CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby somewhat_nifty » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:12 pm

What brilliant photos :D Like Happygirl, can't believe it was a week ago it was all happening...
I'm chained to the old masquerade...
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby zodkavombie » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:22 pm

Hi
Sorry for delay but I have a very, very old computer and it takes for ever to download not to mention that it goes into 'fatal mode' as it can't cope :(
I can't believe it's already a week since THE concert. Got a lot more clips to add and I don't know how long it will take so please be patient :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PwerOYMPcg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mly9tGAxC3g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3dtTttpnM
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby burningviolin » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:23 pm

We were all on the march this time last week...... :cry: poster at the ready...... :cry: What a fab time it was, great memories that make me smile broadly when I think back.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby trish » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:39 pm

burningviolin wrote:We were all on the march this time last week...... :cry: poster at the ready...... :cry: What a fab time it was, great memories that make me smile broadly when I think back.
Burning Violin, I am sure that Leonard smiled broadly when he saw your poster too :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Mollydog » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:46 am

I have really enjoyed reading all the reviews and watching the videos. Last week was such a memorable experience and it is helping me hang on to that magical feeling.

I’m sure that many people feel the same way, but two moments stand out for me in this amazing concert that will stay with me forever. The first, during Suzanne when all the Forum members lit their thin green candles. I felt so proud and privileged to be part of the Forum family. The second, when Leonard thanked the members of the Forum after Whither Thou Goest. I thought my heart would burst.

It was so wonderful to meet so many lovely people in the beautiful city of Barcelona!

Mary
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby zodkavombie » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:17 pm

Hi
A few more for you that I have downloaded today
First we take Manhattan
If it be your will/Closing time
I tried to leave you
Famous blue raincoat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HWHI7jngWI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oUccPRBDVc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsya3F4kOU4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtfNX0qwF14

Enjoy I hope :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Aloevera » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:10 am

Greetings to all from lovely autumnal Dublin,

It has taken me a week to come down from the high of Barcelona - it was magical. So many memories to cherish for the rest of my life. I feel so blessed and privileged to be part of this wonderful group of people. I can't add anything more about the concert - it has all been said on this thread and the photos tell the story. So from the bottom of my heart I send my thanks to our Spanish team for such kindness and hospitality in your beautiful city. To all the forum members I had the honour of meeting in Hydra for the first time in June and again last week, thank you for the warmth of your welcome. Meeting so many new Cohenites in Barcelona was pure pleasure.

To Jarkko and Eija - take a bow, you have made it all possible.

On Sunday evening my beautiful 7 year old daughter burst into tears "oh mommy" she cried, "are you going to live with Leonard because you love him so much...?"

Fellow forum members - you understand the nature of this particular addiction!!!!!

In song.

Paula :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Laura » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:10 pm

Hi everyone.

I followed the reports here quite carefully, but I might have missed something in the 16-previous pages. So I have a question, about something that no one seems to have mentioned here. I thought I heard something about a new song being rehearsed at the soundcheck; was anybody present there, did that really happen?!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby mutti » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:35 pm

Thank you one and all for all the posts and you tubes and photos you have placed....
it made it so much closer for those of us who couldn't be there in person.
I imagine it was one of the most memorable evenings and very magical being in Barcelona...
the thin green candles at Suzanne was incredible!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Maarten » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:38 pm

Laura wrote:Hi everyone.

I followed the reports here quite carefully, but I might have missed something in the 16-previous pages. So I have a question, about something that no one seems to have mentioned here. I thought I heard something about a new song being rehearsed at the soundcheck; was anybody present there, did that really happen?!

Laura
Laura,
I believe Jarkko told me something about a new 15 minute long song being played during soundcheck, but I'm not 100% sure now... :roll:
The best persons to ask are Jarkko and Henning, so perhaps one of them can help us out here...?

Maarten

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Laura » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:49 pm

Maarten wrote:
Laura,
I believe Jarkko told me something about a new 15 minute long song being played during soundcheck, but I'm not 100% sure now... :roll:
The best persons to ask are Jarkko and Henning, so perhaps one of them can help us out here...?

Maarten

15-min long?!! Now I definitely want to know more! Please!!!
So there were no other privileged allowed at the soundcheck?

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Maarten » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:21 am

Laura,
Only a few lucky ones (J and H) had a golden ticket to go and see the soundcheck, but some of us were already at the venue and you could listen to the soundcheck if you stayed close enough to the entrance. I was there too, but decided to have a talk with some of the other members that were queing up to get their tickets from the box office... I haven't heard anything of the soundcheck myself, sorry...

That's about all I know...

Maarten

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Actually » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:43 am

I was busy taking pictures, when I should have pressed my ear against the walls of the buildung...

Here's some Barcelona spirit for all you people, who have been there, and even more so for the ones, who couldn't...

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby Laura » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:15 am

Thank you, Maarten. :-)
Apparently sometimes it's good to listen at the doors (I would have done so!)

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Barcelona, September 21 (Leonard's birthday)

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:30 am

Exxxquisite photo, Actually 8) :D 8) !!! A breathtaking WoW.


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