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Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Cure at Optimus Alive 2012

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Mint Car, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Trust, Want, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, Bananafishbones, The Walk, Sleep When I'm Dead, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

1st encore:  The Same Deep Water As You
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Just One Kiss, Close To Me, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry
3rd encore: 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab.

Thanks to Tiago for the setlist updates after the webcast ended.

Reviews: NME / Latercera (English) / tvi24 (English) / Blitz (English) / Publico (English) / DN (English)

Photos: Robbie Ramone / Jérôme Cousin / Marsworld / Palco Principal / Robert 1 - 2 - 3 (Publico) / tvi24 / RTPPT

Audio: SummerCure / FM broadcast (DIME - JumboFiles)

Video (webcast): Plainsong / Pictures of You / Lullaby / High / The End of the World / Lovesong / Mint Car / Inbetween Days / Just Like Heaven / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / Want / The Hungry Ghost /

Video: Plainsong 1 - 2 / Lullaby 1 - 2 / Lovesong / Push / Inbetween Days / Inbetween Days & Just Like Heaven / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / Trust / Want / Bananafishbones / The Walk / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 - 3 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Primary / One Hundred Years / Disintegration (brief) / The Same Deep Water As You 1 - 2 / The Lovecats 1 - 2 - 3 / Just One Kiss 1 - 2 / Close To Me / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 / 10:15 Saturday Night / Killing An Arab / 10:15 Saturday Night & Killing An Arab / Who wants to be Robert Smith?
03:10 - Tiago: Great sound! Reeves rocking! Robert dancing a lot and very funny. Great show!
23:53 - Tiago: My view (Photo)
23:14 - Tiago: Morcheeba finishing their set now.
17:44 - Tiago sends this early view of the stage. (Photo)

Webcast links (all dead now): Facebook / Everything Is New TV (direct link) / TVTuga (Optimus) / TVTuga (RTP 1) / RTP Mobile / RTP Play / RTP Optimus


A late show tonight, and another 3 hour one. The Cure are scheduled to play from midnight - 03:00. In the US, that's a start time of 7pm eastern, 6pm central, 5pm mountain, 4pm pacific.

Note from Roger on Twitter: "Ok just got a report from my tech and everything sounds fine in the keyboard department. Sorry Bilbao… Tonight will be perfect I promise. For those technically minded, appears that some shielding had come off some of the cabling and interference probably from lights caused a hum. Thanks to our totally amazing crew, , Steve and Colin who is a boffin in the true sense of the word its all fixed for tonight! When I say its all fixed IT HAD BETTER BE hahahaha."

There might be a webcast/broadcast tonight from RTP, though I haven't seen any mention of The Cure being webcast. This page has apparently been broadcasting from the festival, though it has never worked for me, and looks like it might be region locked ("for rights issues, the issuance of this web program is not available")? They also say they are broadcasting on RTP1 and RTP Play. Will update when more is known.
Update from hg: "It didn't work for me yesterday, but try this other link later (their facebook). Note: yesterday on RTP they said they will show The Cure webcast.
Also, RTP Play seems to be broadcasting whatever is on RTP 1, so this might be the place to see a webcast if it happens. And checking the RTP 1 schedule does show an Optimus Alive program from 23:53 - 00:56. So maybe the first hour again?
Update: The webcast is working here. Just showed the Here We Go Magic set.
Update: I just asked Everything Is New TV if they'll webcast any of The Cure tonight. Answer: "Yes, absolutely Craig". Now confirmed by RTP, too - One hour of The Cure live webcast tonight!

155 comments:

  1. It didn't worked for me yesterday, but try this other link it later: http://www.everythingisnewtv.com/ (their facebook: http://www.facebook.com/everythingisnewtv).
    Note: yesterday on RTP they said they will show The Cure webcast.

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    1. Thank you so much for your help with this! Really hope we can all watch some of it.

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    2. Any help I can give you, will never be enough to thank you for your great great blog. True.

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  2. This link seems to work but i don't know if it broadcast The Cure :
    http://www.rtp.pt/play/p912/e87545/optimus-alive

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    1. dawn this is not direct but on demand ! sorry ;)

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  3. i hope tonight the keyboard fuck! kick out the keyboard of the summercure (roger) and but perry back with the band on keyboard and guitar with porl/pearl ,like wish tour 1992-1993

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    1. if you want the same lineup, you will need Boris

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    2. Hehe.. you understood that? Something about a keyboard f*cking?

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  4. It seems it's being blocked outside Portugal, even these sites that offer online TVs are displaying the same message (due to copyrights etc. etc.). It might work with the use of a proxy for those that know how to set it up (good luck trying to find one from Portugal that is free and works...).

    What's up with these trolls living in the past?

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    1. Working here - http://www.everythingisnewtv.com/

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  5. Spoke a bit too soon - it's not working with Chrome, but works with Firefox.

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    1. Works with Firefox for me, and just tried Chrome and it works for me too.

      If anyone is having trouble with it, they say to make sure your Flash player is updated.

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  6. And now... FF isn't working, error #1088 or something (same error in both browsers). Hopefully it's just a connection error... flash is updated here.

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  7. Yes i hop postman Frank BEL comes back with porl and play giutars tonight. and keyboard fuk fuk fuk...z

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  8. eric, I hope you'll stop posting fuck fuck fuck. you're bothering everyone with your agressive comments.

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    1. And everythingisnewtv.com now :)

      (the RTP Optimus stream keeps freezing)

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  10. everythingisnewtv.com now is working great... sounds great.

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  11. WTF.... is that just my computer bleeding in other sound.

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  12. It seems quite low tempratures in portugal, robert is wearing kind of sweater. maybe an occasion to play Cold!? =)

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  13. hi everybody! it's the eric that doesn't swear! miss you minty! plainsong says you are there and SHE BETTER BE RIGHT!!!!

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  16. 'til now the same setlist as in Milano (Heineken Festival) a week ago...

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  17. ah dammit. those xx, were just a test, and i failed. i don't like how people get these posts if they google my name. i give up. back to lurking )

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  18. Are they playing faster tonight?

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    1. faster songs = more songs in 3 hours :)

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    3. Don't think so. They have click tracks and pre-recorder stuff. It would be hard to rearrange all half-through a tour. But i know what you mean! I think it's the rush to see them "live"!

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  19. HAVE WE GOT MINT CAR YET THIS SUMMER?

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    1. yes 5 times, maybe this is the first time on webcast

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  20. also here:
    https://www.facebook.com/RadioComercial/app_365277486877890

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  21. anybody has same problems that the webcast stops when you don't move the mouse for a while? Any chance to change it?

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    1. WEBCAST IS REALLY CHOPPY FOR ME... KEEPS PAUSING.

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    2. I have the same problem, don't know how to fix it unfortunately :(

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  22. Ok MNT CAR is amazing tonight, wow.

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    1. Yeah, never thought I'd enjoy Mint Car as much as I have on this tour.

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  23. wow what an end on mint car!!!

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  24. Guys, pro tip... left click on the video and click on "Stretching is".. until the image is no longer streched !!!

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    1. Thank you so much! View is so much more pleasant now :)

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    2. Reminds me of the Just Like Heaven video as it is...

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  25. At last a webcast that gives Revees a fair share of volume!!!

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  26. Whooooa Reeves got louder on that JLH solo!

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  27. Next Song... PLEASE... FIGUREHEAD!!! ;)

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  28. Damn, the keyboards make such a difference. I love this lineup and Robert's voice is better than ever. Fuck yeah!

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    1. Couldn't agree more, Debi. We need some US shows this year, with this lineup.

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  29. From the edge ... Now Reeves takes control!

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  30. The sound is simply amazing on this webcast!

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    1. Yes, i really hope somebody is recording the streaming with the right image ratio, the right sound encoding, and without so much ff***n streaming cuts as i'm getting. I really want to watch this again on youtube or vimeo!

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    2. So do I, the sound is just amazing and of course the performance for the band :) For me it helped to constantly move the cursor, I get almost no streaming cuts now

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  31. Wonderful webcast: the lights, the smoke, the wind, the music and the voice...

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  32. Robert keeps talking about getting old and stuff in interviews...

    but this Cure lineup could kick any other year's line up in the ASS! :) :) :)

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    1. Yeah, I see much younger bands who don't give half the effort The Cure put into each show. And I'm talking a 70 minute set vs. 180 minute set.

      Just don't do the massive, months long tours that are so draining. Play fewer shows, but make each one the best you've ever played.

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  33. I want this SummerCure in South America, in south american summer. Robert please forget all the problems you had in Argentina and come back!!!
    (i'm not even from Argentina, i'm from Uruguay but asking them to come here is really too much hahahahah)

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  34. It's so brillant! Why always only 1 hour...

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  35. REEVES JUST TORE THAT LEAD UP... BRAVO.

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  36. Reeves is complete synch with Robert. Damn

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  37. Well that was pretty fucking awesome. Reeves totally Killing SDWAY

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    1. I think you meant From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea. :)

      Yeah, I love what Reeves is doing with this now. Don't care what anyone says, I love his take on this.

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  38. Very smart move by Robert to call somebody like Reeves: keeps everybody else on their toes

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    1. I'm laughing as I think of someone reading this comment. :)

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  39. I have the webcast on my pc and on my tv without volume there is High video...

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  40. Well, with Trust i send a hug to Perry...

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    1. One of my favorite moments on the Dream Tour. Perry putting on his headphones and joining Roger on keyboards for Trust. Damn, I miss him! And the Dream Tour, too.

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  41. and Roger just making Trust more beautiful than it already is. Man I don't want this webcast to stop......

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  42. That keyboard is most definitely working !!In Roger we Trust!

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    1. Roger was playing the hell out of it last night! So nice to hear it back to full strength.

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  43. Don't tell them that an hour is passed...

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  44. Hi JC! Maggie made it to the rail.

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  45. Maggie ALWAYS makes it to the rail..x

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    1. She's actually contemplating not to in France, but I think she's just tired.

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    2. She put me to shame yesterday with her stamina...and i am talking walking around Bilbao :)

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  46. Ok Robert's voice in Want was outstanding. Those high notes were hit

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  47. for f**ks sake don't kill this webcast on the hungry ghost!!! PLEASE!!!! Such a wonderful song...

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    1. (thanks primus guy!!! hahahha)

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    1. He's been pretty awesome on this tour, hasn't he?

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  49. still broadcasting here:
    http://media.rtp.pt/blogs/optimusalive/?page_id=328

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    1. Not here: http://www.tvtuga.com/optimus-alive-2012-direto-2/
      but I think they killed the other

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    2. But this stream is choppy as fuck though :/ (at least for me)

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  51. ok, its over. best webcast so far this summer, due to sound AND band. They really set new bounds tonight.

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  52. Still going here http://www.tvtuga.com/optimus-alive-2012-direto-2/ others all dead I think, unless this is slightly delayed?

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  53. They killed it at the start of Bananafishbones, noooo!

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  54. When Reeves plays a solo Robert smiles like "I knew this lad would have kicked ass" ...

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  55. All dead now. Damnit. Damnit to hell.

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  56. Anah here, after a long time away (Hi Craig/Cure Peeps!:) Lovely while it lasted though! TY C for all you do...

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    1. Hi Anah! Thank you. It was a great show last night. Really enjoyed it. I thought they sounded fantastic!

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    2. It was great to be able to stream it and link it up to the big TV with surround sound. Very nice! I adore them, each and every one; and Reeves really is fantastic. I had no doubts about him joining the Tour.

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  58. A part of me dies every time transmission ends...

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    1. Same here. I start watching the clock, dreading the minute they pull the plug.

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  60. They have broken up for the first time in this Summertour the couple Wrong Number/One Hundred Years...

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  61. This main setlist's final is PERFECT: PFT, A Forest, Primary, OHY, Disintegration

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    1. Yes! Get Wrong Number out of the finale. Or completely out of the set, would be fine with me. :)

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    2. Don't like that song ? It's a fucking good electro-rock track and it sounds fantastic on this tour especially with Reeves but also thank to Jason who is playing his best tour ever.

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    3. Agreed. The studio version of Wrong Number is only so-so, definitely not one of my favorites, but this tour has totally changed my opinion of the song.

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    4. I think I'd like it more if it wasn't played at every show. Maybe switch it out with Cut or Never Enough or something similar.

      But, no, can't say that I've ever really liked that song.

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  62. Wahoo! Thought they had more time for more than BDC. Unreal.

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  63. A Cure Tour without 10.15 is not a real Cure Tour...

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  64. Yeah! 10:15 Saturday Night and Killing An Arab!!! These are my real favorite Cure songs...Can't wait for the videos!!!

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  65. Just came back from the concert. Great one. Great mood. It was my last one for this trip. Now i have to come back to Brasil.

    Were 4 concerts! Since milan. Great ones! The cure for ever!

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  66. I missed everything today, and couldn't record! :/ Hope someone else got it and posts it up soon! Miss you guys!

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  67. Hey Eric I heard that Reeves was gonna stay with the Cure forever because he loves being talked about on the internet! Cool huh?

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  68. I'm having a great time watching this bitchin Cure lineup play what seems like the most consistently cool run of gigs since 2002 or before. Feels like a winning situation to me!

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    1. A little more than an hour. Think they went over by about 10 minutes maybe?

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  70. Sorry for being an absentee last night. The last few days had taken their toll on me and I almost fell asleep at my desk while waiting for The Cure to start. So I decided to sit this one out. Sounds like it was a great show, I hope you all enjoyed it.

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  71. Missed it all again as flying back from Vegas. Still at least they played Just like Heaven many times in the Palazzo Casino as I lost more and more money.

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  72. Portuguese report with some good photos: http://blitz.sapo.pt/optimus-alive12-reportagem-do-2-dia-1407-com-the-cure-mumford--sons-tricky-entre-outros-texto--fotos=f82515

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  73. More photos from the Alive Festival (with The Cure included of course): http://expresso.sapo.pt/50-mil-pessoas-no-segundo-dia-do-optimus-alive=f739819

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  74. More portuguese newspaper reports: http://www.publico.pt/Cultura/2012-ano-bom-para-ver-os-cure-1555006 // http://www.dn.pt/inicio/artes/interior.aspx?content_id=2667373&seccao=M%FAsica

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  75. 50,000 attendees in Lisbon. And about 677,000 so far. I don't how the llast festivals tickets are selling but as Nyon is already sold out and Carhaix about to sold out, The Cure will have gathered about 900,000 people in 19 shows... one of the 3 biggest figures in their carreer.

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  76. Concerning the last song, after watching the video, I'm pretty sure Robert sings "another". Especially during the first verse, where he'd normally sing "at the Arab on the ground", he's clearly making an "o" sound, as in "other".

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    1. I hear Another at the beginning, then Arab at the end. But I'm really not sure. Hard to tell with everyone singing. But pretty sure it's Another in the beginning. Which really disappoints me. :(

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    2. The new videos make it clear...it's "Another".

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  77. craig fuck you fag of roger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you for that intelligent contribution, Eric.

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    2. Thanks, e. Love you, too!

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    3. We all love you. And we love your doctor more and more everyday.

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  79. hello The Cure fans! the Lisbon show was great! I watch them for the 6th time, but yesterday I was for the first time very near to the stage. I took some great photos and made a few vídeos. enjoy ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK_gcQ_KjyY&list=UU2SgE2NfxRM2kCT6Nt7OorQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video

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  80. For me was arab since the beggining!

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  81. I really can't tell. I hear both, depending on when I'm listening. I think I might be crazy. :)

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  82. will they ever get Mint Car right? :)

    laughed so much listening to it just now, they so nearly got to the end too

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  83. definitely "another" all the way..

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    1. I concur. Judging by the "Reflections" concerts, I thought that Robert had decided to stop doing that. Apparently not.

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    2. Yep. After hearing the latest videos of it, definitely "Another". Very disappointing.

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  84. Roger was still in Lisbon yesterday (sunday) to see their friends Warpaint at Alive Festival. The rest of the band was already in England, he told.

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  85. So here it is the excerpt I did of "The Same Deep Water As You" in Lisbon. Didn't film it all because I really wanted to live the song.

    http://youtu.be/pesjUPVw1RU

    I donn't understand why Robert said they haven't played 10:15 Saturday Night alive in 15 years. Was that a joke? I really thought, for seconds, we would get a very rare song. :)

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    1. "I don't understand why Robert said they haven't played 10:15 Saturday Night alive in 15 years. Was that a joke? I really thought, for seconds, we would get a very rare song."
      The same with me. When he said that I started to think "Here it comes... a big surprise". It was a surprise, but... am I crazy or I heard that song last november in London?!

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  86. Tiago, foste tu que estiveste a descrever os acontecimentos durante o concerto? bom trabalho ;)

    pela foto que deixaste, estavas perto do palco. eu fiquei mesmo em 2ª e depois em 1ª fila em frente ao Robert. tirei algumas fotos e gravei a Just One Kiss que até ficou bem.

    abraço

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