Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
murphybridget837
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Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

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its4inthemorning wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:53 pm [Flashback #4: Drinking wine that some fans brought to the park beneath the venue, and Christelle shows us "Pablo" who will be tossed on stage before "the monkey and the plywood violin" line. The sun is finally setting, and we climb the mountain to Palau Sant Jordi for the show. Now we are seated, just several rows back from where Javier will be on stage. Eventually the concert reaches Manhattan, and Christelle's aim is perfect. We can see LC making the toy monkey wave to Javier right in front of us. The crowd loves it, it is good to be alive. Then the long walk downhill from the venue, and the taxi to downtown Barcelona where we have a very late but delicious tapas meal.]

This link is for a video that had to have been taken by someone sitting very close to us, it shows the same view we had. Do you think Leonard was in a good mood that night? The foreground of the first photo shows where we enjoyed the pre-concert wine; the building in the distance is a museum and the actual venue--Palau Sant Jordi--is behind and slightly uphill from the museum. The second photo is Christelle's beloved Pablo, and the last one shows an outdoor cafe very similar to the one where we enjoyed our late-night tapas repast.

https://youtu.be/dfe5vGJ3kjs

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It sounds like you're painting a vivid scene of anticipation and camaraderie before a concert. Enjoying wine in the park with fellow fans, encountering Christelle and "Pablo" who will be part of the performance, and ascending the mountain towards Palau Sant Jordi as the sun sets—all of these details contribute to the atmosphere and excitement of the event.
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Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

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The wine might not have been expensive, but I will forever remember how perfect drinking it was as the early October sun moved down in the sky and the electricity in the air rose. One of the wine bearers was a delightful young woman from South Africa, I no longer remember her real name, but her forum name was "Tripping," and she was in the midst of a long holiday planned out to attend a number of Leonard's shows in Europe.

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2010 DECEMBER 10 - CAESARS COLOSSEUM, LAS VEGAS / 2012 SEPTEMBER 28 - L'OLYMPIA, PARIS
2012 OCTOBER 3 - PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA / 2012 DECEMBER 13 - K-ROCK CENTRE, KINGSTON
2013 APRIL 6 - RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY / 2013 JULY 9 - PIAZZA NAPOLEONE, LUCCA
2017 NOVEMBER 4-8 - MONTREAL "TOWER OF SONG" CELEBRATION - RIP, YOU GOT ME SINGING!
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