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CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, Austria, July 27, 2010

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:37 pm
by jarkko
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Eija and I checked the location of Salzburgarena today. You may walk from the main railway station (Hauptbanhof) or Hotel Der Salzburger Hof (where many members stay) to the Arena in 30 minutes. Easiest is to take bus # 1 (stops around the city including the railway station), direction: Messezenter. Arena is the last stop. Driving time from railway station 10 min max. Tickets 1.90 eur (day ticket 4.20 eur).

Pre-concert meet-up info for members in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=21777

We also tried to find a nice place to have beers after the concert, but this was difficult. The only option near the Arena is the Arena City Hotel (only 90 seconds walk), but they closet at midnight. The only other alternative (if we don't want to go all the way down to the old town) is a little bar half way back to the hotel (open until 1 am). Unfortunately It was not open when we passed it, so I can't say how good or bad it is.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:14 am
by oblivion
guten abend jarkko, aren´t there any lenny- fan- salzburgerians :) around to know a good option for a nice bar? they might be jealous about vienn :lol: a
have a great time, hugs to ejia. i get ready for sligo. prophylactic i bought a very nice raincoat, rubberboots and a rainhut.
by the way: the mice will they it´s mozart, but it sounds like bubblegum ;-)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:32 am
by Mabeanie1
Tony and I checked out the driving route to the arena last night. For those who do not know the town of Salzburg, by far the easiest route is via the A1 motorway. Take the Messe exit (291 I think) and you arrive right by the entrance to the arena and the arena car parks. The approach from the town is rather more complicated and less convenient.

Wendy

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:34 pm
by sturgess66
"Notes From the Road" has a number of "Salzburg" updates -
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/865 ... neer-brian

Including - the rafters of the arena -
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:09 pm
by bridger15
I wonder if this Cafe is owned by an ex-pat Canadian hockey fan. I got quite a kick out of this photo on Joey's tumblr blog. http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/
According to the Henri Henri hat store in Montreal, before 1967 when there were only the Original Six teams in the NHL, the store rewarded players who had scored three goals or more in one game at the Montreal Forum with a free hat, which brought the "Hat Trick" expression into the world of hockey. The list of winners includes the legendary players such as Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull from the Chicago Black Hawks, Maurice Richard and Elmer Lach from the home-town Montreal Canadiens, Norm Ullman from the Detroit Red Wings, and many others
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:29 pm
by sturgess66
Hard to keep up with these people! :lol: :lol:

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The bands in the building and sound check is underway.

— Salzburg Arena - Salzburg, Austria
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/866 ... d-check-is

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:37 pm
by sturgess66
NEW SONGS - NEW SONGS - NEW SONGS!!!!

Oh my! Sound check !!!!
The PA has been flown, line check was good, the band is onstage for sound check, we’re ready for the show.

— Salzburg Arena - Salzburg, Austria
HOWS THIS FOR A TEASE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycK-VBb0 ... r_embedded

Cool. Video of the "white girls dancing" from backstage - or stage right.
They are smooth!!
Video: The White Girls Dancing… — Salzburg Arena - Salzburg, Austria http://tumblr.com/xisec6ji0 about 2 hours ago via Tumblr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fwuvkSp ... r_embedded

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Intermission and the band hurriedly preps for the second set. The brand new tune Born In Chains made it’s debut in the first set and something tells me we could see more new songs tonight.

Sharon Robinson, Hattie and Charley Webb pause for a photo on the way to the stage for Tower of Song an the rest of the second set.
— Salzburg Arena, Salzburg Austria

http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/866 ... burg-arena

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:18 am
by sturgess66
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The band is back for an encore and almost on cue the audience has rushed to the front of the stage and cinematographer Nick Amato is in just the right spot to capture the excitement.

— Salzburg Arena - Salzburg, Austria
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/867 ... ost-on-cue

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:41 am
by stella s.
I'm still speechless! Excellent show! Two new songs - Born in Chains and Feels so Good (with new lyrics). Did someone record them?

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:18 am
by Maarten
stella s. wrote:Did someone record them?
Hi all,
5.15am here in Salzburg. Meetup finally ended (thanks to Tom, Ken & The Ladies). Uploading the new song to my YouTube account right now. Check YouTube MaartenLC later (uploading through slow connection - says it will take 4hrs!) Will leave it uploading. Will going to bed. Hope it goes well. Enjoy!

See you all soon,
Maarten

(short sentences because tired!)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:23 am
by sturgess66
YES!!!! I was starting to worry that it would be one of those bizarre situations where NO ONE had any video.

Thank you Maarten!!! :D :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:30 am
by Mabeanie1
sturgess66 wrote:YES!!!! I was starting to worry that it would be one of those bizarre situations where NO ONE had any video.
Of course it is very different when there is a new song which we all want to hear, but why should it be "bizarre" that there is no video from a show?? I find it totally bizarre that thanks to YouTube, Twitter and the like, each show seems to be fully reported and reviewed by people 1,000s of miles before it is even over!! I very rarely watch the video clips on YouTube in any circumstances, though I confess, curiosity would always get the better of me where there is a new song involved! Am I the only one who feels like this??

Wendy

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:49 am
by DrHGuy
Born In Chains is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv6aZ945StQ

Thanks Maarten

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:58 am
by cpl593h
Mabeanie1 wrote:
sturgess66 wrote:YES!!!! I was starting to worry that it would be one of those bizarre situations where NO ONE had any video.
I very rarely watch the video clips on YouTube in any circumstances, though I confess, curiosity would always get the better of me where there is a new song involved! Am I the only one who feels like this??

Wendy
if i was going to one of the new shows i would try to resist seeing the new song on youtube as i would want that freshness at the gig itself...but as i am not going to any of the new shows i don't think my willpower will stand up to it and i will be listening ASAP

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Salzburg, July 27

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:07 am
by andreychuk
Just wondering is it ok to take an entry level DSLR camera with standard zoom lens to the show? Was there any people in audience with such cameras or only prosumer and point and shoot ones?