Just giving my "Report"/thoughts on this Wonderful/Magic Concert at the Weekend!
I am still on a High over it all!., It began by being so moved., walking through the Woods of this Historic Site.,
to this Concert this great man/artist/poet., I sat with a glass of champagne to celebrate my luck, high
at being here in anticipation before he came on in stage.,
And what a treat!...his presence/words of introduction set the scene on what was a lovely mist..ical evening.,
on the Saturday Concert... in Lissadell. The weather even held up!
I simply had to get up and Waltz to his wonderful rendition of Take This Waltz., I glided across the floor
at the side with somebody., I know the Security were strict! but were not so bad to me!
His new songs., were a great Surprise., and added bonus., I could go on an on., but all of you there
already know how it was.
I think it was a Magical evening again for me.,, very like Kilmainham, I preferred it to O2 Concert
of last Year! maybe it/s the outdoor., lovely surroundings/natural lighting help create this ambiance.
Of course Leonard's songs and words with the Musical brilliance of Roscoe, Neil, Rafael, Javier,
Dino, and of course Sharon, and the Webb sisters., were pristine as always., Anything I say
here cannot even begin to touch on how they all are!
I managed to stay at the Beach Hotel across the road from The Pier Head Hotel where this great
man and his band were on the Sunday night., and of course I tried in vain to get to meet him.
I could not believe I was staying in a place so near to where this great Man was also staying.
However I did get some lovely photos with some of his wonderful Band and Singers.,
and a lot of us got to meet and talk to Roscoe., who signed my Programme., I will treasure
this always! They like Leonard are so unassuming charming it was a great priviliage
to get to meet and get a photo with them.
As he left the Pier Head., a crowd of almost 100 had gathered., and formed a 'guard of honour'
from the Hotel Door to his Coach., You will all have probably seen the pics.
I was just inches away from him.., never got to meet him or get a photo
(met some people who did and were completely overcome) I could almost swear
he looked at me, which was enough.,
My last picture of him is looking back out of the coach at us all with his laughing eyes and
big smile beaming., and he put his two hands together to us in a praying gesture., I have
got a photo of this., which did not come out so good through the window., but I blew him
kisses back., I was completely overcome., it was like being in the prescence of a great
Messiah/Guru/Healing person. Sorry if I go on a bit., this is how it was for me as
a fan of his which was my experience that I wanted to share with others.
The newspapers/media reports have been brilliant as people have already reported.
I do hope he takes with him special memories of his time amoung us in Sligo.
Our hearts here are gone on Tour with Leonard and his Band as he continues his
journey across the rest of Europe for the Summer and Autumn 2010.
I was 'weak in the presence of greatness/beauty' this whole weekend.
Your Fan Forever....Josiecyberspace