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CONCERT REPORT: Aalborg, August 26, 2012

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:23 pm
by sturgess66
From Joey / Camp Cohen -

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Sunny Soundcheck Aalborg

A little video -
Aalborg: Welcome.
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/302 ... en-aalborg



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Venue - Mølleparken
Mølleparken means “The Mill Park” in English, and is situated at the intersection of Vester Allé, Åboulevarden and Møllegade in Aarhus. It derives its name from the water mill that stood here in medieval times. Early in the twentieth century the Aarhus municipality purchased the land and began its conversion to the attractive landscaped gardens that exist today. A particular attraction of the park is a bronze sculpture group donated in 1929 by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Copenhagen - Soundcheck and Pre concert observations

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:26 am
by ken1asen
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The Beautiful surroundings of Rosenborg Eksercerplads was the frame for the concert
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The Royal Life Guards passing by before the Rehearsing
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Leonard Cohen Rehearsing by himself. As my friend said ..."He really must love playing music since he is doing these long rehearsings before every show"

This is what was played for the sound check:

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Bird On A Wire (multitrack recording playing various selected tracks)
Tower Of Song (multitrack recording playing various selected tracks)
Bird On A Wire (multitrack recording playing various selected tracks)

Leonard Cohen reharsing without band:
Im Your Man
Night Comes On
Crazy To Love You
... (Not shure about this one)
Banjo
Night Comes On
.... (Not shure about this one)

Leonard Cohen rehearsing with the band:
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Going Home
The Future
Light As a Breeze (Not shure about this one)
Show Me The Place
Anyhow
Banjo

I had to leave during "Banjo" and therefore I dont know about the endeing of the Rehearsing.

Re: Copenhagen - Soundcheck and Pre concert observations

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:32 am
by ken1asen

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:51 am
by sturgess66
A video that was uploaded in May - in advance/anticipation of the Leonard Cohen concert
A little film around Mølleparken - "the Mill Park"

Uploaded by Youtubant

Leonard Cohen concert in Mølleparken, Aalborg August 26 kl.18. See Miller Park here ... : -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4vpjco9z1o
DESCRIPTION: (Google translation) Good exercise will be to go around the tower is up in Mølleparken the Leonard Cohen concert August 26, 2012 at. 18th See Mølleparken and immediate surroundings here added "Show me the Place" by Leonard Cohen newest and popular CD "Old Ideas".
COMMENT ON VIDEO: (Google translation) Thank you for a fine intense little film - and thanks for the sound of an eventful life, with ups and downs.

And congratulations on a perfect concert with Cohen. He now changed more in his life than many self-proclaimed saviors!

He's got a whole world to listen.

I bow in the dust.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:26 am
by sturgess66
Laerke Laerke ‏@Nemesister_dk
At the Leonard Cohen concert... It was really deep and intense... And frakkin' incredible http://instagr.am/p/Oznl4Il4zQ/

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:31 am
by sturgess66
Video uploaded by Marc Roed - Thanks Marc!

Famous Blue Raincoat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlt8Ks9xs48

Two more very nice videos from Marc Roed - that include the rumble of thunder - and what looks like white clouds blowing over the stage - :)

Night Comes On
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0uYJGwq49Q

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3v8iDzjKQY

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:29 am
by Amrei
Concert report

The concert was marvellous as ever - and I really enjoyed that part. Reviews in local newspapers as overwhelmed as has to be expected:

http://www.nordjyske.dk/mobil-artikel/c ... e9384/1670

The local organization can only be called lousy.
So lousy, that Leonard after half an hour said something like he was glad, that people came to see him even though it was under these circumstances.
The circumstances were, that even though people had queued up for hours, with only one (!!!!) little entrance really many missed the start of the show. And not only the start, but up to 45 - 60 minutes of the concert.
And as the place could easily be overlooked, Leonard must have been aware of that like we were, while sitting on the tribune.

We paid 50€ extra pr. ticket to be seated. According to the plan from tribune A there should be a really good view.
But the tribune had been moved away from the scene, allowing a free space for people to get their beer from a bar situated besides the scene.
And that was very disturbing, additionally people on the tribune were chatting, as the tribune had been placed, so most of the seated people with the most expensive tickets could not see the scene at all.

The local event manager said in an interview, she could not see a problem in people missing the first part of the show, even though they had queued up for hours - as the concert was 3,5 hours, everybody got their share.
Additionally: not enough toilets and if you wanted food before the concert, you had to qeue for 60 minutes - but only sausages or sweets were available.

Not a good venue - but only due to bad local organization.

Luckily we left the expensive seats quite early and swapped with some people standing right in front of the scene.
And could so enjoy the concert without disturbance and had a really great evening.

The set list included both Famous Blue Raincoat, Light As The Breeze and a full version of Closing Time, which we did not have time for in Copenhagen.

Leonard also took the time for small anecdotes and jokes (da doo dam dam) and blessings at the end.
(speedy driving, don't catch a summercold, etc).

A great evening, as I was lucky to get into the venue in time andso did not miss anything and left the tribune to be at the scene. Amazing atmosphere there.

Feels still like a dream having been at two so georgious concerts in a row.

Amrei

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:43 pm
by cohenadmirer

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:09 pm
by kennethb2
Yes indeed a great concert, no thanks to the organizers, I paid 1100 Dkr for not seeing more than 10 % of the stage, but here is another question : What became of Bob Metzger on guitar and Dino Soldo, the guitarist was presented as something like Mitch Hawkins and there was this young guy on the fiddle, but no Bob and no dino ? I have tried to find anything about this on the internet but no succes so far ?

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:32 pm
by sturgess66
Video uploaded by TheThk1976 - Thanks!

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

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:58 pm
by Amrei
Bob and Dino are (unfortunately) not a part of this tour. The violinist's name is Alexandru Bublichki and I find him really brilliant. Mitch Watkins has worked with Leonard before. Jarkko has posted information on the band somewhere else on this Forum.
Amrei

Re: CONCERT REPORT: AUG 26 - AALBORG, Denmark,

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:56 am
by sturgess66
Video uploaded by FrostbiteZ1 - Thanks!

Dance Me To The End Of Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFRMb-dgW7s

Tower of Song & Suzanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzqVHG3zh0E

I Can't Forget & Different Sides & Light As The Breeze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph52T58hGWo

Heart With No Companion & The Gypsy's Wife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaN9bE-f9-s

Night Comes On
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3uHPC01HfI

Famous Blue Raincoat & Closing Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O100cdnm-44

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Aalborg, August 26

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:50 pm
by courage
on viewtopic.php?f=58&t=32693
I have posted a little ticket-history for Aalborg

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Aalborg, August 26

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:48 am
by sturgess66
Video uploaded by Rasmus Bækby - Thanks!

I Can't Forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed6p1QZBLjw

Maybe someone else can "translate" what Leonard is saying starting @2:56 - I think it is ad libitum - about documents and cabinets - or something - :lol:
This is all I could understand
"______________? close not exactly in the middle, maybe closer to the end - I can't be absolutely certain but it seems to me that all the documents were in the drawer that was to the left of the cabinet _______? the open - the cabinet closes - it always closes ___ was wide open "

It is captured in FrostbiteZ1's video also @3:24 - Leonard is explaining in earnest to Roscoe - who is laughing - a lot :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph52T58hGWo



Everybody Knows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUwXx_fNUsQ

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Aalborg, August 26

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:43 am
by mnkyface
sturgess66 wrote:Video uploaded by Rasmus Bækby - Thanks!

I Can't Forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed6p1QZBLjw

Maybe someone else can "translate" what Leonard is saying starting @2:56 - I think it is ad libitum - about documents and cabinets - or something - :lol:
This is all I could understand
"______________? close not exactly in the middle, maybe closer to the end - I can't be absolutely certain but it seems to me that all the documents were in the drawer that was to the left of the cabinet _______? the open - the cabinet closes - it always closes ___ was wide open "

It is captured in FrostbiteZ1's video also @3:24 - Leonard is explaining in earnest to Roscoe - who is laughing - a lot :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph52T58hGWo
That is the best! :lol: and I think you pretty much got what he said. He seems to end it with "and it was never...well I don't know, friends". :lol: :lol:

That smile afterwards - wow!