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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cure Reflections London

Setlist, live show updates & photos are here.
Merchandise photos
Reviews: The Gap / Extreme Listening Mode / Gian @ Cureuphoria / Louder Than War / The Final Word / The Independent / The Guardian / The Telegraph / Gaffa
Audio: FLAC - Dime / T.U.B.E. MP3 - Part 1 / 2 / 3
(Thanks Andreas)

Photos: Michael Levy / Jo Nightingale / Jerome / Federilli / On Nights Like This (3IB set / 17 Seconds set 1 - 2 / Faith 1 - 2 / Encores) / Paul / Julian / Catstress / Bruciebonus / Mitchypop / Maxvon_d / Strange Artifact / Planet Me / Aaron Law / Lee Taylor / Marion / Marsworld 1 - 2 / Like-Cockatoo / Stuart-Lee / Exhibit-M / FenderJaguar / John Logan 1 - 2 / Yang / URLgoeshere / Vicky (meetup & show) / Japanese Popstars with Robert

Video: 10:15 Saturday Night / Accuracy 1 - 2 / Grinding Halt 1 - 2 / Another Day 1 - 2 / So What 1 - 2 / Subway Song 1 - 2 - 3 / Subway Song & Foxy Lady / Foxy Lady 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Meathook / Meathook - So What - Fire In Cairo - It's Not You - Three Imaginary Boys / Object 1 - 2 - 3 / Fire In Cairo 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / It's Not You / Three Imaginary Boys 1 - 2 - 3 / Weedy Burton

A Reflection / A Reflection & Play For Today 1 - 2 - 3 / Play For Today / Secrets 1 - 2 / In Your House / Three 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Three & Final Sound / Three - Final Sound - A Forest / Three - Final Sound - A Forest - M / Final Sound & A Forest / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / M 1 & 2 / At Night 1 - 2 / Seventeen Seconds 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Holy Hour 1 - 2 - 3 / Primary 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Other Voices 1 - 2 - 3 / All Cats Are Grey 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Funeral Party 1 - 2 - 3 / Doubt / Drowning Man 1 - 2 - 3 / Drowning Man & Faith / Faith 1 - 2 - 3 / Full Faith set

Robert can't do "patter" / World War / I'm Cold 1 - 2 / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 / Boys Don't Cry & Killing An Arab / Killing An Arab 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Jumping Someone Else's Train / Another Journey By Train

Descent (Simon loses his pick in the fog) / Splintered in Her Head 1 - 2 - 3 / Charlotte Sometimes 1 - 2 - 3 / Hanging Garden

Let's Go To Bed 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / The Walk 1 - 2 / Lovecats 1 - 2 / Encores (Partial) / Highlights / Merchandise / a bit of the soundcheck (just audio from the corridor) / Roger meeting fans before the show

(Thanks to Marsworld, ghostfinder, stenweb, Perfect.Murder and MrJohnLogan for help with the live updates)

121 comments:

  1. Wish I was in Blighty right about now..

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  2. Keep those pictures coming in as well!

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  3. Can't wait to see some pictures of the show. Enjoy the show Cure Peeps!

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  4. Best wishes to everyone´s attending to the show.

    Have the greatest time and enjoy it the most.

    In case you ca, please share info, pics and everything related to the gig.

    I´m at job and later at college so i hope to be able to follow the highlights here.

    Thanks.

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  5. Can't say I'm digging the merchandise, but as a Cure fan, I'll probably buy a couple of things.

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  6. I love the Mirror Man/Woman/Ghost/Thing! : )

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  7. Wouldn't you guys have preferred a design with all 3 album covers somehow mixed together or something? Either way, like I said, I'm buying a shirt.

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  8. Andy, I am with you, I will buy a teeshirt just to have one but I'm not crazy about the "Casper the friendly ghost" design.

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  9. I had a feeling I'd be in the minority on liking it, but that's fine with me. : )

    And it's Casper the Hungry Ghost. : )

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  10. I see what they were going for, it's a mirror to signify "Reflections" but I know Rev here could have made an awesome design.

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  11. LOL Craig!!

    Andy, I saw some cool Reflections designs on FB from William in Paris, and he did some great teeshirts for Reflections Sydney and Bestival. There are a lot of great Cure fan artists out there that could do a good job besides me. I liked the Bestival merch a lot more.

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  12. I liked the old school dropped c logo shirts from bestial, was hoping for those during these Reflections shows. Don't think I'll get the "mirror" shirts though.

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  13. @Rev,
    please direct me to those pages where I can view that artwork.

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  14. Oh cripes, I forgot that my guys here are taking me out to lunch for my (belated) birthday - I guess I'll see you all in just over an hour!!

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  15. Andy, you can look him up on my FB - William Soragna - I can't send a link because we're about to leave the office.

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  16. Happy (belated) Birthday, Heron! Have a good lunch!

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  17. Thanks Craig! It was yesterday. I feel like I get to celebrate it for real next week!!

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  18. I'd like a better shot of the "more merchandise".

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  19. everything happening right now is exciting and amazing! new merch! roger! tim burton?!

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  20. Just got back! WOW! Tim Burton at the show!! SO COOL! Love the other merch design too!!

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  21. OMG that Robert Reflections poster is gorgeous!! Hope they have it in LA! I wish there was a teeshirt of it, I would TOTALLY wear one of those!

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  22. I want a RAH tshirt! And is that a backpack? I WANT!!!! ;0)

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  23. Andy, here's the three-album-cover mashup we were looking for!! http://thecure.sandbag.uk.com/Content/Background.jpg

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  24. Just took a close look at the "collage" shirts - the three-albums theme is there too http://thecure.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-874-5-collage+logo+charcoal+tshirt.html

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  25. Craig, did the band skip 'Three', or did you forget to include it in the 'Seventeen Seconds' set?

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  26. My mistake. Thanks for catching it.

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  27. No problem, and did I read that right? Robert Actually sung 'Killing AN ARAB'?

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  28. Have two reports that each say it WAS Arab!

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  29. This is awesome! Real-time virtual concerts again. Imagining the joy, smiles, and tears filling that hall right now. What a high!

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  30. I wonder if he made the "just going to go drop some acid" joke again.

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  31. i am SO sad and angry to have to miss these gigs. but i'm glad everyone is having a blast!

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  32. @andythecurefan Maybe you should send a message to Roger on Twitter to let him know that you don't really like the new merch designs. :P

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  33. Wow. I can't really think of anything else to say right now. Just wow. That was so worth coming to London to.

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  34. They do leave you speechless sometimes, don't they? : )

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  35. WHAT did i just read the word "arab"? i've been so busy all day and haven't been following updates! craig, i should have put your twitter back on text alert!

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  36. Yep. Robert has gone back to singing "Killing and Arab". At least for one night.

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  37. i posted some(bad) videos on youtube, check my account jchristophem...off to sleep x

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  38. An attempt at some initial random thoughts:

    Yes, Robert did definitely sing an Arab. The first time I wasn't very sure, but on the second time it was very clearly audible.

    Robert was very cheeky and cheerful anyway. He was incredibly talky compared to his usual self, and you could clearly see the entire band was having a lot of fun.

    Musically, well, what's left to say? This is the Cure that we all want to hear. Tight, melodic, and the sound was wonderfully authentic. Even the lesser songs from the period sounded great live.

    The only mistakes I noticed (yes, I have to nitpick) were Robert flubbing the second verse of Primary, and Simon losing his pick in the ground fog. The latter was quite hilarious by the way.

    Okay, that's it for now. Right now I'm bushed and in great need of a good night's sleep. Tomorrow I've got a long trip back ahead of me. See you later.

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  39. Thank you, Nico. Have a safe trip home!

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  40. thanks @perfect.murder, i love fire in cairo! ahh i wish i were there/could go to the ones here!

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  41. And thank you for the videos, JC!

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  42. God, I can't tell how jealous I am! :) I mean, a good jealousy. I wish with all my heart I was there. Unfortunatelly, Im thousands miles away. I glad you upload the videos! Makes me feel 'closer'! :) xx

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  43. They were playing with the early era instruments, right?Please say yes! ;)

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  44. was great.

    Same as for the ticket thing, because when I arrived it was all gone already,
    If somebody bought a spare black RAH design man size L tshirt, and a dark grey scarf, please email me at GARON(dot)F(at)wanadoo(dot)fr

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  45. Have you seen that they are available online?

    http://thecure.sandbag.uk.com

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  46. So cool that Robert sang Killing an Arab & Tim Burton was at the show too! What a Night wish I was there! I'm a a tad bit jealous but very happy everyone had a Awesome Night at the London Show! Love to get some of the merchandise, that poster of Robert is way cool! Thanks to all the Cure peeps at the show for their updates, pictures & videos! I always love seeing it all!

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  47. my jealousy is growing by the second :P

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  48. for the little bit i've heard so far, the band sounds great!

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  49. The audio is already up...how sweet it is:

    http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=382021

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  50. @Lindsey

    "my jealousy is growing by the second :P"

    I feel the same way too! :) They sound so awesome in the videos!

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  51. Bless you, uploaders of photos, videos and audio, every one!!

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  52. @torrent people

    i haven't used dime in forever. last year was living in a dorm using their internet and you could basically get in major trouble for using torrents for anything, legal or no. anyway, 100% sure i have a dime account, i've got the log in details archived in gmail. when i go to log in, says wrong username/password, when i try to get my password sent to me, says my email doesn't exist in the database, even though it should. do they delete inactive accounts?

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  53. Yes, they do. You have to keep it active or they delete it.

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  54. But also try different emails if you have multiple accounts.

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  55. i was always awful at torrents anyway, i might wait it out for megaupload.

    torrents always make me feel so technologically inferior to the rest of the world while i sit there googling what on earth "seeding" is, confusing myself, and crashing my computer.

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  56. cheers Craig, great work as usual!

    the link for the reflections/play for today clip seems to point to foxy lady ... or am I seeing things maybe...

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  57. cool, thanks. I can now go home happy after a hard day's work in oz....:)...
    feels a a bit like back in May/June...memories!

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  58. I tried to record The Funeral Party with my phone yesterday. Not sure how the quality turned out, as I haven't watched it yet. I think the sound will be horribly overblown, but the video should be alright. I'll let you be the judge:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9bryKA0Sj8

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  59. Can anyone tell me why the videos recorded in cameras has (at least for me) a better sound than a recording device? Sometimes i think is better to record audio from a photo camera...

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  60. wow, that was incredible. my faves: Three Imaginary Boys. At Night. Other voices. Funeral Party. Charlotte Sometimes. and everything really, it was the show that kept on giving...

    I had a seat at the back of a second tier box, it stood on a pedestal on which I stood and danced all night with an incredible view of the hall, felt like I was flying at times, and there was noone sitting behind me so didn't annoy anyone ;), people in the box were really cool as well.

    Experiencing all this early material live and in sequence, it's got such a unique atmosphere, all this stuff about houses, rooms, figures, voices, forests, it felt like entering the sonic worlds of these records and going a bit deeper into them.

    I'm sometimes a bit weary of this playing whole albums thing that seems so popular these days but this was really something else. just wow...

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  61. before i read all this stuff carefully later on when i had a shower and a few hours sleep maybe i wanted to say thanks to jubline & glenn for the ticket and the warm welcome and the great chat before the show, thanks for antti for joining me at the airport to shorten the night with a good conversation. and @sergej: get in touch when your are in vienna the next time!!! it was memorable show!

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  62. What a night! Everything was brilliant. They barely took any break between albums, the lighting was superb I thought. I thought I heard Bob fluff lines on 2 or 3 songs if I'm honest, unless I'm singing them the wrong way around? But you know what, it added to the charm of the evening, which felt surprisingly intimate considering the size of the venue. Bob even took the time during All Cats Are Grey (I think?) to look around at the whole audience. He was on cheeky, adorable good form and I fell in love with The Cure all over again. How tempted am I to fly to the US now??!
    Also bonus was Bob saying at the end 'see you for the next 3'.
    Incredible!!!

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  63. great night.
    "in the gods" view was better than expected.
    hanging garden sounded awesome.
    suprised by encore.
    missed train home.
    thunder bass.

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  64. An enchanting evening! Here are some videos from Royal Albert Hall:
    All Cats Are Grey:
    http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee

    The Drowning Man:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbzA8vBYsIo

    The Hanging Garden:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLmhs_gKzA8

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  65. Hey. Was an amazing gig and thanks to Craig for retweeting my photos and putting up my vids.

    @stenweb

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  66. Thank YOU, Steven! Really enjoyed all of your comments and photos from the show. Next best thing to being there.

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  67. So.. some notes about the show:

    * In between albums, the lights would go up and "ambient sounds" would be playing. These were very clever, as they matched the change in tone of albums from light to dark to darker:

    Birds tweeting before TIB
    Rain dripping before 17S
    Full on storm before Faith.

    * Robert was in an upbeat mood... I loved his "patter" speech before the 1st B-Side encore. Big smile when the audience chorus started during Play for Today.

    * Roger is still the most animated keyboardist I've seen. He was also smiling a lot throughout the show.

    * The lighting throughout the show was simple, but words cannot describe how effective it was. Highlights for me were 1) the lighting during Boys don't Cry - reminded me very much of the music video. 2) The flame looked in flames during Fire in Cairo (which Craig retweeted my photo).

    * I said in a tweet that the bass was breathtaking. It truly was - I felt my dinner starting to make it's way back up. The floor was actually shaking with every thump, which explains a lot of my camera shake!

    * I've seen them perform Faith many times, but when you have had the build up of the whole album, it was amazing.

    * Jumping Someone Else's Train which went straight into Another Journey by Train. After this show, any reservations that anyone has had about Jason will be laid to rest. His "train" drumming was excellent.

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  68. Jason was fantastic, some awesome drumming. The bass was incredibly loud, I tried to video some of ACAG but everytime Simon hits the bass by video makes a mad buzzing 'can't copy with the noise' type sound! The lighting was as you said simple but amazingly effective. I noticed from my box that during Drowning Man, the lights hit the side of the stage almost in a wave/sea like pattern and were greeny/blue...like the sea. Very nice touch. Light's during Fire in Cairo were brilliant too I thought.
    I can't think of a single thing to criticise. Makes the ticket farce worthwhile!

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  69. Sorry, the MAz above was me as well, but I forgot to sign into my blogger account!

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  70. My pics from the 3 imaginary boys set - http://onnightslikethis.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-london-royal-albert-hall-15-nov-11.html

    Cheers John

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  71. oh, and video of LGTB ~ http://onnightslikethis.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-london-royal-albert-hall-15-nov-11_16.html

    Onwards!!!!

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  72. I am getting so emotional again reading all the reviews and watching the vids. THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who took pics/vids. YOu allow the rest of us to live through you.

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  73. Heres another video - THE WEEDY BURTON yay!

    http://onnightslikethis.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-london-royal-albert-hall-15-nov-11_4823.html

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  74. gah just typed a looong post and blogger failed. Anyway try again....

    Bloody fantastic night, still high on it all. The band looked like they were having a fantastic time and the crowd was great too. They finished about 10.50pm and I was so hoping for a fourth encore but I suppose i shouldn't be greedy!

    Couple of things though. Whilst the sound was brilliant I thought the drums at times were a bit 'tinny' not enough depth to them but that was a small thing i noticed, it was just different not necessarily bad.

    Also did anyone else notice what seemed to be a second guitar on some tracks? I and my mate both noticed it on a couple of the TIB tracks as did someone who was talking about it at the bar in the first interval. If Roger had been on stage I would have assumed it was a synth but he wasn't on stage for TIB. Odd, maybe just our ears!

    Looking forward to a megaupload or rapidshare file for the audio.....

    Wish I was oging ot NYC and LA!

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  75. SUBWAY SONG

    http://onnightslikethis.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-london-royal-albert-hall-15-nov-11_3370.html

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  76. i found it a bit of a shame that robert didn't introduce roger and lol. especially for lol who is not a permanent member anymore but just a guest. i think it would have been nice to come up to him during "let's go to bed" when robert sings "the two of us together again...";-) would have been a nice gesture. especially in london where probably some lol friends and relatives were also attending. but everything else was great!

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  77. @GCS1 I agree about Lol, he seemed a bit on the edge of the whole thing in a way, though he did seem to be enjoying himself so might have just been the way the stage was set up rather than anything else.

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  78. hahaha just watched where simon loses his pick in the fog

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  79. Isn't that great? I've watched it at least 10 times. : ) But it doesn't bother Simon, he locates it like a pro!

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  80. Yeah, that was funny to witness. He looked so bewildered! As if he was thinking, who put all this fog here?

    I guess Simon has now learned the most important lesson in life: always keep a spare pick within arm's reach.

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  81. can somebody please tell me why they are not playing "Desperate Journalist"

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  82. We thought (from a height) that he couldn't see his pedals! Dry ice seemed to dominate Simons' side of the stage...

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  83. Very nice pics and videos! Watching them all right now! Thanks!!! :)

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  84. lol! I like how Simon doubts about leaving the bass and start searching or not! Isn't possible to keep on playing with the fingers? I dont have idea since I dont play bass

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  85. faith's up finally, thanks! gonna give it a listen

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  86. @Emilia: Yes, you can play a bass finger-style, but it gives a radically different sound from when you use a pick. Less punchy, more rounded, i.e. not the kind of sound that suits Descent. And since Simon seems to play exclusively with a pick nowadays, he may not be comfortable switching to his fingers on the fly.

    Also, not included with the posted video, I noticed Simon probing the stage with his foot a few seconds later, seemingly still in search for his pick. Either that, or he was just very visibly pressing his foot pedals, I'm not really sure.

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  87. I feel very honoured that you have tagged my photo on flickr! I have been following your blog for many years now and I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort and time you put in to keep us informed about the band.

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  88. There was so much dry ice around Simon, that I kept expecting him to take off in a cloud and scream 'MONKEH!' (for those who grew up in late 70's/early 80's Britain, you should know what I mean!) x

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  89. From Laurent (note that the screen print IS available online now):

    "Having had a look at the merch that is available for purchase online, i just wanted to "warn" any possibly interested fans that there is one item that, so-far, appears to be ONLY available at the venues themselves, namely the poster you can see here: http://www.pbase.com/craigparker/image/139662860

    The photo is actually of a stand that is standing next to the merch booth, but the poster looks just the same, although somewhat smaller :) At 15£, it's a darn expensive poster, but it is printed on fairly thick paper, and is definitely meant for being framed. And it's 15 quid very well spent, if you ask me, because it's friggin' gorgeous! I'll be sure to get mine framed, together with my ticket right underneath!

    About the merch, there was sort of a "scene" at the Londen gig, two days ago, at the booth near door 7 (or 8... can't really remember which one it was). One of the security people got a bit hysterical, because there was too much pushing and cramming to her taste (admittedly, there was quite a crowd), so they locked the doors between the hallway and the room with the merch booth. The idea was to first let the people who were already inside do their business, and then let a fresh piece of crowd in. So on it went, and everybody kept waiting outside, gazing at the goodies. A little before the doors were about to be opened again, there's this guy from the RAH in the Hallway shouting about that he wanted to give people a heads up that for a lot of the T-Shirt designs, the stocks were already used up, "so as not to disappoint you too much, as I know you have all been waiting a very long time". Obviously, if you want people to rush inside like a pack of mad cows, that is the thing to say. So a few moments later, there is this security guy, kindda rather short, slim fellow that doesn't look all that impressive bouncer-wise speaking, coming in from the merch room and stepping in front of the middle of the 3 doors separating it from the Hallway, doing his utter best to shout a warning message that they would open up the middle door, but that from the moment there would be any pushing and/or pulling, they would be closed again, and definitely this time. The only problem was, the volume of the chatter mostly exceeded his voice, so not only did most people not hear him, most of those who actually did had grown so impatient they really didn't give a toss. What happened next is, the doors went open, the crowd started coming through, and the not-so-tall security fellow started getting pushed away. The scene somehow reminded me of the epic and heroic "Death of Mufasa" scene from The Lion King, with our security guard being the hero trying to contain the wild, and let's face, a tiny bit rude crowd. But at the same time, what also happens is that, as a crowd, you start getting this collective feeling of "well, this guy obviously isn't going to stop us, so f**k 'im, we're coming through!" So the pushing only got worse, and instead of being the "we're a rude bunch of people and we don't want to calmly enter the room one by one" kind of pushing, it became the "we're deliberately ignoring the hell out of you, insignificant security guy, so get out of our way before we run you over" kind of pushing. This, to say the least, blew a fuse in the guy's head. Being the ever polite English gentleman that he is, he started shouting at the top of his lungs, and this time you can bet that we heard him, that "Alright Ladies and Gents, that's it! We're closing the doors! Thanks you very much!" And so he did, and he made it very clear that he had no intention whatsoever to open them up again any time soon. "

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  90. Part 2:

    "A lot of people did leave after that, but a lot of others, like me, kept waiting. Not in the least because my mate had gotten inside, i didn't have a cellphone with me, didn't have the keys to the Hotel either, and didn't feel like freezing to death on my jolly own outside waiting for him to come find the icepick that i would've become on the porch of the Hotel. In the end, quite some time later, the security people cooled down a bit, and decided to apply the "one out, one in" principle, so that ultimately, everybody was happy and lived long ever after. As far as i'm concerned, they did a good job, and should be applauded for remaining ever polite and diplomatic with the rude bunch of nasty people impatient, merch-hungry fans can be.

    But all this to say that, since all T-Shirts and scarfs and such are also available online, if you see there's too much folks waiting in front of the merch booth, do yourself a favor, and just go grab a couple of beers instead of joining them :)"

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  91. @Nico: Thanks for the information! I thought that perhaps he didnt want to play with the finger but I didnt know if it was possible. Now I know ;) Thanks! x

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  92. I'm the only not particularly satisfied about the snow. I was on the second row and I should say that the sound wasn't good. Bass not clear, drums too high and guitars low. I couldn't feel the music so much. Encores was better.

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  93. @Mauro: As is often the case, you sacrifice sound quality by standing close to the stage. We had the same problem at Ahoy '08, when we were standing at about 6 to 10 rows from the stage. The problem is that you're standing right underneath or even in front of the stadium speakers, so the sound you're hearing is mostly from the podium speakers, mixed with the reverb from the hall. That can sound terribly unbalanced and echo-y in some cases.

    On the flipside, you do get the best atmosphere when standing near the stage. In the seating areas, the trade-off is the other way round: you get better sound, but you're not quite "in there" with the band.

    @Emilia: If you look at the original video clip for A Forest, you can see Simon playing the bass with his fingers there. I haven't seen him do it much anymore after that though.

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  94. What a great concert, one of the best i have seen !!! better than the 2002's Trilogy .... Anyway, here's a link with 4 videos i've upload on youtube ...
    http://sdevil75.blogspot.com/2011/11/reflections.html

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  95. One review said something about another Chronological Concert?

    SUNNY TRILOGY???? :) :) :)

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  96. Re: "See you in the next three." Might be unlikely but if they did another round I'm thinking, the next album being Pornography they won't do that again. So moving on from there they'll do The Top, Head On the Door, and Kiss Me Kiss Me.

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  97. wow i would like the next trilogy named after me.
    yeah i would like [want] these 3 albums next. [3-4 hours??]
    i'm sure robert would be extra animated on stage - not because of the music but to prevent a DVT in his legs.
    could be a good time to get designs in for CURE branded flight socks.

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  98. The Cure HD In Rome???
    I can't find it on my hardrive annd felt like watching it...can someone post the link to download the entire HD concert or email it to mikec@axisrecapital.com

    Please and thanks...

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  99. OK...found the torrent...anybody feel like reseeding for me?

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  100. Faith 40 mins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zTLNXyX4U4

    encores partial 33 mins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV43nu0_Ats

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  101. I was impressed especially on the TIB set, Simon playing hard, Robert speaking quite a bit between songs, reduced lightshow so you could really realise how great the songs were.

    Relativly disappointed by the 17S Faith sets, because of the lack of talking and short intros or outros ('a forest' for example).

    Lost £60 during my journey back, so kind of spoiled the whole London experience, unfortunately.

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  102. Still can't get over how good it was.

    Highlights:-
    3IB - Object
    17S - A Forest (best If ever heard it)
    FTH - Drowning Man (best song of the night
    ENC - Charlotte Sometimes

    Lowpoint - asking a bloke on the way outwhat he thought & he replied "I wish they had played Friday I'm In Love" - I almost killed him.

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  103. Hahaha...you are my hero, Benj! : )

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  104. Cant believe I couldnt sell my spare ticket for a sold out show at face value......I was gutted but I had to sell a 150 quid ticket to the touts for 40 quid.
    Are Cure fans not willing to spend that money to see them??
    Ill never buy extra tickets again to stop touts getting them, because they get them anyway except cheaper!!!
    ....Fantastic show BTW!

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  105. Thanks Craig !!!

    Bloke from work just emailed me this.

    "Saw Death Cab For Cutie the night after the Pumpkins and the singer said they were at the Cure gig the night before. He said without them his band wouldn’t exist and he dedicated a song to Robert Smith."

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  106. Great show! One of the best I've ever seen!

    btw: Alison Shaw (Cranes) was also at the show.

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  107. Edited versions:

    www.youtube.com/user/frameworks2011

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  108. I believe everything I read I see, and I share on this site, is the best material on The Cure in absolute, for this I heartily thank you dear Craig, on behalf of all big fans of The Cure. Love xxxx

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