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
- 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. [↩]