Brilliant Photos & Moving Review: Leonard Cohen Concert at Benicassim International Festival 2008

europa2008-005I swear I was not emotionally prepared for what was to happen on the last day of the 2008 Benicàssim International Festival. I swear. If I could have imagined that everything that happened was really happening, I might even be afraid of having a heart attack in the middle of the audience, I wiggled, there are things the heart can not take anymore. The heart, at this moment, still beats. The body is a mess and I do not know if I have recovered emotionally yet. We will see…

These striking photos and an equally stirring review (excerpt above via Google Translate) of the July 20, 2014 Leonard Cohen Benicassim concert embody the personal investment of photojournalist Marcelo Costa in this music. His take on Leonard Cohen’s performance at that show can be found at FIB 2008, Domingo (Scream & Yell Brazil: July 21, 2008). Happily, Marcelo has graciously allowed the posting of his photos here. Credit Due Department: Photos by Marcelo Costa / Scream & Yell Brazil

3 thoughts on “Brilliant Photos & Moving Review: Leonard Cohen Concert at Benicassim International Festival 2008

  1. Sheila Brown-Blei

    Saw the N.Y. leg of this concert cycle twice. I have never experienced anything like it.

  2. Sally Middleton

    Glad to see more photos of Leonard on Tour. He was well photographed. Serves as a valuable reminder to live a passionate life. I love to imagine his ghost (or whatever his form has become) is here with me now as a spiritual guide. Amen.