CONCERT REPORT: London, UK, June 21, 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby zodkavombie » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:09 am

Hi
Just am amazing concert as always and it was nice wo meet up with old friend friends and meet new ones. This MAN is just amazing and I wish I could go to more concert but unfortunately financially I can't.
Only just back home and looking at the time need to get some rest. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I di!!!!!!!!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby regensburg » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:25 am

Agree with you Wendy, and I hope this don't go and on.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:57 am

Some very good video from this show!

Uploaded by "steveatgigs" - Thanks!

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndu1dcSeuRc

I'm Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdfKbLhmqUQ

Heart With No Companion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZpcMU-KQUI

Anyhow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L3GaA0a8hM

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZyXKmjrUmE

A Thousand Kisses Deep (beautiful video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVQJi3vRGNQ

Darkness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6HQzhMDjro

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Uploaded by SchultziesUK - Thanks!

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctTJhlGs0A0

*******

Uploaded by carolinetillyann - Thanks!

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PZp99tf0kM

Alexandra Leaving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW_cGqnYJFI

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPIIKIXSYc

Take This Waltz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Z3qqZWpyA

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Editing to add more good video -

Uploaded by "Sweet Gypsy Wife" - Thanks!

Leonard Cohen – Opening Comments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSR7ihXC2aE

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HepqEgOU3i0

Come Healing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmoxIGcy7oc

Amen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBao-AXkORE

Intro to Tower of Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjimIxw9o_Q

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc_qQaQ5Wrw

A Thousand Kisses Deep (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pIKWHVnsyU

A Thousand Kisses Deep (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeWhM2Sf9NM

Ain’t No Cure For Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK8T5651voE

Chelsea Hotel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMEsFyJKjyM

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15b4-NGa_zA

Anyhow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIS4Ks0uQE8

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Uploaded by Rob Lee - Thanks!

First We Take Manhattan (short clip)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb31cvFA9m4

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Uploaded by TheHarryMann - Thanks!

If It Be Your Will - and - Save The Last Dance For Me
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTT0TR7dKzw
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:14 am

From Joey - Notes From The Road

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Until Next Time

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby zwirnie » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:37 am

Thanks for the tweets, Helen. Always enjoy reading them, gives you a different inside at times (into people's minds too ...)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby John Etherington » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:15 am

Tweets?... More like "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" than "Bird on the Wire"!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Winterblossom » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:52 am

Oooh Sisters of Mercy! My number one! Hope Leonard will sing it in Antwerp. Can't wait! Soooo excited! Thanks all for the lovely reports.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby CathyM » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:54 am

I enjoyed reading the tweets Helen. They are spread out, but quick to read, and fun. Thanks for going to the trouble. Appreciated.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby comehealing » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:24 am

Thanks for sharing the tweets Helen, they offer another perspective, which is always a good thing.

Of course, I love reading the traditional concert reports etc but twitter is a brilliant medium for
capturing immediacy, distilling the moment and conveying excitement etc After all, we live in the
age of twitter.

Just seen a couple of the videos. Beautiful. It strikes me that Leonard is getting "younger" as the
years go by. Clearly, the Gods love him!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Athnuachan » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:26 am

Mabeanie1 wrote:I find it very sad - and frustrating - when a concert report thread is made up of a stack of tweets.
Well said, Wendy. I hope you will write a more detailed report later, when you have time. I enjoy reading "real" reports from those who were actually there. Those who want tweets know where to find them.

Helen, you already have TWO threads full of tweets in the Comments section - surely that's enough?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Karren B » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:26 am

I’ve been a Cohen fan for many years but last night was the first time I’d ever seen Leonard live in concert, and the only way to describe it was Almost Spiritual… we were lucky enough to have good seats and the whole experience was amazing. The atmosphere was electric and the audience was both appreciative and respectful. Leonards performance was faultless and you could see he was having fun, as were the entire audience. The music and his hypnotic voice took you to a higher place.
Sharon, The Webb Sisters and the band were also wonderful and Sharons rendition of Alexandra Leaving was simply beautiful.
It was one of the best evenings of my life and I was lucky enough to share the experience with someone I love very much…. Just counting the days now till September 14th!

Thank You Mr Cohen…

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby B4real » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:19 pm

ah Karren,
I'm so absolutely pleased for you ..... on both accounts :D ;-)
So good that you get another chance to repeat everything!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby lightasabreeze » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:24 pm

As usual great concert. Were does he get his energy from?
I have seen Leonard 6 times in the UK now, but I have a question for those who have seen him in Europe.

I saw him in New York Radio City and the following did not apply there.

Every concert here there is a constant flow of people who cannot go an hour or so without a beer.
A poor old couple on the end of the row in front of me were up and down like yo-yos to let people past maybe a dozen times.
I know they keep the bar open to make money, but theatres don't.
Does this happen abroad or is it just the English that seem only to go for the sit down and drink, because they certainly don't mind missing Leonard. Then later they have to go again because the beer makes them want to pee.
I saw someone walking down the aisle with a full meal on a plate.
Also I hope Leonard did not notice too much how many people left well before the end. I suppose transport comes into that. Couple in front of me left at half time.
Is this the same abroad too?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby Goldin » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:28 pm

I understand Wendy very well, but I want to express support to Helen. I prefered the old style of reporting: first post is about the venue (who needs O2 London being introduced, that's another question ;-) ), then everything else. But those days are gone (as far as I remember, there were voices against those venue-related posts too).

Tweets are like impressionist brush strokes. You may see a wonderful picture - if you make a step behind and concentrate. Some of them are funny or even informative. (BTW, I should confess: I dislike Twitter on emotional level.)

Just one example from this thread. I'm a Russian, my English is reasonably good (as for Russians), but I'm almost sure I wouldn't catch the phrase "Lighten up, Cohen" from the intro to Ain't No Cure for Love, without reading it in Helen's compilation. So, this tweet + Maarten's video from Paris = I got it, I laughed, I shared it with my compatriots (with a translation of this catchphrase). That's how well it works sometimes.

Helen, maybe it's a good idea to renew the conception: to exclude standart OMG-tweets, to replace individual quote brackets by one big quote bracket (will save some space)... Anyway, thanks!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LONDON, JUNE 21, 02 ARENA

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:05 pm

Did anyone notice whether in ' the darkness' Leonard is still 'catching the future' :?:
Leonard's work resonates
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