Leonard in Belfast

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RUBYRED
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Leonard in Belfast

Post by RUBYRED » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:41 pm

I MET LEONARD TODAY IN BELFAST VICTORIA CENTRE I LOVE HIS MUSIC I PLAY IT DAILY I LOVE HIM HE'S A LIVING SAINT
I TOLD HIM SO I WAS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION MUCH TO THE EMBARRASSMENT OF MY TEENAGE SON.
I HUGGED HIM AND WELCOMED HIM TO THE CITY TEARS STREAMING HE THANKED ME.
HIS MALE COMPANION WAS MESMRISED I GOT A PHOTO TAKEN WHICH IS DREADFUL AS I AM CRYING AND MY EXPRESSION IS BAD
IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING ON SUNDAY NIGHT
TO ALL OF YOU THAT ARE GOING ENJOY !!!
I'M GOING FOR A LIE DOWN
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by Andrew (Darby) » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:56 pm

Hi Rubyred - that's so wonderful for you and nice to see you here! 8)

I hope that the concert is the icing on the cake for you. :D

Cheers,
Andrew :)

P.S.
I have several relatives in Belfast, but I'm not sure that any will be attending LC's concert, as none have ever expressed any interest in the past - anyway, I'll ascertain this in due course. ;-)
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by table top joe » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:09 pm

RUBYRED wrote: I WAS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION MUCH TO THE EMBARRASSMENT OF MY TEENAGE SON.
HIS MALE COMPANION WAS MESMRISED I GOT A PHOTO TAKEN WHICH IS DREADFUL AS I AM CRYING AND MY EXPRESSION IS BAD
I'M GOING FOR A LIE DOWN


:lol: ......i love reading these kind of posts,i hope to write my own someday!(Monday hopefully :) )



I was walking around Dublin city last Sunday and i was you know,just kinda looking out for him :oops: ......i did end up seeing someone famous but it wasnt Lenny,wasnt even close! Ruud Van Nistlerooy,the guy who plays for Holland,formally Man Utd and now Real Madrid......I know,i wasnt that impressed either,ill be keeping an eye out again tommorow though 8)
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by Rodin » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:48 pm

What did you say to him?
'Hey






















why the long face?'
:oops:












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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by jleslee » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:22 am

god i cant believe you were lucky enough to meet the great man in town today in vic square that must have been sooo amazing :razz: and to get a photo even better im always in the wrong place at the wrong time,i knew i shouldnt have taken the dog for a walk!!!!!!! :lol:
anyway i've still got tomorrow night to go cant wait to see leonard again,last year in dublin was great so glad he coming to belfast this time im so excited roll on tomorrow night :D
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by RUBYRED » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:00 am

thanks for replying tomy post I was so emotional I couldn't contain myself even for the photo I told him I loved his music and loved him as a person I am really still shell shocked and emotional I can't really explain it
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by Unspoken Words » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:37 am

Rubyred it is great that you met the great man. I met him 2 years ago and his meekness and gentleness shone through and left a lasting impression on me. I can vividly remember how genuinely he greeted me by name and spent time with me even though his minder was trying to move things on, Leonard was not having it and took his time to talk, sign some things and have photos taken. all at a leisurely pace.

It is amazing that he is in Belfast already. Given that he was in Victoria Square there is a good chance that he is staying in the Hilton.

I had heard that this week Leonard treated the band and crew to a break somewhere in Ireland and wondered where this was. I had thought it might be Kerry or Galway but perhaps he was in the north coast or Donegal.

I am looking forward to tomorrow nights concert.
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by RUBYRED » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:52 am

My family don't understand I have never felt this way I am absolutely drained words of encouragement please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
swine flu has nothing on this
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by RUBYRED » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:54 am

Is he an an angel sent from above who by fire who by water
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by Maarten » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:06 am

Rubyred,
please share your picture with us... I'm waiting for it!

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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by burningviolin » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:39 pm

Unspoken Words wrote:
I had heard that this week Leonard treated the band and crew to a break somewhere in Ireland and wondered where this was. I had thought it might be Kerry or Galway but perhaps he was in the north coast or Donegal.
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by ladydi » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:32 pm

I'm sure this whole stay in Ireland has been relaxing. Leonard, Sharon, the Webb sisters and the band members have the concert precision perfect by this point so no need to rehearse...just the sound checks. They've been able to stay in one hotel...probably catch up on laundry ;-) ...wander the town...run 16km (Dino), enjoy great Irish audiences.... perhaps they had a day or so in the country...and now Belfast. I'm sure they've enjoyed every moment and if they were able to get away into the country for a couple of days that would have been and extra plus and very thoughtful of Leonard. We'll have to check out Joey's photos to see they give any hint....or perhaps he turned off the iPhone for a couple of days. Nah..second thought I doubt he could turn it off for 10 minutes :D .
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by surrender » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:07 pm

RUBYRED,
words of encouragement? Maybe the lyrics of the Dead Moon song, slightly changed;

...this was your chance
this was your life
and your opening hour...

...it's okay
you don't have to run and hide away
it's okay
it's okay, yeah we love you anyway....

Enjoy that memory!
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by Mikeaus » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:46 am

Rubyred. I share your joy at meeting Leonard. My wife Janis and I also had the wonderful experience in Sydney in January (viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13314&start=15). Congratulations, I'll bet you are still smiling.
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Re: Leonard in Belfast

Post by bridger15 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:29 am

ladydi wrote:the band members have the concert precision perfect by this point so no need to rehearse..
Wouldn't this type of interval be just the time when they might rehearse alternate set list songs, which are not always routinely performed e.g.,Lullaby?
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