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CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:35 pm
by jarkko
(I have opened this report page this early to create a link to this thread - I will be in Verona on Sat and cannot update the concert schedule & links page of The Files from abroad)

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3D view of the Square here: http://www.360cities.net/image/constitu ... -7.10,70.0

http://actmedia.eu/daily/leonard-cohen- ... rest/42143


Leonard Cohen's concert on Saturday, in Bucharest

Leonard Cohen is to give a concert on Saturday, in the Constitution Square, in Bucharest, starting at 20:00 hrs. A team of about 100 technicians are working on setting up the stage, installing sound systems and lights, as well as for the organization of space that will host the Canadian artist Leonard Cohen before and after the concert in Bucharest, organizers inform in a release.

The stage is designed to match the wishes of the artist, and the construction will last four days. According to the quoted source, Leonard Cohen, artists who accompany him and the technical team will have eight rooms available. Of these, one is exclusively for the artist, where he can retire and prepare for the concert.

Cohen and his team do not have special culinary preferences, show organizers said. They prefer a classical menu for breakfast, with eggs,sausages, ham, tomatoes, cheese, cereals, jam, bread and a large variety of fruit. For lunch, the artists will have several kinds of meals, including vegetarian menus. They will not miss tea, as well as coffee, flat and mineral water, natural juices, soy milk, but also Belgian and Irish beer, French wines.

Spectators present at Leonard Cohen concert, in Bucharest, will enjoy a musical feast. The veteran Canadian troubadour prepared a concert for over three hours for his meeting with the Romanian public.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:54 pm
by lizzytysh
You're so thoughtful, Jarkko 8) .
Such a beautiful square!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:39 pm
by bridger15
From The Bucharest Herald
http://www.bucharestherald.ro/city-life ... n-its-tour
Bucharest is the only city of Eastern Europe included in the ‘Old Ideas’ tour of Leonard Cohen, who will hold a concert here on September 22. The tour will take the Canadian artist to Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

All VIP Exclusive, VIP Front Stage and First Category tickets are sold-out, organizers announced...
---Arlene

CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:11 pm
by regensburg
Thank you so much Jarkko for the info, I see they are ready to welcome Leonard with open Arms. They will not be disappointed.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:56 pm
by cohenadmirer
lizzytysh wrote:You're so thoughtful, Jarkko 8) .
Such a beautiful square!
Indeed another beautiful setting for an outdoor concert .
Something made me want to look at the weather forecast for bucharest .
On saturday it will almost certainly be dry but will get a little chilly after dark - so dress warmly !
Sunday should be quite a warm day !

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:15 am
by Saphy
regensburg wrote:Thank you so much Jarkko for the info, I see they are ready to welcome Leonard with open Arms. They will not be disappointed.
We're more than ready!!
Cannot wait!!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:03 pm
by tomsakic
Now me thinks Istanbul is in eastern Europe as well.:)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:55 pm
by UrPal
Good to see Leonard heading out East.

I recognise the square pictured above. I spent a few of my life's most interesting and precarious hours there back at the beginning of the nineties shortly after Ceausescu was overthrown.

I believe the square was one of his extravagances. Pleasing to see it is now being put to good use.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:23 pm
by antwerp guy
tomsakic wrote:Now me thinks Istanbul is in eastern Europe as well.:)
If I'm not mistaken, the concert was in the Asian part of Istanbul. :)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:17 pm
by sturgess66
From Joey - a present for Allan - DrHGuy - for his collection -

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Signs of Leonard Cohen Bucharest, Romania for DrHguy.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:02 am
by Päivi from Finland
The rain is over...at least wright now! Unfortunately we did not meet the band - and not Roscoe, who is always so kind! Anyway we are lucky to have the seats at the first row tomorrow in Bucharest to see LC, Roscoe and the whole band in front of us! Nice to listen to the music made by the maestro 78 years young! This is the 11 th concert for me and the 10th concert for Juhana!

Congratulations for all of us!

Päivi and Juhana

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:15 am
by sturgess66

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:44 pm
by Carmen
The weather is finally right (after yesterday's awful rain!) and the sun is shining with great hopes for a new magical meeting with Leonard!!! I have my tickets in the third row, this will give me an opportunity to be closer to leonard and the band!!!
Just a few hours to go... hard to manage...

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:30 pm
by cerasela
We are happy to see that Mr. Cohen likes to celebrate his birthday in Bucharest!

21 sept 2008 - Bucharest
4 sept 2009 - Bucharest
22 sept 2012 - Bucharest

Happy to join such a show again... and the weather is perfect for 'The famous blue...'
Thank you!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bucharest, September 22, 2012

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:04 pm
by istvan
tomsakic wrote:Now me thinks Istanbul is in eastern Europe as well.:)
Yes - a part of it.