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Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Cure in Sao Paulo (04/06/13)

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

1st encore:  The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab

Again, a huge thank you to for the setlist reports tonight. When all else failed, she was there for us. Thank you! And thank you to Rafael, Cris, and @devilinfreckles for their reports.

Reviews: Correio de Uberlandia / Scream & Yell / UOL / Veja / Reduto do Rock / Epoca / G1 / Terra

Photos: Angelica Oliveira / Carol Mendonça Photos / edifortini / Reduto do Rock / excessif312 / humb_lumi / G1 / Terra / XYZLive 

Videos: Open / Open & High / High 1 - 2 - 3 / Lovesong & Push / Inbetween Days 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / Inbetween Days & Just Like Heaven / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 / Pictures of You & Lullaby / Lullaby 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Fascination Street 1 - 2 - 3 / Sleep When I'm Dead / Play For Today 1 - 2 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / Shake Dog Shake / Charlotte Sometimes 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Mint Car / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / Doing the Unstuck / Want 1 - 2 / One Hundred Years / The Kiss 1 - 2 - 3 / If Only Tonight We Could Sleep 1 - 2 / Fight / Dressing Up 1 - 2 / The Lovecats 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / The Caterpillar 1 - 2 - 3 / Close To Me 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / Hot Hot Hot / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / 10:15 Saturday Night / Killing An Arab 1 - 2

9:32pm: @midiorama: The Cure leva o público ao delírio. (Foto:Agnews:)

8:55pm - @midiorama: The Cure é ovacionado pelos paulistas. (Foto: Agnews)

8:47pm - @devilinfreckles: Deep green sea, band interacting a lot with fans

8:46pm - @midiorama: The Cure inicia show em São Paulo. (Foto: Agnews)

8:12pm - @devilinfreckles: They shout cure cure cure...

8:06pm - @devilinfreckles: Band is about to come, audience is getting insane!

7:44pm - @devilinfreckles: Almost without connection again, stage being prepared for the cure...

6:03pm - @devilinfreckles: first opening act started: Lautmusik.

4:35pm - Photos of fans taking their places at the stage.
(via & )

4:15pm - @devilinfreckles: I've got the front row :-)

4:10pm - Rafael: Couple of shots of the stage. /   

3:55pm - Rafael: Crowd heading in.

3:35pm - Cris: You wouldn't believe the amount of people waiting outside the arena for the gates to open!!!! Huuge queue! People from amnesty international are dressed up in yellow collecting signatures. /
(In case you missed it, The Cure are supporting Amnesty's "My Body, My Rights" campaign.)

2pm - @devilinfreckles: By now we can't see anymore the end of the line for the premium area, they say other lines are twice bigger!

10:53am - @devilinfreckles: They are making a list of the people in the queue, it's going to be wild to reach the first row, I'll start to pray now...Do u wanna see some gorgeous cure tees? Let me show u..., , , , This is mine!

9:25am - @devilinfreckles: The premium area will be full this night, the tickets are sold out! Fans are also complaining about XYZ, the producer, that didn't spread the news about the concert, tickets were very expensive...XYZ is a mess, there aren't toilets outside the venue for people waiting in the queue!

9:23am - @devilinfreckles: This is the line for The Cure concert in Sao Paulo since seven a.m.!

7am - Rafael: 19 people at 7am. A nearby party is over, so a lot of drunkards going home.

4:30am - Rafael: This is the Sao Paulo line with all the 5 people in it at 4:30 am this morning.

Night 2 of the LatAm Tour. Will we get some surprises tonight? Will we finally get THAT encore? Being vague there, so as not to spoil it for those who didn't see the list. Will Roger steal yet another of Jason's tambourines and throw it into the crowd? The answer to these questions, and others, will be answered tonight. :)

Here's the schedule for tonight's show: 6pm - Lautmusik, 7pm - Herod Layne, 8pm - The Cure. As always, you can find the current local time here or by checking the clock over there on the right side of this page.

I think we have 1 or 2 reporters lined up for the show, and as long as there are no problems getting a signal, we should have the live setlist and reports tonight. Fingers crossed! And if anyone else going to the show would like to contribute, please feel free. Post in the comments, email me at craigatcof(at)gmail(dot)com, or on Twitter @CraigatCoF, or use WhatsApp (email me and we can set it up). Thank yo so much, and enjoy the show!

80 comments:

  1. Where can 'That' encore be found? Thanks

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    1. I'm not posting the link to it. No need to spoil it for anyone. Just wait and see. It might be played tonight, or it might never be played. We were teased with during SummerCure, but they never did it.

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  2. okay! who's spoilt it for themselves again? ;)

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    1. Not a new spoiler, just the one from the first show. It lists the 5 sets of encores they can pick from.

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  3. I sure hope someone records this show with good equipment!

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    1. I can guarantee someone is. His name is Tim Pope

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  4. Ok i heard most of the soundcheck from the hotel lobby. Fantastic doesnt explain that. Just the 6:30 mins of insane wah in the kiss was enough. No, it's never enough... 3 hours of soundcheck. Yes, 3 hours.

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    1. Don't say any more, please! We don't want to know what they'll play until they play it.

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  5. Yea but maybe will get a DVD will bits and pieces. Otherwise all the masters will be rotting along side London x 3 1989 and the reflections shows that fans will never have.

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  6. Weather says 80F in Sao Paulo this afternoon. I hope the fans in line are staying hydrated and comfortable... first row isn't worth missing the whole show because of conditions! Stay safe and have fun Cure fans!!! looks like it's gonna be an awesome show tonight!!! :)

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  7. Surely only people who want to know would follow the link?? I know now, so no problem but I think it was me who posted about that encore, after the Roma show!

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    1. True, but some fans just can't help themselves. :) Then they get all mad because the surprise is ruined. Been through it before. :)

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    2. Okay but surely that's their problem! As said, I saw the Roma setlist and tweeted it back in the summer so no problem!!

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    3. yes but...the SHEER WILLPOWER! D;

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    4. Go ahead and post THAT encore. The Cure will never do it anyway. Just like these shows will never make it to DVD.

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    5. Just because a song is played in the soundcheck it doesnt mean it will be in the show. They didnt play if only tonight in the soundcheck but played prayers for rain full... They didnt play more because they ran out of time... So i was told.

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  8. I wish you a key board problem.... Remember Bilbao

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    1. Yes! Now every fan at every show hopes for tech problems. :)

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  9. checking in for the live show thread!!!!!!

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  10. Any new rumors of where they might play in N. America besides Montreal and Chicago?

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    1. Nothing solid. Just lots of speculation about Outside Lands in San Fran the week after Lolla.

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    2. Thanks. I'll keep my eye out for news!

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  11. Fuck Robert Smith, fuck Rock' n Roll

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  12. There are no new updates because Craig went out to dinner to get a Po Boy in fat city.

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    1. If by Fat City you mean my kitchen, and by Po Boy you mean ravioli, then you are correct. :)

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  13. Looking forward to the live thread.....enjoy the show everyone...

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  14. There we go, shake it up a bit!!!

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  15. And the AGnews photo of Robert and Reeves.....great!

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  16. Ok here is what I think is happening. The band clearly is going to do a DVD - great. They are going to play the same exact first set every show this Latin America tour. They are going to pick the best performance and "patch in" from other shows where there are mistakes and better angles. Tim probably directed the band to interact with the crowd in fteotdgs. Now for the encores my guess is they they will rotate them, film them, and splice them in for the DVD.

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    1. You are on the right track with this thinking.

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    2. Although, this is not really a new idea as they did the same with Festival 2005 DVD. A tour road movie like Depeche Mode's 101 would be nice. But isn't happening anyway.

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  17. I think it is entertaining to know that there are some people right now living in the moment thinking that this is the best concert of their lives. The people of Brazil mean well and although they can't help the way they are let them shout, yell, and raise their hands.

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  18. Very excited for the LatAm fans. They have missed out on Pure Cure for sooooo long.

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  19. I sense a strong and surprising 3rd encore

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  20. Robert was not kidding about making it the most memorable tour. I will always remember how I saved 3 grand not goin to the Brazilian shows.

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    1. Can't you see that he says it every time ?! It's the best way to keep doing it for good reasons. It's the "This is the last time then it has to be bigger than life, extraordinary" kind of spirit he tries to spread for the public but first for the band and himself.

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  21. As someone who is spending a ton of money to go see them in South America, I am very happy with the setlists and am sure that I will have a blast. I went to Reflections and was happy there too, and recognize that these are very different shows.

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  22. I'm surprised at the complaints with the set lists! "Bananafishbones", "The Caterpillar", "Doing The Unstuck", "Mint Car" & "Fight" have rarely been played past the tours for their respective albums. Not to mention the fact that they play for 3+ hours!

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  23. They have all been played last year on the Festival Tour. There isn't even one song that is a real surprise. A surprise would have been "Before Three" instead of this "End of the World" sh*t. "Gone" or "The 13th" instead of "Mint Car." "Birdmad Girl" or "Piggy in the mirror" instead of "The Caterpillar". Any other 'Disintegration' song except of the 8 they played quite regular the last two decades. Whatsoever.... South Americans will be happy anyway. They deserve this after so many years missing out on the band.

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    1. The last part is very important. I'm a fan for ober 10 yesrs so when i read the european/nort american setlist i sometimes think "oj, that set sucked" but the thing id i don't even care about the setlist. It's my first time for every songs. And in brasil is like that for everybody that has less than 25 years. In buenos aires is even worse

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    2. Oh my god my spelling sucked big time, but i'm on a cellphone in sao paulo and just came from the gig, so apologize me for not proofreading

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    3. If you ever, EVER say to stop playing the song Disintegration again and it happens I will actually hate you

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    4. At least on the Swing tour we got varied set lists and some improvision. In my opinion the Swing tour was the last best full scale tour. Yes the 02, and '04 had flashes of brilliance and the Reflections shows were great. I really hope they don't think they can pull into Mexico City and get away with what they played in Brazil. With the exception of a few songs i think most were Played In 04 and 07

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    5. I agree, so glad I emptied my bank account for that tour! Yes, they did the songs every crownd expects to hear but after that you really didn't know what they would play. Some great venues too!!

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    6. The fact is the tours and line-ups and setlists have evolved a lot but we/some of us attend lots of Cure concerts, read maybe too much. Just check the number of songs they've been playing over the past 10 or 15 years and you'll probably be surprised. And surprised by the sounds, rythms, ways of being played too.

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    7. I still love them and go to see them as often as I can but imo, it was just so exciting to know that the setlist would vary! If you are seeing them for the first time, surely most songs are amazing, so why not vary it a bit for those who are going for the umpteenth time? It was for me, something that was so special about the band and set them apart from any other. I don't believe that fans last summer, in Rome seeing them for the first time, wouldn't have been happy with A Strange Day and Cold, which were on the setlist but not played, over some of the other songs which were? Whereas fans travelling from festival to festival could have had a change from LGTB and one or two others!!!

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    8. The Cure always has a live repertoire of nearly 50 songs, if not more. That is damn impressive for any band.... but Cure are likely to play like 40 of those songs on any given night. Take this into account when you complain about a lack of variety in a Cure tour.... while other bands may have a completely different setlist night after night, they are not playing the same 3-hour marathons that would not only exhaust their live repertoire, but also their entire back catalogue as well.

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    9. It's just my opinion not a complaint! Would like to know though which bands change their setlists night after night?

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  24. Any chance to see The Cure is awesome, and when you are there every song they play is just a bonus, BUT..... I can understand that there is a little bit of confusion from what Robert promised - at this point in time there have been no real surprises.

    From my perspective, they could play FTEOTDGS 15 times in a row at a concert and I would still feel I got my money's worth BUT it is not the surprises I was expecting.

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  25. Sorry craig, the 3g sucks here (said by the locals not only by me)

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  26. You complain about the setlist, we complain about the internet at the venue.

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  27. Good morning! Just waking up here in sunny& cold Copenhagen....i have been missing out on live reports because of time difference but let me tell you, waking up and reading the setlists from Rio and SP(and the next ones i am sure), reminds me of waking up on Xmas morning, knowing you're gonna go downstairs and open a present...there aren't many 30yr+ bands around playing 3hrs+ shows with a 45+ song setlists...i also agree that some songs could be dropped sometimes (High, EOTW) in favour of others.BUT as Dan Renfrew said above, for someone who's a fan and who has never seen them live and think it's the best concert they've ever seen, it must be an awesome experience.At least, as Cure fans, we still have a choice of either going or not to the shows,long may it last.

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  28. You people are unbelievable. The setlists are for the people going to the concerts, not you geeks and your Excel sheets.

    Cure fans are so spoiled. Take a look at what Depeche Mode have been playing the last 15 years if you want to complain about the same songs being played over and over. And they don't even play live.

    One year ago we would never have believed we would ever hear Caterpillar, Bananfishbones or The Top live ever again.

    And you do remember the reflection shows?

    If I were to go to my first ever Cure concert I would be upset if they didn't play Just like heaven, Push, FTEOTDGS, Disintegration etc etc.

    Blessed were the days before the internet when every song was a surprise because you had no idea what they had played the night before.

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  29. Freden your right. I remember finding out set lists in the other voices fan magazine months after the show was played.

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  30. I think Freden and Dan make some really important points.
    Sure, for us all sitting here watching the setlists appear it would be great to see different songs for each gig, and more obscure ones replacing the crowd favourites.
    But......they are playing to people who probably have never had the chance to see the band play live before and they never will again, it is only natural they are going to play 'the hits'
    With the tour being filmed for a possible DVD release, think that explains the similar nature of the setlists.
    I think we should just be grateful the band are still going, and performing such wonderful shows, although it is also understandable that we are always wanting more.....

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    1. Just to add my two cents: I am Brazilian, Cure fan since 1987 and the April 4 show in Rio was my 6th Cure show. The previous one was the Reflections concert at RAH in London in November 2011 - which was really incredible. But I must say the hits-packed April 4 show in Rio was also very, very special with a very different vibe from the RAH Reflections one. Can't say one was better than the other. I am just glad that I was able to attend two very special Cure concerts in a 1.5 year window. Thanks very much, Robert, Simon, Roger, Jason and Reeves!

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    2. Glad you enjoyed the show Marcos. I saw the RAH Reflections show too, and have also seen them in the past play the more hits based set.
      Like you say both are great, but very different, shows.
      Any of us that have seen, or still get to see, this wonderful band play live, should really cherish the experience - regardless of the setlist.

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  31. and this time the venue was full?Could anyone tell numbers please? From now and on on the tour the have to play in big stadiums and whe don't know anything about sales at the moment.

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    1. Unofficial reports say around 30,000 in Sao Paulo. Whatever it was, it was a lot!

      Rio was said to be under 10,000, with unofficial reports saying 8 - 9,000.

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  32. From all accounts, even from the toughest of Cure critics, Sao Paulo was a fantastic show! Crowd was huge and engaged, band were on fire, and just a great night. Blew Rio away.

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    1. Sadly the worst critics did complain (about the crowd engagement) http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/celebridades/the-cure-toca-com-competencia-por-3h15-para-publico-desinteressado-em-sp
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    2. My two cents of both concerts and being a Brazilian
      - Crowd in Rio sang a lot of "ohoh-ohoohs" (apart from usual PFToday) and screamed and jumped more; SP sang so loud (at first songs and in the end) we couldn't almost hear Robert
      - SOMEHOW the keyboard in Lullaby (RJ) got out of tune for some seconds! I don´t know how!! They and me laughed a lot! :)
      - I guess "the Kiss me mini set" affected more the hardcore fans - the others kept their silence and imobility and some even left.
      - High was very welcome... see, guys, we haven´t HEARD in here it for years (or never)
      - HA! Robert realized with a smile that he could open a beer and the crowd would cheer like seeing him pole dancing
      - So, I wouldn´t say one show blew the other; I wish SP screamed more with Caterpillar and stuff. I don´t count just staring at the band.
      Result? I want to rob a bank to see what set they will play next...

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    3. Yep. It seems obvious from the youtube vids that everyone was rocking out and having fun. Wish I had been there, but I am going to Chicago instead!

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  33. Good evening, I just got back from São Paulo, as I live in the south of Brazil and had to travel by bus and plane to get to the gig.
    It really was awesome. I saw them in Rome last year and now again, and at least from my point of view, both shows were pretty similar, similar set list... Robert wearing the same clothes :p
    I was surprised at how quiet the audience was... didn't look so much like Brazil... it was almost like we were in England.
    Still, for the Brazilians who didn't have the chance to see them a few times in Europe like I did, it was a fantastic come back!

    I took an awful lot of photos with a zoom camera and also got several videos and I would like to know if it is possible to post them to CoF?

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  34. Anyway If the people were on fire or not The Cure are not the most popular band in Brazil so the result is a huge success.
    The Cure are very big in Mexico and Argentina where everytime a new álbum is released is straight to number one.The cure álbum was number one in Mexico for several weeks and top ten also in Argentina....but I don't know anything about Cure in Brazil cos I just know argentinian and mexican people :)

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  35. By the way once again we should say how good the lightning departmen is.The projections are wonderful and yes I saw the cure in Europe last year and the setlists are quite the same but the new line-up are together longer so the are playing better for sure and I prefer The Cure with their own tour than festivals for the DVD. Although I'd miss Just one kiss on the DVD.

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  36. I'm a fan of The Cure from 89 until today and saw them live 6 times. They were always great, but I believe they are now in better shape than ever.

    Talking about the set-list, each one has their own preferences, but The Cure have rarely been in South America, so it is normal to see them play some of the hits. As it was last year, the set-list is based on the story of the band albums, so again is understandable what they are doing.

    However, I always thought that they have some inferior songs to their usual standard, such as Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing The Unstuck or Wrong Number, which are totally expendable ... But they are the ones who know best and I just feel blessed to have the opportunity to see them perform live such wonderful music, also knowing that they keep doing quality material, looking forward and improving.

    (sorry for my english)

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  37. Another way to point out that The Cure do mix up their setlists a lot if you look at it over a longer period of time: I have seen The Cure five times on five different tours. Yet there are 14 songs in the setlist above that I have never heard live.

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  38. You know when we go to an amusement park, in those extreme rides? We never quite remember what happened when we were up there, upside down, or either spinning so fast, or shaking... The same when we dive into the open sea, or the first kiss in that girl that you like so much who made you spend nights of sleep wondering how that moment would be?... As if in an ironic play, what remains in our memory are those dissipated images, somewhat blurred and the sensation of a dream, sometimes déjà vu. To attend a Cure concert is much alike that. It's a so rich happening in images, colours, lights, fogs, weird poetry, memories and sensations... And, of course, dissonant sounds, psychedelic, distorted, low, sharp and medium notes flying around in the air and reaching our incautious and miserable ears and brain and... heart... All the perfect timbres of the instruments, dealed with respect and carefulness. Then, everything changes each 3, 5, 6, 15 minutes, just like that, all of sudden... You barely tasted the last course, you hardly assimilated what you just felt, what you saw, and Robert Smith and co. throw a handful of sensations over you. Obviously, everybody has their reasons why they like The Cure. And every one enjoyed the concert the way they felt like. And EVERYBODY is right. From my part, I can say that I got BEATEN UP. It was so much to see, to hear, feel, remember, assimilate. It was a new dish, a new movie, one after the other. Over and over and over. I left the concert ecstatic and worn out. Physic and emotionally. The Cure records' production is sublime and nothing else needs to be said. But it's live that they show what they've come to. Everything is heavier, more PRESENT, more breathable, tactile, tasty and flavored. Nothing came overnight. The band is 36 years old and there was a lot of work. A lot of ups and downs. They've learned how to work with the instruments, and deal with the right pedals onstage, to sing better, the right equipment... Also found out what is worth and what is not in being apart of the infamous 'showbusiness' and had the wisdom and humanity of keeping themselves upright and distant from all megalomania and falsity of that business. They're not hollow celebrities, they're artists dignified of that word. Mad geniuses that made it. For the sake and happiness of art and its admirers.

    So much together could only result in one thing: a perfect band, a perfect repertoire, perfect charisma and total commitment. Much better, total communion!

    You know... Sometimes, I think of the world. Wondering this tiny blue globe in the sky, of the moon, and I wonder how many people stepped on this very floor since the old days. Philosophers, politicians, murderers, tyrants, kings, writers, painters... And how many offered to humanity simple songs, as well as powerfully intimate and emotional, like this band? And we're all aware, to play deeply our feelings, be them joyful or obscure, makes us to know ourselves better. The Cure got to do that. For themselves and for us. After all, we're fans of that. We try to understand that. It makes us closer to something divine and, as a result, turns us into better people. I believe that.

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  39. ...My friends' words after the show, even one day after, two days after, show that pretty clear: - "Man, we got beaten up by The Cure!" - "It's like a dream" - "It's like I'm still dreaming" - "Best band of the world!" - "I'm still hypnotised!" and many others... What makes me feel that our senses are not used to that. That we need to have more experiences like this one. Anyway, words can't express with such accuracy. And that's not needed. It was memorable and squashing. Visceral and cathartic! Besides being a master's class for those who aspire to be an artist. Perhaps that's why they've delayed their retirement. There's still something to pass on. And there will always be.

    I deliver this unfinished paper, for I could take 17 years adjusting it and I would never be satisfied. Because this has no end. NEVER!

    Interlude, now more than ever, will keep going on in our peregrination, our saga in Terra Brasilis. Trying, humble and plainly show a little bit of it all. A drop in the Cure ocean. And, more than everything, making what they taught us: with passion, energy and devotion. Having fun, getting to know other weirdos like us and trying to bring some other people into our religion. For when the band comes back, one day, we'll have more and more disciples. Long live to The Cure!

    I've never been so
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    I've never been so
    Wonderfully-me-you-want-some-more
    And all I want is to keep it like this
    You and me alone
    A secret kiss
    And don't go home
    Don't go away
    Don't let this end
    Please stay
    Not just for today

    From the ege of the deep green sea

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  40. I've posted my photos of the São Paulo concert to an FB album
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151341906215952.1073741826.717170951&type=1&l=1a4f139e0a

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