CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin (June 13, 14, and 15)

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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Ger » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:24 am

Saturday 14, Dublin: Most magic gig I've ever been to. Surpassed all expectations. We're still on a high 24 hours later and friends have called us from tonight's gig to share the magic. Thank you Leonard Cohen.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by confetti » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:28 am

northstar wrote:
i'm glad to hear you had a nice time despite the traffic, wasn't 'a thousand kisses deep' just spine chilling! :)

that was the only bit that actually annoyed me, my friend had told me that it was wonderful and I was looking forward to it, but some eejits were talking and arguing through it, mind you when they stopped talking I cried my eyes out at the end, and yes had I heard it from the beginning I think it would have caused me much more tears than eventually happened, so maybe I should say thankyou to the rude people. :D
hearing someone read their own poetry is just amazing, I love the way the words seemed to change their meaning completely when the "master' spoke them. we are looking to see if we can get to any other gigs before the end.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Calli » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:44 am

Its the the deliverance - I know exactly what you mean?
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Calli » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:47 am

Can I ask our favourite tracks?

For me I cried at at 'If it be your will'

Its personal and I didn't expect it............
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Calli » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:50 am

Ger wrote:Saturday 14, Dublin: Most magic gig I've ever been to. Surpassed all expectations. We're still on a high 24 hours later and friends have called us from tonight's gig to share the magic. Thank you Leonard Cohen.

I know I know......I was A4 on the friday..still loving it


Play 'If it be your will'? please
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by jleslee » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:53 am

re sat nite gig,am sorry so many ppl seemed upset by the behaviour of a small crowd of fans,i was wrapped up in the music and leonard to pay much notice!i was however genuinely blown away by the sense of happiness and enjoyment of those fans around us-we were in a2 and the mood was electric :razz: i,ve been to many concerts and have never been to one where so many ppl were so well behaved.the music transported me and the ppl around us to another place 8) after the concert was over there where many ppl just sitting quietly in their seats not wanting to leave for fear a little of the nights magic would leave too :razz: i was one of those people!!!!!
leonard cohen owned that stage :lol: i dont think i would have noticed a herd of wilderbeest passing so intense was his stage presence :D favourites for me were waiting for the miracle,hallelujiah-trly amazing spine tingling experience and the anthem song ring the bells...
i will never forget the oppurtunity to have been priviliged enough to have been in leonards company and hope to see him again over the summer in athens
much love to leonard,sharon robinson,the webb sisters for blowing our minds simply breathtaking ive got if it be your will on loop in my brain :razz: :razz:
hope the sunday night crowd had as fantastic an experience as wot i did 8) i think i'll be smiling forever!!!xx
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by pclist » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:20 am

Just back from Sunday night in Dublin. It was wonderful, I won't try to say more. Going to Manchester on Tuesday night also.

I waited 20 years, hoping neither of us would die first. Lenny, you were worth the wait.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Born With The Gift Of A G » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:40 am

Here are some photographs from the LC concert in Dublin on Friday, 13th June 2008:

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Eddiedog5 ... blin130608

Incidentally, these images are nothing to do with me - they were taken by someone called Dail Gibson, who posted this link on a Van Morrison mailing list.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by madmick » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:43 am

Just home and still buzzing from The Sunday gig which was incredible. Mr Cohen was charming, humble, hilarious and sang with great passion. The band backed him with great gusto and even though it rained quite heavily for a lot of the show, we all went away extremely happy. Highlight had to be 'Hallelujah', with 10,000 rain-soaked Irish belting out the chorus to beat the band (quite literally).

The set was as follows:

1. Dance Me to the End of Love
2. The Future
3. Ain't No Cure for Love
4. Bird on a Wire
5. Everybody Knows
6. In My Secret Life
7. Who By Fire
8. Heart with No Companion

Intermission

9. Anthem
10. Tower of Song
11. Suzanne
12. The Gypsy Wife
13. Boogie Street
14. Hallelujah
15. Democracy
16. I'm Your Man
17. A Thousand Kisses Deep - poem


First Encore

18. Take This Waltz
19. So Long, Marianne
20. First We Take Manhattan

Second Encore

21. That Don't Make It Junk
22. If It Be Your Will
23. Closing Time

Third Encore

24. I Tried to Leave You

The final song was sung A cappella by Leonard & the whole band, with Mr Larson supplying hammond organ. I'm afraid I don't know what it was called, but it was a beautifully understated climax to an overwhelming evening.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Red Poppy » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:33 am

Another sublime (to Use Leonard's word) gig tonight.

Dolphinswim when you write :"As nothside lenny points out everyone is entitled to behaive the way they choose at a concert" you're talking absolute, total, utter and complete horseshit.
There is no taliban (I think you misunderstand who the Taliban are/what they stand for) but to assume YOU and therefore ONLY YOU have the right to behave as YOU deem fit, irrespective of who else you interfere with, deafen, drown, obscure is - in a word - bollocks! ;-)
But then you'll probably never be back here again anyway.
See you at the Bay City Rollers reunion "Lenny." :roll:
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Mikeaus » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:22 am

Oh for a bad seat.
Oh for noisy people.
Oh for drunks.
Oh for rain.
Oh to be at a Leonard Cohen concert.

From Mike in Australia
Sydney & Bowral 2009. Lissadell Sligo July 2010 (what a night!). Sydney & Hanging Rock November 2010. Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley, Nov 2013. Sydney Opera House, Dec 2013.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by northside lenny » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:10 am

I read a comment referring to people who sang along with Hallelujah as gobs***es. It was really to this comment my post was aimed, perhaps I should have made that clearer, I was just surprised nobody else had anything to say about it, maybe gobs***e is used as a term of endearment among other cultures. To my mind it was very disrepectful and condescending towards people who were there enjoying themselves in the spirit of the occasion. Also it's a real pity some people had to put up with obnoxious drunks during the concert. There is nothing worse. Of course this is Ireland and if alcohol is taken away from people then it seems so is the will to live. I apologise if I caused offence to anyone.
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by stfa » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:18 am

dolphinswim80 wrote:forum

I must apologise deeply to Stfa for stating that the setlist was the same as American shows,this is tantamount to someone saying that the setlist in England was the same as the shows in Britian while refering to the Irish shows.
No harm, no foul......glad you understood my point......very proud of Canada......as for the Americans.....to quote Leonard...."I love the country but I can't stand the scene....."
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by jchrishall2000 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:07 am

DUBLIN SUN 15h JUNE - Well, what an amazing night! LC looked fresh, invigorated and gave a truly amazing performance! We all got soaked - but who cares? He seemed to genuinely enjoy himself and was warm, generous, witty and insightful throughout. The band was a really tight outfit - so professional, not a bum note all night. It was truly one to tell the children and grandchildren about. The rain stopped for Hallelujah and I swear the sun even peeped through the clouds at the climax of the chorus - really special. I've been privileged to see some incredible performances in my time, but this really really was an order of magnitude above them.
I saw LC in conversation with Philip Glass at the Barbican last year and he seems to looks and sound younger now - how does he do that?!?! :)
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Re: Dublin (June 13-15)

Post by Born With The Gift Of A G » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:46 am

Review of LC's concert in Dublin on Friday, 13th June 2008 from yesterday's issue of Ireland's Independent On Sunday:


http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 10445.html
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