CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin September 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby minnie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:17 pm

table top joe wrote:Small thing but wasnt it "Thank you for sitting in the cold and damp to Listen to my melancholy ditties"( as opposed to "dirges" or "songs")


to wrap up!
That's what I heard too. It isn't small, it's accurate and also represents his self-deprecating humour :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby Goldin » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:40 pm

Congrats, Irish, now it's official:
There is just no better audience than an Irish audience.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby Aido » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:26 pm

Once again Leonard delivered!! What a magical night!! Yes it was freezing. I had a light coat on and NO sweater. That won't happen on Saturday night! I totally agree with others who say its just not on to have an outdoor concert at this time of year. Leaonard made his view on that very clear very early on!!
I just wanna know does anyone else miss Dino Soldo? I liked Alex and his violin but this punter really missed the brilliance of Dino. Anyone with me???????????????
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby fhenry99 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:33 pm

minnie wrote:
table top joe wrote:Small thing but wasnt it "Thank you for sitting in the cold and damp to Listen to my melancholy ditties"( as opposed to "dirges" or "songs")


to wrap up!
That's what I heard too. It isn't small, it's accurate and also represents his self-deprecating humour :D
Yes, it was definitely ditties. And it annoyed me that both the Irish Times and the Irish Independent got it wrong.

But that and maybe the cold are the only complaints about what was a magical event. It was just one constant highlight after another.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby Bird off the Wire » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:45 pm

musicmania wrote:Cameras are fine once they are not professional. I didn't take my usual number of photos as I was to cold plus impossible to take them with all the wanderers. Then during the encores I thought a POD guy was stopping me so I put knit camera away. Turns out he was offering to take a photo off me LOL.

Bird Off The Wire, yes I am a Springseen fan but didn't know that.
On the Tom Joad solo acoustic tour he usually commenced the concerts by advising audience that it would be a quiet show and if people were being noisy he encouraged their 'neighbours' to tell them to STFU.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby MaryB » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:57 am

How I enjoy reading all these reviews and seeing all the photos (Eva, you lucky girl, yours were excellent!)of this concert - thank you all and a very special thank you for your fantastic review, burning violin - I wanted it to go on and on and on.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby zombiehamster » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:30 am

Last night (Wed 12th) was spectacular. It was my third time seeing him. A very cold night in Dublin, but if you wrap up VERY warm, you'll be ok. Was a real treat to hear some of the new songs. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby j6ppc » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:45 am

Last nights' show was absolutely superb.

It was chilly and I can only reiterate that it is better to err on the side of too many clothes.
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CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby JudasPriest » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:15 pm

Night 1 good. Night 2 off the charts. Different league...truly special.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby sandraa » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:17 pm

What a jewel Kilmainham is, I 'm hoping to get to the next concerts earlier to see more of the gardens but even leaving it in darkness the beauty of the building shone through.
I was accompanied by a person with a severe disability and finding the access to the disabled carpark was nightmarish. In normal circumstances you could drive around and locate it but the traffic was so heavy and we had to give up and walk from St James Hospital in the end. Why could there not be signposts directing you to the carpark?There's real issues with trying to get a person with limited mobility to cover so much ground.
Merchandise at the event was great and I'm so pleased with my screen printed poster. Full marks to the staff on these stands, they were doing a great job with charming banter and were so pleasant.
Others have covered the issue with people arriving late, causing disruption etc and it's a real shame for everyone.
I've taken some photos with my camera which Eventsec tell me was too large and too professional looking so hope to post those later. For anyone who does have issues about photography, stay firm and argue your case. A 24-70mm lens is not long and supervisors should have more to do with their time than to watch how i use my "large " camera.
Could the entrance area to the toilets not be enlarged, this was one of the main causes of the delays.
On a serious note, I do hope the person who collapsed during the interval is alright and full marks to the stewards for how they handled this.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby Joan » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:24 pm

Deepinthedesert wrote: Some logistical issues - entry is via the Military Road entrance (the eastern side) and the Kilmainham Gate is closed. It takes about 10 minutes to walk around from the Kilmainham side. The traffic around Kilmainham is dire, so park the car somewhere else (we parked in St James's Hospital).
I was at Leonard in Kilmainham in 2008 but I don't know the area very well.
Back then I remember walking past Hueston Station, past the taxi rank, straight on for a little while - then we crossed the road and turned up to the left. About 5 mins up this road was a large gated entrance where we went in for the concert.
From there we had an uphill stroll, an amble through a courtyard and then we arrived at the concert area ( oh such happy memories :) )
Is that entrance in use this time ? ( please say yes )
If not, can someone give me directions on where I must go....
Regards & Thanks, Joan.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby tinderella » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:56 pm

Two nights with Leonard and the second night blew me away.
Maybe cos the President of Ireland was sitting a few rows in front of me... there were no stragglers walking around. The audience were great. Leonard was in fantastic form. jumping onto the stage and singing from the heart.

He said at one point...' i hope you are warm... but you were warm when you got here, if you were any warmer... you would be the Tropics '

Beautiful way to spend an evening and not a drop of rain fell. Brought my daughter to see him, she thought he was fantastic, and we both got to the front of the stage for the encores. The security man tried to stop me but I said to him, I don't want to see the President, I just want to see Leonard :)... It worked. A few feet away for Marianne, First we take Manhattan , Famous Blue Raincoat and Closing time....

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby tinderella » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:58 pm

Yes Joan, that is the way you walk again..its not too bad, about ten mins to the venue. and its very nice indeed when you get there, no mud as we had no rain, good food and drinks etc... YOu will have a wonderful time... the concert ends around eleven, so if you need to go back to the city, you can get the luas by the train station.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Dublin Sept 11, 12, 14 & 15, 2012

Postby Joan » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:10 pm

tinderella wrote:Yes Joan, that is the way you walk again..its not too bad, about ten mins to the venue. and its very nice indeed when you get there, no mud as we had no rain, good food and drinks etc... YOu will have a wonderful time... the concert ends around eleven, so if you need to go back to the city, you can get the luas by the train station.
Thank you very much - I appreciate your prompt and helpful reply.
Kind Regards, Joan.

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