CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by yoeri » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:26 am

save the last dance:
well, even dolly parton has her version :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by B4real » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:26 am

ah Roman,
I was thinking it was that song which I remember very well ... but LC singing it now .... if it is the same one ...... must be a good reason for it which we will no doubt find out soon enough :razz:
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by Goldin » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:29 am

Well, LC always loves to take a sad song and make it bitter ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by tomsakic » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:33 am

yoeri wrote:flemish news report:

http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/m ... /1.1401179

with video of dance me (and the violin :D )
I will just say WOW to the new sound.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by Vlastik » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:37 am

Yes, Tom. It is amazing! And I thought it can´t get any better...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by tomsakic » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:43 am

Er, Field Commander Cohen?
Joan of Arc?
Banjo?
A Singer Must Die?
The Guests!!!!
Night Comes On...............
LIGHTS AS THE BREEZE??

I am just having an heart attack just looking at this photo.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by IrishMar » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:46 am

Me too Tom. It's AMAZING !!!

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by cohenadmirer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:55 am

fantastic concert though,violin notwithstanding,I missed dino. 3 songs after I tried to leave you.......sisters of mercy.....save the last dance for me....waiting for the miracle. leonard on great form and obviously relishing performing, Security was lax so there will probably be lots of video.i shot a lot and will upload soon :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by B4real » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:57 am

You know, just thinking about this set list .... how exciting it would have been to be there on the first night not knowing what song was coming next!
A special treat for those who were fortunate enough to be there!!

EDIT: Thank you cohenadmirer - I can hardly wait for your welcomed videos :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by sharon.e » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:00 am

I'm completely blown away by this setlist.
It's 2am on a school night, so I'll read the mass of reports in the morning. But even now, it's already clear it was a stellar night.

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by Cheshire gal » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:10 am

I will be wildly happy if Leonard will actually sing Joan of Arc again.....please let him do it when he comes back to Boston in December. Pleeze :D :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by SeventhSon » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:59 am

This concert was absolutely amazing. The setlist was great (Some nice surprises (I never would have believed that Leonard would play "I can't forget") and all the Old Ideas songs sounded fantastic). Especially the ending was very exciting because I was convinced that after "I tried to Leave you" it would be over, but no, 3 more songs. Wow! Fantastic. Only thing missing was Whither Thou Goest as closer. :)

Leonard and the band were in great shape as usual.

The only thing I did not like, was the way Democracy sounded (I don't know how you call what Leonard played during the song, but in my opinion it did not fit the mood of the song and ruined it a bit by sounding too much like happy circus music. Also, he should have sung the chorus together with the Webb Sisters).

Look forward for the upcoming shows, you will not be disappointed! :D

PS: I had two dutch women sitting behind me who were smoking, talking and singing all the time with their horrible smoky voices. They just wouldn't stop and when I asked them to be quiet, they just kept going, ruining me the entire "Everybody knows" song by singing it so loud, I couldn't concentrate on Leonard anymore. I left during that song (They had already ruined me the opener, Bird on a wire and The Future) and went to some empty seats at the back, although I had payed 99 Euro for the Golden Circle seats. This makes me very angry. After the pause, a couple that was sitting right next to me joined me on the empty seats in the back, telling me that the two women just kept going, ruining them the entire first half. It's unbelievable that such people attend Leonard's concerts and seem to enjoy ruining other people the show. I doubt that these two women are members of the forum, but if they are and read this I just want to tell them what I wasn't able to at the concerts, because I did not want to make a scene, risking to disturb other people: F*ck off (Excuse my language).

And now, let's celebrate the first concert of the tour by many happy reports. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by mutti » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:26 am

Thank you everyone for all your reports, photos and any videos coming up. I am looking forward to it all.
All day long I kept checking back and catching more almost live. Amazing this new technology isn't it?
Leonard seemed in top form and even better than ever. Oh 4 hours long..that is amazing.
and the set list is also bringing forth amazing songs. I don't know how I am going to wait until the fall
to see the concert live so for now depending on all of your posts.
Thank you Leonard for touring again! Have fun everybody...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by KaimiK » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:38 am

Thank you so much to all who are sharing tweets, photos, links, reviews and so on! Very exciting for those of us still patiently waiting...

What an incredible set list! Joan of Arc would be a dream come true. November can't come soon enough!
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CONCERT REPORTS: Ghent, Aug 12, 14, 15, 17 & 18

Post by regensburg » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:47 am

My sentiments exactly, I can't hardly wait either.
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