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by richardrj
Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Vienna, September 24 and 25
Replies: 78
Views: 46691

Re: Vienna, Sept 24 and 25

And please don't moan so much about "too quiet". I would like to see everyone of us doing something like this at 74! This is not a criticism of Leonard's performance at all, it's directed at the sound engineers. They could have given the performance a bit more impact if they had turned up the volum...
by richardrj
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Concert in Vienna in 1993 – any details?
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Concert in Vienna in 1993 – any details?

The Files tell us that Leonard played at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna in 1993, details here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/93vienna.html This looks odd to me. In the first place, the Happel is a gigantic football stadium (it's where the final of the Euro 08 tournament took place earlier thi...
by richardrj
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Vienna, September 24 and 25
Replies: 78
Views: 46691

Re: Vienna, Sept 24 and 25

Or wasn't that the number that he introduced saying, "The last time I was on this stage was 15 years ago, when I was just a kid of sixty with a crazy dream." (??) This is just another of his scripted lines. And in this case not a particularly accurate one either, since he last played the Konzerthau...
by richardrj
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Vienna, September 24 and 25
Replies: 78
Views: 46691

CONCERT REPORTS: Vienna, September 24 and 25

Great show on the 24th but IMHO too quiet. They should have pumped up the PA a bit, made the walls of the Konzerthaus shake a little. Sharon was back and in great voice. No surprises in the set list (no 'Partisan' or 'Famous Blue Raincoat' which I read were played in Bucharest). I was a little disap...
by richardrj
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Setlists
Replies: 117
Views: 89591

Re: Setlists

Vienna, Sept 24. Same as Bucharest except 'Boogie Street' instead of 'Partisan' and no 'Famous Blue Raincoat'.
by richardrj
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Vienna Sept. 24 meet up ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Re: Vienna Sept. 24 meet up ?

There are any number of bars in the 1st district (walking distance from the Konzerthaus) which stay open until 2am. If you go a bit further afield to the Gürtel area you can find places that stay open until 3am, perhaps 4. First prize though goes to a bar/club called Goodmans which stays open all ni...
by richardrj
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Vienna Sept. 24 meet up ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Re: Vienna Sept. 24 meet up ?

I am going to both shows but sadly I am only free for a meet-up after the second show on the 25th. Let me know if anyone is interested in going for a post-gig drink that night.

Richard
by richardrj
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Vienna Sept. 24 meet up ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Re: Vienna Sept. 24 meet up ?

The Konzerthaus is not in the centre of Vienna but is not at all far from it. It's a stone's throw from Schwarzenbergplatz, a busy junction with a decent old-style Kaffeehaus , Cafe Schwarzenberg, close by. The venue also lies just beyond the south-eastern part of the Ring, the showpiece boulevard t...
by richardrj
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE
Replies: 79
Views: 16286

Re: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE

You're right, the ticket doesn't cover travel to and from the airport. It only covers travel within the city itself (U-Bahn, tram, bus) to and from the concert. So you could only really get away with using it on the evening of the 24th.
by richardrj
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Book of Longing
Topic: July 2008 performances of Glass' Book of Longing in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 10406

Re: July 2008 performances of Glass' Book of Longing in Europe

But as far as I am concerned Leonard's work cannot be interpreted meaningfully simply by a fine voice emanating through a gifted throat. It needs to come from a deeper place, the heart, the gut or below, or to put it more simply it needs to come from whichever place in the psyche it was written fro...
by richardrj
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE
Replies: 79
Views: 16286

Re: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE

Does anyone have any ideas about what hotel the band may be staying in? Which hotel is closest to the Konzerthaus? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Mary The closest hotel is the Intercontinental, which is literally one minute's walk away. It's the place where G Bush stayed when he ...
by richardrj
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE
Replies: 79
Views: 16286

Re: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE

With that kind of attitude Wolfgang I would rather you stayed away.
by richardrj
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: How bout the USA?
Replies: 30
Views: 25466

Re: How bout the USA?

agnes70 wrote:any idea when a potential US Tour dates will be announced? Maybe in the Fall?
This question, and variants thereon, have been asked so many times already. None of us knows the answer. You will just have to wait and see like everyone else.
by richardrj
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE
Replies: 79
Views: 16286

Re: Konzerthaus in Vienna - Sept. 24 - ON SALE

Second night now on sale as I predicted (25th).
by richardrj
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: Any selling at all that hasn't yet begun?
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Any selling at all that hasn't yet begun?

Brighton is been and gone and sold out.

There may be some second shows announced in some cities (e.g. Vienna). Watch this space!

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