CONCERT REPORT: New York, Feb 19 at the Beacon

USA and Canada (April 1 - June 4, 2009). Special concert for fans in NYC (February 19). Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby Actually » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:47 pm

Oh and can anyone tell me, if I can wash that bag? I was using it while walking through the city and somehow there must have been some dirt/dust around...
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby MaryB » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:51 pm

Nikko,
What great pictures - you shouldn't have cut off your head - you are gorgeous. Thank you for the pics!
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby IrishAL » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:04 am

If anyone is interested I have uploaded some more concert videos. You can find them at the top of the youtube link topic section , or follow this link to Democracy and they are all there.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSCBV9ycyXQ

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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby lightning » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:08 am

Irish Al-- did you have permission from the house or someone to shoot all this video? A high def camcorder is large and not easily concealed.
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:34 am

Hi Nico ~

Thanks for those great photos [I'm trusting that we'll see them elsewhere later, including you, right? You have that 'bigger than life,' blonde woman thing going on :D ... like Movie Star Central]... the Webb Sisters have such a sweetness about them and it shows in their photos 8) .

The one of Sharon Robinson reminds me of what I thought of, again, as I watched her Thursday night... how, when I went to see Michelle Obama speak in person during the end portions of the campaign, as I watched and listened to her, I thought, "She's got the Sharon Robinson thing going on... natural, strong, earthy, down-to-earth, sincere, intelligent, genuine, warm, and engaging... glorious, huge smiles and sparkling eyes that glow... they emanate enough light to illuminate a room... a very real, unproduced kind of beauty." Watching her interact with others during the VIP reception, I thought about how similar her interaction manner was to Michelle's, as I watched Michelle on the rope line after her speech. I came within three people of meeting Michelle [two others between us]... I'm so happy to say that wasn't the case with Sharon. Waiting my turn, I was able to meet her just before she had to depart to go do the show. It's interesting to me that I first compared our First Lady to Sharon, rather than vice versa. Their public selves are very similar... and, with each, their public selves appear to be in sync with their private selves. Both such very 'together' women.

Such classic understatement when I said to Sharon, "It was very nice to meet you."


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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:53 am

Leonard from Montreal ~

You may need to rework your signature... I did see you at the VIP reception, did I not? If I'm remembering correctly on that, and you thought to keep it, you indeed now do have the Golden Voice ;-) .

Thank you for your appreciation and being so happy for me on my Joe's Pub experience. I appreciate that... a lot. Thank you, too, for your insight and the additional connections 8) .


~ Lizzy
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby Wimmer » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:11 am

Hallo!

This is so great to read in this forum. I have see the you tube from beacon is so good. I remeber from the last concert in vienna 2008 for
me the best concert .sorry i have forget too write in englisch.
Greating from vienna
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:18 am

Hi Marina ~

The purpose of language is to communicate, right? I understand perfectly what you're saying. Your English is fine. Greetings to Vienna and welcome back to the Forum :D .

It's so exciting reading what everyone says, much less viewing it. As much as is possible, it's the reliving of a wonderful night.


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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby Wimmer » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:35 am

Hallo Lizzy!

Thank you,
I would like gladly to part in the concert in new york. :D :D
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:48 am

I watched the video, Irish Al. Thank you for capturing this song. It's such an important one for our country right now. I love this man. No one can sing his songs like he does. Only he totally captures all of the internal energies and meanings of his lyrics. He worked so hard to get them exactly right. Only he knew what he was going for... and only he knew when he nailed it. It all comes through only when he sings them. As someone said earlier, it was the best rendering of I'm Your Man they've ever heard. It's because only Leonard knew the original, intended nuances and is able to convey them, in so many different ways... his pauses, his inflections, his body language, his every means of expression.

You even captured his skip :D !!! YaY 8) !!!


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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby IrishMar » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:02 am

Hi again, Marie ~

I know your face and am wondering if it's because we talked, or because I just listened as you were talking with someone else... maybe Marie [the other one]? I keep looking and trying to bring it back which it was.

That is such a beautiful story and unbelievably good photo . I'm so glad you seized the moment . You're very beautiful, and Leonard looks so handsome, healthy, and happy. You obviously had a very positive exchange. It's going to be some time before you normalize.


~ Lizzy
Hi Lizzy

Thank you for your lovely comments on my photo etc. Yes we did indeed meet. We made eye contact and smiled, in the restroom of all places!, before the show. Later I was talking to Marie Mazur in O'Hurleys and we did exchange a few words, albeit brief. It was lovely to meet you and hope to see you again "on down the road" as Leonard would say. Sorry about the delay in replying, I havn't normalized yet!!

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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:23 am

Aha ~ yes! No wonder :D . I remember both now... and Marie had confirmed for me that when I came up and touched her on the shoulder [wanting to let her know I was there without interrupting your and her conversation], that it was you. Your face is very memorable... in the context of so many people and exchanges, the exact times and locations can become lost. The connection is what matters most.

I'll bet you haven't normalized yet 8) ! No rush... :D . I'm so happy for you.


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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby leonardmtl » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:37 am

lizzytysh wrote:Leonard from Montreal ~

You may need to rework your signature... I did see you at the VIP reception, did I not? If I'm remembering correctly on that, and you thought to keep it, you indeed now do have the Golden Voice ;-) .

Thank you for your appreciation and being so happy for me on my Joe's Pub experience. I appreciate that... a lot. Thank you, too, for your insight and the additional connections 8) .


~ Lizzy
See new signature!......

Leonard from Montreal...same name...same town...no Golden Voice (Capitalized)
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby Relate » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:38 pm

I attended the show last Thursday - what an evening! But I am surprised that no-one has mentioned the fiasco at the beginning of the show. Lots of people were still taking their seats *5* songs into the performace, there was confusion all around and the sound of walkie-talkies as the ushers tried to sort out the mess. At one point an usher even tapped me on the shoulder, interrupting my enjoyment of a song, to ask what my seat number was. It was utter chaos, and ruined a good portion of the first half of the show. Did the box office release some last minute unsold tickets or something? It was a fantastic show, but something went seriously wrong at the beginning.
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Re: New York, February 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre Show

Postby jarkko » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:04 pm

Leonard's concerts always begin exactly at the given time, and many venues are not used to that. They should ask people to take their seats much earlier!
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