CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by TineDoes » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:32 pm

LisaLCFan wrote: I won’t name names (I remember you all!), but please know that you made the whole experience even more incredible. It was such a pleasure to spend time with you all, sharing our passion for Leonard and our love of life that led us to that curious and un-magical place for the most amazing and magical time. I shall never forget it!
Lisa,
We'll remember you too. Thanks for your detailed report it takes me right back. These few days are unforgetable in every way. I doubt if the polkadot scarf will keep you warm in Edmunton but I 'm sure the memories will.

You mentioned in your report that beautiful moment that Leonard sang the last line of the chorus of "Passing Through" with the fans. That was so moving. There was another moment in the Tower of song that touched me and seems to give hope to all of those who wish for another tour. Just as Leonard sings 'So I bid you farewell..... you'll be hearing from me baby long after I'm gone.....". He first lifts up his right hand to wave goodbye to us and then puts his hand over his heart as maybe a promise that we will be hearing from him. This moment is very clear on Alberts video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoDVbkE2Th8
On the Friday night I was struck by how heartfelt Leonard thanked his backing singers ate the end of the Tower of song.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by osmachar » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:44 pm

musicmania wrote:...After sussing the entrance which Leonard would arrive and knowing the time, meant we were lucky enough to see him being driven in for the sound check. While we didn’t actually set eyes on him then once the driver exited the building I shouted at him to know had he just dropped off Leonard Cohen to which he confirmed he did. We kept looking and wishing for most of Friday and after both concerts on the Friday and Saturday night.
Having discovered the tower block in which the band and crew were staying after the concert on Saturday and while we didn’t meet Leonard then in which I’m pleased as I don’t think a casino is an adequate location to meet Leonard.
....Having all arrived nice and early Sunday morning Doug discovered where a lot of the crew were waiting so we gathered there to wait. We didn’t have long until Leonard exited the building ....
No offence, but I'd call this almost stalking. Running into someone in the street by chance is one thing, but I'd never do that regardless of how much I'd like to meet someone.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by musicmania » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:09 pm

I see your point but I tried to be as respectful as I could when we did meet and Leonard obviously felt that too or he wouldn't have walked back to us. My photos after he walked away are deceptive as I was using the zoom on my camera which is 18x optical. We stayed well back. I don't think what we did was that offensive but different people different opinions.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by lonndubh » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:54 pm

musicmania wrote:I see your point but I tried to be as respectful as I could when we did meet and Leonard obviously felt that too or he wouldn't have walked back to us. My photos after he walked away are deceptive as I was using the zoom on my camera which is 18x optical. We stayed well back. I don't think what we did was that offensive but different people different opinions.
Gwen you are perfectly right.Opportunities like this only come once and if you dont seize the moment SOMEONE else will.
I think it actually shows true respect for the genius of Leonard Cohen and I guess he was charmed .
Thanks again for the wonderful stoey here
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by LisaLCFan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:05 pm

Ah, thanks, Eva, Mikeaus, musicmania, and my friend Tineke, for your kind responses! It was a pleasure to write about at least some of what I remember vividly about those two fabulous concerts, and I'm glad that my words resonated with you!

And Tineke, while the lovely scarf is not quite up to the job at the moment, it will be around my neck when it warms up a bit (perhaps by April...). It will always bring back such fond memories of our great conversation, and the wonderful time we had in Las Vegas.

Cheers!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by valentin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:16 pm

musicmania wrote:Had the following posted under the wrong topic. Think I need to answer my body's call to get off line!!!

Photos of the final night :)

After failing everytime before I finally got these 2!

Image

Image

The remainder can be seen here
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 2489fd9288

Just so all the links are together
Friday : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... dfd65771b8

I'll type my concerts review tomorrow as need sleep now ;-)

Muchas gracias. Fantastico trabajo
Verde que te quiero verde...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by musicmania » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:22 pm

valentin wrote:

Muchas gracias. Fantastico trabajo
De nada ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by musicmania » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:25 pm

lonndubh wrote:Gwen you are perfectly right.Opportunities like this only come once and if you dont seize the moment SOMEONE else will.
I think it actually shows true respect for the genius of Leonard Cohen and I guess he was charmed .
Thanks again for the wonderful stoey here

Thanks Lonndubh x Can anyone tell me how to muti quote here to save 2 posting twice in a row!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by shoreofneed » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:52 pm

Sadly mm your action could only be described as stalking, Leonard gives us his all from the stage, if you meet him accidently and request a photo or autograph that is fine and respectful but to track his movments off stage takes from his privacy, besides your account of "meeting" him should not be posted in the concert review section, just my opinion.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by sleep » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:40 pm

Sadly mm your action could only be described as stalking
I think "stalking" is much too harsh a word. Stalking is a menacing activity, and this is perfectly harmless fan behavior that any musician expects (and is often glad) to experience when they're on a tour.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by MaryB » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:45 pm

Lisa and Gwen - you gave us such thoughtful, eloquent, and touching reviews - you've put into words things that are in my heart, but I can't express as well as you two have - thank you very much.

Gwen - I am thrilled that you got to meet him and a few others. Your approach to him was faultless. This is evidenced by the fact that after your moment with him, he then turned around and came back to you! Don't let anyone take any part of that special moment from you with their words.

Warmest regards,
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by tinderella » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:01 am

Valentin, I love love your photos, 2 images that I wanted to see captured. Thanks
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by musicmania » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:22 am

@ Thanks Mary and Sleep, love your username Sleep. It is something which I need right now lol

@ Tinderella I took those photos, Valentin was thanking me in Spanish :!: I had to Google the exact meaning ;-)

@ shoreofneed. I posted it here as it was part of the Las Vegas experience. If any the moderaters of the site want it moved or removed I will do it.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by IrishAL » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:47 am

Below is a link to Leonard introducing and thanking the Band for the last time. I love the look shared between Javier and leonard as he is introduced. The audience rise to thier feet to express their gratitude also. Leonard goes on to thank the fans before and overzealous fan rushes the stage....

Band Introductions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXCk7kI-NPw

Chelsea Hotel #2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96W-LXT2RPs

enjoy

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Las Vegas, Nevada, December 10 & 11, 2010

Post by KaimiK » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:52 am

Gwen,

I just wanted to add my hearty congratulations on your meeting Leonard! I was the other fan there on Sunday morning as they were leaving. I was out for a walk (hoping I might run into him!) and saw your group at the back door with him. I didn't want to intrude on your moment, so waited until he was walking out to the buses and asked if he had a moment. He said "walk with me", so I did! I wish I'd had your presence of mind - I could barely speak and though I got a few photos with him, I completely forgot to ask him to sign the book that I've been carting around to 5 concerts! Nevertheless, it was a wonderful moment. I thought your approach was very respectful and I appreciate you allowing me to have my few moments alone with him as well. He seemed to be very relaxed, full of those charming smiles and kind words, and very appreciative of our thanks. In fact, I said to him that I hoped my speaking to him wasn't an intrusion and he smiled and said, "Why would it be?" Gracious in every way. I am truly so happy for you. Best wishes!

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