Photos: Leonard Cohen & The Wellington Waterfront Busker – Jan 16, 2009

Leonard Cohen & The Wellington Waterfront Busker

Leonard Cohen’s 2009 Pacific Tour began with a January 20, 2009 show in Wellington, New Zealand. Photographer Des Pitfield at CVC Studios took these shots of the singer-songwriter taking in the Wellington, New Zealand waterfront on January 16, 2009 and described what he saw:

I watched as Leonard wandered along the Wellington waterfront that day. He was in New Zealand for a concert tour.. There was a busker [seen at the top right quadrant of the 2nd photo] right playing guitar and mouth organ using a small amp. Leonard put some money into his guitar case and I said to my friend I bet that guy has no idea who just gave him a dollar.. he nodded a thank you but kept playing …

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Note: Originally posted Dec 1, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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

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

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

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Hear Leonard Cohen Perform Lover Lover Lover + More From Historic 2009 Tel Aviv Show

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2009 Leonard Cohen Tel Aviv Show Videos & Posts

telavivposterUpdate: Live videos of this performance have been removed from YouTube except for the official audio-only recording shown below.

Leonard Cohen – Lover Lover Lover
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009

 

All 2009 Leonard Cohen Tel Aviv concert videos can be found at 2009 Cohen Tel Aviv Show. I especially recommend

 

5 Videos: 2009 Leonard Cohen Tel Aviv Show: Greeting, Anthem, First We Take Manhattan, Partisan, Who By Fire

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Leonard Cohen – Opening Words
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009
Video by 13Sierra

Leonard Cohen – Anthem
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009
Video by hannir2

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009
Video by MajorTom2oo1

Leonard Cohen – The Partisan
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009
Video by TovaTre

Leonard Cohen – Who By Fire
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009
Video by hannir2

Other 2009 Leonard Cohen Tel Aviv Show Posts

To view other posts about this historic concert, go to 2009 Cohen Tel Aviv Show.

Video: Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah, & 50,000 Green Glow Sticks – Tel Aviv 2009

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Reliving 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.
stage-telaviv-screenshot2Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Tel Aviv: Sept 24, 2009
Video from lempert3

Other 2009 Leonard Cohen Tel Aviv Show Posts

To view other posts about this historic concert, go to 2009 Cohen Tel Aviv Show.