Several times during Leonard Cohen’s epic and enveloping show at the Citi Wang Theatre Saturday night, the legendary singer-songwriter would sing one of his famous, devastatingly precise couplets and the audience would break into applause. If the crowd had applauded every time Cohen’s poetic eloquence was displayed, it would’ve meant a nonstop ovation for almost the entirety of the 3-hour-plus performance. That might’ve been distracting but it would’ve been understandable given how deep his gift for expression runs and how impeccably it was brought to life by the man and his superb band.
From Leonard Cohen Makes It Memorable, Sarah Rodman’s review of the Dec 15, 2012 Leonard Cohen Boston Concert. Boston Globe: Dec 17, 2012.
The above backstage photos were taken by Joey Carenza.
Live Music Blog offers 47 photos taken by Stephen Atkinson at the Dec 15, 2012 Leonard Cohen Boston Concert. The entire gallery can be accessed at Photos: Leonard Cohen @ Wang Theatre, Boston, MA 12/15/12.
The Wang Theatre Marquee photo atop this post was taken by Avi Elkoni
Originally posted Dec 17, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric