1st encore: Treasure, Other Voices, Charlotte Sometimes, Play For Today, A Forest
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, Catch, 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.
End of another epic, surprising Cure show in Mexico. Wow!
Have we all learned our lesson now? Next time The Cure announce a show in Mexico, we all go!!! Also, a note to Robert...El Paso is practically in Mexico. I mean it's right on the border. So, we get a Mexican style setlist, right? :)
Notes: First time Sinking has been played since Sept. 5th, 2004 in Mexico City, first time for Birdmad Girl since Oct. 17th, 1984 in Tokyo, first time EVER for Stop Dead, first time for Give Me It since March 28th, 1987 in Rio, first time for Treasure since Aug. 21st, 1998 in Switzerland, and first time for Catch since June 21st, 2008 in NYC.
Reviews: Horacero / El Porvenir / ABC
Photos: Oscar (and the complete setlist) / It's a Perfect Day / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 (Roger's tambourine) - 28 - 29 (part of the setlist)
Video clips: Some clips posted by Eden Gallup 1 - 2 - 3 / Stop Dead / Hot Hot Hot / Boys Don't Cry
Videos: A Night Like This (soundcheck) / Excerpts from several songs / Shake Dog Shake / Fascination Street 1 - 2 / A Night Like This / Lovesong / Sinking 1 - 2 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 / Birdmad Girl 1 - 2 / The Walk / Stop Dead 1 - 2 / Sleep When I'm Dead / Want / One Hundred Years / Give Me It / Other Voices / Dressing Up / Catch / Boys Don't Cry / Killing an Arab / TV report about the show / Fans singing along to End of the World
Thanks so much to Olivier (
9:14 pm - Olivier Venue filling up nicely now.
9:02 pm - @jmaspire panoramic view from inside Arena
8:58 pm - @jmaspire still lots of people outside, now are getting inside arena.
8:55 pm - @jmaspire My seat view, stage getting ready.
8:50 pm - 10 minutes until Cure showtime, and Olivier says the venue is still 2/3rds empty. WTF?
8:45 pm - @jmaspire Arena inside view.
8:31 pm - @jmaspire stage side view.
8:27 pm - @asantosb Backstage with Robert Smith.
8:23 pm - From Reeves on Facebook: "40minutes to showtime in mexico..."
7:45 pm - From Olivier...Stage setup for tonight.
7:33 pm - Fair warning, stop reading if you don't want any potential surprises ruined. This is what was played at soundcheck: Play for Today, Catch, A Night like This, Cold, Prayers for Rain, Strange Day, Shake Dog Shake intro. But Robert says they are not playing them tonight. Right. Or don't, and save them for El Paso. :) Thanks
6:10 pm - @asantosb backstage at The Cure soundcheck in Monterrey, playing "Play for Today"
5:47 pm - @jmaspire Roger has just signed.
5:30 pm - @jmaspire Monterrey Arena & People waiting in line.
12:01 pm - El Norte has video of a brief interview with Robert at the Monterrey airport. Scroll about halfway down to find it. They also posted a photo of the band arriving, in today's newspaper. And El Horizonte had a photo in today's newspaper, too.
The Cure...back in Mexico again...anything else need to be said? Of course it will be a great show. All Cure shows in Mexico are fantastic. Many are epic. So, yeah, tonight should be quite good.
The band are scheduled to start at 9PM tonight, and I would assume they are playing at least a 3 hour set. Possibly something similar to the Honolulu show? US start times are 10PM eastern, 9PM central, 8PM mountain, 7PM pacific. See the current time in Monterrey here.
Live reports tonight should be from Olivier at It's A Perfect Day, but would like to have some backup in case the signal fails, etc. So if you're going and wouldn't mind helping me out with the live setlist and reports, please let me know. Thanks and have a fantastic time at the show!