Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

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Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by bridger15 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:34 am

I showed up this afternoon at the Wilshire Ebell Theater wearing my fedora and Maarten's lovely lanyard and badge.
Are you Press? No, but I am with the Leonard Cohen Forum and I am here to make a report. Must have sounded and looked sufficiently official because security let me park in the VIP parking lot. Thank you, Maarten.
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After that, battling security was not as successful. In fact there seemed to be more security men than the dozen or so lurkers.

Robert Kory arrived first wearing his trademark fedora - easy to spot. He registered at the offical desk and then was on his cellphone for quite a while.

I did see LC arrive in a large black Lincoln van (no one arrived in Limos) but there was no female with him. In a few minutes, Sharon Robinson arrived with a man, walking up the side street and joined Robert Kory. Sharon was wearing a beautiful dress and she looked stunning! Then Kory waited for Elliott Lefko, AEG North America Promotion and they all went inside.

I tried to take video from across the street but I think I was too far away. If anything looks decent, I will post it later.

EDIT: There was a lady with LC in the van. Long black hair. I can't tell yet who it was. Still studying my video. Where is the hi tech CSI enhancer when I need one.

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by MaryB » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:39 am

Arlene,

You look so official with you forum badge. They should have let you in! Nice to know we have a representative there :D . Can't wait to see your video!

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by B4real » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:44 am

Thanks Arlene, for that report. As I have "Content Unavailable" on the net here, all information is welcomed. Leonard is about to appear and I CAN"T SEE IT!!!! You all are so lucky to be able to view it. Hopefully I will get to see the presentation somehow.
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Post by Maarten » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:52 am

bridger15 wrote:I showed up this afternoon at the Wilshire Ebell Theater wearing my fedora and Maarten's lovely lanyard and badge.
Are you Press? No, but I am with the Leonard Cohen Forum and I am here to make a report. Must have sounded and looked sufficiently official because security let me park in the VIP parking lot. Thank you, Maarten.
Arlene, you're more than welcome! Thanks for the small report!
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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by friscogrl » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:56 am

Thanks to Arlene, our forum reporter on the street!

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by bridger15 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:09 am

I just posted an EDIT on my report after a first viewing of my video.

There was a lady with LC in the van. Long black hair. I can't tell yet who it was. Still studying my video. Where is the hi tech CSI enhancer when I need one.
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Post by IrishMar » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:11 am

Thank you so much Arlene, you are doing a really great job as our "on the spot" Reporter, today, and at the Webb sister's concert.

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by MaryB » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:16 am

bridger15 wrote:I just posted an EDIT on my report after a first viewing of my video.

There was a lady with LC in the van. Long black hair. I can't tell yet who it was. Still studying my video. Where is the hi tech CSI enhancer when I need one.
Intriguing morsel ;-) 8)
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Post by Mollydog » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:30 am

Well done, Arlene. I couldn't think of a better ambassador of the forum!

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by bridger15 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:34 am

My recall is really faulty. Sharon was wearing a pant suit. Doesn't really matter what she wore. She looked absolutely stunning.

Pictures later. Still processing my camera's memory card which, thank goodness, functions a lot better than my own memory :D

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by Mollydog » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:36 am

Could the lady with the long black hair be Lorca?
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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by ladydi » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:37 am

Dear Arlene,

You amaze me constantly! Great chutzpah my dear! You are definitely "our lady of the moment" and look forward to future postings! Lorca? Anjani?

I think we were all SO thankful to watch Leonard receive his award, but even this is tempered by an announcement re the tour that will be following in a few hours.

You look fabulous and so very official...you must have confused them totally! :D :D
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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by bridger15 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:58 am

The lady with LC is Anjani.

Here is my humble video of LC arriving at the WiIshire Ebell Theatre this afternoon with Anjani and greeted by Robert Kory.
You will hear me arguing with the security man who was insisting I go back across the street.

The Youtube is still processing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alSKsAA6wY

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by sharon.e » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:01 am

Arlene,
You're high on charming chuzpah super trooper. you rock girl!!!

If LC will be in next year's Grammy, please prepare to have a video "Live from the Red Carpet with Arlene". Seeing you in action, we can now expect nothing less... ;-) :D ;-)

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Re: Special Grammys Jan 30, 2010: Outside Report

Post by casterbridgecohen » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:11 am

I watched the streamed presentation here in the UK and by coincidence Arlene I was just about to drop you an email as I was updating my data base with details from all the cards and contacts etc that I had collected in recent months as my PA is about to depart and I am off to Thailand for three weeks prior to a couple of the French concerts I am trying to get up to date whilst I still have support.

If you check your personal email you will see there is a package en route to you.

And who was it in San Jose who was adament that Leonard and Anjani were no longer a couple?

Your outside Video shot enhanced the whole experience Thanks.
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