Thanks to Joe and Anne

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Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby Janie » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:44 pm

I would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Joe, Anne and Family and all the others involved in the organisation of the Madison Event.

Everything was wonderful from start to finish, a beautiful location, a warm welcome, lots of friendly people, fabulous accommodation, excellent Leonard Cohen-related events, great excursions and even an epic tour of Epic's buildings for a select few (see Maarten's photos).

I am running out of superlatives but as you might deduce, I thoroughly enjoyed the week in Madison and the time we spent in Chicago beforehand.

Very best wishes

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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby Vlastik » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:31 pm

Big thank you once again, Joe, Anne, Emily, Jim and all others who helped to prepare this wonderful event. I believe we all really enjoyed our short time in Madison /I definitely did :D /

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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby Suemerlyn » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:37 pm

from Sue in San Francisco - me too, I'd like to add my love and huge thanks to you, Joe and Anne, for a wonderful few days in Madison at the LC Event.

Fantastic time, everything was great, and it was nice that we were not so many, as I really feel I got to know a lot of people better, including the two of you and your daughter and her hubby.

Very fond memories that will stay with me.

Home in London around 22 August, but will check the Forum before that for posts about the first concert on 12th August...!
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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby Maarten » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:38 am

I also would like to add a huge word of appreciation to Joe, Anne and so many others that made this Event one to remember!

See you all very soon, I hope!

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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby Neophyte » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:17 am

We echo appreciation and thanks to Joe, Anne and all the others who worked so creatively to make this event so wonderful. We still linger with it daily as we admire the exquisite LC concert photo from Vern Silver that we've framed and hung.....and listen over and over to the dynamic John Kloberdanz CD.....and enjoy all the amazing photos from Maarten and amazing photos and videos from Ken that just keep coming in. Most of all we still feel the warmth and friendliness of all of you with whom we got to spend some time. Thanks for making us Neophytes feel at home!
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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby Mollydog » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:26 am

A huge thank you to Joe and Anne and to everyone else who helped make this event such a wonderful experience for us all. Madison is a beautiful city; it was a perfect location for the meet up. I hope to see you all somewhere on the road very soon!

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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby jarkko » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:02 pm

The Finnish group (Sinikka, Eija & me) has arrived in Ghent from Chicago via Madrid.
We are so happy that we made it to the beautiful city of Madison!
It was such a great pleasure to see old friends again - and meet so many new!

Thank you Joe and Anne and your Event team for creating that unforgettable program for us,
and thanks also to Jim and Emily for the extra sightseeing tour at the Intergalatic Headquarters of Epic!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you again somewhere along the road!

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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby MaryB » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:07 am

Dear Joe and Anne,

Even though George and I had been looking forward to attending this event, what you put together, by far exceeded all our expectations.

The opening reception was so well attended and gave us an opportunity to re-unite with old friends and make new friends. All your planned activies were so well thought out and gave us all an insight into what Madison has to offer - such a lovely city. The concerts, open mic sessions, and sing-a-longs gave us the LC 'fix' we needed until we are able to actually attend an LC concert.

The closing night, with the dance and the Yid Vicious appearance - what a hoot! And the food, soooo very scrumptious!!

THANK YOU so much for all the time and effort you put in to making this such and enjoyable event. WE LOVED IT ALL!

Warmest regards,
George and Mary
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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby andrea » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:24 pm

Dear Anne and Joe,

we have heard all the beautiful reports from your Madison event and are really so sorry we had to miss it.
The finnish committee and belgian committee were very entusiastic, we met them in Gent as you know :D

We were with you in our mind, and thank you for organizing this all for us cohenites is a BIG EFFORT AND relax and enjoy all upcoming other meetings in future, wherever, whenever beeing guest and not organizer.

Compliments to you and your organizing team for this event.

Love from Italy
Andrea & Marco

PS I will send you also a private message ;-)
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Re: Thanks to Joe and Anne

Postby rayjnehl » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:24 pm

Thank you Joe, Anne, everyone in attendance, and those we were unable to meet!

Our first event exceeded all expectations and left us wanting more. Every aspect was perfectly executed and enjoyable-it's hard to pick a favorite. Some memorable highlights were the open mic session showcasing the talent of LC's biggest fans, resting beneath the bells as LC's music rang through our ears and throughout the beautiful city of Madison, and of course the performance of Sylvie and Heidi the dynamic duo.
What a great last trip for me and Emily before she heads off to college. Maybe if she listens real hard late at night in her dorm she'll hear the enchanting echo of LC's "la la, la la la la la la"

Best wishes to those we met in Madison. We hope to see you again soon.
Always, Ray and Emily
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