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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Live reports from the O2 Arena in London

Setlist & show notes
Photos: COF / Heron / Cureheart / Lee / Hooligal / Getty Images / Solobasssteve / Paul / Wonker
Reviews: COF / The Guardian / The Independent / The Final Word / This Is London / The Telegraph
Video: Maybe Someday / Primary / One Hundred Years / Boys Don't Cry/Jumping Someone Else's Train/Grinding Halt / Killing An Arab / 10 minute mix / UTS 1 / UTS 2 / Killing An Arab / Disintegration / Shake Dog Shake / A Forest / Three Imaginary Boys / Inbetween Days 1 / IBD 2 / Just Like Heaven / Boys Don't Cry 1 / BDC 2 / FtEotDGS/End of the World/A Forest/Inbetween Days / A Forest/Inbetween Days

507 comments:

  1. Everyone into the Tardis :)

    I'm so annoyed. I should be there tonight but it wasn't meant to be :(

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  2. Everybody enjoy!
    I'm looking forward to the live report. :-D

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  3. *Knocks the TARDIS off the cliff and into the sea*

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  4. He said "journey through time". A stop off at the future wouldn't go a miss ;)

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  5. nice bracelet on whoever is wearing the o2 wristband lol

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  6. Hi.

    I hope we´ll have a great show.

    Enjoy the show CURE-COF Friends.


    I´m so sorry and i feel too much sadness for...

    AHHHHHHHHH

    But, i have to think the thing´s over.

    Life is going on.

    I must fight this SICKNESS, FIND A CURE...


    I can´t follow the concert´s live updates.

    Until i get home @ night, i´ll check the whole thing.

    Have a great time everyone.



    A L X : SWIMMING THE SAME DEEP WATER AS YOU.. IS HARD...VERY HARD.



    ;(

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  7. Wish I was there...can't wait for the updates!!!

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  8. Wonder what song will be first???

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  9. Where the TARDIS when you need it???

    Enjoy the show tonight COF Peeps!

    Can't wait to read all of the reports later tonight!

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  10. no way! i knew it! 02:09 Dream.

    Craig! that means there's gonna be a show in April 2013!

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  11. someone tell Oliver to let me know if they play "No You Girls", please?

    :D

    no you girls never know, no you girls never know, no you girls never know, how you make the boy feel.

    :)

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  12. son of a bitch! what the hell? i paid 10 pounds for my calendar and no siggie? i feel ripped off. :(

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  13. Let's hope this isn't their last stop at the 02 in 09.

    Also don't forget. 9pm on NME TV tonight there is a Cure 1 hour special.

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  14. Yeah but Andy come on, two months of that calander are useless now, signed or not.

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  15. i would have any useless material as long as it is Cure signed. :D

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  16. Andy: I'm asking Olivier about No You Girls right now. : )

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  17. Andy: Olivier - "I might have missed it (I don't know much about FF, actually, although they're quite good tonight), sorry Andy!"

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  18. it's fine, yeah they are good.

    i got to see them at Amoeba Records for free last month. excellent.

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  19. someone should take a picture of that new shirt. or buy me one. whichever is fine.

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  20. I got really pissed off this morning. I was watching a music show called Freshly Squeezed at 7am on C4 and they were doing a re-cap of the NME awards by showing classic videos of the winners. I watched the entire show waiting for the God Like genius bit and guess what? The idiot hosts played that awful Lady Soverign close to me cover. Yuk

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  21. Oh the reports sound so good so far. I love FF & that's a great song to open their set with!

    And damn someone please take a picture of the 20:09 shirt. I'd would love to see it!!!

    andy---I feel kind of ripped off by the calendar thing too! For the price we paid, it should have be signed!

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  22. cure_kitty - and the packaging was horrible too. :(

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  23. I meant to say "should have been signed!"

    My spelling is just atrocious!

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  24. I really love my calander. It arrived on Christmas Eve :)

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  25. Andy--it sure was! It was on my front porch for 3 days in a plain, beat-up looking package. I thought it was a piece of cardboard junk that blew up on my porch by the wind and I was too lazy to look at it.

    Luckily it was ok but the next day it snowed & it would have been a mess.

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  26. my calendar came in kind of bent and some of the metal rings on the top were bent making it hard to change the month

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  27. Was I the only one who lucked out on the Calander? Mine was in great condition when I got it. Then again it didn't go through air mail.

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  28. Olivier took a photo of the shirt and will send it later.

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  29. andy---Mine was in good condition despite having it sit outside in the cold for 3 days & being airmailed to Philly which is a hazard to fragile stuff.

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  30. thank you Oliver!

    you coulda still bought it for me though. ;) kidding.

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  31. Yey oliver for the picture! Can't wait to see it! Thanks Craig for the update too!

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  32. It's going to be hard to buy one of those shirts online now that Trinity Street is bust...

    Well Trinity Steets loss is eBay's gain :)

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  33. Yey it's getting close to cure time!

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  34. Andrew - i doubt Trinity Street has anything to do with the merch, just the tix for the event.

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  35. Andy: Trinity ran the online Cure Store, too.

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  36. I just saw an advert for the NME magazine featuring The Cure covers CD. The ad is Narrated by Robert XD

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  37. Aargh!

    *rushes to put kettle on before showtime*

    Predicting UTS as opener. Probably be wrong now I've said that though =/

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  38. Craig: no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :(

    and what the bloody hell? Nirvana for Cure fans?

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  39. i'm hoping for Open, or maybe a Dark Album track.

    :D

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  40. I'm dying in suspense at what's 1st!!!

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  41. Odd for a trip through time opener, isn't it?

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  42. i bet uts opens....unless since its a time travel thing and they start from the beg. maybe Three imaginary boys...that would be a surprise!

    a funny opener would be the weedy burton haha never happening

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  43. V: The TARDIS is going backwards through time...maybe? : )

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  44. I'm still wishing they would do an all B sides show. That would be so cool!

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  45. Craig: Ah, perhaps you are right.

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  46. So glad that Jo gets to hear UTS live.

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  47. cure kitty that would rock! maybe i would finally get to hear "Hey You!!!!" live!

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  48. Deep Green Sea. Guess the TARDIS is acting up tonight, going where it wants to, not where Dr. Smith wants it to. : )

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  49. i say they end with "so what"! :P LOL

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  50. *Listens to FTEOTDGS live in Hamburg 11/9/02*

    Now I feel like Jo! Hah!

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  51. But what a great pairing of songs!

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  52. Agreed sara! That's why I would love an all B side show.

    Fear of Ghosts please!

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  53. It's a Lost type of time travel! All over the place! Maybe the island making the song choices!

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  54. Wow FTEOTDGS really DOES surprise me.

    My jealousy is growing and growing right now XD

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  55. I say this every damn time we have a live show but PLAY BURN! Just once.

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  56. I hope Ben doesn't try to kill Robert! : )

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  57. sounds like a good start already.

    any cure tapers out there recording?

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  58. LOL CURE KITTY!!!! I wonder what theyll play next? fascination street? Lullaby? Disintegration? it could be anything!

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  59. Oh god good no! Ben's so damn eveil, he would do it! That was one crazy show last night!!!

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  60. i would love to see/hear The Blood on this set.

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  61. Miles and miles and miles and miles and miles away from home again...

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  62. Anything but Lovesong! I'm so over that song! Sorry LS lovers!

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  63. The Perfect Boy!

    Oh I was right, it's the Island controlling the set-list tonight!

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  64. Robert (before The Perfect Boy): "We're going to play a few songs that we didn't play last year. Quite a few."

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  65. Someone needs to tell RS how to drive the TARDIS. Is there a Doctor (preferably Tom Baker) in the house?

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  66. Oh man that sounds too good to be true.

    Any guesses on what they are going to play?

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  67. V: You know there's no one who can really "drive" the TARDIS! Not even your Perfect Boy Tom Baker. : P

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  68. I think Cut Here deserves a comeback.

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  69. probably new stuff like Hungry Ghost, Reasons Why, or Real Snow White.

    all with their respective "The".

    those they didn't play last year (4Tour)

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  70. Do you think they will play anything from the dark album?

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  71. I'm gonna predict Pictures Of You next.

    Stab in the dark n all =/

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  72. oh yes! Cut Here! (excited if they do play it)

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  73. I hope they play some of the Dark Album but if they do anything I would put my money on A Boy I Never Knew.

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  74. Hmm, apparently RS doesn't remember which songs he played last year! ;)

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  75. RS is 49. I'm 46 and don't remember what I ate this morning.

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  76. Quick, someone check to see if Robert's nose is bleeding! CK will get that one. : )

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  77. Yeah I'm from the UK and yes I should be there...

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  78. I'm not and I should be too! Come on over to Vegas!

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  79. V: I'm pretty sure he means songs they didn't play at the London show last year. Remember, they didn't get many of the many of the 4:13 songs that the US did.

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  80. Rose If I could afford it I'll be right there with you guys in the Pit.

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  81. Craig: I am just being silly. Sorry.

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  82. I can't afford it! I am trying to hatch a scheme to go!! Why couldn't we be rich instead of so good looking!!

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  83. V: Never apologize for being silly. ; )

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  84. A Forest

    Odd and wonderful setlist tonight. : )

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  85. Awwwww. I am sitting on the edge of my seat!

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  86. Does anyone know if Robert is wearing his furry balls on his hoodie?

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  87. woah a forest? weird that they play it so soon...

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  88. One of the more interesting setlists in recent memory.

    Rosepetals if you do end up sacrificing your good looks for gold don’t forget to buy me a ticket.

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  89. Craig said...

    Quick, someone check to see if Robert's nose is bleeding! CK will get that one. : )


    craig---Oh I hope not, he could be dead soon!!! LOL!! That's a good one! I

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  90. Sara aren't you the one that was drinking Robert's beer?

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  91. lol rosepetals you should really rephrase that! hahaha its a good thing cat isnt here to see that! ;P

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  92. I love it when they mix things up and get unpredictable. : )

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  93. Odd but still good! I'd rather be there than stuck at work! Actually I should be leaving soon since it's after five but I can get stop looking at the comments!

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  94. Yes, thank heaven (or somewhere) for small miracles.

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  95. wow this chat is moving so fast, as is their setlist.

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  96. Awwwww A Forest, I am loving this so far!

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  97. Dang you literally swapped spit with the Godlike genius! You must be really smart too!!

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  98. Just like the 4tour days andy! They keep whizzing by! I love it!

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  99. I wonder what is next! They must be having the time of thier life.

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  100. I'm scared. This setlist is so strangely orgasmic.

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  101. lol rosepetals! after i drank some i passed it to clockwise cat, christinap and andythecurefan so they could have some RSX DNA as well :)

    then when i got it back i decided to finish it off until the security guard asked for my ID :P christinap still has the beer bottle to this day

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  102. Awww I LOVE Three Imaginary Boys <3

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  103. Wait until they screw it up with Never Enough and Wrong Number.

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  104. Andrew I hardly know you! Shouldn't you be doing that in the bathroom?

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  105. Awww! TIB I am in heaven right now! Or hell since I really wish I could be right there!

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  106. TIB! OMG I totally guessed that as an opener! LOL

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  107. Andrew has just cursed the setlist!

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  108. Sara that good that you are friends because there's this thing called GERMS!! *fainting*

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  109. What will be next! I can't stay for much longer, my boss wants to lock the office up! Everyone left early today!

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  110. Shake Dog Shake!!! It get better & better!

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  111. I wonder if Hooligal made her way close to the stage?

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  112. Stale and selfish as a sick dog, spurning sex like an animal of god.

    (I've always loved that alliteration.)

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  113. lol rosepetals! hahaha

    OMG @ SHAKE DOG SHAKE! WOAH

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  114. i can taste a mango in the back of my mouth.

    oops,

    i mean, the after taste of anger in the back of my mouth.

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  115. AWWWWWW!!!!!!! This is an awesome setlist! ARGHHHHHHH that I am not right there!

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  116. Why did Robert's bodyguard shave his head? It makes him look even more constipated!

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  117. Wow, getting whiplash from the era-jumping. Awesome. (loving the Lost references by the way! LOL)

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  118. aw damn i gotta go by work then i have school :( *sigh*

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  119. It's really tripping through time that set-list!

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  120. When they played Killing an Arab last. Did they change it to Killing another?

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  121. V: Don't give out my secrets like that! : P

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  122. Lol... Sara try not to get detention today for drinking beer from strange men!

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  123. Yeah they now do Killing Another no more Killing an Arab

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  124. rosepetals-they did at troubador

    i got the setlist :P and it even says killing another. also i have the audio and im pretty sure he says another

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  125. "When they played Killing an Arab last. Did they change it to Killing another?"

    They did in London last year, yes.

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  126. Wondering if they just did that over here.

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  127. Ok I've really got to go now! I need to get home to start supper & feed my cat and my boss is locking up!

    It's been fun! I'll be back later to catch up on all the cool news!

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  128. lol rosepetals i would hope that college wouldnt give out detention! :P

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  129. Maybe Someday! Bloodflowers era is not forgotten!

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  130. i know on the setlist it said ANOTHER, but i think at Troubadour he said an ARAB

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  131. Thanks! You Cof people are so attentive and not loony like us..er..the Cure.com people!

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  132. Yes Yes Yes! So far this setlist is perfect!

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  133. andy i thought it said another....ill slow it down when i get back and see if it easier to tell

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  134. A little Bloodflowers. Cat's nipples must be falling off right about now...

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  135. And sometimes it's Kissing An Arab. : )

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  136. The guys in the Cure.com forum freak me the hell out. Whats wrong with them?

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  137. I thought you were as young as DJ Scribbles. Although I swear she is 40!

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  138. Hey Andy, I thought he was saying Another at The Troub. I can be completely wrong though.

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  139. Tell me somedays come again...

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  140. Rosepetals - they're all over 18 for me.

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  141. We post from Mental Asylums, prison etc. etc. No worries we hardly escape only once in a while!

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  142. The Only One. He just had to ruin the flow. : P

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  143. Andy they are more mature than I am for fock's sake!!

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  144. I like The Only One live but despise the studio version.

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  145. Rosepetals - yeah...mature. that's what i meant.

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  146. Still a good set though! But yes the flow was perfect! Now mmmmmm still great but yeah...

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  147. lol deej is a 40 yr old trapped in a 16 yr olds body haha

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  148. I have shoes that are older than her.

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  149. Where is DJ? Still stuck behind the sofa in the Loving room?

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  150. The set just became a lot more predictable

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  151. I hope he says something witty and clever and someone will be able to translate!!

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  152. I Love Inbetween Days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  153. And once again, Heron has disappeared. Olivier is providing the setlist.

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  154. Sara - as long as she's got that sixteen yr old body...

    kidding. LOL. save her for Ben.

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  155. Stig: They've got to get the pop in somewhere. : )

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