CONCERT REPORTS: Oakland, April 13, 14 and 15

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Leonard and the band take a bow

Postby mirka » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:42 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Oakland, April 13, 14 & 15

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:36 pm

Going back a bit, but I've been wanting to comment on this and only just this minute was able to locate it, again [italics mine]:
Before the show, the Conspiracy of Beards, the Bay Area based Cohen-only a cappella choir, performed in the lobby a half hour for the fans who got in early. Suzanne Holland, who sang at the Montreal, Hydra, and Manhattan Leonard Cohen Events, joined the Beards to sing lead vocal on “The Window”, and we we were all transported in great harmony to the bittersweet land of our common beauty and pride.

I would love to have seen the Conspiracy of Beards sing in person at a concert; however, because I've watched and listened to Suzanne play and sing in New York, and then spent some time with her and her paramour, I would really have loved to see Suzanne play and sing, again. She must have been OVERJOYED to be there to experience Leonard's concert in person 8) , plus to sing as 'part of' the night and along with the Conspiracy. She has such a beautiful voice and style and the way she plays the guitar is heavenly. I'm so happy she was able to be there and be part of it all. Good on you, Suzanne :D .

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Oakland, April 13, 14 and 15

Postby mnkyface » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:33 am

Another picture from Oakland 4/14 has surfaced, this one from a YouTube user who I contacted to see if he had any footage from Closing Time (alas, no). I'm glad to have this pic though because it's an angle I haven't seen from that show and he's holding MY BLOUSE and everyone is all smiles! :):):)

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Oakland, April 13, 14 and 15

Postby friscogrl » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:49 am

Great picture Esther. I am glad i was there to witness this :D

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Oakland, April 13, 14 and 15

Postby ladydi » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:31 pm

Great photo Esther! I love how everyone has BIG smiles! Would have loved to have been there to see your "perfect offering"! ;-)

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