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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Cure at Reading Festival 2012

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

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.

Thanks to Perfect.Murder and Mark for the setlist updates.

Reviews: The Final Sound / Glamour / Virtual Festivals / Reading Chronicle / The Guardian / Spend Matters / Telegraph / DIY / Strictly Reading & Leeds / Metro / NME / Tralfamadore

Photos: On Nights Like This / Holy Moly 1 - 2 / Aaron Law / Gaelle Beri 1 - 2 - 3 / Zimbio 1 - 2 / Drowned in Sound / Mark Reed / Getty Images / Faye Tuesday / BBCNME 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 (Hayley of Paramore in Boys Don't Cry shirt)

Video (BBC broadcast): BBC3 Part 1DVD on DIME / The Story of The Cure / BroonSauce playlist / BBC3 Part 1 on YouTube / Open - High / High / The End of the World / The End of the World - Lovesong - Sleep When I'm DeadLovesong / Push - Inbetween Days - Just Like Heaven / Push / Inbetween Days / Just Like Heaven / Pictures of You - Lullaby / Pictures of You / Lullaby / The Caterpillar - The Walk - Friday I'm In Love / The Caterpillar / The Walk / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 / Trust / A Forest / Boys Don't Cry

Video (fans): Lovesong 1 - 2 / Sleep When I'm Dead / Just Like Heaven / Pictures of You / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 / Dressing Up & The Lovecats / The Lovecats / Close To Me /

23:24 - P.M: "You think you're tired now, but wait until...7"
23:11 - The record should show that JC/P.M sent me a message with 16 cat icons during Lovecats. Just saying. :)
23:08 - P.M: Robert - "weird and impossible to say why i cant talk... But im thinking it all.. Trust me"
23:04 - @theflob: Reeves and Jason really coming into their own during End ! Fantastic !
23:03 - @chriswhite65: frank bell is and always goes to uk cure shows! stage right.
22:35 - P.M: Simon on his knees to start Want
22:34 - P.M: Great light show on Primary, yellow, red, blue
22:29 - P.M: Somehow a subdued solo on A Forest but really cool. Simon going for it again at the end.
22:24 - P.M says he's heard 2 rumors that Frank Bell is at the show. To join in or just to watch?
22:22 - P.M: Being French, I am singing the keyboard parts on Play For Today. :)
20:25 - P.M: Tried to go to the front but it's just mad there.. Moved back a bit ROD side 20 rows down.. Internet patchy will try and update... Drizzle falling, perfect for the Cure.
19:45 - Photo: JC (Perfect.Murder), Heron (), and Darren (Cure1980) at Reading, waiting for The Cure.
19:44 - Reports from Perfect.Murder and that Hayley from is wearing a Cure shirt during their set. (blurry photo) (better shot from NME)
16:50 - Heron: Reading ticket and an old Reading Festival 1979 button from Perfect.Murder.
16:46 - Perfect.Murder: Blink and you'll miss it. £7 programme. Love the UK.

BBC3 will be broadcasting the first hour of the set live at 21:00.
The Red Button channel will then broadcast an additional hour live starting at 22:00. Update: Guess not. :(
Back to BBC3 at 23:30, where they will show more from The Cure, though it's not clear if this will be highlights from the first hour or stuff from the rest of the set.

If you're trying to watch online from outside of the UK, please read this post on what you will need to do to be able to watch it live.

The Cure are scheduled to play from 21:00 - 23:30. In the US, that's a start time of 4pm eastern, 3pm central, 2pm mountain, and 1pm pacific.

90 comments:

  1. Heading there at lunchtime- will Whatsapp :)

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    1. Thank you, JC! WhatsApp is my favorite for updates. :)

      Safe travels and have a great time!

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  2. Thanks Craig!The weather is turning...could be a really wet Leeds tomorrow.

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  3. Your best bet tonight might be to monitor the BBC R&L website. If their full set is going to be on the red button, it's very likely it'll be as a stream on the site too.

    Heading down there in a few hours, will send you a few tweets!

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  4. And if there is no Cure online or the red button, I'd definitely watch BBC3 from 23:30 - it's an hour and a half show of 'more from the Cure's set on the main stage and highlights of the Maccabees', so you might get quite a lot of Cure in that.

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  5. Sorry for the 3rd comment...

    From http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01g4hcr/features/whatson:

    "We bring you 3 channels of live performances and highlights from BBC Three and Red Button on bbc.co.uk/readingandleeds, from 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 4pm on Sunday."

    So if they're going to show the rest of The Cure's set anywhere at all, it'll be online also.

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  6. Just downloaded the Tunnel Bear app...and I joined the Twitter promotion! and Yes! I got the extra 1 GB...I hope it all goes well...

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  7. On his facebook Roger (sort of) confirmed that the whole Cure show will be available on the red button :) Check the comments on his last status on his facebook page :)

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  8. Thank you so much for helping us outside UK to watch!

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  9. Oh My, so we may get a soundboard recording of Just One Kiss?

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  10. Simon seems really hyped up tonight!

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  11. When Robert was last time (ever?) wearing a black glitter-shirt. That looks so Bowie!!

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    1. At least it looks like this. Don't know could be also due to some light effect!?

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  13. Splendid performence on Open, so camera work was. also great sound. I'm stunned again!

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  14. LOL at the Robert Smith lookalike in the crowd.

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  15. lovesong is perfect tonight...great !

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  16. I'm down to 1300 MB. Will tunnel bear run out before the show?

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  17. i haven´t got my extra 1GB:( how long time shall it take?

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    1. I didn't get extra space too, even though I made myself a twitter accout especially for that and tweeted as well as they wanted me :(

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    2. Didn't get it either. Sucked it up and paid the $5. Maybe the last 2 shows will be streamed too? Then it's way worth the $

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  18. Sparkly Bob? I fucking dispair!

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  19. Error loading the web stream... is this a legit error, or is my proxy not working?

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    1. I JUST got it to work in time for the stream to end... Where do I watch now? This is all so confusing. I can't find them on any channel, and my computer is going slow as a snail. It doesn't like TunnelBear, apparently.

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    2. No Cure stream at the moment. Red Button isn't showing them. BBC3 will be back at 23:30 for more Cure.

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    3. Thanks, I see that now. This has been such a frustrating hour for me! I've had to do school like a mad woman lately... My fault for not stealing a few minutes to set up the proxy sooner... :/

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  20. What's up with the guy on someone's shoulders down front? Would be pissed to be behind that dude!

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  21. hmm..only 40 minutes of watching, didn´t get my extra 1GB:(

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  22. Haha, Robert: "Sorry I haven't said much yet. I don't speak the language."

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  23. Not to worry. You can watch Graham Coxon on the Red button instead. Yip-bloody-ee.

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  24. Is it not on red button? Or how does one watch red button?

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  25. Nope. Bombay Bicycle Club set at the moment, followed, so the menu says, by Passion Pit and the Courteeners.

    Meanwhile BBC 3 has come away from Reading to show a one off comedy prog that they could have aired any time and a repeat of a soap opera.

    I'm quite pissed off. Does it show?

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    1. You're not the only one pissed off.Vent your frustation here -
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/

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  26. Get in!!!!! They're picking up where they left off!

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  27. fucking same show all this summer:(

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  28. No surprises...I was hoping for The Kiss...or Shake Dog Shake or Disintegration...but hey! it's a festival, everyone must be happy and poppy...let's get happy!!!

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  29. I suppose every festival tour has its own flavor. Unfortunately for me, the flavor this summer was sort of like the Cure Lite. And being a hardcore fan, I like their hardcore, epic songs; quite frankly, the darker the better. Love 'The Drowning Man,' 'Same Deep Water As You,'Prayers for Rain,'Disintegration,' 'Cold,' 'Faith,'One Hundred Years,' 'End,' etc. And they did play some of these at most every show. I wouldn't mind a little 'Splintered in Her Head' for good measure as well :) Anyone agree with me?

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  30. "No surprises", "fucking same show", really? Just One Kiss, The Caterpillar, Bananafishbones, and people are still complaining? Boo-fucking-hoo, they didn't play "See The Children", I hate them!

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  32. Fantastic show but abit Disintegration lite. I'm off to Leeds tomorrow so here's hoping.

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  33. I think they've sounded awesome this summer. Having said that I always love a big, heavy epic. But there's been enough darker stuff to keep me happy; SDWAY, The Top, Just one kiss etc. And the quirky stuff like Bananafishbones has been excellent too.

    I'm happy to hear it all over and over again.

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  34. Oh nooooooo! They cut Just one Kiss. Bugger.

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  35. We'll never get JOK in SB quality... Bummer

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    1. Did you read the Hot Press interview? Robert is mixing a SummerCure DVD. No way he leaves that out.

      I hope. :)

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  36. Bbc3 should have not wasted time with fern's mindless drivel and given us those 5 missing songs from the concert. Fucking useless tv djs always have to talk shite instead of shutting up and letting the music speak. Gutted we didn't get to see the first uk rendition of 'just one kiss'. Acton.

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  37. To be fair, I don't think we can blame the BBC too much. It seemed clear to me that they'd been restricted (probably by Robert) that they could only show a certain amount of 'live' footage.
    You could hear BDC being played at the start of the second programme and the presenters weren't allowed to cut to The Cure until that had finished.

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  39. Thanks to everyone for their posts *and* the videos! What a great way to spend a Friday! Can't wait for the US tour...Maybe Nov or Dec again?

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  40. Cure at Reading 2012 = best gig ever.

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  41. I was there last night. I arrived half way through Paramore's set which wasn't very entertaining being surrounded teenage girls screaming (I'm only 20 but I felt very old). The Cure were incredible as they always are live. It wasn't any different in terms of the songs played from the rest of the tour but that's what a setlist on one tour is about right? It was an amazing experience to hear so many songs from Wish and those few from the Top. The pacing of the set was spot on as it built up incredibly with all the faster pop songs till around the mid point but was brought back down by a beautiful version of Trust and then gave way for the weirder and more brooding songs of the night. While the lyrics for Wrong Number aren't Robert's best, it was a very enjoyable and powerful performance. There was only the one encore but for this particular crowd I think it was for the best as everyone was very young, even more so then the Bestival crowd but even though not many people knew the words (or what to do during Play for Today, boo), it looked as though everyone around me had an amazing time. Lets wait for the Guardian review to call it one of the best gigs of all time.

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  42. The BBC3 Broadcast (part two) featured End and Boys Don't Cry which I managed to catch when I got back after the show. Crowd was dead as a doornail at certain points.

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  43. What a treat to see the cure on the telly! :D Robert's sequinned hoodie was a bit of a shock, but it made me laugh and so I liked it. I've also been left wondering if Reeve's veins are made of guitar strings? He makes it look so eeeasy! Also, like many others I am peeved that JOK didn't get aired, but hey-ho, I'll just sing it to myself later on and make believe.

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  44. Just found this review - http://www.metro.co.uk/music/909689-reading-festival-2012-the-cure-closed-the-first-night-with-aplomb

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  45. DVD of the show here http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=417770
    don't have download it again so cannot ensure what it contains :(

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  47. DVD of the show here http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=417770
    don't have download it again so cannot ensure what it contains :(

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  48. Does anyone know if the BBC showed the whole thing at any point? I've just watched back a recording of what was on the red button after the first hour broadcast and it had the rest of the main set and just Boys Don't Cry from the encore

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  49. i dont have access to dime - is there any chance that someone can leak this torrent to more popular site eg piratebay... thanks

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  50. Here's some photos from Reading : http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-reed/sets/72157631236897136/ - a review to come in a couple of days.

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  51. one of the best gigs of their career - there was a point around the first hour where they found an extra gear - you could feel and hear the elation radiating out from the stage

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    1. Yep, it went up a notch at Sleep When I'm Dead, then full throttle from The Walk onwards. Bananafishbones and Wrong Number blew me away. Loving the heavy Primary, whilst Friday I'm In Love and Doing The Unstuck were euphoric. I'm not usually so into the poppy stuff, but classics like Close To Me and The Lovecats were played with such conviction that I could help but be swept up in it all... Let's Go To Bed was ace too. Genuinely the best gig I've ever been to, followed closely by The Cure at Wembley Arena in 2000, an Elliott Smith gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire and Rorschach's Journal last yr ;0)

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  52. love the sparkle...makes me smile. great show. would love to see play for today, but that's just me wanting more as usual. always, d.

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  53. Excellent show and great filming.

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  54. Photo:
    http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4145403/photo/20#photo

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    1. More photos:
      http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/oQ0uLblWKps/The+Cure+at+Reading+Fest+2012
      http://www.zimbio.com/rss/pictures/TIVJELlIc_R/Reading+Leeds+Festival+2012+Day+1/Q-m0bFFx_fp/Robert+Smith

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    2. More photos:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaelleberi/sets/72157631268670374/
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/daizzz11/7867250422/in/photostream

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    3. More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronjlaw/sets/72157631253909984/
      Review:
      http://entertainment.ie/music/news/The-Cure-Wow-Fans-at-Reading-Leeds-Festival-2012/136112.htm

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  55. Reviews: http://spendmatters.co.uk/reading-festival-friday-review-success-despite-cure-failing-attract-crowds/
    http://www.virtualfestivals.com/latest/news/13319
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/aug/26/reading-festival-2012-saturday

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    1. Another review:
      http://www.strictlyrandl.com/features/reading-2012-reviewed-the-cure/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=reading-2012-reviewed-the-cure

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    2. More reviews:
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/live-music-reviews/9497300/The-Cure-at-Reading-Festival-review.html
      http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/live/reading-2012-the-cure-main-stage/

      More photos:
      http://www.holymoly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_665w/getty_reading_festival_201226.jpg
      http://www.holymoly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_665w/getty_reading_festival_201225.jpg

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  56. This is the not so good local paper's attempt at a review. Cure review is the last paragraph.
    http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/mobile/theguide/goingout/articles/2012/08/24/62166-reading-festival-friday-review/

    The Reading Chronicle is not known for checking facts first so I hope you all enjoyed The Cure's rendition of "Spiders" ;-)

    [P.S. I've done a spoof version of the article at: http://www.muckspreading.com/post/Desperate-Journalist-in-Ongoing-Meaningful-Review-Situation.aspx :-D ]

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  57. I'd rather have another lovely double CD than a DVD... i know the press will get their knickers in a knot after the Bestival release last year, but who really gives a toss? - shall we put it to the vote?

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  58. Charlotte Sometimes, thank you so much for all of your help with the updates. Truly appreciated!

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    1. You're welcome! It was the least I could do :)
      You do such an amazing job of keeping us all informed and updated on Cure related news, so I saw this as a chance to give something small back :)

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  59. My review of the show is here : http://www.thefinalword.co.uk/content/view/1103/35/ : good band, bad crowd.

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