CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:28 pm

sturgess66 wrote:
Leonard Cohen sang for three hours without a break in the Arena
NOT correct. There was the usual interval after approx. one hour. The show ran from 21:15 to approx 00:30.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby Paul Zagreb » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:03 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:
sturgess66 wrote:
Leonard Cohen sang for three hours without a break in the Arena
NOT correct. There was the usual interval after approx. one hour. The show ran from 21:15 to approx 00:30.

Wendy

I guess whoever wrote it spent the break queuing for one of the two toilets and so didn't really notice that it was a break!

It was a fantastic concert, though, wonderfully received, and as Tom would say - the largest gathering of Cohenistas this tour!!!!

There was pure joy between all of the band and Leonard. I particularly enjoyed the moment at the end when Alexander but a rose between his teeth and then looked kind of sheepish as Leonard came back on stage.

Also we got a lovely version of "Don't stop, don't ever stop' for Sharon and the Webb sisters at the end of Tower of Song with Leonard beautifully telling them how much he appreciates their work and that they helped him live with the imperfections of his own voice.

And the greeting at the start "I don't know when we'll see each other again; no one ever knows that for certain".

A wonderful evening with wonderful friends in a wonderful setting!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby tomsakic » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:39 pm

One more ravishing review.

Muzika.hr - leading music portal in Croatia

http://www.muzika.hr/clanak/42677/izvje ... janja.aspx
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby tomsakic » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:40 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby tomsakic » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:43 pm

Beside Anđelko Jurkas' article already quoted here in the thread, another one capturing this show which transformed into a massive experience of religious strength and already achieves cult status on social networks: http://www.zurnal.info/novost/17280/coh ... je-u-areni
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby tomsakic » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:47 pm

sturgess66 wrote:http://www.soundguardian.com/content/view/27530/49/
It's hard to express what exactly is going on this warm summer evening in Pula - you had to be there and experience it.
The best review is when the journalist tells it so simply.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby tomsakic » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:49 pm

Leonard Cohen on the cover of this week's edition of Croatian crosswords magazine Kviskoteka - photo by Maarten Massa.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby tomsakic » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:50 pm

From Allan's blog - first row in Pula, you'll see familiar faces of our webmasters, moderators, and forum members!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby bulat » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:56 pm

Members of vocal quintet CARMEL A-CAPPELLA met yesterday in Pula Mr. Leonard Cohen and they sang to him! (3. Aug.)

http://www.vecernji.hr/scena/ekskluzivn ... nak-593841
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby tomsakic » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:58 pm

First report about public rehearsal night before the actual show: http://drhguy.com/2013/08/04/the-other- ... free-show/

Great "alternative" setlist at the rehearsal: Dance Me, The Future, and then (I forgot order) Ain't No Cure for Love, Anthem, Choices, Democracy, Anyhow, Waiting for the Miracle, I Can't Forget and Light as the Breeze.

Soundcheck on Friday afternoon included Banks of Marble (Leonard solo on guitar), song performed in 1972!!! and BRAND NEW blues SONG which is apparently work in progress, the band jammed thru it 20 mins or so. Sound check ended with band playing Happy Birthday to you to Mitch Watkins, what's on You Tube.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby HelenOE » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:04 am

bulat wrote:Members of vocal quintet CARMEL A-CAPPELLA met yesterday in Pula Mr. Leonard Cohen and they sang to him! (3. Aug.)

http://www.vecernji.hr/scena/ekskluzivn ... nak-593841
It looks like he enjoyed that. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby mutti » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:07 am

Wow! that was so cool...Thanks Tom for your beautiful heart and reviews here and on Facebook. It seem the gathering of fans and the time in the beautiful city of Pula and then the incredibly magic of the concert was really something. Thanks to all of you for your comments and posts as it really means a lot to those of us not there. Photos and videos all make me feel Pula was a memorable event in so many ways.
We were there in spirit thinking of the concert in real time and I for one wish I had come to Pula. At least now I can live vicariously through all of you.
Fabulous photos too.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:53 am

Video uploaded by Vedran Brkulj -

So Long Marianne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1EWADCNxos

Dance Me To The End Of Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cd0vdpTWUg

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Video uploaded by Evie001

Suzanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70hsclfAGkM

The Partisan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B3wdZEiIEY

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Uploaded by Senad Zaimovic -

So Long Marianne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IabokAVDXY
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:23 am

Good video uploaded by Vasil Dem -

So Long Marianne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9kwf3T11P0

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Uploaded by ivachica00 -

The Gypsy's Wife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYWmavE9uaY

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Uploaded by RegionalPula -

Save The Last Dance For Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEWNAT3u2NI

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Uploaded by xero8

Dance Me To The End Of Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-E24LgdqJ4

Applause
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHyZCsvht-A

First We Take Manhattan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk3QWzAKiWM

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Uploaded by majamaja3333

Who By Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wUtq6Gy4y4

Venue During The Break
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r6TOrfxAsc

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Uploaded by Peter Huber -

Chelsea Hotel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqwTjIAT2cI
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Postby Rodin » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:48 pm

Did I mention that I was in Pula?
I was probably the best dressed man there.
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