Three Hours, Six Encores: Leonard Cohen is the Nokia Theatre Man

And if the Nokia Theatre didn’t have a union-imposed 11:30 p.m. curfew, Cohen would probably have stretched Monday’s three-hours-plus (with 20-minute intermission) set even longer last night. Not bad for a 78-year-old.

Cohen’s Old Ideas tour is in support of his 12th studio album, released earlier this year. Via Facebook, Nokia concertgoer Maureen Heisner Boyd summed it up beautifully:

He sings “my hair is grey, I ache in the places I used to play” – no better definition of aging! And the way you feel, on your feet with the whole audience singing out “Hallelujah” – that’s religion. And when he sings “Democracy is Coming to the USA,” you can almost believe him. I hope so, Leonard, I hope so!

Among the many celebrities in attendance was Rebecca De Mornay, which also says it all. A former girlfriend, still happy to bask in the glow of her ex’s iconic love songs.

Photos courtesy @NokiaTheatre

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