CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by sturgess66 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:27 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by SeventhSon » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:38 am

I have never heard Save the last Dance before and I really loved it. Very nice surprise. :)

Annmarie, I see that many years later you still haven't forgotten about the incident you had during that concert. It's really sad that such ignorant and impolite people don't care about other fans in the audience. I also thought about speaking to the security, but I feared that they would ignore them too. I will just try to stop thinking about it, it only makes me more angry. This was my second Leonard concert, and at my first one in Strasbourg two years ago I had the same problem with a woman sitting right next to me who was non stop consulting her facebook account, texting on her iphone and talking to her companion. When I politely asked her if she would bother stop talking she replied "Of course I do" and continued. Luckily for me, she left the concert after Hallelujah. Must have been someone who won tickets and only came for that song. Still makes me angry when I think about it. I just hope, that I did not catch some kind of curse, because on both concerts I've been to, I had some idiot sitting next to me ruining my show. :neutral:

Back to the Gent show: As someone who's only been to one concert before (a concert where Sharon Robinson was absent :( ) I was very happy with the setlist. But, since most of you have seen Leonard very often on the last tours, I wonder if some of you have not been a bit disappointed by the setlist. After all - apart from the Old Ideas songs, I can't forget, Coming Back To You, Alexandra Leaving (WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE!) and Save the Last Dance - there were not many surprises. Especially the first half of the set was very predictable, which didn't bother me but it would interest me what the hardcore concert goers think about that. At least Leonard changed the order at the end, which felt very fresh although I still don't know what to think about Waiting for the Miracle as closer. :) But, maybe I'm just too spoilt by the four Bruce Springsteen concerts I went to this year with extremely varied setlists every evening. ;-)

It would also interest me if someone else shares my thoughts about the - in my eyes - misplaced jewish harp in Democracy.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by Susy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:53 am

A very BIG Thank You to everybody who posted " I can't forget " love this so much :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by sturgess66 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:05 am

Wow - a lot of good video - some complete - some partial

Uploaded by opaglabijn1 - Thanks!

Dance Me To the End of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQxoVNuNsHM

I Can't Forget - w/intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEHRnPLTgbQ

Come Healing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDCvHhr6UCw

The Darkness (intro) (Mike Skoble adding some harmnica :D )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl2iwn7z_sE

The Darkness (partial) - Amen (complete)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcnVXiFQcog

Bird On A Wire & Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpLF5vd7a3U

Different Sides
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0-os3zHGQ

Tower of Song (Leonard wearing shades :D )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9dudU55bbo

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwdmlzQ0Ql0

Coming Back to You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkPAgPWXhQc

Democracy (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh4OaGMwYus

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM7T0Qd39lc

Alexandra Leaving (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVVHcbnvc2o

Famous Blue Raincoat (partial) - If It Be Your Will - Closing Time (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyHff_ol0Aw

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiiJFwuY7wA

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtH9H8dnviI&

Take This Waltz (partial) (nice Hattie/Leonard duet :D )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US6cv9801jg

Hallelujah (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yepwiXDIW2I

I hope - if this is someone from the forum - that you don't mind that I posted your videos!
Some good video of songs that had not yet been posted here.

In retrospect - I could have provided this link - that lists all of this person's videos - :D
http://www.youtube.com/user/opaglabijn1
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by Cheshire gal » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:23 am

Thank you so much Sturgess66.

You do Yeomans work keeping us in touch with these new video downloads. You deserve a lot of thanks.
Thank you so much from me. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by clive cass » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:50 am

Seventhson, I await my first show but I had only predicted 14 of the songs played although my predictions were more of a wish list and I limited my list to 30 so would probably have ened up predicting 16 or 17. I had hoped to see a much more varied set list from previous tours. Every LC song is of course a classic but that is the point and so I had hoped for more variation. Several of my predictions were on the reserve list such as Joan of Arc and the Guests but where were songs like There is a war, The Window, Take this Longing, Seems so long ago, Nancy, Came so far for Beauty, Hey thats so way to say goodbye. Even the running order was a bit predictable and I think that closing time and I tried to leave you are just too obvious towards the end. That said the impression I have got from those that went to the opening night is of a different sound from the band so maybe that is the variation that you and I both crave.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by cohenadmirer » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:01 am

Video of 'waiting for the miracle' from the opening concert
More to come on you tube channel ' cohenadmirer1'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtMvh-L6 ... ature=plcp
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by tomsakic » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:08 am

I have to notice it's the early Bird on the Wire again ("I saw a woman/beggar" version, not "Don't cry anymore" version).
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by tomsakic » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:24 am

cohenadmirer wrote:Video of 'waiting for the miracle' from the opening concert
More to come on you tube channel ' cohenadmirer1'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtMvh-L6 ... ature=plcp
A masterpiece. What sound, great capture. So nice to see Rocoe Beck smiling, that means it goes and sounds well. Who would believe it was 33rd song that evening ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by tomsakic » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:34 am

SeventhSon wrote:
tomsakic wrote:
SeventhSon wrote: Since nobody has quoted this yet, I will do it: At the beginning of the show (and at the end) Leonard has stated that he will continue touring as long as God lets him. (Until "the wheelchair gets rusty") So, if we are lucky, the Old Ideas tour will not be his last. :D :D
Well Leonard said he will start smoking again when he will be 80 years old and that he would like to tour and smoke on the road... So since 2010 tour we all expect he is going do do just that, as he said.
I didn't know that. Nice. :)
I'd say that's why he returned I Can't Forget to the setlist... he is stumbling out of bed, having his cigarette, and burning down the road.... :)

In farewell talk after Waiting for the Miracle, at http://youtu.be/TtMvh-L69hI , he says "We will meet down the road every couple of years on tour" what's indicative change - in 2008-09 he was saying "See you down the road" and you had the feeling it was the last meeting. I prepared myself in 2009 it was last time I ever saw him on stage, in that moment when he skipped off the stage. I am glad I was wrong that time. (In 2010 I was already sure he will keep going on.)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by tomsakic » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:36 am

Superb recording of Dance Me and Going Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q-tGRzOnxY (uploader says there will be more)

My transcription of his words would be: ""I think that we're going to, with the help of G-d and two policemen, we're going to keep on going to the wheelchair's rust."
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by jackiet » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:38 am

Thank you so much for all the wonderful photographs, videos and reports of Sunday night's concert, excellent, I'm so looking forward to seeing Leonard this evening. I had a surreal moment last night, my husband and I were sitting by a canal enjoying a glass of wine after our meal when he said to me "that man looks like Leonard" as he got closer we realised it was the man himself with a female companion! He stopped to read the menu right next to our table. I was absolutely speechless, wouldn't have dreamed of bothering him. He looked amazing close up all suited and booted and wearing his trademark Fedora. We watched him walk across the bridge, he walked so elegantly and looked more like a man in his 50's, a truly amazing moment for us

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by SeventhSon » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:34 pm

clive cass wrote:Seventhson, I await my first show but I had only predicted 14 of the songs played although my predictions were more of a wish list and I limited my list to 30 so would probably have ened up predicting 16 or 17. I had hoped to see a much more varied set list from previous tours. Every LC song is of course a classic but that is the point and so I had hoped for more variation. Several of my predictions were on the reserve list such as Joan of Arc and the Guests but where were songs like There is a war, The Window, Take this Longing, Seems so long ago, Nancy, Came so far for Beauty, Hey thats so way to say goodbye. Even the running order was a bit predictable and I think that closing time and I tried to leave you are just too obvious towards the end. That said the impression I have got from those that went to the opening night is of a different sound from the band so maybe that is the variation that you and I both crave.

There is a War, Seems so long ago Nancy, Take This Longing, The Window were also in my wish list. But the Nr. 1 song i wanted to hear was Night comes on.

What do we have to conclude from this reserve list on the official setlist? Does that mean that these songs were rehearsed and maybe will be included in the setlist on other legs of the tour, or will he include them randomly on some evenings? Maybe already this night? Who knows. Let's hope for Night comes on! :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by jarkko » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:42 pm

There will be some variation in the setlist; songs that have been rehearsed but not yet performed may appear sooner or later. Also note that the first concert was extra long with additional songs (32 & 33), and the next shows may be done according to the basic plan.
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CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by JudasPriest » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:58 pm

Seventhson, I take your point re Springsteen but 10 or so new live debuts is revolutionary by Len standards
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