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What did L. say about kindness (in Boston 5/29)?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:15 pm
by Pomona
At one point, in between songs, he said something like, "I know it's miserable, but try to be kind."
That wasn't quite it, though. Does anyone recall what his exact words were? And what was he talking about at that point? It's the only part of the concert that's creating a "disconnect" in my head.

Re: What did L. say about kindness (in Boston 5/29)?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:05 pm
by Maxvoltage
Someone from the balcony shouted "see you in 15 years" which some in the audience booed, and Leonard said that as a comeback

Re: What did L. say about kindness (in Boston 5/29)?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 7:11 pm
by Pomona
Ahhh, I see. Thank you.
Yes, the shouting from the balcony was unfortunate, at best, as Leonard kept trying to continue through it all. Can't imagine what those people were thinking . . . suddenly thought they were at a Pearl Jam concert?

Re: What did L. say about kindness (in Boston 5/29)?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:26 am
by mnkyface
I don't get this... if I may play devil's advocate for a moment...

Obviously LC was irritated if he responded that way, and that automatically makes whatever the person said/did NOT OK, especially if it was at an awkward time and interrupted him. But my first thought when reading this was that the person meant "see in you another 15 years" as in "you're so amazing I have faith that you'll be onstage at age 89."

Re: What did L. say about kindness (in Boston 5/29)?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:33 am
by Maxvoltage
mnkyface wrote:I don't get this... if I may play devil's advocate for a moment...

Obviously LC was irritated if he responded that way, and that automatically makes whatever the person said/did NOT OK, especially if it was at an awkward time and interrupted him. But my first thought when reading this was that the person meant "see in you another 15 years" as in "you're so amazing I have faith that you'll be onstage at age 89."
That is what i thought at first, but it did sound a bit condescending,( i was in the same section) and Leonard, god bless, said what he said with the utmost politeness i have ever seen in someone getting heckled, It was wonderful to hear the audience cheer for him