Re: CONCERT REPORT: Belfast, July 26
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Just a short video section from Hallelujah in Belfast:
it was the hat, afterallIsi wrote:Two weeks on and I am still on a higher plain! Can anyone explain to me how a 74 year old man can still be so sensuous and erotic and have such an effect on every female in the audience.
MFL wrote:What a night, what a wonderful night. Belfast had been my 3rd concert but by far the best. I loved every moment. My feet are just about back on solid ground. I had 3rd row seats (thank you so much Jarkko) so I was not bothered by people moving around. I didn’t notice that the sound wasn’t great but my partner did, I think I was in a daze. A very content and happy daze.
I was one of the happy few to stay in the same hotel as Leonard and co. I had just arrived at the hotel on Friday and was walking through the lobby with my partner when I realised Leonard was walking towards us. I just stopped and let my mouth fall open. Thankfully my partner followed my gaze and spotted him and had the wit go over and shake his hand say a few nice words, I may have mumbled something and not wanting to be intrusive we walked on. Now I’m not a teenager but I sure did act like one, I got chatting to a fellow forum member who’s first question was Did you get an autograph? Of course I didn’t, I never even thought of asking. (I Know) Well I thought best thing to do was to have a piece of paper and pen with me and maybe I’d get lucky again. No sign all day Saturday when to the show and came back on cloud 9, meet some of the band and Sharon Robinson, they were just sitting around in the bar, all very relaxed it was lovely.
On Sunday morning I was going down to reception and hit the Up button on the lift by mistake, I think some mistake are just meant to be, the lift opened and who was in it all by himself but Leonard himself, I stepped in and found I had a voice after all. I told him the concert was wonderful, loved his work etc. The lift stopped on his floor and this time I had the sense to ask for an autograph. We sat on the seats at the lift as he wrote, I said I believed he had a landmark birthday coming up and wished his an early Happy Birthday he laughed and said, not really, I’m waiting for my 80th so I can take up smoking again. Getting up to leave I said he must be tired after so many shows he said he hadn’t felt better in years and was loving it. Happy and very Content I said goodbye and hit the right button on the lift.
A few pages back someone was thanking a man called John for his ticket, I think I may have meet him at the hotel and well if you believe in karma he was rewarded for his kindness for he also meet Leonard and was over the moon, they had met at breakfast Leonard was in the restaurant for buffet breakfast with everyone else. After he had posed for photos and signed autographs.