CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby sueandtony » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:44 pm

Message for Lizzie from sueandtony ref Granada concert. Not sure if my reply to you has gone, seems to be stuck in my outbox (am new to forums) so will repeat here.
It's outdoor and a football stadium on the eastern outskirts of Granada, looks easy to find, I don't know about the size of it though.I bought tickets sunday, got row 10 so good seats still available. Received my tickets yesterday, (cost 40 euros for UPS shipment). See you there?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby somewhat_nifty » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:46 pm

mydoglorca wrote:
I'm your woman wrote
But in doing so she spoke for all three of us. And I suspect a large proportion of the female audience as well!
I think I'm alot older than you. I remember seeing him in 1976 when he gave us his hotel & room number during the concert. I often think of those who were less well behaved than I was!! ;-)
Blimey - why was I born too late?! :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby mydoglorca » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:44 pm

I'm your woman wrote
And you didn't take him up on it?!
Just checked RAH November posts & the photo. I remember you two now! Still green with envy at your luck. I'll be looking out for him & hoping to share your good fortune even if it means I catch his cold - (if he has one!) :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby Womanfromaroom » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:51 pm

Shame - could not have made 1976. That was when I was born... :-(
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby Evie B » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:22 pm

D1054 wrote:Could I ask if any one made a note of the songs and in what order performed as I would be keen to know
Mike
Hi Mike
The set lists for each show are the top threads at the beginning of the relevant Tour, i.e. in this case The Summer Tour in Europe 2009, the first thread under the heading Setlists for the Summer Tour in Europe 2009. The setlist for Weybridge has been posted there.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby stargazer61 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:16 pm

imyourwoman wrote:
somewhat_nifty wrote:I was in A5 N and a couple of rows ahead were three girls with a banner - does anyone know what it said? (I couldn't read it in reverse!) Are you members here? Leonard looked like he saw it at one point!

In response to the First We Take Manhattan request above, I have an 'action' recording here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYEY-Td0npI
That was us! The banner says 'Len - i'm your woman'. It's the same banner that is briefly glimpsed on the Live in London DVD (we were in the front row for that concert and one of the cameramen filmed it). So now we take it to all of the gigs. I'm glad you thought Leonard saw it, it was hard to see from behind the banner!
I was a couple of rows behind you! Loved the banner! But what was the 'noise' that sounded at one point..I'm sure you lot were responsible!
:D

P.S. I was also one of the lucky ones to hear the whole soundcheck...it was like having a little private concert all to ourselves! In retrospect, despite, and because of, the awful rain, I think Wetbridge was a magnificent concert; Leonard seemed to really connect with the audience in the second half. Couldn't believe how the band kept playing despite their instruments being covered, and the rain and wind howling across the stage!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby imyourwoman » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:55 pm

stargazer61 wrote:
I was a couple of rows behind you! Loved the banner! But what was the 'noise' that sounded at one point..I'm sure you lot were responsible!
:D
I think that may have been our 'little' phwarrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhh during I'm Your Man. Sorry if it upset anyone, but we were unable to contain ourselves.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby stargazer61 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:03 am

imyourwoman wrote:
stargazer61 wrote:
I was a couple of rows behind you! Loved the banner! But what was the 'noise' that sounded at one point..I'm sure you lot were responsible!
:D
I think that may have been our 'little' phwarrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhh during I'm Your Man. Sorry if it upset anyone, but we were unable to contain ourselves.
Nooooo!!!! Loved it !!! A perfect little moment! I collapsed with laughter! It was a short, swift funny moment; if you had repeated it loads of times, that would have been different! The banner was great as well and it was appreciated that you only waved the banner after the songs had finished. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby Rock Chick » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:50 am

What an absolutely amazing evening! It was truly perfect in every way. Leonard was most definitely on top form and clearly loved every second of it. The atmosphere was electrifying and I still keep getting spine tingling chills shooting through my body every time I think of it. I loved the audience participation during I'm Your Man ;-) , Bird on the Wire sounded better than ever and Famous Blue Raincoat was Heavenly. I didn't really notice the rain until after the concert when I realised I was completely drenched and my programme had turned into papier mache! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Leonard and the wonderful band for such a special concert.

After reading mydoglorca's post I have just one regret.... why oh why wasn't I born earlier?! The thought of being around in 1976 when Leonard announced details of his hotel and room number during a concert is just unbearable ;-)
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Pictures from Weybridge concert

Postby vido » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:31 pm

Hi hi. If people who have pictures from the Weybridge concert is it possible that someone can send me some pictures to the e-mail vido@24seven.is. I want to have some pictures as an extra memories from this great concerts.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby carolinatwo » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:23 pm

Hello... My first contribution to this lovely site...
wanted to share the letter I wrote to my family of the heart, the morning after Weybridge...

Dear Lovelies
I find myself in this moment dancing and weeping my way into a new day. I wanted to connect with you all before I brave IKEA in pursuit of more wooden boards for Carolina's cooking enterprise!

Thank you for being my family in all the utterly beautiful ways that you are. Thank you for coming to my house, even though for many it was in the wrong direction (geographically speaking!) Thank you for bringing flowers, sparkling vino, the most erotic fruit salad I've ever encountered... and thank you for bringing your lovely selves and your love of Leonard.

He is an angel for me, not because he's so different and bigger and better, but because he is so the same, so human. I never understood the reductive analysis of him as suicide music, because for me it is the opposite... he has helped me to live, to live anyway, and to try and trust as Jan Day would say, the chaos of our crazy human journeys... and how could it be any different. So to see him again, and with all of you, means so very much. To see him in the rain, as he is, with his melted, broken open heart in the lines in his face, and in the love in his eyes... to get so wet, to get to the front of the stage finally, to share the last wave of the journey with Jan, weraring not rags and feathers from salvation army counters, but bad plastic pac macs...all of us though dressed in our rags of light... and being able to salute him as he saluted us...

Mr. C, who has been singing his songs inside me for the last 38 years... and sometimes I absolutely do not need any music machines to hear him... sometimes I dream about him, sometimes as the lover, often as my father (the one I longed for) and always as my brother... So thank you Leonard, for giving so much naked soul, and for being my brother even though we've never met...

And thank you my lovelies, for being a Leonard ritual with me xxx
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby IrishMar » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:00 pm

I have very little to add to what has already been posted about this wonderful concert. Most enjoyable, from the start, it was great to meet other Forum members, Paula and all the other lovely ladies, it was a pleasure to meet you. I got a copy of the latest programme, to add to my collection, which is really nice, lovely black and white shots taken by Dominique Isserman.

We managed to capture Leonard's final blessing, Arlene, this one's for you;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9snUNb5Ptw

Looking forward to the next one.

Marie
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby ladydi » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:26 pm

Hi Marie,

Thanks SO much for posting the video of "Whither Thou Goest" and the final blessings! I'm sitting here with tears of happiness and joy running down my cheeks. It was well filmed. How special it would have been to be at Weybridge (no matter how wet everyone was!) as I think it will become one of the defining concerts of the whole tour. Just watching the video you can feel the love between Leonard, everyone on stage, and the thousands of fans! Simply beautiful.

All the best,
Diana
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby emilyb » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:55 pm

Hello everyone
I have been reading this thread for days but Marie's clip of Whither Thou Goest and the blessings has finally spurred me on to register with the site. Thank you so much for posting it, Marie - it's wonderful.

It was a privilege to be at Weybridge and I can't see that anything will surpass the experience of standing near the front for the encores. I can't add much to what everyone else has said, except to echo those who are kicking themselves for being too young in 1976 ;-)

Does anyone have a recording of Tower of Song? I managed to loiter in front of him on my way back from the loos ;-) and he looked at me and smiled. It didn't last long but I would love to see it again...
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Weybridge, July 11

Postby howthelightgetsin » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:38 pm

ladydi wrote:Hi Marie,

Thanks SO much for posting the video of "Whither Thou Goest" and the final blessings! I'm sitting here with tears of happiness and joy running down my cheeks. It was well filmed. How special it would have been to be at Weybridge (no matter how wet everyone was!) as I think it will become one of the defining concerts of the whole tour. Just watching the video you can feel the love between Leonard, everyone on stage, and the thousands of fans! Simply beautiful.

All the best,
Diana
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