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Toronto fans, anyone?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:23 am
by anyolite
According to this forum, there was some sort of gathering in Toronto a couple years ago. Would anyone be interested in another one?

I just thought Leonard Cohen's 75th birthday would be a good "excuse" to get together for drinks and/or desserts and meet fellow fans. A bit of a short notice, I know, but it doesn't necessarily have to be on the 21st.

Cheers,

anyolite.

Re: Toronto fans, anyone?

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:38 am
by bzavitz
Hi anyolite,

Five years late- but here's a response.

I'm a new member of the site. Got thinking Thursday that it might be nice to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday somehow. Tried a few options and nothing panned out. Then today by chance I got an advance copy of the new album "Popular problems," so began to think about getting a group together somewhere Sunday aft or eve to talk and listen. Seems a little late to set up something through Meetup.com, but I can't find anything else that seems to be happening in TO

Did you ever get any response? Do you know any others that might like to get together?

Brian

Re: Toronto fans, anyone?

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:09 pm
by lizzytysh
I hope that anyolite is still around and that, if not, that at least you will get some response, Brian.
Welcome to the Forum, in any case :D !!!

I just checked and it looks like anyolite's last visit was December 7, 2012, so probably not still around. If you click on her[?] name, though, you will see that there is a PM option, as well as an email option. You might want to try both avenues, just in case she's still reachable, via this site. It's worth a try. Actually, you don't even need to click on the name... the options are at the bottom of the small box that sits alongside her post.

Re: Toronto fans, anyone?

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:13 pm
by Cate
Hand up as a Toronto fan :)

Re: Toronto fans, anyone?

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:55 am
by bzavitz
Well folks, thanks for rewarding my post with a little tickle of response. Lizzy, for the encouragement, and Cate, thank you too for your e-mail.

With the 80th birthday quickly receding into the mist, I find I'd still like to think of an occasional gathering in Toronto, maybe watch one of the many documentaries then sit around and listen to some of his music over a few drinks and good conversation. I don't do this sort of thing much, and am so overwhelmed with other things it would take me a long time to get something organised. But maybe if there is a groundswell of interest we could start with one event, then see what happens. I also joined Meetup.com to see what might be possible through that channel, but I see no problem with combining the two sources-- this forum and Meetup.com-- to find people for one event.

Anyway, let's see if we garner some more responses and maybe someone will come along who has a bit of time to take more initiative.

Re: Toronto fans, anyone?

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:36 am
by lizzytysh
Either that, bzavitz, or just go for it. You, Cate, one of your Cohen friends, one of Cate's Cohen friends, and you've got a gathering of 4. Some photos and reports and another date. Friends are made, interests shared, why wait for large numbers before stepping forth?