“I didn’t come to Coachella to fool you” Leonard Cohen’s Profound Performance Of Hallelujah – Coachella 2009

“Just because I wasn’t there doesn’t mean I can’t remember it.”

That line, lifted from Horseman by Richard Russo, characterizes the feelings generated when I view this video of Leonard Cohen performing Hallelujah at Coachella from from the Songs from the Road” DVD. When, for example, the youthful crowd shouts “Leonard, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard …” and then erupts following Leonard’s local reference, “I didn’t come to Coachella to fool you,” I’m not only in the desert with them but I’m about 25 years old.

The Apr 17, 2009 Leonard Cohen Coachella Show was special for many reasons. Read about it at “Here is Leonard Cohen! He is super old. I love him. He was so incredible.” The Kids, Cohen, & Coachella 2009.

Other Coachella Posts:

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Coachella: April 17, 2009

2 Replies to ““I didn’t come to Coachella to fool you” Leonard Cohen’s Profound Performance Of Hallelujah – Coachella 2009”

  1. Gloria

    incredible. I’m in my twenties as well, and saw Leonard play back when I was 21. while it was a proper concert and not at a festival, it was a love-in all the same, and this video really brings me right back to those giddy feelings of hero worship that intoxicated us all that night.