Leonard Cohen Grand Tour Souvenirs: 50,000 Green Glow Sticks – Tel Aviv 2009

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Souvenirs Of The Leonard Cohen Grand Tour

In anticipation of Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, the Leonard Cohen live album scheduled for release May 12, 2015,1 Cohencentric offers its own set of Souvenirs Of The Leonard Cohen Grand Tour, a series of posts about the objects that became memorable parts of the 2008-2013 Leonard Cohen concert performances.

Lighting Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah At Ramat Gan Stadium

While this video is imperfect (much of it is shaky, parts are out of focus, the angle from the camera to the stage is severely acute, and shot selection is questionable in some instances), these flaws are more than compensated for by the videographer’s proximity to the stage (the video was shot from row 9), which allows for direct filming of the actual musicians on stage rather than views of the telescreens. Most impressive, however, are the views of the audience (some of these audience views are among most acutely focused scenes in the video) waving those green glow sticks, singing along, and applauding.

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Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009
Video from lempert3

Note: Originally posted Oct 15, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
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