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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Deepinthedesert » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:25 pm

I have been to all four Irish concerts, but decided that Leonard has come to the well too often this time. I'm probably not the only one, as tickets for his Dublin concerts are being heavily advertised.

I'm a lifelong fan; I've just finished Sylvie Simmons's biography and really enjoyed it. The main deciding factor for me was the O2 venue - despite the advertisements describing it as an intimate venue, it most certainly isn't. The Kilmainham and Lissadel venues were intimate and atmospheric - but I do understand Leonard's aversion to atmospheric Irish rain, wind and cold.

After long and hard inner discussions, I persuaded myself that I could pay my respects to Leonard in Hydra. So, while he's playing in Dublin, I'll be flying to Athens on the 12th September, taking the boat to Hydra the following day. If Leonard wishes to join me, he's very welcome. We can celebrate his birthday with some suitable songs and libations.
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby musicmania » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:56 am

as tickets for his Dublin concerts are being heavily advertised.
Where? I've seen or heard none other than on the Ticketmaster home page where in the last week they are in the featured section again. Any newspaper sightings info so I can get a copy would be much appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Deepinthedesert » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:38 am

Hi Musicmania

The tickets have been advertised on radio several times over the last few weeks, as well as Irish Times.
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby musicmania » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:57 am

Deepinthedesert wrote:Hi Musicmania

The tickets have been advertised on radio several times over the last few weeks, as well as Irish Times.
Thanks, will check The Irish Times.
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby joyezekiel » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:44 pm

An interesting thread. I can see all sides of the argument, but one thing that strikes me (and forgive me if anyone has mentioned this before) is that the majority of the audience at any given show will not have seen multiple concerts, and so it will always be fresh and new to thousands of people who are there. I was listening to "Live in London" the other day, and then I listened to the beautiful recording of the Memphis concert this April (thank you Rachel!) If they were the only two concerts I had ever been to I would consider them completely different. After all, it is our choice to attend so many concerts.

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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Japhy Ryder » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:37 am

LHHUNTER wrote:It's great that the US tour has kicked off again to rave reviews but could it be the performance is becoming a little to predictable in terms of format and content.

Since 2008 every show has begun with the same song for both act 1&2 as well as the first and second encores.
Kinda like Dylan's "NEVER-ENDING" TOUR, huh ???

ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

LIKE A ROLLING STONE.

*shrugs*

Still, i've never seen LC live, & would certainly jump at the chance. Has he considered coming to KOREA ??? Think he has a decent fan base here.

If so, you gotta let me know !!!

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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Zimmy66 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:45 pm

Japhy Ryder wrote:
Kinda like Dylan's "NEVER-ENDING" TOUR, huh ???

ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

LIKE A ROLLING STONE.

*shrugs*

Still, i've never seen LC live, & would certainly jump at the chance. Has he considered coming to KOREA ??? Think he has a decent fan base here.

If so, you gotta let me know !!!
https://app.box.com/s/2gt09dhszwjqo3s2er2w

http://vimeo.com/awblues/videos
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Japhy Ryder » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:56 am

So then, what's he closing his shows with these days ???
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Rodin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:21 am

The internet is a good source of information.
Do you have access to it?
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby MarieM » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:39 am

Japhy Ryder wrote:So then, what's he closing his shows with these days ???
Japhy, all the setlists for the latest leg of the tour are collected here

viewtopic.php?f=75&t=33984

The last concert in Bournmouth closed with:

Closing Time
I Tried to Leave You

but it has varied throughout the past month.

By the way, I see you are rather new to the Forum. Please ignore Rodin. His attitude does not represent the majority of the Forum members you will meet.
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby MaryB » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:46 am

MarieM wrote:
Japhy Ryder wrote:So then, what's he closing his shows with these days ???
Japhy, all the setlists for the latest leg of the tour are collected here

viewtopic.php?f=75&t=33984

The last concert in Bournmouth closed with:

Closing Time
I Tried to Leave You

but it has varied throughout the past month.

By the way, I see you are rather new to the Forum. Please ignore Rodin. His attitude does not represent the majority of the Forum members you will meet.
So true Marie. It is generally a well behaved pleasant place to be Japhy :D
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Rodin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:54 am

MarieM wrote:
Japhy Ryder wrote:So then, what's he closing his shows with these days ???
Japhy, all the setlists for the latest leg of the tour are collected here

viewtopic.php?f=75&t=33984

The last concert in Bournmouth closed with:

Closing Time
I Tried to Leave You

but it has varied throughout the past month.

By the way, I see you are rather new to the Forum. Please ignore Rodin. His attitude does not represent the majority of the Forum members you will meet.

Do keep up love.
He was asking about Bob Dylan setlists.
Info here
http://www.bobdylan.com/us/events
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby MarieM » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:57 am

Rodin wrote:

Do keep up love.
He was asking about Bob Dylan setlists.
Info here
http://www.bobdylan.com/us/events
Thank you, Rodin. Very kind of you to correct me and to provide the correct info. Much appreciated.
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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Rodin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:01 am

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Re: Is it becoming slightly stale?

Postby Zimmy66 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:05 am

Tsk tsk. Grumpy little lot this morning. :roll:

As well as the 'official' site that Rodin has kindly provided Japhy Ryder, here's a link to the definitive fan site which covers the past decade and more:

http://www.boblinks.com/

A vertitable wealth of information at your fingertips. Just like this one. ;-)

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