Waiting For Leonard Cohen
On February 19, 2009 at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Leonard Cohen performed his first US concert in 15 years.
And, as described in The Girl With The Leonard Cohen Tattoo,
In front of the Beacon Theatre before the Leonard Cohen Concert, I chatted with batches of Leonard Cohen admirers as we waited to enter the building. One charming woman I met presented her credentials as a Leonard Cohen fan:
I’m such a Leonard Cohen fan that I stayed at the Chelsea Hotel just because he used to live there. I like all his music, even “The Future” that used to seem too angry for me to enjoy. And, I do have a Leonard Cohen tattoo.
She was, unfortunately, interrupted at this point in her discourse by someone else commenting on the various musical phases of Cohen’s career.
… Upon hearing a woman on a cold February night, waiting on a crowded sidewalk to enter a Broadway theater to attend a Leonard Cohen performance, attest to bearing a Leonard Cohen tattoo, a true blogger would have immediately insisted she provide the story behind the tattoo and, of course, display the tattoo for a photo to be posted for the benefit of strangers who happened onto the blog.
To my shame, I did not.
… For now, however, I can only apologize to Heck Of A Guy readers, hope that the Girl With The Leonard Cohen Tattoo I met last week in front of the Beacon Theater responds to this post with a photo of her ink, and dream of what could have been.
Two Years Pass
… during which time, many Heck Of a Guy posts are posted and many Leonard Cohen performances are performed. Then, yesterday, a routine check of the Heck Of A Guy inbox revealed this message:
this may be a little late (like, by two years!), but i just stumbled across your blog entry : The Girl With The Leonard Cohen Tattoo
Video From The Leonard Cohen World Tour Beacon Show
Leonard Cohen – Bird On A Wire (Beacon Theatre, NYC 2/19/2009)
Video from clairedelune49