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by yhtrownu
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: LC London O2 13 November 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3174

Re: LC London O2 13 November 2008

I see Ticketmaster have raised the price of the Hospitality Package for the O2 this time! It was £280 for July 17, it is £335.50 for Nov 13. There is a service charge per ticket of £41.80! This is what comes up, if you try to buy tickets, at the moment: BK 112 Row D PRICE LEVEL 1 LEVEL 1 Type1 HOSPI...
by yhtrownu
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: LC London O2 13 November 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3174

Re: LC London O2 13 November 2008

Luckily, where I was, I didn't see a fight during Hallelujah! :) However, at last year's "Peace One Day" concert at the Albert Hall, an older man physically pounced on a young woman to force her to sit down, rather than stand, and they were f-ing and blind-ing each other, laying hands on each other ...
by yhtrownu
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: SIT DOWN!
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: SIT DOWN!

At the O2, excepting standing ovations, the crowd remained seated until the encores, whereupon they stood for the final half hour. I enjoyed that, and I enjoy standing concerts generally. For such a long concert, especially one in which many audience members ache in the places where they used to pla...
by yhtrownu
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: London, O2 Arena (July 17) [merged threads]
Replies: 82
Views: 64713

Re: London July 17

I thought tonight was special. I was on the floor, and everyone stayed on their feet for the encores which was lovely. Leonard seemed delighted. I saw Sharon mouth "oh my goodness!" when she saw the audience get to their feet, and stay there, and sing along to parts. I especially enjoyed when the au...
by yhtrownu
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: London O2 priority tickets.
Replies: 4
Views: 3284

Re: London O2 priority tickets.

Aah, my sister's not around with her O2 phone when I need it! O2 priority tickets generally include alot of tickets in Block 101 and 112, side-blocks close to the stage. If you get yourself a code, you'll probably still get a good ticket for a reasonable time after 9am, whereas if you don't have a c...
by yhtrownu
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: London, 02 Arena, July 17 tickets
Replies: 159
Views: 110505

Re: London, 02 Arena, July 17

Has anybody here bought tickets to sit behind Leonard? They sold Blocks 113-118, didn't they?

I'm sure it will be interesting to sit behind the stage, with 20,000 people looking right at you! :)

I hope someone here writes an account of what that's like. It must be like being in the band. . .
by yhtrownu
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT
Replies: 23
Views: 6063

Re: FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT

See the "On the Road - Multimedia" section for an artifact of Leonard's mesmerising Manchester performance, albeit a poor quality one. :)
by yhtrownu
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: All YouTube & Multimedia Links (and nothing else)
Replies: 81
Views: 68623

Re: All YouTube & Multimedia Links (and nothing else)

Lots of people, who love "Famous Blue Raincoat," haven't had the luck to see it this tour. I hoped somebody with savvy would share a teaser of it, a taste in advance of the tour DVD, but I don't think it's happened. So, here is a link to the lowest ("phone") quality clip you can imagine, featuring F...
by yhtrownu
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Manchester, UK (June 17, 18, 19 and 20)
Replies: 197
Views: 109820

Re: Manchester, UK (June 17-20)

Joe Way, Thanks for that. I too am intrigued by the changes, the way the changes give the poem different nuances, and give it the texture of a living thing, changing with age. I love the mention of the more contemporary figure of Ray Charles, the way it draws us deeper into the poem because we all k...
by yhtrownu
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Manchester, UK (June 17, 18, 19 and 20)
Replies: 197
Views: 109820

Re: Manchester, UK (June 17-20)

Jonnie and Pamela, I was so entranced, by the version I heard Leonard recite on Wednesday, in Manchester, that when I returned on Thursday, I recorded it. So on Thursday 19th June, in Manchester, this is the version recited by Leonard: "You came to me this morning And you handled me like meat. You´d...
by yhtrownu
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Glastonbury (June 29)
Replies: 216
Views: 77655

Re: Glastonbury (June 29)

It's almost a rite of passage these days for concert-goers to record at least one song on a cheap digital camera (most of which have a video function). It's impossible to stop 1000 out of 60,000 people recording away without destroying the whole performance, with bouncers rushing around all over the...
by yhtrownu
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Manchester, UK (June 17, 18, 19 and 20)
Replies: 197
Views: 109820

Re: Manchester, UK (June 17-20)

I wrote the following poem on the train back to London from Manchester. I was amusing myself, and can't stress enough what a lovely guy the real Ray is. He is much less crazy than in the poem, and I am more crazy: :) Down Deansgate way, I sat with Ray, Who laughed that he met Lorca, On that trip he ...
by yhtrownu
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORTS: Manchester, UK (June 17, 18, 19 and 20)
Replies: 197
Views: 109820

Re: Manchester, UK (June 17-20)

sirius, I think your story of the stone mind assumes every mind is similar. I mean, Stephen Fry's mind is different from Jade Goody's mind is different from Jeremy Paxman's mind, I should suppose. Some things are genetic, maybe. My mind was heavy like a stone for as long as I can remember, and Leona...
by yhtrownu
Sat May 03, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: ticketmaster's absurd regulations - can anyone help?
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: ticketmaster's absurd regulations - can anyone help?

Also, bear in mind that while Ticketmaster reserves the right to send tickets up to 4 days before the concert, in practice they usually send them 2 months ahead of time. Best of luck.
by yhtrownu
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: O2
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: O2

lol, OK, Paula, David, I outed myself and you called me on it! :) Of course, not every ticket is worth the same to me, but I feel the O2 is taking me back twenty years to the time I first discovered Leonard Cohen. I was a teenager, my favourite artist was Bruce Springsteen, and I watched Kylie on Ne...

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