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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2016, 09:52:19 am »
Thirty years ago, I would not have expected the Cure to become a live powerhouse that puts on Springsteen-length concerts with changed-up setlists each night. It really is impressive. Good for them.

I was at this Cure show nearly 29 years ago and I seem to remember it being around three hours in length.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/1987/the-centrum-worcester-ma-1bd7f118.html

That's crazy.
One niggling thing though -- who the fuck needs four encores anyway? I mean, ok if it's New Years Eve and you're playing Madison Square Garden, indulge yourself and the audience. But every single night you're playing three or four encores? Just pack it all into one awesome second set/encore instead of making everybody clap and scream and yowl over and over.

So leave when you want.

Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2016, 09:53:24 am »
screw and night like this the next night
HotD is by far my desert island from them

hmm 10 from Disintegration
I like that album...but I hope we don't get 10 from that one
Really pumped that they are all over the catalog...
jez have to wait 6 more weeks of seeing set lists
slack

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2016, 09:57:52 am »
screw and night like this the next night
HotD is by far my desert island from them

hmm 10 from Disintegration
I like that album...but I hope we don't get 10 from that one
Really pumped that they are all over the catalog...
jez have to wait 6 more weeks of seeing set lists


Disintegration is my favorite album. I would take that show gladly....i mean songs like plainsong/prayers for rain... gosh.. my head would explode..

who knows what is going on.. some of the cities on this tour are supposedly places they have never played before... maybe they never played new Orleans and he wanted to give them a disintegration show.... who knows..also there was a rare 2 night stand there... i'm guessing one of the 3 MSG shows will also get a disintegration show...and we will not...

the tour is billed as a few new songs (so far they've done 2 both shows) and songs drawing from all eras...hits and b-sides.. so far they're doing just that...

gonna be interesting seeing the setlists..i could see them being all quite different...

i mean there is potential for anything which is exciting.. i can now imagine them playing the exploding boy!

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2016, 09:58:34 am »
If I get anything from Seventeen Seconds, Pornography, Disintegration, and some singles like "the Walk", "Charlotte Sometimes" or "Let's Go to Bed", I'll be thrilled. It's kind of interesting that "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me" material sort of gets glossed over. That was a huge record for them. Lots of hits. "The Head on the Door" is also pretty freakin' great. The Cure has so much incredible material. Gothic death rock, happy silly singles, and meandering introspective pretty numbers. "Pictures of You" alone is incredible. I'd also love to hear from older b-sides like "Stop Dead". It's so much fun to see what they're digging out.

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« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2016, 10:12:28 am »
The Head on the Door is great


Argentina's release of THOTD used the picture from the In Between Days 45....huge hardcore following of the Cure down there.. I remember moving there in early 1987 and the Cure fans would gather at this one pedestrian shopping street in all their Robert Smith splendor -white pancake makeup, poofed up hair, black clothes, with giant scrapbooks full of pictures and stuff to trade I guess and hang.. made quite an impression.... then the Cure came and some yutzes threw bottles at them and Robert Smith said the Cure would never play there again.... but a couple of years back after like 35 years they came back and played one of their monster shows..

Just this weekend I picked up the US release... the promo with the sticker and the gold stamp on back and promotional copy not for sale on labels.. I was/am pysched..

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2016, 10:19:35 am »
Thirty years ago, I would not have expected the Cure to become a live powerhouse that puts on Springsteen-length concerts with changed-up setlists each night. It really is impressive. Good for them.

I was at this Cure show nearly 29 years ago and I seem to remember it being around three hours in length.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/1987/the-centrum-worcester-ma-1bd7f118.html

Wow, I still have the tshirt for that one. I see it selling for $100 online.

http://www.redlightvintage.com/the-cure-kiss-me-1987-tour-shirt-100-redlightvintage-vintage-tshirts-thecure-kissme/

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« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2016, 12:42:25 pm »
who knows what is going on.. some of the cities on this tour are supposedly places they have never played before... maybe they never played new Orleans and he wanted to give them a disintegration show.... who knows..also there was a rare 2 night stand there...
That is a strange statement. You really do not think the Cure EVER played New Orleans before?  Who knows?  That is easy information to lookup.  And yes, they have played there several times.  NOLA is a huge market for that part of the country. 
http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=the+cure+new+orleans

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2016, 01:38:06 pm »
who knows what is going on.. some of the cities on this tour are supposedly places they have never played before... maybe they never played new Orleans and he wanted to give them a disintegration show.... who knows..also there was a rare 2 night stand there...
That is a strange statement. You really do not think the Cure EVER played New Orleans before?  Who knows?  That is easy information to lookup.  And yes, they have played there several times.  NOLA is a huge market for that part of the country. 
http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=the+cure+new+orleans

Voodoo Music Fest in 2013 being the most recent appearance they did before this tour.

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« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2016, 01:56:49 pm »
Yep.   I grew up in that state and most of my old friends still live there, and a good chunk of them were at voodoo that year. And every year. One of these years  I am going to go to it as well One of these years. Combining a trip to see my parents with a cool music festival sounds fun.

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2016, 03:56:36 pm »
who knows what is going on.. some of the cities on this tour are supposedly places they have never played before... maybe they never played new Orleans and he wanted to give them a disintegration show.... who knows..also there was a rare 2 night stand there...
That is a strange statement. You really do not think the Cure EVER played New Orleans before?  Who knows?  That is easy information to lookup.  And yes, they have played there several times.  NOLA is a huge market for that part of the country. 
http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=the+cure+new+orleans

I said maybe they never played New Orleans

Some cities they are playing on this tour they have never played before...at least that is what The Cure is saying...so I'm not sure why its so strange to say that maybe they had never played New Orleans before.. fuck if I know.

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2016, 03:59:35 pm »
PENIS

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2016, 04:01:22 pm »
WHAT? I hardly got my dick out of my pants..

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« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2016, 04:29:12 pm »
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« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2016, 04:35:08 pm »
I've never thought of New Orleans as one of the largest live music markets which is why I could have seen the Cure not having played the place......love the place... but it just isn't a first tier market in anything

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2015/03/the-united-sates-of-events-americas-top-concert-going-cities-by-genre.html