CONCERT REPORT: Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 25, 2013

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CONCERT REPORT: Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 25, 2013

Postby johnos » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:50 am

Great venue, relatively new basketball stadium, appreciative audience, band and Leonard in great form, not played, anthem, say goodbye, last dance, played, chelsea hotel, tower,tried to leave you, highlights were darkness with the new arrangement on opening, new variation on javiers opening to who by fire, chelsea hotel , sisters of mercy and raincoat were highlights for us. Have seen this show a few times in the last year, its getting better and better, not in any bit stale. anthem missed again. finished set 1 with lover lover, band intro is a bit rushed and harder to hear than with anthem.photos to follow
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Re: Concert report Ljubljana

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:16 am

Set list posted by Paul Zagreb in Setlists thread -
Paul Zagreb wrote:Ljubljana, Arena Stožice 25 July 2013

Set 1
Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
Who By Fire
The Darkness
Amen
Come Healing
Lover Lover Lover

Set 2
Tower of Song
Suzanne
Chelsea Hotel
Sisters of Mercy
The Partisan
Alexandra Leaving (Sharon Robinson)
I'm Your Man
Hallelujah
Take This Waltz

Encore 1
So Long Marianne
Going Home
First We Take Manhattan

Encore 2
Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will
Closing Time

Encore 3
I Tried to Leave You

Start 2045 End 2350
Great concert!
The venue, Arena Stožice, is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Ljubljana - north of the city center.
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Ljubljana -
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Loving Ljubljana - http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012 ... jana/?_r=0
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Re: Concert report Ljubljana

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:27 am

TWITTER -
HoD ‏@Heart469 Leonard Cohen... pic.twitter.com/8F8P4zdgxD
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‏@bjakeb Leonard Cohen http://instagram.com/p/cMyjXOmmFo/
Short Video - Repent
http://instagram.com/p/cMyjXOmmFo/#
@Izak_Kosir Waiting for Leonard. #cohen #concert #ljubljana #stozice http://instagram.com/p/cMtbDRv-jJ/
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@Sraqa - Bah, zdaj pa rabim nove zvočnike! #leonardcohen pic.twitter.com/0qvBkH62wD
[Bah, now I need new speakers! # leonardcohen]
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@grubissetta Mister Leonard #Cohen #Ljubljana pic.twitter.com/2rKc33SUfO
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Matej Artač ‏@matej_artac - He left the stage accompanied by laud applause and cheering and his last words to us were "see you down below!" #LeonardCohen
Mladen Prajdic ‏@MladenPrajdic - "This is the last time we see each other, friends" Leonard Cohen today in Ljubljana.
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Re: Concert report Ljubljana

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:51 am

From Joey Carenza - Notes From The Road - http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/

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Keep Calm Ljubljana

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Wrapped & Leaving

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From Leif Bodnarchuk - what used to be NO IDEAS - is now WRITING MAN, HEAR MY WORDS -

Ljubljana rehearsal - http://leifb73.com/2013/07/24/old-ideas ... rehearsal/
Ljubljana show - http://leifb73.com/2013/07/26/old-ideas ... ljubljana/
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Re: Concert report Ljubljana

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:10 am

Video uploaded by alfislo2 -

Sisters of Mercy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G05zhmj_MQ

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Video uploaded by Natasa Korazija

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4dQyzGc5YY

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Uploaded by 12345blaz -

Hallelujah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2BCls4D5Z0
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby mnkyface » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:54 am

sturgess66 wrote:TWITTER -
Matej Artač ‏@matej_artac - He left the stage accompanied by laud applause and cheering and his last words to us were "see you down below!" #LeonardCohen
Down below? Is that Leonard's gentlemanly way of saying "See you in hell"?? :lol: :lol:
The person probably misheard - I bet he said "down the road". Which is encouraging, because the other tweet sounded very final:
Mladen Prajdic ‏@MladenPrajdic - "This is the last time we see each other, friends" Leonard Cohen today in Ljubljana.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby johnos » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:43 am

setlist lbuj
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby B4real » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:48 am

mnkyface wrote:He left the stage accompanied by loud applause and cheering and his last words to us were "see you down below!" #LeonardCohen
ah Esther,
Must have been a Freudian Slip, he obviously meant "Down Under" for Australia and New Zealand :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby Paul Zagreb » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:50 am

I did not hear the more pessimistic "this may be the last time we see each other, friends" but I do recall him saying "I hope we see each other somewhere down the road". The phrase "down below" open up a whole different discourse in the Cohen canon, no?

As for the concert: It started at 8.45pm .. most tickets said 8pm although ours from the special fan sale said 9pm .. The hall is new but looks old .. it is a metal monstrosity with a funny roof. The sound for us in the front was much better than I had expected although friends further back said there was a distinct echo. The public was mostly respectfully enthusiastic although there were more than the usual hollers of nothing in particular from the side. The security people were very laid back ... allowing people to come to the front to take photos and even some waltzing couples during Take This Waltz. From so close, I could see the real chemistry between all the group and everyone - especially Leonard - seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. It was wonderful also to see how Leonard both strains for every word and yet also interacts so well with the band members. He seemed to be really enjoying himself. Less banter than usual between songs and a concert of 25 songs in total. I believe he has made a conscious decision to play a little less and who can blame him.

Musical highlights: I love the reworked version of Lover, Lover, Lover even if it means that we don't get to hear Anthem. The placing together of Suzanne, Chelsea Hotel and Sisters of Mercy works wonderfully with the main focus being Leonard's voice and guitar with very little else in the background. Take This waltz was sublime perfection and the encores did not disappoint ... a mix of singalong and sublime concentration.

At the end - After I Tried to Leave You - Leonard picked up a bunch of flowers and handed them to Sharon; he also picked up a note which one young woman had placed on the stage ... not sure it was worth it: it simply said Famous Blue Raincoat in large scrawly letters! Hattie picked up a large envelope from her side of the stage. And I got my first set list to treasure.

Looking forward to Pula and lots of Forum friends.

Paul
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby johnos » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:59 am

Manhattan encore
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:02 pm

Good video - uploaded by alfisho2

First We Take Manhattan
(I *think* this captures it - at the end he says "thanks a lot friends. See you down the road, friends.")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q95LvV8wqA&

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Video uploaded by Urban Lavrencic

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwRi9csrzu8

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM1KKFvVawk

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Uploaded by nenadvucic -

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhsh3LhHBA0

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Uploaded by 12345blaz

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2BCls4D5Z0

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Uploaded by Natasa Korazija

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4dQyzGc5YY
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:12 pm

More video -

Uploaded by vesnafp –

I’m Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_pdrN8VDV8

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbqsfhnInc

(Paul mentions the "hollers." And it's interesting - so far, the same person seems to holler in the exact same place - in all 3 videos of Suzanne? :lol: )
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby HelenOE » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:50 pm

Paul Zagreb wrote:I did not hear the more pessimistic "this may be the last time we see each other, friends" but I do recall him saying "I hope we see each other somewhere down the road". The phrase "down below" open up a whole different discourse in the Cohen canon, no?
Paul
I saw the tweet that had "...is the last time..." which was rather disquieting. "May be" is not so much, that just sounds like Leonard's normal understanding of life's uncertainties. And what a difference between "down below" and "down the road!" Unless you take "down below" to mean "at the foot of the stage stairs"... but somehow I don't see Mr. Cohen announcing a return to meet & greets! :D

I'm not surprised at the shortened-for-him set list, given the late start time. Even if Leonard himself and the band have the stamina for longer (and he, and they, do, I'm sure) he would still be mindful of the length of the workday for his companions doing the load-out.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: LJUBLJANA, July 25, 2013

Postby Paul Zagreb » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:05 pm

sturgess66 wrote:More video -


Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbqsfhnInc

(Paul mentions the "hollers." And it's interesting - so far, the same person seems to holler in the exact same place - in all 3 videos of Suzanne? :lol: )
Does this make the Arena a "House of Hollers"??? :razz:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 25, 2013

Postby John Smith » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:49 pm

Google translated report on national TV multimedia center and also some nice pictures
http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... o%2F313954

It was great concert!
Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

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