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Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Cure at Primavera Sound 2012

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest (with Happy Birthday Simon at the end), Bananafishbones, Lullaby, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm in Love, Doing The Unstuck, Trust, Want, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

1st Encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight 
2nd Encore: Dressing Up, Lovecats, The Blood, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Just One Kiss, Let's Go To Bed, Sleep When I'm Dead, Why Can't I Be You? 
3rd Encore: Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: El Universal (English) / elnortedecastilla (English) / elPeriodico (English) / Lainformacion (English) / ABC (English) / Ipsilon (English) / 20 Minutos (English) / El Mundo (English) / El Pais (English) / La Vanguardia (English)

Video (webcast): Complete webcast (Vimeo) / High / Lovesong / The End of the World / The Hungry Ghost / A Forest / Bananafishbones

Video: Plainsong 12 - 3 - 4 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 / High 1 - 2 (pro-shot) / Lovesong 1 - 2 / Push / Inbetween Days 1 - 2 - 3 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / Play For Today 1 - 2 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Happy Birthday Simon & Bananafishbones / Lullaby 1 - 2 - 3 / The Walk 1 - 2 / Mint Car 1 - 2 / Friday I'm in Love 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Trust 1 - 2 / Wrong Number / The Kiss 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / If Only Tonight We Could Sleep / Fight 1 - 2 - 3 / Dressing Up 1 - 2 - 3 / The Blood 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Close To Me / Just One Kiss (HD) / Just One Kiss & Boys Don't Cry / Just One Kiss 1 - 2Let's Go To Bed / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 


Photos: Marcoo / Spiral-Stairs / JaviJota / Robocod / Pablo Luna Chao / Christian Bertrand / Humberto Luminati / Stinker / Luis Perez Contreras / Diariopop / Christoph! / MSarceda / Maccosta / Robert / Simon / Robert / Robert 1 - 2 - 3 / Robert / Robert 1 - 2 - 3 / Robert / Robert & Simon / Reeves, Robert & Simon / Matt (in an AAE shirt!) with Reeves / Robert / The Cure

Audio: SummerCure / DIME / Audience recording / Webcast audio / Matthew North's report on BBC Radio Devon (1:24:25 mark) / Happy Birthday Simon & Bananafishbones

And Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Simon Gallup! Hope you have a wonderful day, a great show, and that Robert lets you pick the setlist for tonight. : )

315 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Simon. Enjoy your stay, Craig.

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  2. Happy Birthday Simon!!! Here's hoping RS sings you a fantastic birthday songs!! ;0)

    And Craig, wishing you safe travels and for zero flight delays!!! ;0)

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  3. Am looking forward to the show tonight and hearing this lineup again. It's a year ago that the first Reflections shows were taking place in Sydney and Robert's Happy Bithday Simon version of Three. I hope Barcelona greets you warmly for a very happy birthday to Simon. CR

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  4. If anyone is still up and caught the Primavera Sound webcast yesterday just to see how it was, did you have to click a "play" button once you got to the site, or did it automatically start showing it?

    I setup my recording on a timer, but I need the media to start streaming immediately. If I would need to press 'Play' then I wouldn't be able to do it. :(

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    1. It was automatic yesterday, no need to press play.

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIMON!!! WISH YOU THE BEST AND SO WITH THE CURE!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Simon...

    And a Happy birthday to my son Simon who is 20 today as well...

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  7. what time 22.10 is spain or england or germany?

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    1. 22:10 is the start time in Spain, so England would be an hour before that, I think. Check the World Time Server clock that I have on the page. It will tell you the current time at Primavera.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Simon! I think us fans will be more disappointed than you if you don't get your birthday song!

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  9. Hopeless wih time differences..

    What time will that be in Oz?!

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  10. I think it's 6am Saturday morning in Oz

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  11. Hey Craig, just a thank you for all you do for us with this website, changing flight plans is above&beyond and I hope it didn't screw up your life too much!

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  12. Happy Birthday Simon Gallup! I love you

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  13. Man, it feels good to be excited about The Cure again. :)

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  14. BAD NEWS!!!
    It appears that Wavves concert will start at 23:15. So... just 65 minutes of THE CURE??

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  15. So, is this going to be the live show thread for chatting? :D I'm in!

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    1. I hope... its still working hours so I can't do it on FB like last week.

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  16. So... I can't get the PS3 to work for the current webcast which means it will not work later. Time to hit best buy... I will have this experience to be in surround and in HD if its the last thing I do.

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  17. what is all the racket playing over top of the steam? someone else is playing a guitar and singing out of key at random times. i know im not going crazy...there's some other sound being overlayed. is it some sort of youtube piracy protection thing?

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    1. No racket playing here. Can the sound come from any window you have open without noticing?

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    2. seems to have gone away with the newest stream (AFROCUBISM). that was weird. i got worried! lol

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  18. Anyone in Germany able to watch this...? Please don't tell me this is one of those hideous GEMA-restricted pages?? I can't load the video, even though I'm using "Proxtube" for Firefox...

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    1. same here,scheisse mann!!!

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    2. "Das Video ist nicht verfügbar" :((

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  19. I've a good livestream here...can't wait to see my heroes.
    Last week I saw them live at Pinkpop.

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    1. And you didn't like it much if I remember. :)

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    3. I'm a fan since the early eighties....but I really think Robert has to stop playing the old songs over and over.
      I prefer him to write news songs in which I can drown....

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    4. I would love to hear some new songs too. Good ones if possible. But I still love the old ones. And I think they're playing them very well, so... if possible it's ok with me to see The Cure play live every year withe new songs or old songs. :)

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  20. I can´t get the livestream working? Somethings wrong, try later??

    /Lasse

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  21. Pictures of You, of course! Now Reeves...

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  22. Yeah Reeves on the stage for Pictures of You

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  23. Was there really no cheering or clapping after Plainsong? It seemed awfully quiet when they finished the song.

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  24. Everywhere i went today they were playing the cure, even Sears.

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    1. :D I love it when he does that!

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  26. WHO'S THE UGLY MAN PLAYING SECOND RED GUITAR??????????????????????????

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  27. Simon's bass is KICKING ASS at High

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  28. thanks.......guys highhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  29. Reeves Gabrels is David Bowie's former guitarist. He worked with Robert on a few songs a while back.

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  30. No changes from Pinkpop so far... I wonder what kind of surprises they'll pull out of the hat this time.

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  31. two beers... wow, just heard Simon's bass run just before last versus of High... very cool.

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  32. Nice vocal change up at the start of EOW.

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  33. Jason's drumming at EOW is awesome and Simon is bassing like a GOD

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  34. Robert is performing LOVESONG now as good as last week

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  35. Just an FYI, for anyone who misses part of the webcast, it appears that Primavera Sound is recording their webcasts, because there's a link to the performances from last night, all nearly nine hours of them.

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  36. I have to say, that new six-string bass from Schecter is a real success. After years of criticism, it looks like these guitars are finally coming into their own.

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  37. BEST FRIDAY AFTERNOON EVER!

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    1. Now if only I had a beer here with me at work...

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    2. Technically, Im working from home... with beer.

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  38. The sound is really very good again. Hope to see Robert going crazy at Bananafishbones

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  39. Simon is PUSHING his bassplay into heaven...wow, what a sound

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  40. Yeah, he's the best bass player I know! At least he moves on stage! So cool.

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  41. Check out Reeves on the Fender Bass VI too. How cool is it to see that?

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    1. It's very cool, I wonder if he is borrowing it from Rob or he bought his own.

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  42. Oh hey there's a new sticker on Robert's guitar today

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  43. so it'll be exactly the same setlist pretty much every night.

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  44. During the Pinkpop broadcast, that guitar only had the 2012: Citizens not Subjects sticker across the top. Now there's a Bunny Lake silhouette below it too.

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  45. Happy birthday Simon you are the best bass player in the world....hope you have a great day

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  46. Alright, does anyone know exactly who Bunny Lake is? Has that ever been discovered?

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  47. So good to hear Simon's bass back in front again, where it belongs. His sound used to get so drowned out in the Guitar Hero era.

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  48. I know, it's the same setlist, but it's so powerful and perfect...

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  49. i didn't say i minded, i'm just preparing for what i'm going to hear in ireland. so much good wish stuff makes me happy.

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  50. Hope they're going to record new songs soon in this line-up.

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    1. I know... Im tracking Robert's beer on stage...lol

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  52. Ahhh, I've been waiting to hear Reeves on Deep Green Sea.

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    1. Not flowing on the inbetween parts for me... little too wah wah sounding

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  53. Let's see how Reeves does with Porl's FTEOTDGS solo...

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  54. Reeves play a Fender it looks like? Can't tell watching it on my mobile at work.

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  55. oooh I have been dying to hear this one!

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  56. Yeahhhhh! The deep green sea. Put your haaaaaands to the skyyyyyyy!

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  57. Reeves is going to kick the hell out of this! :)

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  58. He'd better kick the hell out of it. LOL.

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  59. He did just fine on the solo

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  60. Jason's drumming is close to perfection nowadays.

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  61. It sounds amazing - a little hesitant sounding at first, but now, wowsa!!

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  62. People going crazy in Spain :-)

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  63. Robert is laughing and enjoys Reeves Guitar play

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    1. He's kicking the hell out of this one also!

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  65. Here is hoping for loud audience keyboards..

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  66. Play for today....with or without choir

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    1. They're not really broadcasting the audience noise. You barely hear them inbetween songs as well.

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  67. I can't hear Robert, audience is singing loud

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  68. That mouth gesture at the end!

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  69. A Forest. So still no changes from Pinkpop until now. Will the next song be Bananafishbones?

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  70. Everyone twitter @primavera_sound and ask them to keep The Cure on!

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  71. Come on Simon....happy birthday by Robert

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  72. Ha! "Happy Birthday to Simon. Happy Birthday to you."

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  73. OMG Dying!!!! THAT WAS SOOOO AWESOME!!!!

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  74. That was a great one for Simon. Happy B-day!

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  75. It's a perfect day for Bananafishbones.

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  76. Nooooo! That appears to be the end of the webcast. :\

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  77. THAT WAS NOT 90 minutes... The Waaves are fun... stick around for them.

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  78. Fuck Primavera, fuck Rock 'n Roll :-)

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  79. Ah well, it's what Hg already predicted. At least we got to see Bananafishbones on the livestream this time.

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  80. Bananafishbones was so excellent, again. I hope they play more tracks from The Top.

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  81. in Rome..they are alone only Cure in the set...all over the night, in festivals..they play not enough..I'll be in Rome because I'm italian and because is yhe only concert the0ll do without noone else...

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    1. not true, in Rome Crystal Castles, Cranes and Paolo Benvegnu' are before The Cure...

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    2. YES BUT UNTUL 9.30 pm.....AFTER ONLY CURE....UNTIL 12.00 PM

      OPEN DOORS: ore 16.30

      DENIMOR: ore 17.25
      PAOLO BENVEGNÙ: ore 17.55
      THE CRANES: ore 18.45
      CRYSTAL CASTLES: ore 20.00

      THE CURE: ore 21.30 UNTIL...........THE END OF THE NIGHT!!!!!LOL

      IPPODROMO DELLE CAPANNELLE
      Via Appia Nuova, 1245 – Roma
      ROCK IN ROMA e gli eventi della THE BASE sono anche su FACEBOOK: seguili!

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  82. i see a lot of people keep making the mistake of thinking that the FTEOTDGS solo is by Porl, when actually on the Wish album is played by Robert, as said by porl himself on a 1992 musician magazine (can't remember the name now. it was obviously played live by Porl at the time but it never sounded as good as the album version IMO. and now that i heard reeves Gabrels parts better, i have to say that i don't like some stuff he's doing and i didn't like his solo on FTEOTDGS at all. i like the guitars he's using tough.

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    1. I think the problem is that FTEOTDGS is one of those songs those songs that doesn't really work live. The lead guitar is always too low in the mix, and the vocals require a specific kind of intensity that's hard to duplicate live. Same goes for Disintegration; I've yet to hear a live rendition that comes close to the brilliance of the album version.

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    2. i agree about the waqy those 2 songs are played nowadays, but in the past FTEOTDGS and Disintegration were fucking amazing and they used to make me cry. still, i'm not 17 anymore...

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    3. "still, i'm not 17 anymore" loved it!

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    4. Even if I listen to those songs on Show and Entreat respectively... sorry, but doesn't do it for me. The album version are unmatched.

      Fortunately, there are plenty of songs that become miles better when played live. Like the imminent Trust and Wrong Number.

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    5. The references we... or at least I made is regarding the "live" solo version after the middle break, which Porl has typical played. The most amazing that Ive seen live was at the Hollywood Bowl a few years back, it was incredible how the sound of his guitar bounced from left to right and then right up the middle. That, or I was incredibly high.

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  84. The lame keyboard sounds at the end of PFT and AForest (from the few I watched tonight) and the murder of Trust a few days ago were enough to sack a band member 30 years ago... Sack mister nice guy Roger! Matthieu, you are forgiven...

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    1. I really liked the trust solo, so there you go.

      but i didnt like the abrupt play for today ending.

      bananfishbones is fucking amazing.
      so please dont sack roger!

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    2. I agree with you when you say that Roger it's a nice guy.

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  85. Did they just skip Mint Car? Or was someone not paying attention?

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    1. Mint Car after Friday this time.

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    2. Or not... sorry. Wrong info. It seems it was Mint Car, Friday, Doing The Unstuck.

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  87. I'm uploading as fast as I can get it done - got most of the webcast, minus about three songs.

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  88. APERTURA PORTE: ore 16.30

    DENIMOR: ore 17.25 5:25 PM
    PAOLO BENVEGNÙ: ore 17.55 5:55 PM
    THE CRANES: ore 18.45 6.45 PM
    CRYSTAL CASTLES: ore 20.00 8.00 PM

    THE CURE: ore 21.30 9.30 PM UNTIL THE END OF THE NIGHT

    IPPODROMO DELLE CAPANNELLE
    Via Appia Nuova, 1245 – Roma
    ROCK IN ROMA

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    1. yeah, i hope Reeves will learn enough songs to make a 3 hours show. that would be seriously cool.

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  89. Time for one more for Wavves. More than 30 minutes before Drums start. More Cure while waiting for The Drums?! (yeah, i'm dreaming, but...)

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  90. Oh man, The Kiss and no live stream. That's cruel.

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  91. 1984/1985 was the best Cure period.

    Now it's fun to watch them, but hey...they also got old.

    I think they've to stop after these festivals or record new songs. But playing old songs over and over and over is imho a commercial act.

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    1. I think that the best Cure period it's differente for everyone. And it depends at what time you started to listen to them. For me it was 89-92 'cause I started to listen to The Cure when Disintegration came out and loved all Wish stuff. For someone who started to listen them with Kiss Me I bet that '87 was the best Cure period of all time. (that said... I would love to be there at 84-85)

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    2. Best Cure period was 1979-2000!!!

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    3. Looks to me like they are having a lot of fun. So if it really is a commercial act, they are very good actors.

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  92. I can't believe we're missing these songs, no webcast!! :/

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  93. Oh my! What an encore! I want the same one in Lisbon on July.

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  94. I really think this is the last Cure tour for a long, long time.....

    With the money they earn this year they are ' free'

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  95. Fight? i appreciate A LOT that they're playing these obscure songs,and i'll be really happy to hear them live for real, but it puzzles me as there were much better songs from the Top and KMKMKM that haven't been played live since those tours.
    Robert, if you will read this: play Just One Kiss and 2 Late!!! at least once!

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  96. We've been hearing "The Cure are dead" for thirty years now. I am pretty sure they will keep going - I want to see them hit 50 years now :D

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    1. Oh hell yes. More Top equals more awesome.

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  98. I hope Gabrels will leave the Band after the Festival Shows! He ruined Bananafishbones!

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  99. Oh, here comes the griping. :P

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