Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:54 pm

While we wait - here is a bit of "Bird On The Wire" from Edina. Come on - it ain't that bad! She's tired of the global guilt - she just wants nicer things. :lol:

http://www.vimeo.com/4208340
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby silvinka » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:02 pm

I´d like to share with my pics from bratislava, where should I put it? Right here or is some better place? ;-)
But you stand there so nice, in your blizzard of ice,
oh please let me come into the storm
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby juriusz » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:07 pm

Finally I have a few free minutes, this is the setlist I was lucky to be given at the end of the concert:
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EDIT: I was sitting pretty far from the scene, but recorded a few songs. Don't know if anyone is interested, quality is really bad.
The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQtBYlb8HR8
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby bluebell » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:45 pm

Just wondering does anyone have a video of the introduction to Anthem (ring the bells) or even remember the words.
Leonard used a different introduction to any I've heard before.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby bridger15 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:45 pm

juriusz wrote: I was sitting pretty far from the scene, but recorded a few songs. Don't know if anyone is interested, quality is really bad.
The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQtBYlb8HR8
It's always a joy to watch an LC "You Are There" video. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby iveta » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:03 pm

silvinka on Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:02 pm
I´d like to share with my pics from bratislava, where should I put it? Right here or is some better place? ;-)
pleaaase here

awaiting eagerly
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby silvinka » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:19 pm

pleaaase here

awaiting eagerly[/quote]

;-) pics here and video tomorrow on youtube
(btw-I´ve helped to Marina with posting pics, but she coulńd find pics in her comp :? )
lc 3.jpg
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby silvinka » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:21 pm

lc 77.jpg
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby silvinka » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:46 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby iveta » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:52 pm

most grateful
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby silvinka » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:54 pm

iveta wrote:most grateful
dík ;-) thanks :D I´ve had really good place
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby iveta » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:07 pm

sa ti žije :)
congratulations :)
next time he comes i´ll buy a ticket - no matter how expensive - for a place where I´ll be able to give him flowers, some danubish hyacint wild
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby IrishMar » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:11 pm

Left Dublin at the break of day on Friday. Had a very nice time sightseeing in Bratislava. Quick snooze to refresh was interrupted by a drum practice in one of the main squares, it was a national holiday weekend.

We met our Slovakian friends Michal and Katarina for dinner and then went to the concert. I was a little apprehensive as to whether they would enjoy the night. They are a lot younger than us and newbies to Leonard.

The first eight rows on the floor were reserved for vip guests. We all know that Leonard starts his concerts on time but it was a shame that the organisors didn't announce this, it might have avoided lots of visual interruptions during the first song as latecomers took their seats.

Highlights of the night for me included hearing my first live version of Lover Lover Lover, an absolute delight.

The second half started strangely in that our row (9) temporarily became the front row as Leonard was left singing to a virtually empty first eight rows as the vip guests were still elsewhere. Again lots of interruptions as the filed in towards the end of the song.

Sharon, Charley, Hattie and Leonard were presented with flower arrangements close to the end of the concert by two girls who were allowed through the security barrier by a member of staff. They were all beautiful but Leonard's arrangement stood out, it was customised, the long stemmed flowers were surrounding a miniature fedora. I do hope someone had a photo of this, I attempted to take one but I couldn't switch the flash off in time so I missed the moment. Lovely to witness.

It was great to see some Forum members. Kaz it was great to meet both you and your daughter. Hope to see you again.

Lovely to meet you Bluebell, In answer to your question, the poem Leonard recited as an introduction to Anthem is called The Flood from the Book of Longing;

The flood it is gathering
Soon it will move
Across every valley
Against every roof
The body will drown
And the soul will break loose - (and the spirit shake loose) is what he recited on the night
I write all this down
But I don't have the proof

I was so happy at the end of the night when our friends declared Leonard facinating and said they really enjoyed
the show.

Already looking forward to Barcelona.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby Wimmer » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:21 am

Great Photos silvinka!!! :D
We can view reports only confirm. We sat on 13 row.
After the concert we had a chance and meet roscoe Beck and Rafael Gaylo and we became Autographs. After 10minutes later outside wir meet Mr. Cohen. There were a few people and he actually gave a few autographs. I became a one in the Book of longing. :D I can not believe still. I willl try the pictures upload and to share this joy with you.We will never forgot this moment in our life.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Postby jozef » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:55 am

A few thousand people sit in a hall
Is it big or is it small
Well I come out of my room
A loner breathing through the gloom

You spend a lot of time kneeling
To read the traces of a life
And when I think I get the feeling
It's time to move to the next line



I wish Mr. Cohen would say few more words between songs, especially prior to those heavy bombs of poetry, to prepare us for such an intimate experience. I would sacrifice one or two songs for some insight guidance.
The band had great sound. Sharon Robertson has great r'n'b and soul expression, the band could make one or two more r'n'b arrangements. Also I would like to hear more solos from the pianist. The Web sisters were just amazing. Their "If It Be Your Will" was jaw-dropping.
Who knows maybe some decoration or ballet dance or video, all in very decent manner, could make it even more impressive for distant seats. Once again, thanks to Leonard's bus drivers. :)

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