CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Tony Crosbie
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Leonard Cohen Concert in Ghent

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Here is a report with photographs referring to the first part of Leonard Cohen concert tonight in Ghent.
GHENT - At St. Peter's Square in Ghent, Leonard Cohen Sunday, the start of his new world tour. Cohen was very warmly received and made with old songs and music from his new album Old Ideas for an excellent first half. Thanks to the unique setting, a sultry sunset over the monumental St. Peter's, and got the Canadian with his warm voice from opener Dance Me to the End of Love sold the square, good for 8,000 spectators, completely on his hand. "Thank you with so many from so many different places all to come here," Cohen thanked his audience. "I do not know if I come back to Ghent. But yes, I said that last time and here I am. http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail ... id=1882181
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CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Here we go, as in 2008, 2009 and 2010: place for reports, links, photos, and setlist.

From official tour blog at http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/292 ... go-friends

“here we go friends”
and just like that, we’re back to work


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And first photos, by Alex Vanhee Photography at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 965&type=1
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Russian fans suppose that Rafael Gayol should play in Tarantino's films (between Leonard Cohen World Tours).

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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An article in Nieuwsblad.be - and more great pictures -

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail ... id=1882188
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Set list of the first half, as reported by Marina Wimmer:

Dance Me to the End of Love
Going Home
The Future
Bird on the Wire
Everybody Knows
Who by Fire
Darkness
Amen
Come Healing
I Can't Forget
Different Sides
Anthem

12 songs, including 5 from Old Ideas.
I Can't Forget - I can't believe.
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Funny choice. I Can't Forget was played in 1988 and 1993 so LC apparently loves it - but it's funny that it was the original Born In Chains, back in 1985. I have mp3 of Born in Chains lyrics (same as in 2010) sung over I Can't Forget melody, on sound check in 1985 (bootleg). It's funny to try it at home:)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/957/Binnenland ... um=twitter

the article mentions "suzanne" was played in the first half, but then again HLN is not the best newspaper there is...

same article here, this newspaper is under the same roof as HLN, but pretends to be better: http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/1008/Showb ... Gent.dhtml
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A real mystery (much bigger than the disappearance of Suzanne):
Where did he put his glasses? Look at the photos and you'll know, what I mean.
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2008: Athens
2009: Madrid
2010: Gent, Lille
2012: Gent, Berlin, Madrid
2013: Antwerp, Brussels, Pula, Amsterdam
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Goldin wrote:A real mystery (much bigger than the disappearance of Suzanne):
Where did he put his glasses? Look at the photos and you'll know, what I mean.
noticed very well, Goldin!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Goldin wrote:A real mystery (much bigger than the disappearance of Suzanne):
Where did he put his glasses? Look at the photos and you'll know, what I mean.
well they've obviously been given to the Spectacle Technician to look after ;-)
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So long Marianne at 23.00 hours and my other favorite Closing Time at 23.25 hours
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Thanks Goldin for posting here on the forum.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Thank you everyone so much for all your links etc. This is so exciting :D

I'm looking forward with great pleasure to see some video of the concert, especially the violin!!

The first half set list has a good mix of old and new......and now for the second half and encores 8)
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