HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby bean » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:32 am

Very pleased that we all seem to have very good tickets; lets us hope for beautiful weather and a wonderful concert :D
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby Cilbo » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:35 am

It will be a wonderful concert - and in the garden of England the weather will be....anything could happen! - often really lovely in September.
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby bean » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:39 am

I don't wish to tempt fate, but I live in Kent, and the weather in September is often a lot better than July or August.

Fingers crossed.
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby hydriot » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:31 am

Not for me, after Wetbridge. And I'll be surprised if this truly is the only concert in the UK. It's not like AEG to look free money in the face and not grab it.
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby John Etherington » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:25 am

Hydriot - hopefully, when they've exhausted the finances of the "fans" and those with Cohenitus, we might start getting some serious concerts? :D
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:39 am

Come on guys - this is old ground!! We know the score.

From Rob Hallett himself:

"UK fans hold on tight
only one in 2012 but this will be a long tour! ; )"

Personally I want to see Leonard in 2012 and 2013 if I get the chance. Does that make me a "fan" (whatever I don't know what the speech marks mean John but I suspect it's not meant to be a compliment) or a person with Cohenitus? Maybe - but while some of the "old guard" are sitting at home tutting, other "old timers" will be enjoying Leonard's music, even though it might mean a few economies elsewhere to make the pension stretch .......

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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby mariannenancy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:05 pm

I left as a longstanding member on these boards in 2008, after the bullying of 'new fans' became something I didn't want to be associated with. As a fan of 30-odd years standing, and quite a few concerts under my belt, I'm delighted for someone when they 'discover' Leonard and are prepared to give up their time and money to see him live.

The slights against those fans going to The Hop Farm as they cannot possibly be as true a 'fan' as you are is bizarre (and all the other similar comments across these pages). You don't have to The Only Leonard Cohen Fan In The Village you know!

How about dropping the measurement of your own devotion against everyone else's and just enjoy people discovering Leonard for themselves? They have to start somewhere. Sneering 'Cohenitus' at new fans is very mean.

Have a good day, and take this in the spirit it's meant. All it takes for petty unpleasantness to prevail is for good men to say nothing! Or something like that... :D
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby SuffolkLass » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:07 pm

I've been a Leonard Cohen fan for over forty years and have been following this forum for a few years now, but have only joined recently and this is my first post.
I've managed to get tickets for the Hop Farm concert, not very good ones I'm afraid as I missed the first announcement and by the time I'd worried about whether the concert was official or not, all the block A seats had been taken! I couldn't believe how quickly they went. Nevertheless I'm still delighted to be seeing Leonard again, even though I would have preferred an indoor concert with fewer people. I'm just hoping he'll be back in the UK in 2013 so I'll be able to see him again.
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby somewhat_nifty » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:33 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:Come on guys - this is old ground!! We know the score.

From Rob Hallett himself:

"UK fans hold on tight
only one in 2012 but this will be a long tour! ; )"

Personally I want to see Leonard in 2012 and 2013 if I get the chance. Does that make me a "fan" (whatever I don't know what the speech marks mean John but I suspect it's not meant to be a compliment) or a person with Cohenitus? Maybe - but while some of the "old guard" are sitting at home tutting, other "old timers" will be enjoying Leonard's music, even though it might mean a few economies elsewhere to make the pension stretch .......

Wendy
I agree, it's really quite tedious. I know some object to the word 'fan' (from the fanatic origins? The associations with teenyboppers? Who knows), I use it as it's a convenient term - what else are you, an admirer, a fellower traveller, an enthusiast? Perhaps it's because it's felt to be associated more with the man than the music - I don't see that that follows, but each to their own! Leonard is an interesting man, but it's the music that brings us all here, and keeps us coming back. Personally I'm looking forward to seeing him in 2013 as well if possible. There are some who will disregard what I say as I'm young and necessarily a 'newcomer' because of this, but heigh ho, some people always need someone to look down on. Luckily there are plenty of great people here who don't, and it's a pleasure knowing them.
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby dharma » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:35 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:Come on guys - this is old ground!! We know the score.

Personally I want to see Leonard in 2012 and 2013 if I get the chance.

Wendy
Me too. :D

I don't understand some of the negative, snide and grumpy remarks I've seen on the forum. It's a real shame and I wish it would stop.

I realise one of the main gripes has been about the cost of tickets. Like everyone else I also wish the tickets cost less. I remember paying something like £8.50 to see Leonard at the Albert Hall 20 years ago, but those days are long gone.

To put things in perspective, I paid a LOT more money to see Leonard in Dublin, Paris and Venice on his last tour, and will also pay a LOT more to take my son to tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final (come on you Spurs) and the British Grand Prix in the summer. Prime tickets for a top West End show cost a fortune too. Every damn thing costs a lot of money these days.

Given a choice, I'd rather be sitting in a field in Kent in September listening to Leonard than being sat at home counting my pennies. :D
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby Cilbo » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:27 pm

A agree with those above who are thoroughly fed up with the current negative feel on the forum.
I commented somewhere else that there is not the usual excited buzz, as generally happens during tour announcements.
We are so lucky to have opportunities to see Leonard again - I don't know about everyone else, but for me work is tough, so it's great to have occasions such as 3 days in Ghent and two great concerts to look forward to.
Can we get back to feeling excited and privileged to see Leonard again?
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby polkadot3 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:39 pm

Why are people being so grumpy about new members to the forum? I really discovered Leonard when I developed Multiple Sclerosis 3 years ago and
have been following the forum ever since but only actually registered a few weeks ago. I hope to go to the Hop Farm but will have to wait to buy tickets until some money comes in. I saw Leonard at the O2 in Dublin and in Sligo. Brilliant!
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby loulou » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:18 pm

one thought though, for balance
what is 'petty unpleasantness' to some
is 'their voice' to others

btw, i have just caught up with the Verona stuff,
wasn't aware until it was mentioned here, and to all of those caught up with it, you have my empathy x

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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby anneeshipley » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:31 pm

[quote="loulou"]one thought though, for balance
what is 'petty unpleasantness' to some
is 'their voice' to others



Here here :D
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Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

Postby Vicomte » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:11 pm

+ me ;-)

I don't see it as negativity, just others seeing it from their perspective and their attempts to keep this forum slightly more level than it just being a Leonard Cohen "lovefest".

I have said this before but he is a serious man who writes poems, books, he is a wordsmith, an artist and a singer, not a pop idol, actually, not an idol of any kind, well not to some of us and as others (inc myself) have also said, this type of adulation has only been seen in such a way since the last tour and personally , I am rather puzzled to how it all began to go as such. Yes, we are all different and see some things in different ways and perhaps, long may it be so BUT it doesn't mean that some of us can quite fully comprehend as to why Cohen concerts, or this Forum, has seen such a change in the leaning towards some rather serious adulation of Leonard.
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