2013 Leonard Cohen Lucca Soundcheck Video Delights: Dance Me To The End Of Love, Leonard & Crew In Mufti, Alex Bublitchi Ignores Leonard…

Nuances Of Note

None of these video highlights, one could argue, rises to the level of musical or sociological consequence; on the other hand and more to the point, I would counter, they are fun.

  • Hattie Webb’s hat
  • Leonard Cohen sans suit but equipped with fedora
  • Leonard Cohen absolutely focused, singing about dancing to a “burning violin” while kneeling at the feet of Alex Bublitchi, undeterred by the violinist attending to his instrument or the crew member hustling across the stage
  • A possible kneeling version of the Bercy Back-Flap at 2:00, followed by an OK signal at 2:20
  • The toothpick expertly wielded by Rafael Bernardo Gayol
  • A whispered remark to Mr Cohen at 3:42 evoking broad smiles
  • The song ending, atypically for a soundcheck, with applause to which the Canadian singer-songwriter responds with a bow, another smile, and a wave

 

Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love
Lucca Soundcheck: July 9, 2013
Video by 30gallina72 (Szilvia Szanto)

 

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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 July 12, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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