|Happy 25th Cure anniversary, Roger! Photo by Luigi Orro|
Setlist: (Tape), Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Sleep When I'm Dead, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones, Pictures of You, Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven,From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Trust, Want, The Hungry Ghost,Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End
1st encore: The Same Deep Water As You
2nd encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight
3rd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, Close To Me, Just One Kiss, Let's Go To Bed,Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry
Note from @katemaddock1: There was an encore of Cold, A Strange Day, and Hanging Garden listed on the setlist, but obviously not played.
From Roger on Twitter: "Last night marked the 25th anniversary of my first show with The Cure, playing SDWAY made me very emotional as all those memories came flooding back, lots of very hot hugs back stage and a few tears. Thank you to everyone for being a part of this amazing journey with me"
Huge thank you to Bruno, David Fargier, Maciek,
Photos: Optimus Facebook (Cure near the bottom) / Lacricure / AndrewV127 / Bastard:Angel / Disordininquieti / Afarfalle / Malocchio / Rockoteque / Irene Nocentini / Marsworld / Riccardo Arena / Robert (SottoPalco) / Robert (luigioss) / Claudia Picone / Robert (Sergio Gzr) / Rock in Roma Facebook / Newspaper ad
Audio: DIME / Dark Circle Room / Guitars 101
Videos: Italian news report (pro-shot clips of The Kiss, Fight, Lullaby, Boys Don't Cry) / Open 1 (brief) - 2 - 3 / The End of the World 1 - 2 - 3 / Lovesong 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Sleep When I'm Dead 1 - 2 / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Doing the Unstuck 1 - 2 - 3 / Play For Today 1 - 2 / A Forest 1 - 2 (Part 1 - 2) - 3 - 4 - 5 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 / Lullaby 1 (sideways) - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / The Caterpillar / The Walk 1 - 2 / Push 1 - 2 / Inbetween Days 1 - 2 / Just Like Heaven / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea 1 - 2 / Trust 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Want / One Hundred Years 1 - 2 - 3 / The Same Deep Water As You 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / The Kiss / If Only Tonight We Could Sleep 1 - 2 / Fight 1 - 2 - 3 / Dressing Up 1 - 2 / Close To Me 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Just One Kiss 1 - 2 / Let's Go To Bed / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6
Reviews: Francesca Norcia (English) / Blow Up Rock (English) / Recensito (English) / Onstage (English) / Chas / Benj (fatpie1664) / David Fargier / Lorenzo / Maciek
Articles: La Repubblica (English) (Robert interview) / Il Messaggero (English)
00:24 - Bruno: Robert sang LGTB in a different way. He sang: "every time i sing this, i sing in the same way.." bla bla bla which i can't remember and then "i dont care if u dont.."
00:22 - @MarbleAndStone: My dream came true (Just One Kiss). (Photo)
00:03 - David: Robert invites us to go to England in October for 'TSDWAY', smooth and sad before going back to Spain for good. 'The Kiss' is perfect, like 'IOTWCS' with little changes in the melody. 'Fight' will wake us up. Porl's tribute, and he deserves it, don't u think.
00:02 - @Object29: Fight... Fuck yeah'! sorry for swearing in the Holy City but. ... Fuck Yeah
23:36 - David: 'Want' is FANTASTIC, Reeves' moment that makes the crowd open their mouths. But 'OHY' and 'End' are the Prince of darkness.
23:34 - Bruno: Absolutely amazing! The best gig that I've ever attended so far!! The audience is really into it and the band is extremely exited!! Simply awesome!!
23:29 - @Alex_Meehan: rammed tighter than a Dublin bar at last orders. Took 30 minutes to move 50 feet. Crowd didn't thin out until the very back.
23:24 - @Alex_Meehan: check out the audience. This is about 50% of the people. Huge crowd, most singing along to all the words. (Photo)
23:24 - @Fons36: complete different lyrics
23:12 - David: 'Want' is a pure beauty but 'The Hungry Ghost' tonight is one of the best Cure song ever. And with Roger's keyboards, it's like a dream. Everything is perfect. The set list, the sound, the atmosphere. Seeing The Cure in Rone and die !
23:10 - @Alex_Meehan: Had to leave the gig early, but wow, sounding very very strong. Much better than the last ten years. Probably longer.
23:06 - @Object29: Want is kicking some serious fucking arse
23:05 - @MarbleAndStone: That was magic again (Trust). Robert really puts a lot of emotion into that song. Beautifully sung. And Roger rules
23:02 - David: 'Trust' maKes me cry like a child. I'm 17 again. And you, fans of the world, are 17 too. The best concert in my entire life.
23:00 - @Fons36: Lighters go up for Trust (Photo)
22:48 - David: In Paris, we sing the keyboard tune on 'PFT'. In Roma we sing the keyboard and voice tunes on 'Inbetween Days' ! I'm Italian, a guy from the south of France is becoming Italian !
22:35 - David: 'Lullaby' darker than ever. 'The Caterpillar' ouu ouu hoou ouu than ever ! Goin' up and up and up in the Roman night. Heaven is an hypodrome, did u guess that ?
22:26 - @Object29: Mary would be happy.. Robert is singing well tonight...
22:18 - David: 'Bananafishbones' drives us into psychedelic madness. What happens to The Cure tonight ?! They may be the best band in the whole music history. At least, in Roma ! Love u, Italy, love u Roma !
22:13 - @MarbleAndStone: Jason sounds so fucking tight on this tour.
22:13 - @Fons36: having a great time with my roman friends here. Amazing crowd. Entusiastic. They sing along with whatever they play.
21:59 - David: 'FIIL', Roman crowd totally crazy, never seen that ! The boys fucking rock tonight. Impossible to find the right words and I promise, it's not my first Cure gig, honeys !
21:46 - @Fons36: Crowd all sing a long with lovesong.
21:45 - Bruno: Roger just unplugged all the wires of the fog machine by himself. : )
21:45 - David: 'End of the world', what can I say but that we never heard it like this. Crowd already at 150 % into it.
21:37 - David: 'Open' fantastic, a much better opener thant 'Plainsong'.
21:07 - @Fons36: correction they're actually throwing bottles of water in the audience. I might get hit while typing this:-)
21:02 - Bruno: On roger's keyboards it's written "mille grazie 25 anni!". I don't know if it's written just as a regular "thank u italy for all" or if it's a goodbye to italy... Just guessing..(Photo)
20:56 - @Fons36: they're giving water now to the people in the front.
20:42 - Maciek: Crystal Castles playing i'm not in love. Without RS
20:39 - David: Cranes were cool even if the guitar player fucked up the last song. Crystal Castle on stage, incredibly powerfull techno-rock sound, the singer drinking at a bottle of whiskey and heating the crowd. Eden Gallup is the seated public. Friends of curefans.com and closetocure.com are there with banners on the seated barriers. Jason went into the the public area for a few minutes and met Marcel. Simon showed up a few seconds down the seated area and went back stage. The crowd is amazing and we're gonna get a much more energetic show than in Milan. A kind of goth-pop-indie-rock attendance, fucking into it.
20:36 - Maciek: And this is me and my wife with Alison! Just a minute ago :) (Photo)
20:24 - Maciek: Cure Merchandise stand (Photo)
20:10 - @Fons36: glad i brought my belfort earplugs. Terrible loud
19:55 - Bruno: During the opening concert here I'm seeing all the staff such as Jeremy and Darren we're all running around and doing microphone check. I've just spotted Roger and Simon among the audience over a balcony and the crowd really cheered them up!! Just telling you that because Crystal Castles is about to get on the stage and this things can be signs of a possible duet of Robert and Alice in Not in Love (as I said, I'm not sure but it really looks like it's gonna happen).
19:48 - @Fons36: Cranes finished. Good atmosphere here.
19:45 - @AndySabre: Bob is between us ...(Photo)
19:32 - Shellheart (in the front row): "Maybe you can post on the forum of this rock in rome thing on twitter, facebook that they threat the crowd like shit.They dont give water to the people and it is italian summer. Even the russians did. Maybe we can spread the word so they have a bad reputation."
19:23 - @Fons36: far and away, adrift
19:13 - @Fons36: good to see cranes live again. They're now into some newer songs. 2 songs that i'm not so familiar with. Now jewel..
19:06 - @Fons36: night and day. Now another track from loved. Maybe reverie?
18:53 - @Fons36: cranes just started. Cloudless. Everywhere . If i'm not mistaken. shining road.
18:45 - @AndySabre: Cranes! (Photo)
18:34 - @Marsworld: darren talking with Ali at back of stage while other cranes members are setting up instruments
18:23 - @Marsworld: Jason talking with Ben, paul and Jim from cranes at the back of the stage
15:58 - @AndySabre: Arrived! (Photo)
15:38 - Maciek: We came from Poland to see TC, so it has to be wonderful! :) There is something like 35 degrees in Rome, so the atmosphere already became hot.. ;)
Word going around all Summer was that this was THE show to see on the tour. If you could only go to one, this was it. We'll know if the hype was justified or not, in just a few hours. : )
The Cure are scheduled to play from 21:30 - 00:30 tonight. In the US, that's a start time of 3:30 pm eastern, 2:30 pm central, 1:30 pm mountain, and 12:30 pm pacific. The Cranes play at 18:45, and Crystal Castles at 20:00.