As I saw Leonard Cohen for the first time it was vastly private. Here was a person who had perfomed on stage a musical artist for some years yet some of us had hardly heard of him. It was on this evening where thousands saw the man and his private self. He told a story of when he was just seven years old. His father would take him to the circus all the time. He did not even like the circus that much and thought his father liked it more. There was one thing that stood out in his mind, they at the circus that each person light a match. This would show where they were and a way of seeing how many people there were in the tent and perhaps the faces. He asked at the concert if the people could do this for him. They in the audience promptly did, you could see the glee and appreciation on Leonard's face. He is so humble and private and thanked them all for the effort and played some songs for them. The songs were slow and penetratingly private where one is spell-bound to listen intently. The voice is dark and guitar playing is individual to a core.