CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, September 3, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby bridger15 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:47 pm

Henning wrote:Impressions before the soundchecK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q95am8Ci8L0

In my secret life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnpRKQfiVJU
Thank you for capturing these clips. Both are very interesting.

Is Hattie sitting on a chair? For the whole concert?

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby basecamp » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:03 pm

Henning wrote:Leonard ..who ?

LOL! Altough he apparently didn't know LC I saw this security man tapping his feet a few times!

A newspapier reviewed the concert:

9.000 Zuhörer folgen gebannt Konzert von Leonard Cohen in Wiesbaden
04.09.2010 - WIESBADEN
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Von Anke Hollingshaus

Erst kommen seine Musiker, dann er: Im Laufschritt betritt Leonard Cohen die Bühne. Den schwarzen Hut tief ins Gesicht gezogen, auf den beiden Videoleinwänden, die rechts und links der Bühne auf dem Bowling Green installiert sind, sieht man jede seiner grauen Bartstoppeln. Er lächelt und schon hat er sie: Der Mann, der in 17 Tagen 76 Jahre alt wird, zieht vor dem Kurhaus mehr als 9.000 Zuhörer in seinen Bann.

„Wir versprechen Ihnen, heute Abend alles zu geben“, kündigt Leonard Cohen an. Und hält das Versprechen. Schon zur Pause nach anderthalb Stunden applaudieren viele ihm stehend. Wer vor dem Konzert das Publikum fragt, warum es hier ist, hört Geschichten wie diese: „Ich hatte damals einen Freund, der war ein solcher Cohen-Fan, den haben wir rauf und runter gehört. Oder diese: „Suzanne gehörte zu unserem Lebensgefühl wie sonst kaum ein Lied.“

Klar: Wir bewegen uns in Altersgruppen, die den Mann, der einem noch immer Schauer über den Rücken jagt, aus den 60er Jahren kennen. Jüngere, von Müttern oder Vätern ein bisschen überredet mitzukommen, kennen nur wenige der Cohen-Lieder, lassen sich aber auch einfangen von der Atmosphäre dieses Konzerts und von der Ausstrahlung dieses Mannes, der nach jedem Stück brav seinen Hut zieht und sich am Können seiner Kollegen auf der Bühne unglaublich erfreuen kann.

Ewiger Melancholiker

Freude: Ein Wort, das nicht jedem bei Leonard Cohen zu allererst einfällt. Der ewige Melancholiker, der traurige, andere auch traurig machende Sänger, hat sie am Freitagabend unübersehbar. Er freut sich auch an der Atmosphäre, darüber, „dass wir hier an einem solch schönen Ort zusammen sein können, bei soviel Chaos in der Welt.“

Um Punkt sieben Uhr startet Cohen mit „Dance me to the end of love“. Da hatten sich die meisten Zaungäste auf der Wilhelmstraße und die Geladenen beim Empfang von Hessen Lotto vor den Kurhaus-Kolonnaden schon ihre „Suzanne“-Erfahrungen erzählt und freuten sich mit den Veranstaltern über das ideale Konzert-Wetter. Dabei: Ex-Ministerpräsident Roland Koch, ZDF-Sportmann Rolf Töpperwien, Offenbacher-Kickers-Präsident Dieter Müller und OB Helmut Müller mit Sohn Leon, der vom Fast-Namensvetter Leonard noch nicht sooo viel gehört hat, aber tapfer mitgeht. Vielleicht hat auch er sich einfangen lassen von Leonard Cohen an diesem wunderschönen Abend auf dem Bowling Green.
http://www.wiesbadener-kurier.de/region ... 347205.htm

There you can find also a nice pre concert video!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby Pearlvoice » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:18 pm

edlosi wrote:Hi Nobody,

I still like your reports and pictures. :D 8)

Isa
*lol* Thank you so much, Isa. Then these ones are especially for you. To add to the gallery of sunglasses 8)
Even though they're not mine but taken by the HR1 photographer - but ...

Sincerely,
Nobody

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby edlosi » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks Nobody,

for the wonderful picture of Leonard wearing sunglasses.
You must have read my thoughts. :D

Isa
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby basecamp » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:11 pm

Great pics, Pearlvoice!
I took a few snapshot with my mobil:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby Heike » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:55 pm

Thank you to everyone for your reports, articles and lovely pictures :) !

It was a very special night in Wiesbaden, thanks to Leonard's happy mood and (in my opinion) more theatrical performance than usual, my great seat in the second row (with Claudia and edlosi, just behind Pearlvoice), the sunny weather, and the lovely pre- and post-concert meetups.

You have already read about some of the funny and extraordinary moments we witnessed, here are three more things:
- Leonard sang "I walked into this ancient church" in Wiesbaden, perhaps he meant the beautiful Marktkirche?
- During "Everybody knows", he gave the blessing and then continued drawing the sign of the cross across his heart. (He probably did this before but I never noticed.)
- Before the last encore, Leonard said something like "We would love to play for you all night" - I wouldn't have objected :D

Best wishes,
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby Hartmut » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:27 pm

and with a serious look said “Was that supposed to make me feel better?”

Are you sure? - I heared:
“Is that supposed to make me feel bad?”
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby TineDoes » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:35 pm

Heike wrote:- During "Everybody knows", he gave the blessing and then continued drawing the sign of the cross across his heart. (He probably did this before but I never noticed.)
I saw him put his hand with two fingers together pointing upward over his heart in 2 concerts in Gent, he did this very solemnly while singing the following lines:
Take one last look at this sacred heart
Before it blows
"There’s no forsaking what you love ...."

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:38 pm

Video uploaded by "MainzPirat" - Thanks!

"So Long Marianne" - partial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8orJo7nrHaE

"Who By Fire" - Javier Mas solo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aprDdsP2bI

"Hallelujah" - short clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95zgW6sIQiE
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:42 pm

Uploaded by "maryloo26" - Thanks!

"So Long Marianne"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wym-_SlAA-w
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby edlosi » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:58 pm

Sturgess66, thanks for collecting all the information about the Wiesbaden show.
Thanks to all for their videos, reports, pictures.

Isa
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby Puddingdale » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:36 pm

Hartmut wrote:Are you sure? - I heared:
“Is that supposed to make me feel bad?”
We are indeed not sure, Pearlvoice and I. It really sounded like "bad" but then "better" seemed to make more sense. *shrugs* In any case it was cool and fun 8)
bridger15 wrote:Is Hattie sitting on a chair? For the whole concert?
No, not for the whole concert but during a few songs she took to the chair. No idea if that has happened before.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby Puddingdale » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:47 pm

Finally a video of So Long Marianne, including Leonard's forgetting the lyrics charmingly, is available:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wym-_SlAA-w

Thank you so much, maryloo!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby PeGu » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:14 am

I was sure, at the time, he said "bad". There was a pause before this remark, and his smile became a kind of broad grin maybe indicating he wanted to take the mock-irony of his thanks for the virtuosity of his keyboard solo even further.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 3, 2010

Postby liverpoolken » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:34 am

....caren, conny and hans had all just arrived in town and were heading up to book into their hotel, heike, claudia (i hope i've spelt that right) and i were off to find something to eat and ute and frauke were off to the soundcheck.... but as fate would have it all our paths just happened tp cross on wilhelmstrasse..........
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