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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Live reports from the NME Awards

Setlist & show notes
Reviews: NME / Billboard
Photos: Maccatori / COF / Paul / Heron / Getty Images / Kinsellag / Wonker
NME photos: one / two / three / four
Interview videos: NME 1 / NME 2 / NME (fans) / NME (highlights) / BBC / ITN
Performance videos: Lullaby / Just Like Heaven / Close To Me / Acceptance speech/Lullaby / The Only One

154 comments:

  1. awesome! I cant wait to hear about it!!!

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  2. i think i recognize a face or two there???

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  3. Brr, just looking at that makes me feel cold.

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  4. Wow, it looks freezing out there.

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  5. hiiiiiiiiiiii everybody!!! hope you have a great time.


    everyone not there can read this nonsense: http://stereogum.com/archives/wheres-the-beef/robert-smith-says-radiohead-model-is-an-idiot-plan_054761.html

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  6. I see Maggie! Woo Hoo! Is that Laura with her head down?
    I am sure it is! I am soo happy for all of them! I wish I was there.

    Too Bad I am at work and I can't see all the extra pics!
    Come on Craig post some of them on COF real quick so I can take a glance. That pbas is blocked from work!

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  7. Yay!! I see Elise!! Poor things look so cold!! Someone needs to give them blankets!!!

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  8. Yay another photo! So who are these lucky ladies they just posted?

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  9. Thanks Craig. It's nice to put a picture to the name!

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  10. Wow so cool to see some familiar COF Peeps in the Pics! I hope everyone is having a good time even though it looks so cold & dreary over in London!

    Enjoy the show tonight & tomorrow night's concert! Tell us all the juicy details soon! Lubbs to be there with you all!

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  11. Weather looks much as it is here... heh. Whee! I hope they have a great time.

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  12. NME Radio just played The Perfect Boy.

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  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivb9TddO3aI&eurl=http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=133&title=shockwaves_nme_awards_2009_the_cure_fans&more=1&c=1&tb=1iurl=http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/Ivb9TddO3aI/hqdefault.jpg

    GUYS ON VIDEO!!

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  14. looks like fun. Debi looks pretty!!!!

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  15. Is it me - or are there 5 band members posing for photos?

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  16. How the heck did they get those pics! Are they that close or what?

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  17. I think we should check getty images later as i bet images of our boys will surface there.

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  18. Those pictures were from the webcam, there are 3 webcams set up we can see on NME, along with the radio show which will have updates =]

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  19. Boy's Don't Cry just been played by Zane Lowe on Radio 1. Radio 1 is covering the awards till 9pm on his show I believe.

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  20. Zane Lowe on Radio 1 just said "I believe anyone thats really into music goes through a Cure stage in their life!"

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  21. for some of us its not just a stage, but a lifetime - THE CURE FOREVER!!!

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  22. good on the spot interview, debi.

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  23. http://gettyimages.com/detail/85083557/Getty-Images-Entertainment?axd=DetailPaging.Generic|1&axs=0|85083557%2c84035441%2c84036240%2c84035903%2c84035906%2c84035521%2c84036243%2c84036279%2c80146900%2c84035445%2c84035271%2c83880575%2c80146896%2c84036249%2c83880744%2c84036227%2c81933655%2c84036226%2c80146908%2c84035161%2c81933654%2c83278695%2c81407864%2c80146938%2c83278694%2c83278701%2c84036316%2c83278699%2c84036275%2c83278613%2c84036314%2c84036294%2c80146940%2c83278691%2c83278681%2c80146933%2c84036308%2c83231791%2c83231797%2c80146931%2c83278692%2c83278618%2c77423835%2c83278678%2c83277385%2c83231826%2c83277386%2c83231821%2c83277387%2c83231835%2c77409129%2c77422674%2c83276957%2c83276960%2c77422676%2c77409138%2c85083953%2c85083959%2c77423836%2c83277188|0

    Robert on getty!

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  25. Oh I love the pics! They look good!

    Thanks for posting them craig & the Getty Link Aaron!

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  26. It wasnt a 5th band member!
    tim burton!?
    http://gettyimages.com/detail/85083953/Getty-Images-Entertainment?axd=DetailPaging.Generic|1&axs=0|85083557%2c84035441%2c84036240%2c84035903%2c84035906%2c84035521%2c84036243%2c84036279%2c80146900%2c84035445%2c84035271%2c83880575%2c80146896%2c84036249%2c83880744%2c84036227%2c81933655%2c84036226%2c80146908%2c84035161%2c81933654%2c83278695%2c81407864%2c80146938%2c83278694%2c83278701%2c84036316%2c83278699%2c84036275%2c83278613%2c84036314%2c84036294%2c80146940%2c83278691%2c83278681%2c80146933%2c84036308%2c83231791%2c83231797%2c80146931%2c83278692%2c83278618%2c77423835%2c83278678%2c83277385%2c83231826%2c83277386%2c83231821%2c83277387%2c83231835%2c77409129%2c77422674%2c83276957%2c83276960%2c77422676%2c77409138%2c85083953%2c85083959%2c77423836%2c83277188|0

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  27. So Funny Robert & Tim have the same hairdoo!!!

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  28. Sorry guys but Robert looks awful in the getty picture.

    :(

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  29. well, maybe just the 1st one due to bad lighting.

    but the rest are fab.

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  30. http://gettyimages.com/detail/85083959/Getty-Images-Entertainment?axd=DetailPaging.Generic|1&axs=0|85083557%2c85084007%2c85083953%2c85083959|0

    look better.
    The first looked iffy indeed.

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  31. Guess you're right Aaron - that was probably Tim Burton posing with the rest of the band in the webcam shots.

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  32. What's the 30 minute set going to be then? Anyone know what the schedule is..?

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  33. http://www.nme.com/awards/video

    ROBERT VIDEO

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  34. cheers Aaron,

    Forthcoming solo album...(that's mentioned twice now!)

    Greatest hits tonight and a "trip through time tomorrow" that's whet my appetite!

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  35. http://static.nme.com/images/09225_201726_robertsmithnmeawardspaphotos1.jpg

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  36. I wish I was there, or at least at home. I hate being at work when this stuff is going on everything is BLOCKED!

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  37. Oh thanks Aaron for the video link, I needed that!

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  38. "Godlike Genius Robert Smith sent waiting fans into a frenzy when he showed up tonight. Dozens of women hung off O2 Brixton Academy's balcony screaming and taking pictures. Hang tight for a very special performance from the band later."

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  39. Sorry everything is bit by bit, im just trying to bring the info ASAP!

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  40. Where's the TARDIS when you need it!!! I wish I was there!

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  41. a time traveling set would be awesome.

    if they could play everything in chronological order.

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  43. Everythings quiet on cure front, Blur are palying live for first time in over 10 years though. If any likes them.

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  44. Andy, start with the present and work backwards, ending with the "old skool encore"

    How can they get 30 years into 1 1/2 hours - we'll need the TARDIS

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  45. Robert looks like Mr Grumpy Pants in that photo on the NME web site!

    But I love it!!! :)

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  46. They've done the trip through time twice before. At Inland Invasion in 03 and Paris Bataclan in 96.

    Inland set: 10:15 Saturday Night, A Forest, Primary, 100 Years, Figurehead, A Strange Day, Let's Go To Bed, Shake Dog Shake, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Pictures of You, Fascination St., Lovesong, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, Maybe Someday, 39, Bloodflowers

    Bataclan set: Subway Song, Grinding Halt, Play for today, M, Primary, Funeral Party, Figurehead, Hanging Garden, Let's Go to Bed, The Walk, Dressing Up, Piggy in the Mirror, Push, Inbetween Days, Catch, Just Like Heaven, Lullaby, Prayers for Rain, High, Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Treasure, Bare

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  47. meld those two into one and we're in for a treat!

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  48. Oh that would be sweet!!!

    Wonder what they will play tonight! We will soon know!

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  49. i want to hear dressing up and piggy in the mirror :c *whine*

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  50. This is so exciting and I'm only sitting here in my pyjamas with a mug of hot chocolate. I can't imagine what it's like to be there! XD

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  51. I'm so happy for Jo! It's so good to see her in these pics with the others.

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  52. V: I completely agree. Yay for Jo! Or should I say Rock & Roll Jo? : )
    Next thing you know, she'll be going to Vegas! : )

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  53. Robert is on an NME advert!
    omg.. he sounds so uninterested :P selling this weeks issue of nme for the cure cd :P

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  54. Yey for the COF Pit Peeps, rev & jo and everyone else! Glad you got in there! Looks cool onstage!

    Have fun!!! Will catch up on the news after dinner! :)

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  55. OMG - AMAZING INSIDE!!! HOW EXCITING!!!

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  56. are they going to perform or just get the award?

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  57. Carlos: They are closing the show by playing a 30 minute set.

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  58. not hating on the forest setup, but why is it that it happens again? mtvICON had the same setup. Do people take the "A Forest" song too literal with The Cure?

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  59. Carlos, probably both. But i think a shorter set tonight than at the Big Gig tomorrow.

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  60. ooh ok great, so who else is playing? and at wha time does the cure ctart?

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  61. I know what you mean, Andy. It looks Tim Burtonesque. Is he presenting the award to them,by any chance?

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  62. does anyone know at what time is the cure supposed to start playing?

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  63. THERE IS 5 IN THOSE NME PHOTO's

    OF COURSE THE 5th one you can't see very we'll

    could it be Boris or Lol???
    (I thought it looked like Boris and he should be recognized with the bands success)

    I am cureious to know who it is!

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  64. KelBel - the consensus was that it was Tim Burton.

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  65. The fifth person on the picutre is Tim Burton, I guess. It's not Lol cause to person is to thin to be Lol and it's also not Boris cause Boris has no hair anymore but the person does have. ;p

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  66. Kelbel: It was Tim Burton. He presented the award to Robert.

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  67. Tim Burton makes sense if he was the one presenting the award.

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  68. wait, i dont see anything from webcam 2!

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  69. why meee!? and why is there a ticking clock that says that theres 1 hour and a half left for the thing to begin??

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  70. what time is it in london?
    like 10:30 pm?

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  71. Robert's wearing his fluffy jacket! Ha! The Cure rule the world!

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  72. what do i do to get an image??

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  73. Carlos: Yes, they are playing.

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  74. been playing sicne about 10:30

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  75. apparently but I get nothing on the webcam...

    Just want a set list!

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  76. fuuck! well, how do they sound? setlist? anything?? :(

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  77. Carlos: It's a static image that refreshes every 10 seconds. Impossible to know what they are playing.

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  78. Heron help us!

    Craig - should be done soon so she'll be in touch then I guess.

    Is she filming perhaps?

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  79. Robert: Good point! Probably so. I'd rather have her filming, than sending the setlist. We can get that after the show. : )

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  80. But she was also having e-mail trouble earlier today.

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  81. http://www.cureconnections.com/new-live-2009/5097-25-02-2009-london-brixton-academy-shockwaves-nme-awards-godlike-genius-2009-a.html

    SETLIST

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  82. Disappointing set list. I'm confident they'll make up for it tomorrow, though.

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  83. alt.end is a bit of a wildcard isn't it? Wouldn't have predicted that in the set.

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  84. Cheers once more Aaron!

    Good set, bring on tomorrow!

    Off to bed now! Cheers all!

    C U at the 02!

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  85. interesting, looking forward to hearing that speech

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  86. knew knew knew they'd open with Lullaby but what was the point in alt.end??? Fascination Street shoulda been thrown in at least!

    But with 30 mins what can you do? It was classic 3/4minute pop Cure all the way.

    Bet Friday I'm In Love, Close To Me and Boys Don't Cry got the biggest responses from the celeb crowd.

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  87. they play (bleah!) alt.end alot cuz jason wrote it. surely to god robert could've added better words though. and, come on jason, my cat can write better music!

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  88. Yeah Yeah @Jeff K. Jason sucks, he should left, Boris should come back. Blah Blah... who's this new Cure sing, Robert Smith? He sucks as well... Marc Ceccagno should come back instead of him. Yeeepah...

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  89. Just got back...great night...well thanks to the Cure and Muse and Elbow...hey to Rev, A letter to Elise and Debi.....nice to meet you all but why did we have to have this (awful looking and fat and annoying.. terribly bad RS lookalike-please get a fucking life..) causing trouble at the front..it's just way beyond me....will try to send some pics in a minute...but i fear theyt are not very good ..

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  90. YAY ELBOW WON AN AWARD TOO!!

    i cant wait to read the reviews :)

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  91. Pretty sure they played 'End Of The World' and not 'alt.end'

    Robert sounded SO good and was very dance-y.

    CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW TO COME..

    x

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  92. YES..THE END OF THE WORLD NOT ALT.END 100 PCT

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  93. Maybe it was "alt.End of the World"? :P

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  94. I didn't say Jason sucked, Moontear, nor do I think that. I just don't like one of the songs he wrote.

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  95. well i happen to love alt end! :D

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  96. Great show, I just got back from the gig. I managed to get right to the front which was amazing.

    Here's the whole of "The Only One" - which was the only one i managed to record!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLBlFXyUn9k

    Enjoy

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  97. PORL HIS WEARING HIS SPECTATORS!!!

    *dies*


    luurrvee it, thanks kinse!

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  98. craig,
    can you post up the photos that you had from the NME webcam up on PBase for archival purposes?

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  99. thanks Scribbles.

    Here are a few very grainy photos that i took:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35782375@N03/?saved=1

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  100. For those that can't make it to the NME gig tomorrow night there is a one hour special (I assume it's just greatest hits videos) on NME TV in the UK at 9pm.

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  101. pptt it wasnt cold!!

    What an amazing night, I had soooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  102. Nice pics kinsellag! Thanks for sharing!

    Looks like it was one exciting night!!!

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  103. wait, why is Porl's guitarre different? is it a new guitarre?

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  104. carlos he has three different design variations of the white schecter :)

    he owns at least 9 of them, but there are 3 designs

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  105. Wow, i like a lot the Rsxnterview.

    He´s unique, he has a very magnetic personality


    RSx YOU´RE THE BEST EVER..


    Great to see CURE-COF friends over there.

    Have a good time. Enjoy it.

    Has somebody clue of what´s CURE playing tomorrow ?

    I think they will open with UTS and after that, a maybe hard to predict setlist and encores.



    ;(

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  106. Hi CoF peeps! I am SO sorry that my email went south and I wasn't able to do updates. I still have 16 messages stacked up on my phone waiting to send but I don't have any energy left tonight to troubleshoot it. The guys were amazing, they sounded wonderful and the energy was great. The pit was very very rowdy and we got crushed up against the rail, but no complaints. I think if my email had been working then, I would have not been able to text as we were so squashed together in the pit. Elise reckons that perfectmurder was a perfect gentleman for helping her out during the raucous dancing, and says thank you so much JC!

    I promise that I will try to get some more pics and the rest of the commentary from the show off my phone tomorrow before heading out to the O2. I understand there's also some video from the balcony on my camera as well but haven't had a chance to see it yet.

    It was brilliant to meet everyone and I am so sorry we had to move the CoF meetup from the pub. Hope to see everyone at the O2!!!

    Cheers,

    Rev. Heron

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  107. Thanks Rev! Everyone have fun tomorrow and stay warm! Hope we get lots of video!

    Was just watching this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKAmBPQCDBQ&eurl=

    He's going to "celebrate in a very professional manner"... which I'm sure means hookers! Oh that Robert...

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  108. i liked that The Joy Formidable song they were playing in the background of the Robert interview.

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  109. those interview videos are hilarious. Nice shots from Heron :).

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  110. OMFG what an amazing experience. Started out second row centre in the pit - and ended up front row centre by the end.

    The crowd were great, right up until the Cure started, and then the puhing and shoving began.

    Thanks SOOOOOO much to Perfect Murder (the perfect gentleman) - I think he saved my bacon a few times :-)

    After the show, the COF peeps attempted to do some stalking, Caterpillar Girl managed to get Jason's autograph - but there was no sign of the rest of the band.

    So after 14 hours of standing yesterday, the plan is to do it all over again for the O2 gig tonight.

    BTW, Craig - I'm working on Vegas! I have tickets, just have to convince the hubby. If only I could organise a WoW convention for the same weekend, then it would be a given.

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  111. Anytime Rev and Elise... hopefully see you tonight at the 02..yes, my tickets turned up this morning....

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  112. PM - So glad your tickets arrived!!! Hopefully we will see you at O2.

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  113. Jo,
    i would LOVE to meet you at Vegas.

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  114. Just a thought that occured to me regarding a post on this site last week..someone(can't remember who) said RS looked fat on Jonathan Ross's show last week...Standing the closest i could have got to him last night, i can categorically say that he does not...(those things don't matter to me but i felt like getting the record straight)..i would say it was the tv that made him look that way...also, from seeing him from a balcony before the show..he is not follically challenged at all..unlike me :(

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  115. Hi All,

    I was responsible for the typo, Alt.end instead of End of the world. How embarrassing?

    I texted it in after the song had finished and for some reason I put that. Sorry for the confusion!

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  116. That's okay, Jason! Glad you got to be there--looks like it was a total blast!

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  117. Great Comment from Tim Burton !!!!


    Burton then added his tribute.

    "I just wanna say when I was chained to a desk, and I was fucking depressed this music was the only thing that saved me," he said "I just want to thank you for inspiring me."

    Accepting the award Robert Smith thanked the crowd declaring: "Thank you so much, This is very different to singing! Thanks to the NME. I'm flattered. Thanks to Tim Burton, him presenting makes it all that more special.

    "I'd like to thank the band. Simon, Jason, Paul, thanks for sticking with me for 33 years. And thanks to the fans, for buying the records, coming to the shows. If you've had half as much fun as we have it's been worth it."

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  118. He said the last line at the brits in 91
    "ive youve had half as much fun as we have, you'll die happy" or something similar
    :P
    gotta love bob! I shall be watching friday

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  119. yay i am glad cpg got jasons autograph! how cool!!!

    glad everyone is having fun!!! :D cant wait to hear more about tonights show!

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  120. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7911554.stm

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  121. hey guys, NME cure footage at 2:57 of this video. also shows robert speaking with his NME award.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju3KzzE3b0k

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  122. Nice to see that rev, jo, cpg and the rest of the COF gang had a great time at the show! Must have been so cool to see the band get that award! What a fun night!

    Love your pics rev!

    Thanks to everyone sharing there pics, videos & reviews too! I love it!

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  123. heres a clip from the awards show of just like heaven:

    http://flickr.com/photos/9107386@N06/3312993375/

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  124. actually there are quite a few nme awards vids here

    http://flickr.com/photos/9107386@N06/sets/72157614385105791/

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  125. Some more photos
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/maccatori/sets/72157614520269424/

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  126. Some more photos
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/maccatori/sets/72157614520269424/

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