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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Cure in Honolulu (07/30/13)

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, 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: Plainsong, Prayers For Rain, Disintegration
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 ("Thank you, and see you again - I hope to see you again!").

Huge thank you to Olivier at It's A Perfect Day for the setlist reports, and to Curecasting for the live stream! We appreciate it so much! Seriously, can not thank Curecasting enough for doing that tonight. Had a blast!

If you missed any of Curecasting's live audio/video stream, listen/watch it here. Also a stitched together version of it on Soundcloud.

Reviews: Rocksubculture / Honolulu Pulse / The Cat Dish

Photos: Rocksubculture / Crowd Album / Nonstop Honolulu / It's A Perfect Day / Honolulu Pulse (mostly photos of fans) / BAMP Project / Robert meeting with Clones of the Queen / Robert backstage 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Soundcheck 1 - 2 / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 -

Short Video Clips: Pictures of You - Fascination Street - A Forest - Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 - Doing The Unstuck - Plainsong - Hot Hot Hot - Close To Me - Let's Go To Bed - Boys Don't Cry - Killing An Arab - 1 - 2 

Videos: Meet & Greet / Highlights (bits of Open, Pictures of You, Play For Today, A Forest) / Tape & Open / Open / Lovesong 1 - 2 / Inbetween Days / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Lullaby 1 - 2 / Fascination Street 1 - 2 / Play For Today & A Forest / A Forest 1 - 2 / The Walk / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 / Doing the Unstuck / The Hungry Ghost / Plainsong 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Prayers For Rain 1 - 2 / Plainsong, Prayers For Rain, Disintegration / Dressing Up / Robert talks about going surfing at 3 AM / The Lovecats / The Caterpillar / Close To Me 1 - 2 / Close To Me & Hot Hot Hot / Hot Hot Hot / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 / 10:15 Saturday Night / Killing An Arab 1 - 2  
If all goes as planned, tonight's setlist reports will be from Olivier at It's A Perfect Day. Thank you once again, Olivier. No one has offered to be backup, so keep your fingers crossed.

10:38 PM - @LolTolhurst Awesome show in Honolulu tonight ! Cindy and I are enjoying it ! (Note: Lol is at the show, not just listening to the stream.)

9:34 PM - Olivier: "Was that a little bit of Hawaiian dance on Lullaby? It was!"

9:09 PM - Olivier: "No cameras allowed where I stand tonight so no pictures other than from a phone."

8:31 PM - Olivier: "Hello everyone - almost ready to start - sound of waves breaking and the rain..."

8:03 PM - @jeremyWulc Robert in Hawaii backstage ! 1/2 ,  2/2

7:31 PM - @bamparmy Clones of the Queen just went on right on time

6:54 PM - @cotq Just finished our sound check!

5:51 PM - @bamparmy Robert Smiths guitars @ Neal S. Blaisdell Center

5:47 PM - @bamparmy They brought lots of toys to make us happy @ Neal S. Blaisdell Center

5:46 PM - @bamparmy The Cure is here!!!! @ Neal S. Blaisdell Center

Note: They've just released some more tickets. Only 19.50 + fees.

Even more being released. Bet these are the good seats up front - "More tickets for The Cure are about to be released ..ONLY at our Box Office! Come and get em!!"

And for 1st row Meet & Greet ticket holders, Darrell says you are allowed to bring a camera & 1 item to be autographed. Meet at the Pass Gate at the front of the arena at 6:45.

Also, Danial Dae Kim, Jin on Lost, is going to the show tonight. Very cool. 

Articles: Honolulu Pulse

The Cure play their first ever show in Hawaii tonight, and despite the ancient island gods throwing a tropical storm & an earthquake in their path, nothing was going to stop this show.
Old Flossie did prevent some fans from making the trip, and that is awful. Very sorry for everyone that had their flights canceled, and here's hoping there are more Cure shows in your future.

But the show must go on, and so it does. Doors open at 6:30 PM, Clones of the Queen start at 7:30 PM, and The Cure are scheduled to start at 8:30. Should be around 3 hours tonight.

Going to be a late one for many of us. US start times are 2:30 AM eastern, 1:30 AM central, 12:30 AM mountain, and 11:30 PM pacific. If you're not sure of the start time in your area, just use the clock over on the right or check here.

No webcasts, obviously, unless a fan wants to do a streamcast? If so, please let me know.

If anyone is going to the show and wouldn't mind helping me with the live setlist reports, photos, etc. (via Twitter, email, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.), please let me know. Olivier will be doing updates here, but with the usual problems of batteries dying, and lack of cell connections, we'll take all the help we can get.

89 comments:

  1. Obviously the Gods of storms and earthquakes are as desperate as us mere mortals to see The Cure!

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  2. Rumor has it that Trent Reznor and Tim Burton will also be at tonight's show!

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  4. Checking in for the live thread :D

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  6. I really think I should have gone to bed tonight, but...

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    1. At least you do know what you're doing here.

      I just woke up by the way. It's 8:30 AM over here.

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  7. Contrail beat me to it. I was coming here just to call "Open".

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  8. Anxiously awaiting the first reports! :D
    ((((HUGS LISEY)))

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  9. Waves breaking? Underneath the Stars back on the playlist!???

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    1. I'm sad that it has been absent in the openers, it's such a lovely song.

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    2. It is lovely, but I think they usually reserve it for outdoor shows. It was nice to hope for a second though.

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    3. And just imagine how awesome that would have been to open the Hawaii show with!

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    4. You mean, like all of the SummerCure festival shows? :/

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    5. Lol, yep. And the LatAm shows. :\

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    6. And most of LatAm, and Korea and Japan. :P

      No, I'm afraid 4:13 Dream is being erased from history along with Bloodflowers. :(

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    7. I really do fucking despair...

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    8. Craig, that's an interesting way of putting it, but you're right! Even 'Maybe Someday' hasn't been played at all in a long time.

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  10. I think he meant real actual Hawaiian waves LOL.

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  11. Open FTW! Fuji will be pleased

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  12. I'm playing along and listening to the album versions of the set list as it's updated. :)

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    1. Same here. Do that with every show. :)

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    2. Me too - but I always listen to live versions (where possible)

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    3. The SummerCure live shows are coming in handy tonight!

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  13. And do you put your hands in the sky? :)

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  15. Stop posting that link to the setlist. No spoilers. Let the show unfold on it's on.

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  16. I love all the pics and now video coming out of the show!! Looks like everyone's having a grand time. I can't wait to see Robert's Hawaiian dance!!!

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  17. I apologize, I thought it was useful...

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  18. I love whoever this is webcasting it!!! Woohoo!!!

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  19. I don't know how good it will come out, but I'm trying my best to record the stream.

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  20. This makes me so so so happy!!!!

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  21. oh it's Craig's favorite song, LOL!!

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    1. Time for your bathroom break ;)

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    2. My favourite bathroom break: The End of the World and Wrong Number.

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  22. I sincerely hope this person's battery holds out.

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    2. ditto! It's second only to being there

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    3. I think that it blows that an iPhone battery is such a pain to switch out. I can pop out one and put in another in 5-10 seconds in my LG EnV3. Ah, the advantage of having a non-smartphone.

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  23. As much as a love the Cure, I do agree about the comments earlier about them erasing Bloodflowers and 4:13 Dream and countless other works, they tour frequently enough that they do need to become a nostalgia act, which their setlist tends towards, I want some new adventures in their playlists

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    1. There are so many beautiful songs in their most underrated album: jupiter crash, treasure, bare, out of this world, there is no if, bloodflowers, labirinth, before three, lost, the promise, underneath, the dream...

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  24. This is very cool being able to listen to the show all the way in NZ though....Plainsong for the first encore?

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  25. ...aaannnd that's the end of the live audio stream, for now.

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  26. I miss Bloodflowers TREMENDOUSLY

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  27. I miss the Dream Tour period, so glad I got to them in that phase, so many great songs, a much deeper dig into their catalogue

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  28. I want a Great Circle T shirt and towel....sigh....just come back to NZ

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  29. I thought that I heard the beginning to 'Prayers for Rain'.

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  30. Looks like the stream was saved automatically, so no need to record it again!

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  31. YAY!! Disintegration!!

    I'm gonna call a pop encore next - Simon looked like he was in a good mood :D

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  33. Hmm has Robert forgotten the words????

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  34. Fantastic night! So thankful for the live stream, and the live updates. As usual, thank you Craig. And to Olivier too. :)

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  35. Thank you, Craig and Olivier, Awesome work, as always

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  36. Thank you Craig and Oliver and a big hug to all the COF followers...

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  37. Mahalo!!! Love to all the Cure peeps! <3 <3 <3

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  38. as much as i love the cure, these set lists are all starting to be too much the same.

    the plainsong/open start to the sets is becoming stale.

    i'd really like to see something vastly different than the shows played in the past 10 years.

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  39. as much as i love the cure, these set lists are all starting to be too much the same.

    the plainsong/open start to the sets is becoming stale.

    i'd really like to see something vastly different than the shows played in the past 10 years.

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  40. Aloha everyone! Fantastic show last night! Was great to meet so many Cure fans from around the world, and very cool meeting the band for a few fleeting moments! Great memories all around! Last night, my goal was to just be in the moment, no camera, no phone, no video, just be in the moment! I would say I did pretty well, with the exception of maybe a dozen pics towards the end during a 10 min period. Well, might add more later!

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  41. great show from hawaii and very cool to hear live. many thanks to the streamer[s] and photographers.

    thinking about some recent comments on the setlists: my main critique over the years has been the lack of improvising on the fly. with reeves on board now, they really have the potential to jam out, improvise, and extend some of the hits that always appear on the setlists. really...they are incredible musicians and play very tight together, but every time i've seen them or hear them through webcasts/bootlegs, the songs are played so perfectly and therefore predictable [very much as if i was hearing it from the album]. occasionally they change up "a forest" or "faith". changing the lineup a couple times between 2005 and 2011 was very welcoming to me. we had the chance to hear their songs for the 1st time very differently. don't get me wrong: i would jump on any opportunity to see/hear them play live. among the best live bands ever!

    i think they are doing a great job lately for festival/first time gigs with a rich, solid set of songs showcasing their signature sounds. no matter what they play, a cure fan young or old can't be disappointed.

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  42. I think it's a shame that some albums aren't being represented at all, but you have to respect the band's desire to play whatever excites them for whatever reason. There was a patch (I think) where Robert pretty much disowned Wish. All along I/we were wishing (pun partially intended) that he'd realise how amazing most of Wish is and be proud of it. More than anything, I'd love to hear some new material of a real return-to-form quality. For me, the live versions of Bananafishbones and Wrong Number are a glimpse of how twisted and electric an album with Reeves could be.

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  43. Still don't understand why The End Of The World gets any stage time though. Awful!

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  44. These songs are desperately missing from their setlist.

    Out of this World
    Underneath the Stars
    Lost
    The only one
    Watching me Fall
    There is no if
    Taking off
    Alt. End
    The Reasons Why
    Freakshow
    The scream
    The promise
    the 13th!

    Songs that should be retired from setlist

    From the edge of the deep green sea
    Hungry Ghost
    Push
    Tape/Open
    End
    Love Song
    The Walk
    Play for Today
    Let's go to Bed
    10:15 saturday night
    killing an arab



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  45. @james: i agree with "end of the world" being played all too much with others from that album being just as good if not better...such as "alt.end"...but robert would have to sing, "7 billion beautiful faces" now.

    @mattcure: the songs you mentioned that should be added: YES!, but those are all more recent tunes, so what about old ones not getting played? the songs you mentioned that should be retired: NO WAY!! those are all older "classic cure" [except "hungry ghost"]. there's no way robert will not retire "lovesong", "the walk", "lgtb", "10:15...", & "killing..." ...might as well not have a final encore.

    i think the overall consensus among fans is for them to dig deeper and simply change it up more often.

    BUT the rumors of new "reflections" with the top, head on the door, and KISS MEEEEE!. in my opinion, those are the albums to see the band play live. those albums were from their most significant transitional period and capture so much of their vast array of styles and musical abilities and genius...from the dark to the pop.

    onto montreal and chicago!

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