Most Popular 2013 Leonard Cohen Sighting: “Bunkered Down In Regina” After Missing 2 Concerts Due To Flu

Dave Mitchell: Well, this just made my day. Leonard Cohen sighting in #yqr [Regina]

Well, Dave, it made our day, too.

Update: When this photo appeared on Instagram in March 2013, fans reacted with both excitement and relief because it was the first sighting of the Canadian singer-songwriter since the flu had incapacitated so many members of the Unified Heart Touring Company that two concerts had been cancelled. When the image disappeared from Instagram, I tracked down the account holder, Dave Oswald Mitchell, who gave permission to post the original photo and described how the shot took place:

I took that photo on a cold spring day in Regina, Saskatchewan, where Cohen had been scheduled to play the night before but had had to cancel because one or more band members had fallen ill. I spotted him across the lounge of the Hotel Saskatchewan, and, as a huge fan of his work, couldn’t bring myself to disturb him, but also couldn’t restrain myself from snapping that photo.

Message Received From Beleaguered Cohen Expedition: “Bunkered in Regina and on the mend”

The contemporaneous situation in Regina can be extrapolated from this photo and caption posted by Joey Carenza on March 10, 2013.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted March 12, 2013 at DrHGuy.com.

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