Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

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Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby dce » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:51 am

Anybody from the forum interested in getting together for pre-show meetups at any of the upcoming concerts?

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd really be keen to meet a few of LC's most loyal Australian fans ... not to mention any overseas board members who are making the long trek down under to see Leonard play (although sadly it sounds like Jarkko won't be able to come).

I will be seeing five of the Australian dates: Adelaide (my home town), Sydney (2nd show), Hunter Valley, Bowral and Brisbane. If there are already meetup plans for any of these ... shoot'em my way. Otherwise .... anybody keen?


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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby Otouto » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:38 am

Hi Dean,

Naturally I would definately be interested in meeting up before the Adelaide concert.

I am still trying to finalise a way to get down there and back seeing that the show will end up running for a good couple of hours.

Chat soon.

S.
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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby dce » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:25 am

Hi Sean,
these winery shows are going to end up as pretty long days. Looking at the programme it looks like the two support acts get about an hour each before Leonard comes on. Assuming he does his full show -- currently close to 3 hours -- that will end up being a LOT of live music in one day.

For transport, the website for A Day On The Green does list a phone number for a bus company, but not many details. Other than that, I guess the other option is just driving -- which is what I will be doing. If you're still short on transport when the time comes close, give me an email: I may have a spare seat or two.

Patiently waiting,


dce

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(For most of November 2010, I followed Leonard and the band as they toured around Australia and New Zealand. You can read about my wanderings on the blog I created to collect them all in one place: http://lcdownunder2010.wordpress.com/)
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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby Irene Teresa » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:14 pm

Id be happy to meet any true Leonard fans while they are in Sydney. 8) if there is a meet up please post it here. :D

I would pay for petrol for any lifts to and esp from the Bowral show.

It is all coming up so fast.
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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby confusion » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:46 pm

I am flying in for the second Sydney show. It is my first time in Australia and would enjoy meeting up with some fellow Cohen fans. Please post any info here.
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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby dce » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:48 am

For Adelaide folk: Otouto and I are planning on trying to meet up at the winery show on Monday. If anyone else is interested in being part of the 'official' LC forum contingent at this show ( :D ) drop either of us a PM or email.
(For most of November 2010, I followed Leonard and the band as they toured around Australia and New Zealand. You can read about my wanderings on the blog I created to collect them all in one place: http://lcdownunder2010.wordpress.com/)
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Brisbane Pre-Concert Meetup

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:03 pm

Well, it's only one week now (3rd Feb) until we see Mr Cohen at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, on what promises to be, from the NZ/Oz reports I've read so far, an awesome night (despite the venue)! :D

Anyway, I thought it would be nice to invite those of you from the Forum who plan to attend this concert (but whom I don't know) to join some of my friends (from Toowoomba, Brisbane and other parts of South East Queensland) beforehand, so we can not only get into a relaxed state, but also share that sense of excited anticipation before the show starts (7.15 pm). I suggest we meet at about 6.00 pm at the Stars Bar - well, given his boosted celebrity status, that's the one our man is most likely to be at! ;-) There are other bars and eateries as you can see by visiting this link: http://www.brisent.com.au/default.asp?PageID=23 , but the BEC staff person I spoke to suggested this was a good size one (and I thought, easy to remember).

I look forward to hopefully seeing some of you there - please spread the word about our "meet-up" plan! :D

Should you have trouble locating us or otherwise want to contact me, my mobile number is 0408 751 541.

Cheers,
Andrew :)

P.S. Dean, I see you plan to be there, so it would be nice to catch up with you in this way. 8)
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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby skipper1967 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:36 am

Any Melbourne meet ups planned??

I am off to the second show. After going to Sydney last week I couldnt let the opportunity to see what could well be Lens last ever Aussie show.

So more tickets, airfares and motels, my poor credit card.
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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby Irene Teresa » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:46 am

IF I had a credit card or ANYTHING worth selling ID be there again for his last Aussie show!!!
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Re: Australian Pre-Concert Meetups?

Postby dce » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:41 pm

Hi Skipper,
I will also be going to the second Melbourne show -- the closing concert of the tour. If you (and anybody else from the forum going that night) would like to catch up for a beverage (of whatever description) before the show, either post meet-up details here or drop me a PM or email!


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