CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby friscogrl » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:51 am

H Diane, what does "vest" refer to in the UK? I am guessing it is an undergarment.

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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby Diane » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:55 am

Hi Friscogirl,

Yes, what we call a vest, you call an undershirt, (we call most thin sleeveless tops, 'vests', except for waistcoats!).

Divided by a common language, eh?
The waistcoat is one of the few pieces of clothing whose origin historians can date precisely. King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland introduced the waistcoat as a part of correct dress during the Restoration of the British monarchy. Samuel Pepys, the diarist and civil servant, wrote in October 1666 that "the King hath yesterday in council declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes which he will never alter. It will be a vest, I know not well how". This royal decree provided the first mention of the waistcoat. Pepys records "vest" as the original term; the word "waistcoat" derives from the cutting of the coat at waist-level, since at the time of the coining, tailors cut men's formal coats well below the waist (see frock coat or morning coat).
(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waistcoat)


So maybe 'vest', in its yet-to-be-established 'waistcoat' meaning, was one of those old words, like 'gotten', that travelled across the Atlantic with the American settlers in the 17th century and got fossilised. That is very interesting if so.

I hope Leonard will soon announce a Tour for you in the US, as we are being spoilt over here right now.
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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby friscogrl » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:37 am

Hi Diane, Thanks for the information about the waistcoat/vest distinction. It is interesting how the older term vest did make it's way over here and not waistcoat. Also thanks for your kind words in reference to Leonard eventually coming to the U.S. When I saw the Fall schedule I responded on the forum in my most mature manner "why does Europe get to have all the fun"? To which Jarkko replied "Maybe it is because of the forty years of loyalty we have shown him". Point well taken.

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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby Diane » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:30 am

Hi again Frisco, I truly hope the US Tour will be announced soon. Fingers crossed for you!
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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby Born With The Gift Of A G » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:40 pm

Here are two splendid photographs of Mister Cohen performing at Benicassim courtesy of the NME website:

http://www.nme.com/festivals/benicassim ... tival-2008

http://www.nme.com/festivals/benicassim ... tival-2008
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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby Diane » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:13 pm

Just saw those two great pictures you linked to, Born With.

This was part of the stage surround, even though he didn't sing it!:
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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby friscogrl » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:00 pm

Hi Diane, that's an interesting piece. I imagine that was just a part of the stage surround. Where there other song lyrics displayed and where they from songs by the various other artists? Plus I think Avalanche would be a nice addition to the set list. It would sound great with his voice now.

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Re: Benicassim, July 20th

Postby Diane » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:17 am

Hi there Frisco, yes is the answer to both your questions. Here is a wider view. I have no idea what the other songs are though. As you can see the other lyrics should be grateful to be in such esteemed company. Yes I wouldn't mind Avalanche being added to the setlist (you can mentally hear him singing it in his deepened tones of today, can't you), or any other song from SOLAH. He's done FBR (I haven't heard it though), I'd especially love to hear Last Year's Man or Sing Another Song Boys.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

Postby ForYourSmile » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:05 am

From the TV3 news broadcast, Catalan television, on 21 July 2008. Just they allowed the soundcheck record. There are very enthusiastic fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuJ_VozecEQ
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:13 am

I think this video goes in this thread - just uploaded today to YouTube By "Sweetindiegirl"

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen FIB 2008 - people catching a bit of the show through the back door. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqif6RudRWo

There are some great pictures at the beginning of this thread - but I notice a number of other videos available from this show that I don't see posted in the thread - a few -

By "BaggioBCN" -
First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UVkjolgv_w

Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fis2kU9uDJQ

By "Bretta"

Who By Fire (Is that a camera being floated around by a crane? What is that? :lol: :lol: It is noticeable in a couple of other videos from this show.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzcfK88PvQc
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

Postby mnkyface » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:42 pm

This video has just surfaced from 2 years ago. Interesting, very close-up camera angle on Leonard/Javier and they are having a lot of fun. LC even incorporates his "thank you Javier" into the melody of the song. (2:55 or so)
ooooh, the smiles... :D :D :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

Postby ladydi » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:42 am

Thanks Esther! Just noticed your add and loved the video! "indienauta" HAS to be female! lol...only one brief shot of Sharon! Amazing camera angle, as in the closeups she was able to frame Leonard, Javier, Roscoe and Neil perfectly! Even got a bit of Dino! The smiles are delightful and infectious!!!

As a side note, I find it interesting and so indicative of the compelling nature of Leonard's music, words, personality, and humanity, that fans are still posting and adding thoughts and videos to concerts that took place over 2 years ago!! Wow.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

Postby bridger15 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:27 am

Great catch, Esther. A superb video. The crowd was wildly enthusisastic and it was welcomed by LC and the band who smiled continually. And as Diana mentioned, shot from a very different angle. I enjoyed it very much.
Thanks for posting it.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

Postby LisaLCFan » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:19 am

Thanks for finding this wonderful video, Esther! What an absolute joy to watch! :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Benicassim (July 20)

Postby Cheshire gal » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:48 am

In this video Leonard looks completely happy. Thank you very much airing it.
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