Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by margaret » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:05 am

Many thanks again to the Spanish Team .
The organisation, the venue, the superb food and the concert by Jorcx :D I hope someone there was able to record the performance :D :D :D

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by HarryMann » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:28 am

From us,

Many thanks too for being such welcoming hosts for the DVD premiere and the 2 hour tribute by Jorcx and his pianist colleague, whos name I forget

Jorcx, now there's someone who can take Leonard's songs and words to an even wider audience. Not just switching from Catalan to English and back verse by verse, but some quite unique interpretations suting his voice perfectly.
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by tinderella » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:24 am

Thanks a million Jorcx and all our spanish amigos for a beautiful event in 'Barcelona... the food, the music, the wine the company was the best. A BIG thank you to Jorcx again as I think it was him that found my concert ticket when I lost it on the street the first night after Jarkko gave it to me ( too much wine!).

Love Tinders x

Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by efc » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:02 am

ForYourSmile wrote:
Rob, much better Barça on Saturday. In 1988 Cohen was concerned about a Barça's basketball game that coincided with his gig. You know, here Barça is a huge institution. :D
Hi Toni,

That came over well in the museum. And I liked the idea of the pilgrimage to Montserrat when the Camp Nou was opened.

A lot of Brits follow Spanish football, and there seemd to be quite a few at the game. And what a good game it was!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by confetti » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:50 pm

i thought that was you that got the ticket back but wasn't sure, I should have gone over to say hello. i didn't get to meet too many people, but had a lovely time, the food was fantastic and the venue and atmosphere were both beautiful.

It was a fabulous few days in Barcelona..
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Juraj Mucko » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:41 pm

Hello everybody

I published some pictures from Barcelona celebration on
In a couple of days there might be much more taken by Paul form the second row.

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by tinderella » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:59 pm

Wonderful photos Jura. Yes Jackie that was me! I am sorry we did not get to meet. It was amazing all the same wasnt it?
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by IrishAL » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:05 am

Barcelona 2009.
What a great weekend. !

A fantastic Leonard Cohen Concert, A 20th wedding Anniversary , Leonards Birthday celebrations and Lots of new friends. what more could you ask for. ?

Thanks to all who helped make it a very memorable event.

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Paul Zagreb » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:25 am

Almost nothing left to be said. Thank-you to all involved for such a memorable time in Barcelona. Part of me is still there and all of me will return one day I hope. As someone remarked earlier, the Sala Vivaldi events seemed so effortless that the organisers must have put in an enormous amount of work. Jorcx's concert was great, the meal superb, the dvd at times amusing, at times trapped in time, and at times universal and transcendant. But - you know - most of all I will treasure forever the friendships and shared love of Leonard.

photos are here: ... 969&ref=nf

much love

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by andrea » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:00 am

Dear Spanish organizing team ,
heartful thanks also from us for you hard work and perfect organization, preparations, souvenirs, concert, location selection, birhtday cake , candles and...and.. and...just for everything.
You made this event become one of the most memorable and we enjoyed it beeing there in your beautiful city, with beautiful people and with the most beautiful reason:
LEONARD'S 75th birthday celebration and his concert with his excellent group.
It was touching in all ways, it was a special concert for all .....muchas gracias :D
Thanks of course also to Jarkko and Eija and all cohenites who came to BCN to make it so special. We had a great time (All pics around and Wijbe's beautiful slides do show us how we felt)
We were lucky to be there and now we have to come back to earth....
Have a good time and we hope to see you all soon again.
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Bill's Bar » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:40 am

Many thanks to everyone involved in organising the weekend, specially the lunch in Sala Vivaldi.
It was great to meet old and new friends, and hope we'll all meet up soon again.

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Louise W E » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:02 pm

Can someone please tell me how to put my photographs on here please. :?: I have some great pictures of Jordi and Luis at the Sunday night Jorxc concert and at the lunch and would like to share them with you.
What a fabulous weekend and birthday celebration!! :razz: Very emotional at times. The organisation of the Spanish team was superb, lovely food, music and souvenirs as well, just fantastic. Thank you so very much friends!

I'm still on a high and have just registered for Krakow 2010; after all, there ain't no cure for love.

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by crystal » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:53 pm

Back from Barcelona we want to thank everybody who made this weekend special.
Thank you Jorcx for organising lunch and your special concert. Thank you Maarten for the beautiful name tags. They will get a special place.
Thank you Jarkko and the moderators for everything you do for the forum and for keeping us informed.
It was nice meeting all you special people at lunch and sharing a wonderful experience.
We had a wonderful time.
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by ispellit » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:11 pm

Thanks to all of you who've been arranging everything about the fan meetup! It was just perfect and I'm more than happy that I could participate! You guys are just great!

Jorcx, your heartfelt singing was most touching and although I’m not into Cohen covers at all I liked it very much, indeed! The lunch you organised was delicious also. Thank you for that!

It's also been a great pleasure meeting so many fellow Cohen fans and getting to know the faces behind the nicknames and user icons. I greatly enjoyed the time we were having together, thank you so much!

Aside from the concert itself a special experience for me was meeting Marianne, THE Marianne, who was sitting right in front of me and who’s also some kind of legend to me. After 3 hours of brooding if it was actually her, at the end of the concert, I collected all my courage turned to her and whispered into her ear: "Excuse me, please, but you aren't Marianne, are you?" She turned to me with a most lovely smile and whispered back into my ear: "Indeed, I am." She asked who I was and pointing to my badge I said, “I’m one of the Forum members. It’s a great pleasure meeting you!” This cute old lady kept smiling at me, stroke my arm and then silently disappeared into the leaving crowd. It was stunning and I won't ever forget it.

Just a few words about this guy Alberto Manzano. I don't mean any offense, but I have to say that found him utterly boring. For a short while he made me hoping he might come to the point of anything but then I had to accept that in fact he won’t. Also while he left a friend of mine who was waiting to have her book signed ignored and preferred making a random phone call, he was not only signing the books but also leaving his phone number with the younger ladies, addressing them by saying things like: “I want to make love to you!” Most disconcerting. All in all this left me with the picture of him as an arrogant, megahorny boring self-exposer. Pity.

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by friscogrl » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:27 am

Jorcx, Maarten and everyone involved with planning the events last weekend, great job. I had a wonderful time!

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