Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Cure in El Paso (05-17-16)


May 17th, 2016
Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
Doors at 6 Mountain time
The Twilight Sad 7 - 7:40, The Cure 8 - 11:00
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!

Setlist: Out of This World, Watching Me Fall, Pictures of You, Closedown, High, Lovesong, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, A Letter to Elise, The Snakepit, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Want, Shake Dog Shake, 39, Bloodflowers

1st encore: Other Voices, The Drowning Man, Charlotte Sometimes, Primary

2nd encore: If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Catch, The Perfect Girl, Why Can't I Be You?

3rd encore: Hot, Hot Hot!!!, (I Don't Know What's Going) On, Let's Go To Bed, Close to Me

4th encore: Step Into the Light, Never Enough, Burn, It Can Never Be The Same

5th encore: A Forest, Boys Don't Cry

Thanks to for the set reports and to & for the Periscope links.

Soundcheck (by crew): Lullaby, Charlotte Sometimes, A Forest, Prayers For Rain, Lovesong

Soundcheck (by band): Out of This World, Watching Me Fall, A Letter to Elise, The Snakepit, 39, Bloodflowers, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, The Perfect Girl, Freakshow, (I Don't Know What's Going) On

Reviews: El Paso Times / Prospector Daily / El Diario 

Photos: Mauro Melis (Twilight Sad) / Sound of Violence (The Cure) / Sound of Violence (Twilight Sad) El Paso Times

Videos: Out of This World / A Letter to Elise 1 - 2 / The Snakepit 1 - 2 / 39 / Bloodflowers / Other Voices 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Drowning Man / If Only Tonight We Could Sleep / Catch / Perfect Girl / (I Don't Know What's Going) On / Step into the Light / It Can Never Be The Same 1 - 2 - 3 

Clips: RS intros (IDKWG) OnLullaby dance / Snakepit whistle / Lullaby 






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!

And Olivier will be posting updates at It's A Perfect Day and on Facebook.

Also, if you're Periscoping tonight, please let me know your channel so I can post it. Thanks!

67 comments:

  1. hope they play this setlist

    1. The Kiss
    2. All i want
    3. Close down
    4. Just like heaven
    5. In between days
    6. Siamese twins
    7. How beautiful you are...
    8. Going nowhere
    9. Never be the same again
    10. Lullaby
    11. Fascination street
    12. Sinking
    13. Trap
    14. Play for today
    15. 100 years
    16. trust
    17. The drowning man
    18. This twilight garden
    19. Homesick
    20 Figurehead
    21. Disintegration

    22. Three imaginary boys
    23. Fire in Cairo
    24. 10.15
    25. Killing an arab

    26. Last Dance
    27. Charlotte sometimes
    28. The big hand
    29. Close to me

    30. The holy hour
    31. Seventeen seconds
    32. Secrets

    33. WCIBY?
    34. A forest
    35. Boys don't cry

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  2. Will leave my car seat out then, but hey! Dancing Bears are Go!!...Enjoy the show..

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    1. What if they're counted as pets?

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    2. Inform security that they are paid performers, not pets. Crisis averted. :)

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  3. Based on the rotation opener... Tonight is a 'Bloodflowers' bookend ('Out of This World'/'Bloodflowers').

    My predictions...

    We haven't see 'The Top' encore since NOLA 1, however, they played a 'Top' encore on 2013 at the same venue. 50/50

    El Paso isn't so 'pop' and 'casual' fan like Houston, Dallas... I could see the 'Faith' encore, 'Same Deep Water',... or something not done yet...

    Bsides/rare tunes? 'Burn' certainly, it's a standard now (who the hell would have ever thought that possible...).

    'Twilight Garden' will make a comeback, it's been a few nights. 'Exploding Boy'? I don't know, maybe.. hope that wasn't a one-off.

    My bet is we see a more interesting set list tonight, because the next show is Vegas - which is a casino/casual crowd. Plus, Vegas has a tight curfew. In 2009 they ended the show before the last encore to push us out on the casino floor...

    I'm betting on a historic night for El Paso with more surprises as they get closer to the LA 3x shows...

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    1. I could still make it from Phoenix if I left right now.... hmmmmm

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    2. Exploding Boy will not be a one-off. No way they went through the trouble of making a video for it, just to be played once.

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    3. I have a feeling tonight will be more for the "hardcore" fans with some picks for the "casual" fans. ...more like the NOLA sets.

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      Never know...

      It's NEVER ENOUGH!

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    4. Craig,

      I must have missed the video...there is an official video of the exploding boy in Austin?

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    5. No, I mean the video they play behind them during the song. With the explosions and stuff. Doubt they go through the trouble of creating that juts to play it once.

      Robert didn't seem too pleased with the performance, though, so maybe they work it out a bit more before it comes back into the sets.

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  4. I hope to see The Top encore, This Twilight Garden and The Exploding Boy tonight!

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  5. I am envious! Sure wish I could go!If I could, I'd go to all of them.Have fun tonight!!

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  6. Hi Craig.Great work as always but where is the clock

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    1. Hahaha...do you guys actually use it? I stopped posting because I thought it was pointless.

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    2. Clock clock clock...

      Bring back the clock.

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    3. Hi Craig,
      I've always been a big fan of the clock. I think it adds to the excitement and the mystique. I'm so glad you brought it back. :)

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    4. Thanks for the return the clock!

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    5. I didn't know the clock had fans! :)

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    6. Yes! the clock is part of the whole thing. Thanks for bringing it back and thanks for everything!

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    7. Yes! the clock is part of the whole thing. Thanks for bringing it back and thanks for everything!

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  7. I came >this< close to driving from Phx today...but then saw this...

    "State authorities have closed a stretch of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona due to a massive dust cloud that covered the highway on Tuesday afternoon"

    With my luck I would have driven right into it, lol.... I will wait for the NYC shows. :)

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    1. Uh, yeah, think you made the right call there. :)

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  8. OMFG! That sound check alone. 😬

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  9. this city tonight gets some good rs setlits so fingers crossing another 2 new songs or strang covers doors or do ya wanna touch or hendrix or 2 neu songs or earl slick but what if like an ex band member be show'n up @Kiss era then david bowie holograph mini reflections encore yeah make it LOUD!

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  11. Fingers crossed for some good Periscope feeds tonight!

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  12. Thanks for the clock as some of us need it :P

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    1. Had to fix it. Had a central time zone one up, but El Paso is Mountain time.

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    2. Best thing about tonight? Learning that the silly little clock has a fan club. :)

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  15. OOTW ...https://www.periscope.tv/w/agp2MDFXTEtSZWVBZHZPUWJ8MXZBeFJSalhERGd4bG1GcC8y57R6KGpih-ywvfQIBBvECxI4C0o8MzR1Nmtr

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  17. I wonder why they don't do Adagio for Strings before OOTW. Seems like if they do Tape they should do Adagio.

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  18. The Bloodflowers sets are great to finally see again.

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  19. Epic show so far, but I don't know what's going on is one of the worst songs in their entire career. They could have actually picked a good song from that record or one of the b-sides.

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    1. Seriously, don't play that one anymore during this tour.

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    2. I'm with you on this. Why not 'Labyrinth'? That's a really good song.

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    3. Ha. Never understood the hatred for this song. I would love to hear this one live. That being said, if I heard Round and Round and Round live I may puke. Same goes to Strange Attraction.

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    4. I personally place all three of those in the bottom of the barrel category. When Smith tries to write pop music after 1990, it never goes well.

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    5. I, too, never understood the hatred for "I don't know what's going on". One of my favorite tracks from the self-titled album (which, yes, I actually really like for the most part). Then again, I also like "strange attraction" and was just thinking tonight that it would be cool if they put that one in the set. So hey...

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    6. One of best things about being a fan of The Cure is hearing all these diverse opinions. :) Cheers everybody and let's celebrate how AMAZING it is that The Cure are even combing the ocean floor for obscure album tracks to explore on this tour.

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    7. I love (I Don't Know What's Going) On also. That one and Before Three are my highlights of self-titled. Fake and This Morning were excellent b-sides

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    8. Fake and This Morning are incredible tracks, I agree with that statement.

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    9. On is not that bad..lyrics are weak, very weak. But there was something worse in that record (Taking off or Never)

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    10. It seems the self titled LP has more of a love/hate relationship than WMS. It took me awhile to really enjoy it...the vinyl version is my favorite. Also, I enjoy the album as a whole more than snippets...I would love to hear Us Or Them, Before Three, Lost, Labyrinth, Promise...and TRUTH GOODNESS AND BEAUTY.

      I can sympathize with fans not liking some of the songs.

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  20. That was a weak 3rd encore.

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    1. Not if you were there in the front row.

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  21. I'm not so happy with the fact that they didn't play wrong number. Also I think I don't know what's going (On) is the weakest one from The Cure. I love this album, but this song is very boring.

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  22. Great set list, my fav so far. I was surprised by 39! I'd love to hear there is no if. My Wish (hehe) is for them to play Cut, Trap, How Beautiful You Are, Like Cockatoos, Sinking, Before 3, Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, All Cats Are Grey, Spilt Milk, A Pink Dream.... Or a movie/Cover encore - Dredd Song, Burn, More Than This/Small Hours/Young Americans/Love Will Tare Us Apart. End with Homesick.

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  23. Best setlist so far, with the exception of I don't Know what's going on...

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  24. Hooray! They played 39 on my 39th birthday!

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  25. Snakepit! I love this song..i'm very happy to hear it again..

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  26. I love the setlists I see and how they change every night! So you basically go to a Cure concert and don't know what they will play for most of the show! That is incredible in the time of the internet where you get live updates from shows 9 timezones away from you. So I don't see the point of people complaining about a song or two they don't like.

    What I would like to see an interview with RS revealing plans about a new album. Remember in 2008 they released four singles during the tour before releasing 4:13 album.

    @Craig thanks a lot for all the updates. I like your idea of printing the songs in red they don't play every night.

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  27. I hope they do this set list when they come to Boston. I love it.

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  28. So happy to see Bloodflowers getting some much-needed play. Since S/T is getting some rotation too, I wonder if we can look forward to a 'Going Nowhere' or 'Anniversary' in the future?

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  29. please say someone got Watching... a few weeks before Bloodflowers came out I broke up with a long term girlfriend and for months that year I just got home and wrapped that album round me like a warm sad blanket. So it'll always be a friend. Happy ending though, as it turns out I was best shot of her, and a year later I met my lovely wife & now we have 3 kids who are fighting on Minecraft as I type this.

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  30. please say someone got Watching... a few weeks before Bloodflowers came out I broke up with a long term girlfriend and for months that year I just got home and wrapped that album round me like a warm sad blanket. So it'll always be a friend. Happy ending though, as it turns out I was best shot of her, and a year later I met my lovely wife & now we have 3 kids who are fighting on Minecraft as I type this.

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  31. Another set with no Pornography? Weird to anyone else?

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