Leonard Cohen Receives Flowery Tributes
This is the fourth post in the Heck Of A Guy Leonard Cohen World Tour: Best Audience Gifts series.1
While roses have been been all but omnipresent throughout the Leonard Cohen World Tour, other flowers have been prominent on occasion.
Leonard Cohen Feted With Flowers On 76th Birthday In Marseille
The photo atop this post, taken by Albert Noonan, depicts Fanfan Solazzi presenting, on behalf of the French Leonard Cohen Forum, Leonard Cohen with a bouquet during the Marseille concert in celebration of his 76th birthday.2
The note accompanying the flowers, found at LeonardCohenSite.com, follows:
Gorgeous Bouquet At 2009 Nimes Concert
As far as I can determine, the bouquet placed onstage at the 2009 Leonard Cohen concert at Nimes did not signify any special occasion other than the celebration of a Leonard Cohen performance. In this case, it is the vividly romantic scene, captured in this photo by Pirlouiiiit, of Cohen all but immersing himself in the flowers that qualifies this moment as memorable.
- Leonard Cohen World Tour: Best Audience Gifts is an ongoing Heck Of A Guy series reliving some of the 2008-2010 shows by spotlighting the most interesting, oddest, most moving, funniest, most dramatic, … offerings contributed by audience members at one or more of the Leonard Cohen World Tour concerts. Previous posts includ Boxing Gloves & Stethoscope At Colmar, Roses At Katowice And Nashville, and Roses At Lisbon, Auckland, & Las Vegas. [↩]
- See Leonard Cohen Celebrates 76th Birthday With Marseille Concert [↩]