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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Secret Show at The Troubadour

Setlist and show notes are here.
Photos - MySpace Secret Shows / Day 19 / Getty Images / COF / Heron /Pure People
Reviews - Rev. Heron (line) (show), COF / Kittencult / LA Times / Reuters / LA Weekly / Glossolalia / NME
Articles - Plug In Music / All Headline News / Live Daily / AntiMusic
Audio - Full show in 24 bit or 16 bit / Real Snow White
Video - Underneath The Stars / Pictures of You / Lullaby Part 1 Part 2 / alt.end / Reasons Why / Reasons Why (short) / The Walk 1 / The Walk 2 / Lovesong / Real Snow White / Hungry Ghost / Andy rocks out to Wrong Number / Sleep When I'm Dead / Push Part 1 Part 2 / Inbetween Days / One Hundred Years / Freakshow 1 / Freakshow 2 / Freakshow 3 / Close To Me 1 / Close To Me 2 / Why Can't I Be You / A Forest / Boys Don't Cry / Grinding Halt / Killing An Arab /

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  1. So cool, yay for Rev! How close to the front of the line is she? :)

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  2. V: I don't think that's the line. No lining up until noon, remember? I know everyone said they were just going to head over to the area last night, and hang out near the Troubadour.

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  3. they said that theyre across from it! i hope they have the printouts to get in

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  4. i see kel and revs hubby! looks cold too

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  5. DJ: Who says they need printouts? I think Robert or MySpace would have included that in the announcement.

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  6. well in past shows they needed them, to prove theyre a friend of secret shows. but if robert didnt say anything, i guess not?

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  7. Yeah, I doubt you need it today. There would be some mention of it somewhere, other than the LA Weekly.

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  8. Just heard from Sara B. Rev. talked to Keith Uddin, and he says you don't need a printout.

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  9. Hey Andy if you read this. I am on my way right now!!!!! God I hope I get there in time.
    Rae

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  10. I should be there in an hour!!!
    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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  11. Damn, The Curse really lived up to our name today. We're obligated to our show tonight but we don't even want to play. We'd rather be in "line" already!!!!

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  12. Haha I love the fact that they're lingering inconspicuously, rather than "lining up"!

    I can't even imagine how excited those lucky, lucky peeps are!

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  13. Sara B., Chris and Cat have their wristbands for the show. : )

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  14. Man, these folks are hardcore. Then again, I'd wait in line, too. Imagine if it were London or New York or Toronto, though -- how freezing it would be! Again, lucky Californians!

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  15. Muldfeld, if this were happening in Toronto, then all you'd need to do is bundle up. :)

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  16. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! for the COF crew to get wristbands. I'm so freakin' happy for them! What a night this'll be.

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  17. Can't wait to hear about the show!! How exciting for them!

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  18. Okay, someone needs to join me in the chat room, like now.

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  19. I should be there! I'd be in the same car as Cat, Chris, and Sara!

    I am kicking myself so freakin' hard for leaving my feet on the ground and opting not to spend the money for a flight.

    I talked to Cat and Kelbel this morning...they all sound so overwhelmed and excited and exhausted all at the same time. LOL!!!!!!

    What I got from their convos is RSX looks adorable dancing to SWID and The Cure really did not want to stop playing last night after 3 songs.....like it was too short of a performance for them too.

    LA is rainy, stormy, and kinda chilly and they've spent a ton of time in the car. It's a Cure caravan out there :)

    But this is so exciting! Sorry for the fangirl post, but hell - that's what I am damnit! haha!


    :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  20. Wow! This is amazing! So glad Cat and co got in. Can't wait to hear about the show.

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  21. I am crossing my fingers for everyone!

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  22. I so belonged there today...
    it just wasn't in the cards. Even if I hadn't canned my LA plans I was leaving this morning and I wouldn't have known about it in time it takes 8 hours to get there.

    Ugh I am trying not to go to pieces about this unfortunate episode and remember to be glad that the concert gods bestow upon us these cosmic favors when they see fit and we must be grateful

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  23. Have a great time guys :) Wish I could be there but alas no ... Full report guys!!!

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  24. Anyone know if Cureheart made it there and has a wristband? And KelBel? SugarGirl?

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  25. Oh, and pink ego box and her niece--are they there??

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  26. shaun-w, there are limits to my bundling up. My thick gloves have barely been able to shield my fingers from the freezing cold, and my face and neck and ears would still be freezing. It's awful being out for 20 minutes. Standing out for hours might be detrimental to my health. Also, I lost my scarf.

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  27. Regina: Just heard from Debi, and she says they all have wristbands.

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  28. Have all the wristbands been given out?

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  29. Thanks! I knew I would never make it there in time for one!

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  30. i hope all our friends got in.

    so jealous right now!!!

    theyre all TOGETHOR, going to see the cure, in such an intimate setting!! HOW PERFECT!!

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  31. Hey Regina! I was there at 7:00 a.m. I think everyone got their band. I feel so lucky. I'm home real quick (I live close) and heading back. They are very insistent about NOT hanging out there. They now have security outside. someone was told if they catch them there again, they will cut wristband. Maximum capacity is 300. It doesn't matter where you are, its' a GOOD place. This is a DREAM show. I was right up front at Carson and about 5 feet from Robert. I now like Carson. I want to really take this in tonight and appreciate every second.

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  32. Regina and DJ - I wish you were here. I really do.

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  33. Any word on any other US stops? I mean are they booking it home after this?

    I feel the need to fly somewhere!

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  34. aww cure heart <3

    cpg - oh yes they are. theyre going to norcal and then south carolina ;)

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  35. So, did the COF crew get tickets after getting wristbands?

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  36. WOOHOO! I'm so excited for them! I'm sure they got a great show! I knew The Cure were going to do the rounds over there! Maybe... the next tour will come sooner than later since the boys seem to be enjoying themselves so much!! and further more,
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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  37. The wristbands ARE the tickets!

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  38. wait has the show even started yet? Damn... I'm way too excited for someone who's not there...!

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  39. "The wristbands ARE the tickets!"

    Oh. Usually you get wristbands with numbers on them and then a number is randomly picked to start the selling from.

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  40. Awwwwwww...*hugs Cureheart*...I wish I was there too! But getting the reports from you guys is the next best thing. :) :) I hope one of the peeps with my number'll give me a ring during the show!

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  41. Are they going to have a COF sign like they did at MSG?

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  42. Hey peeps! Rev here, checking in from a cafe with wireless down the street from the Troubador. We were in line at 8 am or so and to answer V's question we were the 22nd and 23rd people to come and linger "inconspicuously" on the sidewalk.

    We've been told that the wristband absolutely guarantees entry. Also that we are not allowed to queue for entry until 7 pm. There are reportedly going to be a "lot of celebrities" here tonight so who knows what that means in terms of the Hollywood elite. And we are keeping well clear of the wristband-snapping Troubador security.

    I'm going to be uploading my pics from Carson and today on my flickr site soon, Craig, please feel free to link to or use them as you like :) I have not yet decided if I'm brave enough to try to bring my video camera in!! :o

    Love to all of my peeps out there who can't be here tonight, I know we all miss you and wish you were here with us.

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  43. Does anyone know what time they said people with wristbands could come back and line up?

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  44. Helsa: Doors open at 8pm, show should start by 9pm.

    Rose: I don't think there was enough time for a sign, but who knows what Chris will come up with. : )

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  45. Yes there will be a sign! I hope we can bring it in!

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  46. Nevermind about my question. I see Rev answered it. :)

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  47. OMG REV!!!! *squishy hug*

    we're so excited for yall!! hope you get to meet them too!

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  48. Oh, Hey REV!! *hugs*

    I hope you can get the sign in to!!

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  49. OK - I have just caught up on the blogging.

    How exciting that so many of our COF peeps have managed to get wristbands.

    I wish I could be there, but I guess I just have to be content to live vicariously through them all.

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  50. Elise! We missed you and I have video of everyone saying HI!

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  51. awwww thanks Rev.

    I am soooooo excited for ya'll.

    AND I love the signed t-shirt on your flickr - ESPECIALLY the Robert blooper - I think that is the coolest bit :-)

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  52. What a really great surprise ¡¡¡¡¡¡


    I just got aware of this secret CURE show.


    I haven´t check COF since thursday.

    Have a CURE-rrific time,friends will be attending there.


    I miss CURE...


    I need my CURE Fix NOW ¡¡¡¡


    :)

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  53. HI REV! great pics!

    can one of you do me a solid and ask someone (anyone) if there is anything secret going on or coming up for the east coast?

    thank you!!!

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  54. *sends good vibes to the universe for East Coast happenings*

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  55. elise! be checking your mail! xo

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  56. oohhh... i'm excited now! something comin' my way from Sofia - so much better than the man in the red suit!!!

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  57. i'll be jolly christmas II for you, elise! the stuff santa didnt think to bring you!

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  58. when is this thing gonna start!?

    "just like the old days"

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  59. Does no one read my show notes? : P

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  60. According to the front page, about midnight your time - which makes it 2pm Sunday afternoon for me.....

    What a lovely way to while away a weekend.

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  61. Craig - I read them - do I get a gold star?

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  62. Elise: No, but you do get an All Access pass for the 30/13 Tour. But if you'd rather just take the star... : )

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  63. Bugger the gold star!!!!!! I'll happily take the 30/13 All Access pass.

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  64. :@ i read! but its already supposed to have started....pacific :|

    sorry. im in portland in my mind!
    ahem.


    sorry craig *coff*

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  65. Isn't it usually Georgia on my mind????

    ewww I can't believe I am quoting the big Willie.

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  66. you can pretend its the ray charles version if thats better!

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  67. Sofia, much better!!!

    *waves at Andrew*

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  68. oh man, the excitement is killing me!

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  69. *Waves* Yeah this is going to be great. *Remembers the Summer*

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  70. *waves to elise, sofia and andrew*

    hey craig!

    sofia - the google incident just popped into mind :)

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  71. Andrew, it is just like the old days *sighs* I have missed those days!

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  72. Yeah the old days. Like 9 months ago...

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  73. It does feel alot longer though...

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  74. I go away for a few minutes, and Elise is talking about "big willies"! It really is like the old days. : P

    Now you get the gold star, Elise. : )

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  75. And just in time to send DJ running behind the couch. : P

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  76. Are we even going to attempt to try and keep it clean tonight?

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  77. yeah, but who is in the loving room?

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  78. Andrew, is that what you would prefer? really??? really???

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  79. I have a headache and I'm tired but I may step into the loving room for a while...

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  80. Hey dear CURE peeps, i´m ready for another episode of "CURE Show Great Night Chat".

    Are you too ?

    ;)


    Very good memories from the last USA Tour...

    :)

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  81. aww andrew.

    dont make us tie you up to make you stay :(

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  82. meebo has spoiled me - I keep forgetting I have to refresh - LOL

    *ties a string to finger to remind herself*

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  83. DJ you will have to catch me first :)

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  84. All B-sides tonight, and a few 4:13 Dreams ; ) (wink)

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  85. How about a new song as a Christmas gift???

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  86. I'll be excited if they do This. Here And Now. With You.

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  87. Smuggle the Cof sign in your pants if you have to!! The worst they can do is frisk you and the security guy may look like Robert!!
    It was so great to see it at MSG!! I am so happy for the people that are there! You lucky little b@stards!!

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  88. Me too Elise! That's the one I want to hear! If they do play it, I should get call and it will be The Cure playing live on my phone line!

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  89. They just have to play something from the dark album!!

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  90. Yay for the COF Loves The Cure sign! Great to see it back!

    CPG - that is exciting when you get a call during a concert.

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  91. I am hoping they play THANWY tonight. That song has been in my head all day. :)

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  92. Wow, a big smile painted on my face after seeing again the COF sign.


    Is it the same from MSG ?

    Every single CURE fan here loves COF by the way...

    :)


    Wanna start with the song's callings ?


    I go foer US as opener, BRDB, closer, and Faith.

    Let´s see...

    Come on RSx, let me win this round.

    ;0

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  93. Yeah the sign brings a tear to my eye.

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  94. cure fans are the best fans.

    prince fans can be super snooty and tom waits fan can be sort of aloof but most all the cure fans i have ever met have been nice, awesome people.

    just thought id share.

    because...i love you guys *sniffle*

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  95. V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

    The night gets so much brighter. ; )

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  96. haha dj, just saw your google incident comment.
    NAUGHTY GIRL!

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  97. Wow - is it time for a group hug already?

    Madbob, I agree, I think UTS for openers too

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  98. V: No, they will not be playing that tonight. : P

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  99. sofia - me naughty? dont confuse me with everyone else, im the minor remember? :)

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  100. Craig: Yes they will. In the secret show they're playing in my head! :P

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  101. *V just now realizes which song Craig was referring to and says, "Duhhh"*

    I am very slow today. :D

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  102. *waves at her siamese twin*

    (V)OODOO SMILE!!!!

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  103. *V voodoo smiles back to her twin!* :)

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  104. I think they might open with From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea since they played it in the sound check and it has such a nice ambient feel to open up the show.

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  105. v - I had some drama in my world - in the form of a hard-drive crash -and lost your work address.

    Please accept this as a BIG HAPPY HOLIDAYS card!!!!!!!

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  106. Elise: Aww, that's too bad about your hard drive. But thank you! Happy Holidays to you too.

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  107. Mad Bob: No, this is a brand new sign. If you remember, Chris signed a bunch of our names on the old one, and gave it to one of the 65DOS guys to give to Robert.

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  108. V - I was gutted about the hard-drive - thank god for iDummp.

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  109. COF LOVES THE CURE!!!!!

    Love the sign, Chris!

    It's as beautyyyyyyyyful as the last one.

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  110. It is hard to believe that so much time has passed since the 4Tour.

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  111. Elise....I had a disaster this week too. Somehow my entire mail box got wiped out...all the folders except for the deleted items. WTF???

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  112. For opener, logic says UTS. But I'm feeling and wishing for Shake Dog Shake.

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  113. CPG - that SUX!!!!!! I completely understand - all my precious emails/photos/music/memories - just gone.....

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  114. shake dog shake?
    rather aggressive for tonight i think!

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  115. oh you guys! a computer crash had to happen to me THREE times before i invested in an external hard drive! worth it, ladies!

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  116. I agree with Sofia.

    Of course in my wildest dreams they would open with OOTW

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  117. I call the opener/closer from the Dark Dream. ;)

    (Only in my (dark) dreams...)

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  118. What's wrong with aggressive? : )
    UTS should be saved for tomorrow. How about Want?

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  119. FANTAC, WEVE MISSED YOU SO FREAKING MUCH

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  120. Craig - WANT works for me!!!

    *running tackles FANTA-SEE*

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  121. i'll take want! although i still suspect they may play uts twice.

    GOD! REMEMBER THE TOUR, GUYS!? IT WAS SO GOOD OMFG WTFBBQ!!!1
    11ergnkdjnslnglsnaln!

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  122. Anyone who wants to chat in real time, come over to the Meebo chat room!
    http://www.meebo.com/room/chainofflowers/
    password: craigp

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  123. On the 4 Tour they opened with UTS so it seems unlikely they would do that now..but who knows.

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  124. this is such a lovely reunion :)

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  125. Hey Fantac! Just that I know they will do that tomorrow, so why not something different for the secret show?

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  126. UTS is a lovely opener...but I'll take OOTW or Open as well.

    Any opener........I just want to be there damnit!

    Elise - your disaster sounds much, much, much worse. If I lost all my music I would keel over and die.

    Sofia - yeah, Shawn keeps telling me to get an external hard drive. I'm hoping I get one under the tree.

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  127. V: Sofia is speaking your language. : P

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  128. All this computer talk reminds me that I'm picking up my brand new iMac in the morning.

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  129. Craig: OMG. WTF?!?! RTOFLAMAO.

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  130. AndrewV - YAY!!!!

    I love meebo - but today is about the 4tour traditions!!!!

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  131. it really is like before!:) im so excited, i bet its going to be an amazing setlist, as madbob said, UTS opener IO closer and just one or two encores. i would kill to be there

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  132. andrew - macs are the work of the devil

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  133. HEAG: Uh, they still open with Plainsong, Open, Want, OOTW, why wouldn't they continue to open with the opener from the brand new album?

    I assure you, UTS will be the opener either tonight or tomorrow, possibly both.

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  134. I miss y'all too DJ! I can't stay on again tonight but I guess it'll happen sometime soon! Enjoy the show!

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  135. *cries hard* bye fan!! have a good night, we miss you even more now!!

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  136. But in direct contrast to the 4tour days where it was pouring with rain and cold in my world, today it is bright, sunny and 95 degrees.

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  137. See ya, Fan. Hope things are getting better in your world *big hug*

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  138. In my world the weather is still the same i.e very wet. Just a little colder.

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  139. Again, Hi to EVERYONE ¡¡¡¡¡¡


    Hola Carlos......jaja ¿ porque no estamos allá ?

    GRRRRRRRRRRRR...hessuts

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  140. Andrew - LOL - you are in the UK, after all!!!!!

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  141. i loooooooooove my mac *smooches it amorously*

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  142. Yeah Elise it's 3:42 AM and it's very wet cold. Just like it was in July :)

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  143. jaja hola jorge jaja si me encantaria estar ahi! >.<

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  144. 3.42am!!!! Holy crap. Lucky it isn't a school night!

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  145. sofia - you has lipstick all over the screen!

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  146. i have to wait until midnight for the show cof coverage:(

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  147. kissing crimson, dj! youll never see me without my red #204!

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  148. its absolutely tormenting to be in the same state

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  149. It's on these rare occasions that I am glad I am not in the States - the timezone is much friendlier here.

    Currently, 12.49 Sunday afternoon.

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  150. dj, why couldnt you make it (if i can ask)?

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  151. because papa was being a dumbass and said no LOOOLL. ill never forgive him for this! *angry teen door slamming*

    LA is my hometown too!! *pout*

    but being here is the second best thing :))

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  152. yes DJ, why the hell arent you there?

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  153. oh i see:( that sucks big time

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  154. DeeJie - these things happen. Next year there will be bigger and better events to attend!

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  155. Not to forget the CoF tour bus right?

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  156. Craig, I hope you're right about UTS being the opener. Especially for tomorrow. And to hear It's Over would be a great ender too. I'm bummed even more now that I know what they soundchecked. I really want to hear TRSW and Bryce loves Sirensong. At least HOB has wi-fi so I can keep up with the reports. btw, we wanted to go on early and get out of here ASAP but they have us scheduled from 9:45-10:30!! :(

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  157. omg i was THEE angstiest teenager EVAR. but your angst is warranted, dj. truly!

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  158. oh yes, bus for sure. and elisey will be with us <3

    morris - of course!!

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  159. aww brian. man, not the best night to play a show. :(

    but you stil went to carson you lucky lucky!

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  160. Sara B, Chris and Cat are in. Right in front of Porl. Poor Porl! : )

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  161. VERY bad night for a show. We don't want to play at all but I have to. Kind of weird, usually these are fun nights.

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  162. Rev Heron is in. Right in front of Robert.

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  163. XB: That really sucks for you guys! :(

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  164. Woohoo! Good for them. They better have good monitors there or else Porl won't hear anything with all that screaming.

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  165. go REV!

    did cat ever find her nipples, btw? tonight might not be as bad for porl if so

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  166. Good job Cat wasn't in front of Simon...

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  167. Sofia, Cat sewed them back on after the 4tour!!!

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  168. Correction: Rev is 4 feet from Robert. Close enough. : )

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  169. god id give ANYTHING to be 4 feet from robert. ANYTHING!!!!!!!! :@

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