I swear it happened just like this:
a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
It’s Closing Time
The Underappreciated Big Finish
The December 11, 2010 Las Vegas concert that concluded the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour has been described, examined, and critiqued in newspapers, journals, and newsletters as well as online. It has been dissected, reviewed, and lauded in conversations and in the discussion threads of forums. Videos of the performance have been viewed thousands of times.
The plethora of attention devoted to this event notwithstanding, I have yet to discover a single reference to what is clearly the Big Finish of the show. Consequently, Cohencentric, in fulfillment of its mission to convey the essential elements of Cohenism, especially those issues somehow overlooked by other sources, to its readers,1 now showcases …
The Cohen Complete Curlicue Concluding Concert Closing
At the end of his remarks following the rendition of “Closing Time” at the final concert of the 2010 World Tour, Leonard Cohen, for the first time ever, makes his final stage right exit by executing a perfect 360 degree skipping twirl (Leonard’s final promenade begins at 6:24).
Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Las Vegas: December 11, 2010
Video by albertnoonan
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 10, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.
- This mission statement is perhaps better known in its colloquial version: “Who else is gonna tell you this stuff?” [↩]