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Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Cure in Mountain View (05-26-16)

May 26th, 2016
Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA
Sold Out! / Doors at 5:30 PM Pacific time
The Twilight Sad 7 - 7:40, The Cure 8:18 - 11:14
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!
Another "hard curfew" tonight, so no going over. Oh yes they can! Had to start late, so letting them go over.

Soundcheck: Open, will post others in comments so as not to spoil it!

Setlist: Tape / Open, alt.end, A Night Like This, Push, In Between Days, Kyoto Song, Screw, The Walk, Let's Go To Bed, Lullaby, Fascination Street, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, Last Dance, High, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Primary, Want, End

1st encore: It Can Never Be The Same, Cold, Play for Today, A Forest

2nd encore: Step Into the Light, Shake Dog Shake, Burn, Wrong Number

3rd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, Hot Hot Hot, The Caterpillar, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Thanks to Paul K, , , , , , , and everyone else who helped tonight!


Reviews: Something Else / Rock Subculture (and photos)

Videos: Complete show / alt.end / A Night Like ThisKyoto Song 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Pictures of You / Last Dance / Primary / Want 1 - 2 / Cold 1 - 2 - 3 / Play For Today / Burn / Dressing Up 1 - 2 / The Lovecats 1 - 2 / The Caterpillar / Close to Me & Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2   

Periscopes: 1 / 2 / 3 / Facebook streams

Preview articles:  SF GateSan Jose Mercury Press

From Pablo: Robert during 'It Can Never Be The Same'






Paul K should be giving us setlist reports tonight, but we can always use back up and any other help. So if you're going to the show and wouldn't mind sending in the live setlist or anything else, please let me know. Twitter, email, text, Facebook, whatever works best for you. Thanks!

Don't forget to try checking at the box office for last minute ticket releases. Several people just got 2nd row seats for tonight. Also, I will be posting any last minute ticket offers on Twitter (I'm @CraigatCoF) and here.

Fan advisory email from Live Nation (Thanks John):

Box Office - 12:00PM
Parking Lots - 4:30PM
Doors - 5:30PM
Show - 7:00PM

The Cure concert is this Thursday night! We're expecting a capacity crowd. Please plan extra travel time to the venue to ensure you don't miss any part of the show. We strongly encourage all guests to use the FREE shuttle service or carpool to the venue.

FREE Shuttle Service
Shoreline is proud to offer 3 free Shuttle services to the venue for The Cure, departing from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. In order to take one of the free shuttles to the show, you MUST RSVP using the appropriate link below for the location from which you want to leave.

San Francisco Shuttle Bus RSVP Link
Pick Up Location: The Shop at 1980 Union Street
Pick Up Time: 4:30 P.M.

Oakland Shuttle Bus RSVP Link
Pick Up Location: West Oakland BART Station
Pick Up Time: 4:30 P.M.

San Jose Shuttle Bus RSVP Link
Pick Up Location: SAP Center at San Jose
Pick Up Time: 5:30 P.M.

Set Times*
The Twilight Sad - 7:00 P.M.
The Cure - 8:30 P.M. (Note from Craig: This is wrong. Cure start at 8)

Permitted Items
- Point and shoot, non-professional cameras
- Food
- Soft sided coolers
- Blankets
- Small backpacks
- Lawn chairs (Low back beach chairs with rounded legs, no higher than 7" ground to seat)
- One factory sealed, non alcoholic beverage in a plastic bottle

During the show, the box office and information booth will be selling a limited number of $25 all-in lawn tickets for Flight of the Conchords with Arj Barker, John Hodgman and Demetri Martin on June 28 while supplies last.

Make your night even more memorable by purchasing an exclusive upgrade! Purchase fast lane passes, or rent a lawn chair - just go to LNexperience.com on your iPhone or Android device!

For additional day of show venue information, including traffic advisories and updated times, please visit livenationvenue.com/shoreline-amphitheatre.

We look forward to seeing you at Shoreline this Thursday night!

69 comments:

  1. Cant wait! Hoping for a surprise. But wouldnt mind hearing screw, all i want, exploding boy or this twilight garden again.

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  2. Anyone interested in sharing an uber from the Mountain View Caltrain station to the show? Email me at cure (at) vinylspiral (dot) com

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  3. Anybody know if the traffic will be insane. We are arriving by car to the venue so how much earlier should we be getting there?

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    1. If you want to see Twilight Sad, plan to arrive by 6:00 PM and take into account rush hour on the 101 and surrounding freeways. The Shoreline Blvd offramps are INSANE before events. If you didn't pay for reserved parking, you may want to plan extra time to park strategically. It can take up to an hour to get out of the lot after the show if you've chosen poorly.

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  4. It seems like every show has been sold out. Am I right?

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    1. I think so but here in el paso the day after the election paso times mentioned near sold out...so unsure..the thing is they keep releasing tickets at every show on the day of this is why Craig is telling people to check with the box office because many have been very pleasantly surprised 😀

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    2. Election? My phone my phone has a mind of its own I meant the day of the show....not election

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    3. Election? My phone my phone has a mind of its own I meant the day of the show....not election

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  5. Is there a curfew at Shoreline (hard or otherwise)?

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    1. There are weeknight and weekend noise abatements, but I don't know how the city manages exceptions. There's probably an application process and a fee to be paid ahead of time. The band has skipped extended encores at the Shoreline before, so be prepared. Surprised the show isn't starting earlier.

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    2. Thanks for the info! This is the only show we're getting to this tour and I'm trying to manage expectations!

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  6. On the road from SF to M. View right now. It's a lot of traffic...!!!
    So don't start 2 Late ;-)

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  7. Heard at soundcheck today: Primary, Cold, Figurehead!

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    1. Too bad they didn't actually play The Figurehead at the show. Good to know they've rehearsed it though! Here's hoping they'll play it later this year when I finally get to see them.

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  8. i can't handle the anticipation!!!

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  9. 2 hours to get here from SF, but no line and easy in at the moment! Will send shots from Row F, center!

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  10. Is there a usual time they do soundchecks? going to try and listen in when they play Denver.

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    1. of add it's all about the discovery bud so deffo by 4:20 keep lifted add stay 'Cured☆~!' y'all...

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  11. What an amazing set list. So happy to hear cold. Wondering when we'll hear figurehead.
    Many thanks to the ones sharing on periscope!

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  12. Would be a near perfect setlist if it wasnt for alt.end right off of Tape/Open.. Would take me a half hour to recover from that and wouldnt be able to properly appreciate what came after

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  13. Also never understood all the love for Screw. Always seemed like 'filler' on HOTD. Theyre going to play Harold and Joe on this tour. You heard it here first.

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    1. Hum... Should I bet on that?
      Not a fan of screw either. But it was fun hearing it live. Once!

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    2. I think Robert does songs like Screw and Wrong Number and Freakshow so he can be 'goofy' and pretend hes having fun. It just seems so contrived and not authetntic.

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    3. Screw is awesome live!!

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  14. Its strange to me the song selection post WMS.. There are gems like Truth Goodness & Beauty, Going Nowhere, There Is No If. Before Three, but they go with The End Of The World, alt.end, and I Dont Know Whats Going On.. Spilt Milk would even be a blast ... Just my 2 cents, either way, thank you Robert & co., 2Late live makes it all worth it.

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    1. Uh Oh, Mindy's Going To See What You Wrote....

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  15. Truth Goodness and Beauty would make an.excellent opener now that I think about it...

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  17. Thanks everyone for keeping us posted! Can't wait to go to another show!

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  18. Please post a link to Dressing Up!

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  19. The figurehead, nice!!!!!! Fingers crossed they play that and Siamese twins in Chicago.

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  20. The figurehead, nice!!!!!! Fingers crossed they play that and Siamese twins in Chicago.

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  21. Nice to see 'Cold' and 'Kyoto Song' show up. SF has a high 'goth' population, so I was betting something darker might turn up tonight... it doesn't get much darker or more morose than 'Cold' lol...

    So, 1/2 of 'Pornography' has been played on this tour so far, I wonder if we'll see the other four songs?

    'Short Term Effect' has not been played in the U.S. in 34 years!!! 'Siamese Twins' not since 2004, and 'Pornography' not since 2000... 'Figurehead' saw action in 2008...

    Perhaps the sets will get a little darker as well as they head north to the cloudy states versus sunny Cali... ha ha ha...

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    1. Honestly it doesn't get more Gothic in the US than California...especially LA/ Hollywood...there are lots of clubs and the majority of established Goth bands in America hail from Los Angeles

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    1. Question??? Why the hell.didn't they do 1 more 4 min song to complete the 180 minutes!? There are so many they could have squeezed in ....Killing An Arab for instance.....baffling

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  23. Absolutely mind blowing version of Cold. This version possibly trumps all others I've seen. Time seems to stand still when watching some of these videos. Glad to see a couple of "new" songs trickling into the setlists again. A bit strange that there was only 1 show in SF, considering the massive fan base. Maybe the schedule was too tight? In any case, the SF fans deserved a great show given that the band was only able to schedule a single night there.

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    1. All in all it was a great show... But the setlist was not that great we had a lot of hits not a lot of b-sides Bay Area fans deserve more than this. Shoreline is the worst venue to see a concert and why do they always play Shoreline!? When there's so many other venues that could be utilized. La gets three nights at the bowl with 3 different setlist! And we got one night at Shoreline!? What's with the no love for the Bay Area fans

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    3. Unknown..and I'm just kidding but you got an NBA CHAMPIONSHIP!!! Be happy for LA. Lol!!!

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    4. If I'm not mistaken LA didn't start off with 3 shows. They added a show or two based on ticket sales and "overwhelming demand".

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    6. I kind of have to agree with Unknown, the Bay area fans didn't seem to get a lot of love this time around. At least the band did debut 2 songs. As for b-sides, LA didn't get many either, though 2Late was truly a dream come true. The improvised lyrics were hard to make out. Original lyrics are brilliant..wonder why RS never seems to remember them. Never been to Shoreline, but realized after going to HB that not all outdoor venues are created equal. HB is definitely a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, was there in 2008 but did not appreciate its magic until now (i.e., the acoustics, surrounding hills/trees, Hollywood sign in the distance). The Bay area is an important market, hopefully it gets more love next time?

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    7. Thank you! I didn't think my comment was that disrespectful or warranted that I was a vampire for God's sake I am a cure fan and I've been to 7 show so far and I'm following them around the u.s. a little criticism is just criticism let's not get our panties in a ruffle

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    9. No, it was not disrespectful at all. In fact, it was quite mild (and quite true). It helps to have thick skin on this forum as I learned the hard way earlier this week. Cure fans are quite intense, I thought I made a rather neutral comment on security/cameras but apparently it caused some commotion. A lot of panties got caught in bunch. ;)

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    10. Right ! Thank You. I've been verbally attacked of by some of these crazed fans for no reason than just making a little criticism...! People in this forum need to chill out....😒

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  24. As I've said before. Thank you Robert Smith for all that you've given us. I feel truly fortunate.

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    1. Yeah sometimes the COF people will rip your head off if provoked....makes you wonder who the real vampyres are...hahaha!👿😈👹👺

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    2. The Cure always change it up and I guess it just depends on where they land next as to the rotation..sometimes it seems like the weird isolated places get the more experimental stuff...maybe those places are the guinea pigs per se????

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    3. The Cure always change it up and I guess it just depends on where they land next as to the rotation..sometimes it seems like the weird isolated places get the more experimental stuff...maybe those places are the guinea pigs per se????

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    5. What's more dangerous an actual vampire or a COF member ? 😇

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  25. I have no doubt they will only get better and better.

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  26. Was at the show last night. Saw them in Vegas last week and will see them in NYC and Boston next month. Glad Vegas wasn't a fluke. This tour is awesome! The entire band is on fire this go around. Couldn't ask for more, but I'm spoiled with 4 shows. The crowd was pretty good in SF, but nothing like last week. Wicked cool to get Kyoto and End is way better now than how they played it in '04. ICNBTS followed by Cold... had to hold back the tears. And something to stir the pot... glad Reeves is in. Tour is better than '08. Sorry is that's sacrilegious, but just my take.

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  27. I agree. I never would have thought when I saw my first Cure concert 30 years ago that I would be talking about their epic 2016 tour. Incredibly awesome!

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  28. Is that a tear I see in Roberts eye in Pablo's picture?

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