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Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:45 am
by Junk
Presales to Melbourne and Adelaide seemed to go like clockwork.
Thanks Jarkko and Marie! :D

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:19 am
by lindyasimus
Many thanks Jarrko
Happy to have seats for Sydney - still to book for Hunter Valley but expect I will see quite a few faces there I know.
Hopefully some from the Forum too will be able to meet?

Would be great if there is a Sydney meetup.

Lindy

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:29 am
by Womanfromaroom
Greg and me just managed to get second row, centre section seats for Perth, GREAT – and it went REALLY smoothly, too (although I WAS nervous beforehand - speak of getting too old for all this! ;-) )!! Thank you, Jarkko, Marie and all you other people involved for making this possible!

I also thought I’d re-post a Forum link to Greg’s review of the first concert Leonard gave in Perth on his extended tour, i.e. the 2009 one at the Sandalford winery, just to get people in the mood again, as it were. Back then, Greg of course thought that Cohen “will not pass this way again”. Well, little did Greg, little did we all now! And mind you, for someone like Greg who has seen almost everyone in concert – you name them, apart from Elvis, to his eternal regret! – saying “the best concert I have ever seen in my life”, is quite something. And I think he will still happily agree with that statement, more than four years later.
And by the way, the German he mentions in this text is not me – but my friendship with Greg, which later turned into love and into me moving over to Perth permanently in less than four weeks’ time, really has had its origin in me reading his review back then, in that I remember it vividly as the first time I became aware of him. So that we will go to see Leonard together in November now – and in fantastic seats at an apparently great venue like the Perth Arena, not like the dreadful NIB stadium where we went to attend Leonard’s second Perth performance with a group of friends in November 2010 -, really is extra-, extra-special.
So, anyway, here is the link to that review once more!

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13427&p=153064#p153188

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:17 am
by oblivion
ann-christin,
i´m very happy for you!!it sounds great!! what a nice love story!
i would love to go so far for beauty, but i can´t make it this time :(
no free days left...and my financial minister says :nonono
in my memory are so many great places connected with leonard...
and there are still some to go :D
hugs from germany ute

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:49 am
by Womanfromaroom
Aaw, thanks, Ute! We will certainly keep you updated though!

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:46 am
by frankandme
Womanfromaroom wrote:Greg and me just managed to get second row, centre section seats for Perth, GREAT – and it went REALLY smoothly, too (although I WAS nervous beforehand - speak of getting too old for all this! ;-) )!! Thank you, Jarkko, Marie and all you other people involved for making this possible!

I also thought I’d re-post a Forum link to Greg’s review of the first concert Leonard gave in Perth on his extended tour, i.e. the 2009 one at the Sandalford winery, just to get people in the mood again, as it were. Back then, Greg of course thought that Cohen “will not pass this way again”. Well, little did Greg, little did we all now! And mind you, for someone like Greg who has seen almost everyone in concert – you name them, apart from Elvis, to his eternal regret! – saying “the best concert I have ever seen in my life”, is quite something. And I think he will still happily agree with that statement, more than four years later.
And by the way, the German he mentions in this text is not me – but my friendship with Greg, which later turned into love and into me moving over to Perth permanently in less than four weeks’ time, really has had its origin in me reading his review back then, in that I remember it vividly as the first time I became aware of him. So that we will go to see Leonard together in November now – and in fantastic seats at an apparently great venue like the Perth Arena, not like the dreadful NIB stadium where we went to attend Leonard’s second Perth performance with a group of friends in November 2010 -, really is extra-, extra-special.
So, anyway, here is the link to that review once more!

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13427&p=153064#p153188
Discovering and loving your love story Ann-Christin! Seems like very special times are lying ahead for both of you!

Happy for you :D

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:06 pm
by B4real
joyezekiel wrote:
B4real wrote:hahah! Thank you Joy, for your vote of confidence :)
I've been there so many times.... thinking of a thousand reasons why I can't do it.... but this is Leonard and all is possible!

Dying to hear how you get on in the presales!

Joy
Mollydog wrote:Good luck, Bev! You've waited patiently for this moment, so Keep Calm and Cohen On! :D

Mary
Thank you both for your inspirational words! If you go and look at the Presales thread you will see that they have worked perfectly :D
(I thought I'd better not post a link under the circumstances)

and Joy, it's good to see you have a perfect seat in Auckland NZ!

Ann,
I've always loved yours and Greg's story. It's a shame that I can't make it to Perth.
I know you will have a wonderful time starting the the tour off in OZ instead of finishing it!

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:16 pm
by Womanfromaroom
frankandme wrote:
Discovering and loving your love story Ann-Christin! Seems like very special times are lying ahead for both of you!

Happy for you :D
Thank you for your kind words, frankandme! Yes, I agree with you in every respect - VERY special times for us, or rather, for all of us being able to attend the new Oz / NZ concerts; and thanks to Jarkko and everyone else involved, I think the first rows of every venue will be filled with happy Forum members, too! Fantastic!

And thank you too, B4Real, of course!!

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:40 pm
by Annette60
Thankyou so much for letting me join the fan club.
I only discovered Leonard Cohen after hearing people talk of his last concert in NZ, listened fell in love, bought every cd
and dvd and am now a huge fan, I never thought I'd ever get the chance to see him live, can't believe I am now the proud owner
of 2 tickets to the Wellington show, one very happy camper here. :D

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:22 pm
by Greg Ross
Salutations people

I've just dug this up out of the archives - I put it together after the 2010 Perth concert, using photos I took during the concert, maybe it will help build the anticipation a fraction, in anticipation of when The Man and the band hit the stage down under the Southern Cross. It would have been lovely to see him in my home town of Auckland, with Ann, my boyhood mate Colin and much loved cousin Hope, but Ann and I will be in Germany by then.

http://youtu.be/E65UhyckQ5Q

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:04 am
by MaryB
Womanfromaroom wrote:I also thought I’d re-post a Forum link to Greg’s review of the first concert Leonard gave in Perth on his extended tour, i.e. the 2009 one at the Sandalford winery, just to get people in the mood again, as it were. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13427&p=153064#p153188
Ann and Greg,

I am very ashamed and to also apologize for the fact that I never thanked Greg for that glorious review. So here I am now, after reading it again, to say, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! And, thank you Ann for resurrecting this post. It makes me very tempted to travel to Australia/NZ for any of these concerts, but......

Affectionate regards to you both,
Mary and George

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:32 am
by davewellington
First post, maybe only post, just want to say thank you for posting the presale password, I got tickets in the 2nd row with my wife for the Wellington show and am very excited to see Leonard! Cheers

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:49 am
by royroy
Please help.... I cant find the link to the prs-sale tickets...what page is the link on?

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:30 am
by Annette60
davewellington wrote:First post, maybe only post, just want to say thank you for posting the presale password, I got tickets in the 2nd row with my wife for the Wellington show and am very excited to see Leonard! Cheers
Dave you might be next to us, we are in row B too.

Re: CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:30 am
by B4real
Joy's post from the pre-sale thread answered here -
joyezekiel wrote:Congratulations, Bev..... I'm quite in awe of your bravery. As they say here in Texas, you're gonna have a blast!

Joy
Oh Joy,
I never said that I was brave, hahaha!! I’ve haven’t done anything like this before and I have a fear of flying. I figured that it was about time I did something about both things! I’m using Leonard as the catalyst! I think it also might be the last time he comes to Australia. He could do another small tour to maybe promote his new album in a couple of years, but I don’t think he will be doing any extensive touring. So I’m trying to make the most of it while I can.

Speaking of Texas, did you know that here in Queensland we have a small country town called Texas? And there’s a saying, “bigger than Texas”, well Queensland is!
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If fact, our largest state of Western Australia is over three and a half times larger than the state of Texas USA. I'm using that fact only as a comparision of size ;-)

Also here’s a comparison of Australia to Europe. Now you all can see how vast it actually is and how long it takes to get around this largest of islands.

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Just for one concert I will be travelling the equivalent from St Petersburg Russia to Rome Italy. There’s a lot of European countries in between.