckland concert and look at the photos and videos as I was traveling and just now have the time to catch up. Thanks to everyone including Steve and Henry!
Joy I especially appreciate how you described your experience as it is truly seen from your eyes and I for one was so happy to read it. You are right…Leonard is the Master and I hope we all get to experience him singing live once again in the near future. Leslie 8)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Postby sereneava » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:23 am

Thank you Joy.

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