A Hundred Floors Above Us

I have just returned from the Leonard Cohen concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and am pleased that the show surpassed my expectations. What where they? Well, Cohen turned 78 this past September and I wasn’t certain if he would be able to move around the stage. Cohen answered that question immediately when he trotted onto the stage after his band. True, Cohen’s movements on the stage are primarily limited to kneeling on one or both knees, tensing his entire body to deliver on a specific moment in a song or bowing, fedora in hand, in the direction of a band member who just completed a solo. Still, that was more than expected.

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