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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:40 am
by neo
Nice one! And it's great that some did manage to play tricks on the KGB! :lol:

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:01 am
by merri
At the first encore people started getting to the scene, dancing and clapping - KGB had no chances!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:11 am
by martali
Very good "Tower of Songs" from Kremlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKp3R-KF8wE

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:28 am
by mutti
Thank you for the chuckles you gave to me tonight..after some sad news today this has been a good read..
frisco girl and lady Di brilliant...
and same with those who wrote about Is Len in
thanks! I am smiling..
I sure hope Joey got his Iphone back...
Les ;-)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:32 am
by douglas07
Dear friends, most of us seem to dwell under the relative freedom in the western countries;- how lucky we are.
So let us not look down upon the unhappy few, who whether on the fomer russian territory, in the far east countries, latin ammerica or anywhere else on this somehow unjust planet, have to make their living under whatsoever pressure.
Love&peace.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:38 pm
by osmachar
ladydi wrote:
da2008 wrote:lots of empty seats.
At $1200 to $1500 USD for orchestra seats it's not surprising! ...
Are they sane?!?!?!? Who is making up these prizes??

What a shame that the less well off fans in Russia couldn't go to the concert.


***The local promoter, in this case the Russian organizer, defines the ticket prices. I was told that these prices are typical in Moscow for concerts of international artists. No comments. / Jarkko***

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:45 pm
by sturgess66
Video uploaded by "cheburek1960" - Thanks!

"Dance Me To The End of Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-zccwe3b70

"Waiting For the Miracle"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1FNRC59tNw

"The Darkness" - preceded by Recitation of "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
(Read here to see the poem - and about "Invictus" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp9UpnCHElI

"Born In Chains"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B6tVTMrmXE

"Chelsea Hotel"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b68mKnWTr-w

"The Future" - at 4:15 a wonderful display of "white men dancing" by both Roscoe and Leonard :lol: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCRl7-Inuck

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:33 pm
by osmachar
osmachar wrote:
ladydi wrote:
da2008 wrote:lots of empty seats.
At $1200 to $1500 USD for orchestra seats it's not surprising! ...
Are they sane?!?!?!? Who is making up these prizes??

What a shame that the less well off fans in Russia couldn't go to the concert.


***The local promoter, in this case the Russian organizer, defines the ticket prices. I was told that these prices are typical in Moscow for concerts of international artists. No comments. / Jarkko***
Thanks for the clarification, Jarkko.


Those prices are outrageous. I read somewhere the monthly average salary is about $300

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:07 pm
by 0l234
osmachar wrote:
What a shame that the less well off fans in Russia couldn't go to the concert.
My ticket cost me 2750 RUB (the equivalent to $93 USD ). The total "price" (the concert ticket&delivery+train tickets (I live in St Petersburg)) is around $200.
neo wrote:
“No Pictures!!”
The very stern and strict Kremlin house security have decreed very loudly that “there is to be no photos during the show…”
really? I haven't heard this from anyone else. http://twitpic.com/2vopyp
seva1988 wrote:great concert.
...
beautiful new songs (especially "Born in chains")
totally agree! I'm very grateful to Leonard Cohen for this concert. really grateful.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:39 pm
by sturgess66
Olga - glad to hear that you were able to obtain a ticket at a reasonable price.
sturgess66 wrote:Video uploaded by "cheburek1960" - Thanks!

"Dance Me To The End of Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-zccwe3b70

"Waiting For the Miracle"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1FNRC59tNw

"The Darkness" - preceded by Recitation of "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
(Read here to see the poem - and about "Invictus" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp9UpnCHElI

"Born In Chains"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B6tVTMrmXE

"Chelsea Hotel"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b68mKnWTr-w

"The Future" - at 4:15 a wonderful display of "white men dancing" by both Roscoe and Leonard :lol: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCRl7-Inuck
And a few more from "cheburek1960"

"The Partisan"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dokAo_BDIs

"Suzanne"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bsoSXs6rCw

"Anthem" :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvwYnCttcQo

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:55 pm
by Laura
0l234 wrote:
osmachar wrote:
What a shame that the less well off fans in Russia couldn't go to the concert.
My ticket cost me 2750 RUB (the equivalent to $93 USD ). The total "price" (the concert ticket&delivery+train tickets (I live in St Petersburg)) is around $200.

Was that a ticket in a good position? I still can't believe the 1200-1500$... Maybe those were just a few?

Laura

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:23 pm
by sturgess66
sturgess66 wrote:Video uploaded by "cheburek1960" - Thanks!

"Dance Me To The End of Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-zccwe3b70

"Waiting For the Miracle"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1FNRC59tNw

"The Darkness" - preceded by Recitation of "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
(Read here to see the poem - and about "Invictus" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp9UpnCHElI

"Born In Chains"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B6tVTMrmXE

"Chelsea Hotel"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b68mKnWTr-w

"The Future" - at 4:15 a wonderful display of "white men dancing" by both Roscoe and Leonard :lol: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCRl7-Inuck

"The Partisan"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dokAo_BDIs

"Suzanne"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bsoSXs6rCw

"Anthem" :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvwYnCttcQo
And more - :D

"First We Take Manhattan"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbcZIUywed8

"I'm Your Man" - I think the mask offer is leather? :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgAiNVIF-cw

"Closing Time"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAnC2Uh8JK8

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:29 pm
by majmunka
sturgess66 wrote: "I'm Your Man" - I think the mask offer is leather? :lol:
It was leather in Katowice :) I prefer the "old man's mask" :D
Eva

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:51 am
by 0l234
sturgess66 wrote:Olga - glad to hear that you were able to obtain a ticket at a reasonable price.
Thanks for the compliment, Linda.

If you're wondering, here is a short video of yesterday's "Everybody Knows". I beg your pardon, it is badly recorded. ) but I love this song very much.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BonieP1Ra2k
Laura wrote: Was that a ticket in a good position?
No, of course. No. I suggest, my seat was not far from "cheburek1960" (judging by his videos). The Balcony Lodge.
Laura wrote: I still can't believe the 1200-1500$... Maybe those were just a few?
) I can believe, Laura. There aren't a lot of "orchestra seats", are there? Though I agree that this "marketing policy" is wrong.

Do you know what I liked? I saw the aged ladies there. Those nice ladies came there to listen to Cohen. I'm fascinated by this fact. Honestly, I very rare see the ladies after 60 at concert halls. I believe, it was a holiday for them.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Moscow, Russia, Oct. 7, 2010

Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:50 am
by sturgess66
0l234 wrote:
sturgess66 wrote:Olga - glad to hear that you were able to obtain a ticket at a reasonable price.
Thanks for the compliment, Linda.

If you're wondering, here is a short video of yesterday's "Everybody Knows". I beg your pardon, it is badly recorded. ) but I love this song very much.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BonieP1Ra2k
Laura wrote: Was that a ticket in a good position?
No, of course. No. I suggest, my seat was not far from "cheburek1960" (judging by his videos). The Balcony Lodge.
Laura wrote: I still can't believe the 1200-1500$... Maybe those were just a few?
) I can believe, Laura. There aren't a lot of "orchestra seats", are there? Though I agree that this "marketing policy" is wrong.

Do you know what I liked? I saw the aged ladies there. Those nice ladies came there to listen to Cohen. I'm fascinated by this fact. Honestly, I very rare see the ladies after 60 at concert halls. I believe, it was a holiday for them.


Olga you are much too modest about your video - you missed a tiny bit at the beginning but - it is terrific. :D
Leonard is moving around the stage a lot but, at 3:05 he stands very still to sing that verse.
But then - he turns into growly and shouty Leonard - at 3:40. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks!