CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, Ireland, July 31 & August 1, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by sturgess66 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Thanks to everyone for their great recaps and for their videos.

Albert - I hope the knots in your shoulders are now untied. :D

One last picture from "Emccso" via Yfrog/Twitter - a glimpe of The Man - you can see the smile. :D

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by somewhat_nifty » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:53 pm

musicmania wrote:BTW I'm still on a high. So much so I'm going to go to the gig in Katowice on October 4th! Anyone want to join me?
Don't tempt me Gwen, I'm already thinking that maybe Lille won't be enough... :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:24 pm

somewhat_nifty wrote:
musicmania wrote:BTW I'm still on a high. So much so I'm going to go to the gig in Katowice on October 4th! Anyone want to join me?
Don't tempt me Gwen, I'm already thinking that maybe Lille won't be enough... :lol:
I'll never have enough of Leonard live ;-) All the front seats are obviously gone for Katowice but some brilliant balcony ones still available. Gonna get a huge Ireland flag and write something along the line of "Ireland thanks you Leonard for the wonderful memories of Lissadell" on it and if I'm allowed I'll drape it across the front of the balcony for Leonard to see.
jdhayes wrote: Listen for yourselves on RTE/Player. (Most of what went before was giving out about the buses etc. Skip that bit until about 25 minutes in)There will be a lot of negotiating to do.


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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Manslady » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:26 pm

musicmania wrote:
BTW I'm still on a high. So much so I'm going to go to the gig in Katowice on October 4th! Anyone want to join me?
I'm really starting to get a sense of being part of a big family here - appreciating the Forum so much!! :D And Yes, I want to join you, but will be in Spain then having hopefully walked the Camino de Santiago in the previous month ... listening to Leonard all the way on my MP3 ... SO tempted to dedicate a couple of rest days to flying to Lisbon for the Sept. 10th gig!!! :idea:

FInding it so difficult to focus on the 'ordinary' today ...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:36 pm

Manslady wrote:
musicmania wrote:
BTW I'm still on a high. So much so I'm going to go to the gig in Katowice on October 4th! Anyone want to join me?
I'm really starting to get a sense of being part of a big family here - appreciating the Forum so much!! :D And Yes, I want to join you, but will be in Spain then having hopefully walked the Camino de Santiago in the previous month ... listening to Leonard all the way on my MP3 ... SO tempted to dedicate a couple of rest days to flying to Lisbon for the Sept. 10th gig!!! :idea:

FInding it so difficult to focus on the 'ordinary' today ...
Oh I so couldn't focus today. I'm sure I made loads of mistakes in work today. At least after Katowice I'll be off almost a week and may be able to focus when I go back :lol: I love the family feel here and also on FB! Have made so many connections all through our mutual love of Leonard. I've even got a filter on my FB friends so I can easily access any Leonard updates :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by jdhayes » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:54 pm

Hi Musicmania,
I heard the show live so I don't know if it's up yet but it should be.
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Post by JudasPriest » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:03 pm

Up where? Could anyone point me to where I could download (from a non torrent site-can't manage them at all in my ignorance) either or both Sligo gigs? Can't wait to hear them back
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Mappie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:07 pm

Hi,

I just want to share this photo from the Sligo concert.

Looking forward to the Grenoble concert next month.

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:20 pm

jdhayes wrote:Hi Musicmania,
I heard the show live so I don't know if it's up yet but it should be.
Oh right. I thought you said it was already up. I'll check it out tomorrow :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by TipperaryAnn » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:30 pm

kieron wrote:I dont think they should use Lissadel again, it worked reasonably ok for this weekend and was special because of the Westlife homecoming and Leonard. Perhaps POD concerts should consider a larger venue that is more accessible for everyone, Thomond Park for example.
After my experience at the Bob Dylan concert last month I wouldn't recommend Thomond Park for music; more accessible, definitely, but back in the stands the sound was loud but not clear. We couldn't make out a word he was singing, and as he changed the melody of the familiar ones we were really lost! I'm not sure how much depends on the sound system there or on the tour sound technicians; certainly the sound in Lissadell was perfect, thanks perhaps to their long and careful afternoon sound checks. LC and friends like to get it right - all credit to them!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by vanvliet » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:56 pm

I suppose it depends on what is most important. There are lots of venues where access is good and transport is readily available. For somewhere a bit different like Lissadell, there's usually a downside. Having said that, we were lucky on Saturday night - back in town on the bus by 12.45 whereas some of the family waited 2 hours for the bus on Friday night. I think there is another private road on the estate which may be possible to adapt to allow traffic continue in and out without turning so maybe for the future arrangements can improve. I doubt whether the occasion can improve though - as close to perfect as a concert can get!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by JudasPriest » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:13 am

Don't forget though that with Thomond Park for Dylan, it was a very windy day which was going to make good sound all the harder. Down on pitch level, I was very happy with the sound after a couple of songs. Cracking gig too. Great stuff from Bob and the band but one of the cardinal rules when seeing a Bob show outdoors is forget about the stands. There won't be any screens so it's viral to get as close to the front as possible.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by IrishAL » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:51 am

Sunday in Sligo.

Chelsea Hotel No2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO04SQwKwAs

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Katrina21 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:37 am

There are not enough adjectives to describe the Leonard Cohen experience in LIsadell. There were people like me who have been fans for 30 + years, others who discovered the Maestro only recently but for each and every one of the 10,000 there, it meant something different and personal. A tribute from one marvelous Poet to another... Soundtrack to a life... whatever it was, for all of us lucky enough to be there it was something special and never to be forgotten. Thank you Leonard, not just for this experience but for a lifetime of music. Much appreciated.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by TipperaryAnn » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:44 am

IrishAL wrote:Sunday in Sligo.

Chelsea Hotel No2.
IrishAl, you are brilliant! Delighted to get this. Now I hope you are going to do "I'm Your Man"..... and "Closing Time"..... and ...... and ....... !!! :D
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