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CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:59 am
by mnkyface
The spring North American tour starts in just a few hours at the beautiful Paramount Theatre! Leonard and band played here in April 2009 and December 2010 as well. I won't be at tonight's show but I will be there tomorrow night and CAN'T WAIT!! :)
Joey Carenza posted this today:
http://instagram.com/p/WWQKqgkFgC/

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:03 am
by mutti
Only 5 hours to go till Showtime! Looking so forward to tonight.
See you tomorrow Esther!
Let the dance continue on and on and on...
Leslie 8)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:34 am
by musicmania
Enjoy friends :D Looking forward to reading all the reports and reviews tomorrow :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:16 am
by ladydi
Thinking of all my friends in Oakland tonight, and of course, thinking of Leonard and the UHTC presenting the first concert of the 2013 series. I have such wonderful memories of Oakland in 2010. Wish I were with you, but I am there in spirit. I think one of my friends has pretty much the same seat I did back then...and it was awesome! Enjoy, enjoy. Look forward to your reviews! :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:31 am
by rike
"...and I can't forget..." Oakland, December 5, 2010. I wish all of you lucky enough to be there tonight or tomorrow the same joy I felt then.
I look forward to all reports.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:09 am
by sturgess66
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From Twitter -
@Sarah_Stierch Leonard Cohen...on his knees. Amazing. @ Paramount Theatre http://instagr.am/p/WYc2NKwu0M/
@Sarah_Stierch It's Leonard Cohen, and my dad and I are the only people moving in the audience during "dance me..." Come on Oakland!
@specwill If we were any closer we'd be something something on the unmade bed. #LeonardCohen https://twitter.com/specwill/status/308067711194365952
‏@uipoliti Leonard Cohen with Brent!! @ Paramount Theatre http://instagr.am/p/WYalJJGNtE/
@GoldenvoiceSF We are ecstatic to welcome #leonardcohen back to The Paramount Theatre in #oakland for 2 nights. A few… http://instagr.am/p/WYeUcSJtOG/
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‏@Herbivore_ RT @jimthecritic: There's the great #leonardCohen @LeonardOnTour pic.twitter.com/NffSPJXRlH
@CarinaOst Leonard Cohen is killing it, can't wait for part 2 http://instagr.am/p/WYkLmiDSsa/
@Lubenow Weeping and laughing at the same time. Damn you Leonard Cohen!
@specwill Leonard Cohen, performing from under his own shadow. pic.twitter.com/WElyw0XNTO
@nquinn1952 Leonard Cohen at the Paramount in Oakland: three hours of awesome wonderful! Thank you, thank you, Mr. Cohen!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:39 pm
by Goldin
First set, according to http://comfortandpain.tumblr.com/post/44435161757

1. Dance Me to the End of Love
2. The Future
3. Bird on the Wire
4. Everybody Knows
5. Who by Fire
6. Darkness
7. Ain't No Cure for Love
8. Amen
9. Come Healing
10. In My Secret Life
11. A Thousand Kisses Deep (poem)
12. Anthem

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:04 pm
by phillip
where is the rest of the setlist?

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:29 pm
by jarkko
http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_227 ... land-crowd
Review: Leonard Cohen wows Oakland crowd
By Jim Harrington
Posted: 03/03/2013 02:51:58 AM PST

Leonard Cohen never gets old.

I mean that both literally and figuratively. As far as the latter goes, I'd already seen Cohen five times in recent years. Yet, I still was counting down the days until I could see him again on Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, during the first half of a two-night stand at the beautiful downtown Oakland venue.

The result was the same as ever: It was an incredible pleasure to witness Cohen sing such musical masterpieces as "Tower of Song," "Bird on the Wire" and "Dance Me to the End of Love." His performance was every bit as strong as the one seen by fans (including me) back in November at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.

The added bonus, of course, was that this performance wasn't at a hockey arena. No knock on the Pavilion, which is a fine place to see shows, but Cohen's greatness is certainly magnified in an intimate theater setting.

His songbook -- which truly ranks as one of the finest in popular music history -- is downright timeless. Yet, the singer himself is proving to be just as ageless a wonder.

Sure, technically speaking, this Canadian legend is 78-years old. Yet, he sure didn't act like a man approaching 80 as he poured his heart, soul and remarkable energy into his generous set. He took the stage right after 8 p.m. and was still there as the clock ticked past 11:30 p.m.

As the concert drew to a close, with such significant offerings as "I'm Your Man," "So Long, Marianne" and "First We Take Manhattan," Cohen was still going strong, working the stage with passion and delivering his words with gusto. Bruce Springsteen could take a listen from this guy.

I can hardly wait for my next dance with Cohen.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:24 pm
by oblivion
:D :D
thank you jarkko, thank you leonard + the band
i´m so happy that "it" started again and everybody seems to be well!
i nearly can´t believe it to see him again

:D :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:30 pm
by cohenadmirer
Looking forward to seeing the full setlist and hearing first hand accounts. :)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:56 pm
by Goldin
It's 9 o'clock in California. Wake up, Oakland! And let us know the setlist. Pleeeeeease 8)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:08 pm
by sturgess66
From Setlist.com - http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/leonard-c ... b0049.html
(Thanks to "childofthemoon" and "deforestlondon")

March 2, 2013

Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
Who by Fire
Darkness
Ain't No Cure for Love
Amen
Come Healing
In My Secret Life
A Thousand Kisses Deep
Anthem
Tower of Song
Suzanne
Waiting for the Miracle
Anyhow
Lover Lover Lover
Democracy
Alexandra Leaving
I'm Your Man
Hallelujah
Take This Waltz
Encore:
So Long, Marianne
Going Home
First We Take Manhattan
Encore 2:
I Tried to Leave You
Closing Time

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:29 pm
by cohenadmirer
Goldin wrote:It's 9 o'clock in California. Wake up, Oakland! And let us know the setlist. Pleeeeeease 8)
I guess the cohenites may be sleeping in after a late night and with another one to come ! (lucky lucky :D )

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Oakland, March 2 & 3, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:13 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES