Oh My Cohen! The Women Tear Their Blouses Off At Closing Time Of Leonard Cohen San Jose Concert

Closing Time - San Jose with blouse in upper right being flung to stage

Closing Time - San Jose with blouse in upper right being flung to stage

Audience Gets Rowdy, Leonard Cohen & Crew Get Distracted, and We Get The Albert Noonan Video

Yeah the women tear their blouses off
and the men they dance on the polka-dots

From “Closing Time” by Leonard Cohen

Albert Noonan, better known in Cohen Country as albertnoonan, Vizier Of Videography, was good enough to alert Heck Of A Guy not only to his uploading of Leonard Cohen’s performance of “Closing Time” from the San Jose show,1 but also to the necessity of removing any minors from the room prior to the viewing of this recording, in order to shield innocent children from exposure to this raucous rendition of the classic Cohen tune.

Yes, what you see is what happened – a fusillade of feminine apparel is  launched from the audience onto the stage, whoops are whooped, the unflappable Leonard Cohen loses his place in the song (1:18), and, in general, a good time is apparently had by all.

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time (San Jose, 10/13/2009)

Video from albertnoonan

  1. At the time this post was written, the upload was so recent (0 views listed) that the quality of the video will continue to improve over the next hour or so as it is further processed at YouTube. Viewers may wish to return later for a more pristine visual experience. For my part, I just couldn’t resist posting it as soon as possible. []

3 Responses to Oh My Cohen! The Women Tear Their Blouses Off At Closing Time Of Leonard Cohen San Jose Concert

  1. Haha, high time that happened! Wonderful choreography by the ladies. Thanks for informing us about that hilarious video by our star filmer Albert Noonan.

  2. What a blast the Cohen ladies provided!

    Loved watching Javier take an especially nice blouse off stage …

    Thanks gals, Albert, and Heck

    dick and linda

    • I thought I saw Javier snatch one of the hurled blouses. Given your confirmation, one now wonders what happened to it. Re-gifted perhaps? Or is Javier just trying to augment his per diem?