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CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, September 19, 2012

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 pm
by sturgess66
The venue is √úlker Sports Arena - a new indoor venue that opened in January 2012 - seating capacity of 15,000

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Keep Calm Istanbul, show time is 8:30 pm tonight.

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Ringing out the still freshly painted √úlker Sports Arena (Asia), soundcheck is in progress here in Istanbul.

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Checking up on the sound check.


http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/318 ... -happening

Re: CONCERT REPORT: SEPT 19: Istanbul, Turkey

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:23 pm
by Goldin
Heh, I like the fact that Mr. Carenza initially posted this one.
(too much Ireland last week, who knows? ;-) )

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:14 pm
by holydove
Is this concert taking place in an Istanbul of another galaxy? The venue looks like a space station.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:40 pm
by sturgess66

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:10 pm
by cohenadmirer
holydove wrote:Is this concert taking place in an Istanbul of another galaxy? The venue looks like a space station.
It does , doesn't it !?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:02 pm
by holydove
cohenadmirer wrote:
holydove wrote:Is this concert taking place in an Istanbul of another galaxy? The venue looks like a space station.
It does , doesn't it !?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
We better prepare ourselves for the photos of this audience, as the residents of this faraway galaxy might have green skin, antennae, huge black eyes, etc.. . .But I see that Leonard & the Webbs don't have their spacesuits on, so they must have a highly controlled environment inside the mother ship (where the concert is being held, of course). And with the great likelihood of very advanced technology, the sound quality will probably be "out-of-this-world". . .

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:48 am
by sturgess66
A little bit of video - via Keek ... via Twitter -

Suzanne -
http://www.keek.com/zeynepnilib/keeks/Eqm2aab

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
http://www.keek.com/zeynepnilib/keeks/hpm2aab

And there are a number of other little video clips posted by zeynepnilib - here -
http://www.keek.com/latest?selectedCountry=TR

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:16 am
by LesleyJ
:D just got back from the Ulker Arena - I can't stop smiling! Fantastic evening, could not have been better. Leonard was his usual wonderful self although I do believe he had a bit of a cold, nonetheless he was perfect as we're all of the band.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:46 am
by blixa
I wished I was born 77 years ago.... I wished I strolled the streets of Montreal as I grew up... studied at McGill....

It's too late for all that... now, all that I have is three nights with Leonard Cohen that I will remember when I close my eyes for the last time....

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:01 am
by sturgess66
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This door is for?

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It is little notes like this
from stage manager Paul Stratford that absolutely make the day a tolerable one.



http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/318 ... rite-notes

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:48 am
by sturgess66
Video uploaded by ubuntu12341234 - Thanks!

The Gypsy's Wife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozghJm6719Q

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:50 am
by sturgess66
Video uploaded by carnilol - Thanks!

Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEsBvHdI2Rg

The Great Solo - Javier Mas (Who By Fire)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j2Mc970Cmc

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:13 am
by tomsakic
Oh I didn't know he performs Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye again:)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:17 am
by field_commander
I have seen many great artists but last night was absolutely different. It was totally spiritual and full of life. Mr.Cohen was so graceful and I'm so grateful to him cuz last night was the greatest show I ever seen :oops: I almost cried when I heared the first notes of "Come Healing". That song really purified my weak soul. I get goose bumps when I think of that moment. It was astonishing. Wow ! :shock: The big suprises (for me) were "Different Sides" (one of my fav songs in Old Ideas), "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" and "Famous Blue Raincoat". He changed "sincerely, L.Cohen" with "sincerely, your friend" and it made my day ! Amen ! Hope to see Field Commander again :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 19

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:40 am
by musicmania
tomsakic wrote:Oh I didn't know he performs Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye again:)
He sang it at the last 2 concerts in Dublin Tom.