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CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:55 am

The venue is Ahoy Rotterdam, a multifunctional venue built in 1970. It has been expanded a few times and was renovated and refurbished in 1998.
The seating capacity is 10,000.

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Rotterdam is located in the western Netherlands at the mouth of the Rhine into the North Sea (Rhine-Meuse delta) and is largely below sea level, protected by dikes. It is the second largest city in the Netherlands (after Amsterdam) and the largest seaport in Europe (third largest in the world).
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:57 am

FROM TWITTER:
@hansoostrum - Ahoy Rotterdam: we wachten op de grote dichter en zanger Leonard Cohen!!!
[Ahoy Rotterdam: we wait for the great poet and singer Leonard Cohen!!]
@Nikkiforlove - Leonard Cohen is in Holland. I saw only like three tour busses lol..
@PauldeRuijter - Leonard Cohen gaat zo optreden in Ahoy pic.twitter.com/Y5wZfI9BJd
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUdeKUxCYAAtWfi.jpg
@kaatwijnen - Bij Leonard Cohen in Ahoy. Zo ontzettend prachtig!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUeBHm0CUAAh-66.jpg
[With Leonard Cohen in Ahoy. So incredibly beautiful!}
@veroniquejansen Twittermomentje #LeonardCohen zingt adembenemend met fantastische band pic.twitter.com/YyR81ywTaz
[A moment. Leonard Cohen sings breathtaking with fantastic band pic.twitter.com/YyR81ywTaz}
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@HenkvVeldhuizen - Leonard Cohen in Ahoy. Hij blijft geweldig. pic.twitter.com/ZvvOfrLvtX
[Leonard Cohen in Ahoy. He remains great.]
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@theovaneijk - Leonard Cohen in Ahoy. Gouwe muziek uit mijn ouwe tijd. Nog steeds fantastisch en volle zalen! pic.twitter.com/4UR7WycIBD
[Leonard Cohen in Ahoy. Oldies music from my old days. Still fantastic and full houses!]
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUeAciLCYAAyjmx.jpg
@hansoostrum - Het lijkt wel of Leonard Cohen zichzelf elk concert weer overtreft.
[It seems that Leonard Cohen surpasses himself every concert.]
@hermanterveen - Leonard Cohen in topvorm.
[Leonard Cohen in top form.]
@stichtingros - Ontroerende en ijzersterke bijna 80 jarige Leonard Cohen in #Ahoy pic.twitter.com/H7alwmIjO3
[Touching and strong almost 80 years Leonard Cohen]
@gmtenklooster - Prachtige voorstelling Leonard Cohen Ahoy pic.twitter.com/LFXkUbrmiY
[Wonderful representation - Leonard Cohen at Ahoy]
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUeJXfiCEAAnHcD.jpg
@charlottelafort - Duizenden mensen in #Ahoy. Allemaal zingen ze 'Hallelujah' en al die andere prachtige klassiekers van Leonard Cohen mee. #kippenvel
[Thousands of people in # Ahoy. They all sing 'Hallelujah' and all those other wonderful classics of Leonard Cohen with it. # goosebumps]
@kaatwijnen - @marhendrickx terecht. Was geweldig!! Alle klassiekers kwamen voorbij. Prachtig van eerste tot laatste minuut. Genieten!! #leonardcohen
(Was great! All classics passed. Wonderful from first to last minute. Enjoyed!}
@louisadebruin - Leonard cohen in r'dam - http://moby.to/mqsn07
[Video clip – Bird On The Wire - http://www.mobypicture.com/user/louisad ... w/15982278 ]
@cultuurbarbara - Hallelujah #leonardcohen #Ahoy pic.twitter.com/BKFrHIthmE
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUeT8ptCAAEHKTq.jpg
Gerwin Berentschot ‏@Berentschot - De Meester is terug in Nederland! Vorig jaar was ik erbij en het was in één woord BRILJANT! http://www.nufoto.nl/fotos/399126/leona ... erdam.html
[The Master is back in the Netherlands! Last year I was there and it was in one word BRILLIANT!
@nufoto - Leonard Cohen in Ahoy Rotterdam - http://www.nufoto.nl/fotos/399124/leona ... erdam.html
@theomiltenburg1 - Geweldig concert , pijnlijke schoonheid #LeonardCohen
[Great concert, painful beauty # Leonard Cohen]
@mcrynja - - De meester aan het werk #leonardcohen pic.twitter.com/dDB0x4CH59 - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUeiDEnCQAA6kW4.jpg
[The master at work # leonard cohen]
@CriseoC - Leonard Cohen in Ahoy, great concert, he couldn't stop singing...talking his beautiful lyrics, still so uptodate! Intimist, yes!
@johannesmaurice - Net een geweldig concert van #LeonardCohen bijgewoond in #Ahoy 78 jaar oud #respect
[Just a great concert of Leonard Cohen at Ahoy - 78 years - respect]
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Hallelujah - http://statigr.am/p/547943765895820475_298176804
Amen - http://statigr.am/p/545839564093874758_145517775
Suzanne - http://statigr.am/p/545837925068923420_145517775
Bird On The Wire – http://statigr.am/p/545842089232654997_145517775



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Ahoy- cozy full at # leonard cohen
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:59 am

Set list posted by Wirebird -
Wirebird wrote:ROTTERDAM, AHOY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2013

Set 1
Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
Who By Fire
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
The Darkness
Amen
Come Healing
Lover Lover Lover
Anthem

Set 2
Tower of Song
Suzanne
Chelsea Hotel #2
The Partisan
In My Secret Life
Alexandra Leaving (Sharon Robinson)
I'm Your Man
Hallelujah
Take this Waltz

Encores
So Long Marianne
Going Home
First We Take Manhattan

Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will (The Webb Sisters)
Closing Time

I Tried To Leave You
Save The Last Dance For Me
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:07 am

Good video uploaded by info4allat -

Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9BuIcR7WRY

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZLeeS4bBbk

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCeQn8cFFAo

Who By Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4GOcfaU-go

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjgiuymhmeI

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Video uploaded by roy mosselman

Bird On The Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3dNsPJ3oPg

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Some good media pictures - Cutting Edge - here: http://www.cuttingedge.nl/photoalbums/l ... -rotterdam
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby oblivion » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:48 am

Hey, that´s no way to say goodby...a glimmer of hope :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby maurice » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:40 pm

This was my tenth (and probably last) show since 2008 (4 x Gent, 2 x Rotterdam, 1 x Amsterdam, 1 x Copenhagen, 1 x Antwerpen, 1 x Oberhausen).
It was also one of the best.

Great setlist and very enthusiastic audience (again). Leonard Cohen seemed to feel at ease. The show is still very tight without big surprises in the songs, except maybe Hey, That's No Way Goodbye. Too bad he didn't sing any new songs.

I don't think we will ever meet again. What a great way to say goodbye to an old friend.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:50 pm

Good video uploaded by LysWantTwo -

The Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojhcCAHNXA8

Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPkSuD0XEMU

Darkness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNrMf4v-lsU

Alexandra Leaving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BJGvnkQltI

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1_VuhLMolA

Chelsea Hotel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRsVgRnujBQ

Closing Time (with blessing at the end – “God bless us everyone”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QiArjitU9A

I Tried To Leave You (@6:07 - there’s a rose for Rafael from Roscoe)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txJxh04ZsI0
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:18 pm

More good video -

Uploaded by OscarOoij -

Dance Me To The End Of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilky0u7PpvM
Bird On The Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqsDwQi9AN4
Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsYg-71IAF0
The Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPADYd9F-C4
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up9QiaQdLV4
Darkness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNkcCnoFvrU
Amen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRxSJuo4NIw
Who By Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxpFCtxQtIE
Lover, Lover, Lover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoophyi4F5c
Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZr7VOz-2w4
Tower of Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPhVmFfh0dA
Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emgt62vls3o
Chelsea Hotel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJzpkdxe8Mk
The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btGSu2Lqhjo
In My Secret Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYmMvy_5S9M
Alexandra Leaving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX_PZBa5f1A
I'm Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm9EO2_xlos
Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbJ3yENTKSs
Take This Waltz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0muXH-u162A
So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsXfHZJEEQE
Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLie4I9fV34
First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AR61v5uZXo
Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twmi8uOsots
If It Be Your Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twmi8uOsots
Closing Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htYUwKnQWPo
I Tried To Leave You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AR6tdnithk

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Uploaded by Iety Joris

Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCv85Umz94Y
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Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:51 pm

And - more video :D

Uploaded by Marianne Vissenberg

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gVDFUwCZlE

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVes0aMEiE

Alexandra Leaving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqq4ew_C0DI

I’m Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYK4rNA5wrM

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYf3BIWPi78

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2vliIlkog8

If It Be Your Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRSV8DS7q0Y

I Tried To Leave You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfnYQhgd8rg

Het echte einde van het concert (real end of the concert – leaving the stage)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz0RIUyfBSk

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Uploaded by Cees Den bakker

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNgJiHf25M0

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Uploaded by Anton Glas

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_T3S-5rYw4
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:46 pm

http://www.nu.nl/muziek/3579462/leonard ... bliek.html

GOOGLE TRANSLATION:
Leonard Cohen Alludes To Say Goodbye To Dutch Public

Published: September 19, 2013 09:58
Last update: September 19, 2013 10:26

The Canadian troubadour Leonard Cohen, aged 78, was here Wednesday possible to admire. Most recently in Netherlands. That thought this evening in Ahoy was reinforced by the singer himself.

NU.nl / Charles Batenburg - Leonard Cohen Ahoy Photo Series - here -> http://www.nu.nl/muziek/3579462/leonard ... popup.html

"I do not know when we'll see each other again, no one knows," he says, just as on stage. "But I promise that we will give everything we have tonight."

Lots of time to philosophize about the future of the singer, who in recent years frequently in the Netherlands to admire was, he did not give the crowd with a dance Cohen comes on stage.

Immediately afterwards he makes Ahoy court with a cheery welcome speech. He is indeed had not come more often to Rotterdam, because he did not want to intrude, he says. Cohen hopes that people not from the domestic game have taken to get here. Too much money.

He is grateful that so many people the steep stairs of the second ring, dared to climb up to see him. "Beware if you sit there, do not lean too far forward, because if you fall down," he says even. "Call us feel like you are sitting in places and you feel shortage done. Then we turn to you."

Crisp

The welcome speech was a perfect start to what is a perfect appearance. Cohen opens with Dance Me To The End Of Love. His voice appears immediately so impressive and so crystal clear that there is less reason to get straight back to go home. Nicer than this anyway. The

But as a boxer Cohen shares immediately after punch, striking vital moving on the big stage. He plays games with the photographers, calls his friends and fans as his band members solo, he takes his hat off to them in adoration. Get his six-member band from Cohen detail the space, like the three singers.

Classifieds

The Canadian does not only clear, but he remains involved. He never disappears from the stage, he always looks full of love. The number of times that his band members and vocalists name suggests, is not to count on one hand. The magisterial early this evening in the first part gets a sequel with more classics.

Bird On The Wire Everybody Knows and belong to the best pop music of the last fifty years has produced. Cohen sings these evergreens in Ahoy as if they first sing. Sometimes with eyes closed, then just with eyes wide open and gesturing. So focused, passionate, inspired.

Eruptions

The audience in the full Ahoy can only silent watch and the singer then reward you with one open book after another. Cohen does not let himself be distracted by it. He touches despite the eruptions of applause just increasing in trance, only awakened by the toilet break in between.

That even the eternally fit Cohen's age can not beat but occasionally noting, for example in the hushed version of Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye.'s Suddenly very fragile look of Cohen, who plays guitar and suddenly it an old man looks, goes through the bone.

Weeping

Even more than in the monumental Hallelujah, which Cohen suddenly seems to want to hide. Behind the full sound of his band He was allowed to sing that song, maybe even without a microphone. Completely unaccompanied Only his voice was already been enough Ahoy tonight to deliver. Tears of happiness

Those tears flow out of this number, the expectations were perhaps too high, but in other classics such as Suzanne and So Long, Marianne.

In the encore everyone looks completely fainting matter how Cohen Ahoy sets ablaze. For the last time probably. Hopefully he beats the age again as he does that tonight.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby Maarten » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Hi
I uploaded my photos in an album on FaceBook:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 8769ccd734

Great concert!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:04 pm

Lots of terrific photos Maarten!

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http://www.metronieuws.nl/entertainment ... DYqcatzng/

GOOGLE TRANSLATION -
Leonard Cohen Gets Slick Show Down In Ahoy

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(AP) - Artists usually get a standing ovation at the end of the evening, as thanks for their action. When Leonard Cohen went Wednesday night in Ahoy very different. When the 78-year-old singer in a trot took the stage, the audience completely exploded.

Cohen show kicked off with the Rotterdam Dance Me to the End of Love and thanked the audience then thoroughly for the warm welcome. He got the laugh on his hand. "Thank you have climbed to see me so high," he was referring to the stands. "Do not lean too far over!"

The Canadian took time for his show, who hardly knew jagged edges. Under the direction of the maestro drummer wielded sticks with his flair, turned the only standing guitarist pirouettes and danced the blonde backing singers on command. But it must be said Cohen neatly took off his hat and his musicians played a solo.

After a break of twenty minutes began the second part of the action more intimate and smaller. Classics like Suzanne and Hallelujah were reviewed. Cohen may not be the youngest, he was in good voice and ventured occasionally a little dance. The audience was not the youngest, but reacted with undisguised enthusiasm and eagerly applauded.

The moments that Cohen really involved his audience at the show were at the beginning of his performance and immediately after the break. And of course at the end. Valve Take This Waltz was the perfect backdrop for the singer again to thank. His band And it was the sign for the public to massively move to the stage and a sprint Cohen - perhaps for the last time - to shake a hand.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby HelenOE » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:34 pm

A blog review from Freddy Konstantinou. His first concert, he went in only knowing a few LC songs. I do enjoy reading these epiphanies.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:14 am

More video -

Uploaded by Xin-Feng Chow Chows

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RV5cyHokHQ

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=300JN77uM3I

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Uploaded by treintjefop

Come Healing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNIyMoFDw94
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Rotterdam, Holland - September 18, 2013

Postby Ron1984 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:44 pm

Wederom een geweldig concert! Enorm genoten! :D

Weet iemand ook of er een bootleg van is gemaakt en of die wellicht nog beschikbaar komt?

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