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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Cure - 'Reflections' Night 1


Robert & Roger at soundcheck (Thanks Anonymous)

Setlist & notes moved here.

From Roger: "Last night was incredible, thanks to everyone there and everyone not there... I felt like crying half way through A Reflection... Incredible.."

Photos of the stage setlists for Faith and the encores.
(Thanks Kelbel and Tim)

Audio: Fan Made Recordings (Thanks Grinderman)

Videos
Three Imaginary Boys: Pre-show audience / 10:15 Saturday Night / Grinding Halt / Subway Song 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Meathook / It's Not You

Seventeen Seconds: Play For Today / Secrets 1 (great!) - 2 / In Your House / Three 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / M / At Night 1 - 2

Faith: Other Voices / All Cats Are Grey 1 - 2 / Funeral Party 1 - 2 / Doubt / Faith

Encores: World War / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 / Another Journey By Train / Descent 1 - 2 - 3 / Splintered in Her Head 1 - 2 - 3 / Charlotte Sometimes 1 (great video!) - 2 / Hanging Garden 1 - 2 - 3 / The Walk / The Lovecats 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Reviews: South Sydney Herald / Mess & Noise / Faster Louder / NME / Spin / The Vine / Time Out Sydney / Triple M / New Zealand Herald / Daily Telegraph / Yahoo Maximum Performance / Sydney Morning Herald

Photos: Heron / April / Debi / Spiggy / AOL Music / Olivier / Pru / Faster Louder / Radio Alice / Vivid Live / The Advocate / Getty Images / The Vine / WireImage / Triple M / Sydney Morning Herald / The Music Network / Olivier / Others - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

371 comments:

  1. About the camera situation, Debi has already been to a few shows while there and says "If you are sitting in the middle, they don't give a damn about cameras, especially if everyone is standing up. Ushers stay at the side aisles."

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  2. @Craig, but the other shows she might have attended haven't been filmed.

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  3. That's true. Though I think she went to Spiritualized and it might have been filmed? Not sure. Guess we'll still have to wait and see.

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  4. I went to Spiritualized, Cut Copy and Architecture in Helsinki. Triple J was filming Cut Copy. They are more focused on the band/stage. But people weren't constantly taking pictures and being annoying like they are in LA. A few here and there. And why bother trying to record it on a crappy camera when you have professionals doing it. Enjoy the show!

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  5. Thank you, Debi! And I agree. Take a few photos, but just enjoy this incredible show.

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  6. see you all in 3 and a half hours!

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  7. and it's 6AM South America (Brazil).

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  8. have a great time and let us know how the show is!!!

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  9. I did my good deed for the day..
    I was lucky enough to turn my FB on when Roger's post came through.
    So myself an American fan I was with who needed 1st night tickets raced to the box office and she nabbed front row, dead centre!
    So glad I was able to help and SO happy for her!!

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  10. Excellent! Good job, notherbob!

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  11. Oh man, wouldn't it be awesome if they did some b-sides!? I didn't even think of it because the likelyhood is slim. But these are some epic shows that who knows what will happen!

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  12. The word 'jealousy' does not amply describe the feeling that I'm experiencing right now.

    If only Australia weren't, like, the farthest away from my home that you can be on this planet.

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  13. Have to play I'm Cold. And Charlotte Sometimes. The 2 real reasons why I became a Cure fan.

    Nico: Exactly my feelings. So very far away, and so expensive to get there.

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  14. "SINKING" WOULD MAKE A GREAT ENCORE

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  15. I was listening to the radio this morning and I'm pretty sure the organiser of the Sydney Opera House's Contemporary Music program had a slip-of-the-tongue moment and referred to a symphony/ensemble as being organised for the show. Whether this plan for one fell through (or not), or whether he mistakenly said it (perhaps confusing it with the one that was organised for The Church), I'm not sure. I guess we'll find out tonight.

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  16. @Craig, if the encores differ each night. I think we should make a poll to see which we'd prefer on the DVD release. Or could we just say "all of them"?

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  17. Sounds good to me. I'm voting for "all of them". : )

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  18. 2 more hours! Who wants coffee?

    *goes to brew a pot*

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  19. was anything ever confirmed (or not) about there being a live feed someplace? i know it doesn't make any sense since it's being filmed, but doesn't hurt to ask...

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  20. The gang's all here! We're all having drinks!
    We're thinking of the people who weren't able to attend..

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  21. Sofia: Not that I'm aware of. Only possibility is something from Triple J, but I'm listening now, and there's been no mention of it.

    Say hello from me, notherbob. Is Jo there?

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  22. @notherbob, hello from Los Angeles! :D Hope you have a good time!

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  23. I'm really interested to know if they will play 'A Reflection' or 'The Final Sound'.


    But you know what? Now that I typed that, 'A Reflection' makes sense since it's The Cure: Reflections!!

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  24. Yes, they are doing every track on the albums. Well, maybe not Weedy Burton, but you never know! : )

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  25. So I guess it's safe to say they are playing a few b-sides tonight! Any way to get to Sydney in an hour? Didn't think so. : (

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  26. i'm getting exited now!!!!!

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  27. The soundcheck list has be excited!

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  28. I hope they play Faith lolololol

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  29. Nah. They are skipping that one and doing Mint Car in it's place. : )

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  30. 45 minutes left!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. The tickets said there was no opener. I hope they don't take long to get onstage.

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  32. in berlin they started with 15 mins delay.

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  33. That shot you just uploaded Craig, is amazing!

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  34. Going for work, now, will check this site the first thing when i got back again, good luck everyone and hope for an amazing show!!!! /Lasse

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  35. Isn't it? Wish I could give credit for the shot, but the person wants to remain anonymous.

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  36. When I first spotted that picture I thought Roger had shrunk haha.

    Robert is looking good!

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  37. You mean Heron's banner? No. That's what Stephen Pavlovic, Vivid curator, says Robert opened every email with. Aloha.

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  38. Hitting play and cue: 10:15 Saturday Night.

    More like 2am, Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

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  39. Olivier and Lars say there's no Cure merchandise at the show. Just Vivid stuff.

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  40. @Craig, I must have missed that one.

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  41. Running late? Have they hit the stage?

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  42. hopefully they didn't hit anything else;-)

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  43. Someone on Cure Connections said they didn't see any Schecters.

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  44. i'm so so excited (and unfortunately in the office)

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  46. I wonder how 'Another Day' is sounding.

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  47. Wow this is so exciting! So wish we all could be in Sydney right now!

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  48. The photos on the Music Network site aren't saveable so I'm finding other ways to get them. ;)

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  49. Fender Bass VI and no Schecters? Hell yes, this is The Cure as they should be.

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  50. Found this pre-gig ambiance vid on youtube :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HWLomM7I9E

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  51. so who took the mic for Foxy Lady?

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  52. soundcheck pictures: http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-house

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  53. @andythecurefan: the photos are saveable not in a high resolution but still

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  54. @GSC1, it didn't give me an option to save the picture once I clicked on it so I used another way.

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  55. ok fine. i just clicked on the image and it opened in an extra window and then i just clicked on the right mouse button and it gave me the option to save it. but fine when you found another way to save them. they look great. i'm still waiting on a picture of lol.

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  56. So no 'Weedy Burton'? Even as outro music?

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  57. 'Subway Song' http://yfrog.com/m9fqoxz

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  58. Nope. Olivier said no Weedy. :(

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  59. One album two more to go. That went by so fast.

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  60. Maybe as a backstage jam bonus on the dvd ;-)

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  61. Fuji notes: "in the olden days that was IT!!! but...see you in a few minutes!!" RSX walking off stage at the end of 3IB

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  62. It's not the complete 'TIB' without 'The Weedy Burton'! Really, how much effort does it take to play a 53 second lazy jam? :P

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  63. hahaha...sets were much shorter in the old days. : )

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  64. @Shawn, we didn't even have a name for the track until the 2004 reissue. No biggie.

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  65. Maybe they'll save it for the 2nd night. : )

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  66. i thought that was always called "the weedy burton" named after the guitarist "bert" weedon and his guitar teaching book.

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  67. I'll take that set list any day without Weddy Burton! It must have been amazing to see & hear it!

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  68. Andy, actually we did. It just wasn't listed on the album until the reissue. :) Craig, I hope so!

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  69. @GCS1, what i meant to say was that I don't think it was printed on the sleeve as a track. Wasn't it a hidden track?

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  70. I meant The Weedy Burton! Using a cell phone to post to Blogger is a real pain.

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  71. Yes, hidden track. So hidden tonight we didn't even hear it! : )

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  72. Looks like 'A Reflection' is starting. According to Oliver.

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  73. @andy: absolutely correct. was a hidden track and was never printed on any of the sleeves world wide (until the reissue) but always known as "weedy burton"

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  74. @GCS1, you'll have to forgive me. I'm 22. Only a Cure fan for 8 years.

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  75. @andy: there is absolutely nothing to forgive;-)))))) great that you found your way to The Cure world!!!! now roger also on stage!

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  76. Wow! 'Secrets' is gonna be on the DVD!

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  77. I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that this is the first time that 'Secrets' has been played live since 1984.

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  79. @Shawn, won't tonight also be the first time 'Doubt' is played live?

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  80. I think Secrets was last played live in 1985. Unless the version I'm thinking of was mislabeled.

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  81. @Craig, does "sound like Forever" really mean it was? I need to hear more people say it before I believe it.

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  82. Alright...odd that it was played there. But Oliver and some CCC members are saying it was.

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  83. @shawn & andy: sorry for the mix up: secrets has been played as encore on the 1980 tour. doubt has never been played before!!!

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  84. If Olivier says Forever, I will buy it. He knows his Cure.

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  85. Forever was instead of Three. Or however you want to look at that. : )

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  86. So our first surprise of the night. Many more to come. : )

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  87. And skipping A Forest and going straight to M.

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  88. well I always understood 'Three' to be the initial basis of 'Forever' which grew into an extended improvisation around the main riff of Three

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  89. Subway Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ft4VN-z6Kw

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  90. GCS1, I know. I've heard at least a couple of recordings from The Top Tour, and yes, it was played in 1985.

    http://www.cure-concerts.de/main/1985.php

    Andy, you're correct. 'Doubt' is one of the few non-b-sides to have never been played live.

    By the way, what the heck is up with them skipping 'A Forest'? Isn't one of the objects of this to play the songs in order or their tracklisting?

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  91. Morning guys!

    can't wait to see what the encores are! Wonder if there will even be any..

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  92. I meant "in order OF", not "or". :P

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  93. Hi, Sara! It's nice to see you here!

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  94. subway video: http://www.youtube.com/user/nbea001#p/a/u/0/0ft4VN-z6Kw

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  95. @Shawn, exactly.

    I'm wondering why they just didn't save the surprises for after.

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  96. Sara: Will there be encores? You better believe there will be! : )

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  97. Probably saving A Forest to end the 17 Seconds set?

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  98. Craig, nonsense. We know that The Cure NEVER play encores. ;)

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  99. @shawn: secrets was definitely played during the 1985 tour! i remember that clearly and for further infos: http://www.cure-concerts.de/

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  100. eeee! :)

    I was thinking the same thing xploding boy... I mean they cant just neglect a forest like that!

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  101. From CCC:

    Quote Originally Posted by pussycat View Post
    Did A Forest get skipped?
    No. And someone counted the agains on the phone

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  103. Yeah, I can see why they'd prefer not to end with 17 Seconds. Wasn't that the usual opener in 1980?

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  104. Yeah, I think there was a mixup with Olivier. He has it posted now.

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  105. @Xploding_Boy, I thought it was 'A Reflection' into 'Play For Today' back in 1980

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  106. Morning CoF Fans :)

    Looks like another Epic Cure performance. Thanks to all who are reporting... and Craig of course!

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  107. @xploding_boy: yes 17 seconds was mostly the opener in 1980.

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  108. I'm not 100% sure Andy. I could've sworn the few boots I had from that year started with 17 Seconds. It's been a while though. I'll check right now to see what I can find.

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  109. So I'm not sure it's "The Holy Hour" but it sure as hell is 4am here. :P

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  110. Sorry about that. I think Olivier misunderstood what I was asking him.

    Good morning, Morris.

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  111. This just in! RSX sang 21 "again's" during 'A Forest'. Really sticking it to the album.

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  112. According to cure-concerts.de it looks like they did both during that tour:

    some shows started

    1-A Reflection
    2-Play For Today

    and others

    1-Seventeen Seconds
    2-Play For Today

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  113. 'Seventeen Seconds' was both the opener AND the closer at points during that tour, and was in fact sometimes played TWICE during the set.

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  114. So is Robert playing "Period Correct" guitars??? :)

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  115. @Xploding_Boy & Shawn,

    Good work guys. I didn't know this.

    The More You Know!

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  116. @Morris, I heard he's playing the black and orange Jazzmaster

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  117. @shawn you´re right! my first concert was only in munich, january 31st 1984.

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  118. @ Morris: from the few pix I saw it looks like Robert was using the Jazzmaster. Maybe even 2 different ones. Too blurry to tell for sure though but I'm sure there will be better pix soon.

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  119. Subway song sounds amazing. Hope someone films "Doubt" too. Can't wait to hear that live.

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  120. It looks like he was playing a sunburst Jazzmaster in TIB as an homage to his old Top 20 guitar, maybe? And the white Jazz for 17 seconds, which I would assume he'll play for Faith as well. The soundcheck picture is a BassVi... I think.

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  121. Andy, no problem. :) I wonder if the band is going to play the album version of 'Three' tomorrow night, and then whip out a 15 minute version of 'A Forest'. That would be awesome.

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  122. @ J: Good point about the Sunburst. I thought it was kind of odd but you're probably right about it being an homage to the old Top 20. Soundcheck pic is definitely a Fender VI.

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  123. Lol must be having an out of body experience right about now! How cool to be back on stage with Robert :)

    I didn't think this was going to happen until the Cure were put into the R&R Hall of Fame! This evening is much more special!

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  124. another video of the audience if you havent seen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HWLomM7I9E

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  125. Thanks for that Andy. It looks like he has at least 3 Jazzmasters with him tonight. The sunburst and black one don't seem to have the usualy top 20 pickup added in the middle. I haven't seen the white one close up yet to see if it's one that one.

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  126. Now Olivier knows! : )

    "Took a sneak peek at the encores on a computer monitor, it's gonna be AMAZING!!!"

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  127. Uh, Morris, when were The Cure inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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  128. @Shawn, he meant that he didn't think Lol would rejoin the band onstange until and if that ever happened.

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  129. Oh yes now they playing songs from Faith! This will be epic. I hate to to missing it!

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  130. @Xploding_Boy, they have 2 bass guitars on 'Primary'!!!

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  131. Andy, I just re-read his statement. Oops!

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  132. Is Lol playing drums instead of Jason for this set, or is he on keys ?

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  133. Lol must be in cloud nine! So glad he got to play again with The Cure.

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  134. i guess lol is on percussions right now

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  135. Are cameras there for this show tonight? On all pics I have seen I havent really noticed the big poles and stuff?

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  136. Olivier says Lol is playing keys and drums. Keys right now for All Cats Are Grey.

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  137. But Jason is still on drums. Lol adds percussion.

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  138. Should be, Aaron. Both nights are being filmed.

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  139. I think Olivier says that Lol played drums during Other Voices.

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  140. Lol played the closing notes on ACAG. Very nice touch!

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  141. Go Lol! Go! So happy for him and Roger.

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  142. great that the missing encores from the trilogy concert (m, play for today, a forest, grinding halt, boys don't cry (hopefully if they play it!)) at least make it to the forthcoming dvd!

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  143. For the first time ever - Doubt!!!

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  144. All Cats are Grey... takes me back to Atlanta 2000!!! Wish i was there tonight for the Lol version :) :) :)

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  145. i'm very curious how the cure line up for the bestival concert in september will look like!!!!

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  146. Hahaha...Roger on Tambourine for Doubt!

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  147. no the gap ist closed! doubt live! and the tamnbourine twitter post finally came true!

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  148. Thanks to all of the cure fans who are sharing their experiences, photos & videos with us. I am loving it! And Thanks to Craig for his hard work with posting all this great stuff. I haven't been posting much on here or any cure fan websites for a long while but I am so happy to say the COF is still the best. Now I am off to work, wish I could stay till the end of the show!

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  149. 4 your own pleasure!

    http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-house

    http://naxaf.com/photo/1280/6034144356/1/tumblr_lm23uvxW9I1qgfj9z

    Subway..2 mn long...Great Quality!

    PS>I hope that i can post these links?...if not Delete them....& Sorry!!

    Peace2all
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ft4VN-z6Kw

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  150. Little off topic, but is there anyway to see the Facebook pictures without being on Facebook?

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  151. @J, it depends on the privacy settings of the person who uploaded or the album in question.

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  152. oh god, already faith!!!!!

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  153. Hmm, not that I know of, but I'm really not a Facebook user at all.

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  154. @Craig, I'm a recovering Facebook user.

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  155. OK! I'm totally blown away by that Subway Song clip!!!!!

    Robert killing it on guitar!!! and harmonica!!!

    I go the biggest smile on my face...

    Thank You So Much for posting that!!!

    ok-sry-heavy-Cure-freak-out :):):)

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  156. So, are they going to play 'Faith' straight, or give us an extended version?

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  157. f**k f**eb**k. enjoy cof;-))))))))))))

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  158. I was just asking because I can't see pics # 2,3 and 5 above.

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  159. Shawn: We will know soon. Fingers crossed for the extended version.

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  160. Regular Faith, not extended. : (

    Maybe tomorrow?

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  161. And now the real fun starts! : )

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  162. I'm not surprised. Let's hope for it tomorrow!

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  163. Wow, I was thinking about World War yesterday, but I deemed it far too unlikely. Glad to be wrong. :)

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  164. Can I just say Fuck me for not going?

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  165. Wow! B-sides to the first three albums is where I imagine they'll go.

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  166. 'World War'! Wow, has that ever been played live before this show?

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  167. Do we think Killing An Arab will happen or will it be Killing Another?

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  168. Screw Reflections at Bestival. Can we get a Join the Dots tour?

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  169. @shawn: yeah, world war seems to be another world premiere!

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  170. I was just about to say that, Andy! : )

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  171. Oh man, I wonder if they'll do Winter!?? I would've guessed not but I also wouldn't have guessed that World War was gonna be played.

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  172. ok, boys don't cry has to be!

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  173. Craig, watch your language. Children read COF, too. ;)

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  174. I'd have wanted 'Play With Me'. I like that outtake from 3IB

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  175. Sorry. Double fudge!!! : )

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  176. Dare we hope for Do The Hansa and Pillbox Tales?

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  177. Olivier says it's Killing Another.

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