Chicago

USA and Canada (April 1 - June 4, 2009). Special concert for fans in NYC (February 19). Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Eberg13
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Post by Eberg13 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:40 pm

Should we arrange a pre- or post-concert meet up? I'm coming down from Milwaukee so a pre might be better. Perhaps someone could suggest a good spot close to the theater?
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A Brick in the Wall
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Re: Chicago

Post by A Brick in the Wall » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:18 pm

I like the idea ---
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Re: Chicago

Post by rade » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:25 pm

Perhaps Monk's Pub(205 W. Lake St.)? Maybe Jikan could join us? An alternative is Miller's Pub(134 S. Wabash). Both are an easy walk from the Chicago Theatre.
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Re: Chicago

Post by tracyann » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:29 pm

Do you know why Ticketmaster isn't listing a pre-sale date/time for the Chicago show?
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Re: Chicago

Post by rade » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:35 am

I called ticketmaster twice and their representatives claim to have no knowledge of the Chicago pre-sale. I wouldn't worry, at least not yet. I think Jarkko stated somewhere in the forum that ticketmaster was still adding shows to its list. What I don't understand is how ticketinventory.com has Chicago tickets for sale(some approaching $1500). I am a consumer protection attorney and this kind of activity riles me. Regardless, I still would like to thank Jarkko and Leonard Cohen's staff for giving the fans a decent chance at some reasonably priced tickets.
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Re: Chicago

Post by Joe Way » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:12 pm

My wife, Anne & I are hoping to make the Chicago show and would love to do a meet-up. Although we were recently in Chicago, I'll leave it to you folks to pick the place as my knowledge of the area isn't very good.

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Re: Chicago

Post by tracyann » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:25 pm

Ah! Presale is up for tomorrow. Thanks, Jarkko!
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Re: Chicago

Post by tracyann » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:08 pm

Just got tickets. So, so happy!
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Re: Chicago

Post by stringerhye » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:19 pm

Me too, went smoothy, but I was hyper-poised for the kill. Thanks Jarkko!! Chicago Theater will be a great place to see him.
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Re: Chicago

Post by The Little Jew » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:14 pm

I've got Leonard tickets, wife and I are very excited.
Thanks to the pre-sale it was very easy.
I want to thank everyone involved who made this possible.
I am now on the brink of realizing another dream.
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A Brick in the Wall
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Re: Chicago

Post by A Brick in the Wall » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:35 pm

Wife & I got Chicago tickets --

Was on right at the stroke of 10

I gambled & tossed back the 1st two choices I was offered - 1st one was 3/4 of the way back on the floor -- 2nd was in the balcony --- yup -- I'm sweating bb's now

3rd choice -- center section right on the aisle 14th row!

YeeHaa

My wife & I courted to Leonard 37 years ago -- we still listen to him 3 to 4 times a week when we go to bed.

He still gets me laid!

I think you can say he's been pretty important in our lives.
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Re: Chicago

Post by MaryB » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:17 am

Good for you Brick in the Wall!

Had the same experience 2 days ago with Ticketmaster - all over the place. For Columbia the best (fantastic) seats became available to me 40 minutes after the tickets went on, for Grand Prairie 25 minutes later :shock: . The whole thing gets you in that 'heart attack city' mode - always afraid you're giving up a better seat.

LC music is great for us also ;-) !

Best regards,
Mary
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Re: Chicago

Post by A Brick in the Wall » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:22 am

MaryB wrote:Good for you Brick in the Wall!

Had the same experience 2 days ago with Ticketmaster - all over the place. For Columbia the best (fantastic) seats became available to me 40 minutes after the tickets went on, for Grand Prairie 25 minutes later :shock: . The whole thing gets you in that 'heart attack city' mode - always afraid you're giving up a better seat.

LC music is great for us also ;-) !

Best regards,
Mary

I tested out how TM was going to do this thing by going to the Columbia sale site after I thought the rush would be over -- I learned from it.

On my 3rd try I was offered seats in the 3rd row - at least an hour after the tickets went on sale ---

I tossed them back but I almost had to tell the wife we were going east. :razz:
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Re: Chicago

Post by MaryB » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:54 am

So what this seems to tell us, with Ticketmaster, patience is a virtue. Still that fear of giving up better seats :cry: :?
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Re: Chicago

Post by silverbar » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:01 am

I got tickets for Chicago also...but I guess I made a mistake by taking the first seats I got, which are on the floor but 2/3 of the way back and kind of on the side. I had to sneak out of a meeting at work to get the tickets and so was scrambling and was terrified I'd not get any at all if I threw them back. Still, no complaints! I'm going to a Leonard Cohen show! I've been waiting too long to get hung up on the details.

I'd be interested in any meet-ups...my wife and I will be there!
Chicago 2009 : Nashville 2009 : Louisville 2013
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