Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Cure at the Hollywood Bowl (05-22-16)

May 22nd, 2016
Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
Sold Out! / Doors at 5 PM Pacific time
The Twilight Sad 6:30 - 7:10, The Cure 7:30 - 10:30
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!
Note: Tonight's curfew is said to be a "hard curfew", meaning the band HAS to stop at 10:30 or the venue will have to cut them off. Not the usual curfew where the band can go over it and just pay a fine.

Soundcheck: A Letter to Elise, This Twilight Garden, L,ast Day of Summer, Plainsong

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, A Night Like This, Push, In Between Days, Last Dance, Lullaby, Fascination Street, End of the World, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, 2 Late, Trust, Want, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

1st encore: It Can Never Be The Same, A Forest

2nd encore: Shake Dog Shake, Piggy in the Mirror, All I Want, Give Me It

3rd encore: Step into the Light, Never Enough, Burn, Wrong Number

4th encore: The Lovecats, Hot Hot Hot, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Thanks Dave B.

Reviews: OC Register / L.A. Weekly

Photos: L.A. Weekly / Jill / Daniele

Videos: Plainsong 1 - 2  / Pictures of You / Closedown / Push / Last Dance / Lullaby / Fascination Street / 2 Late / One Hundred Years / Disintegration / It Can Never Be The Same 1 - 2 / A Forest / Shake Dog Shake 1 - 2 - 3 / Piggy in the Mirror 1 - 2 / All I Want 1 - 2 / Give Me It 1 - 2 / Burn 1 - 2 / Wrong Number / Boys Don't Cry 

Periscopes:  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9The Twilight Sad


A photo posted by PUSH - A CURE FAN DOCUMENTARY (@curefandoc) on

A photo posted by Aaron Law (@aaronjlaw) on




From scarlett: no cameras, of any type, with the exception of your cell phone, are allowed tonight.


From @namepa100169: Also if anyone isnt familiar with the bowl get there early as you can like really early. If you want to see TS I'd be there by 5. Parking awful, security is horrendous. Long long lines...its a big place. Easiest parking is at Hollywood/Highland and then take the shuttle. Good pizza at Raffalo's Hollywood/LaBrea one big block west.

Marc & Nancy will help with tonight's live reports, and if others want to help, please do! 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!

Also, if you're familiar enough with The Twilight Sad, could you please let us know their setlist? Want to help their fans keep track, too.

And Olivier might 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!

53 comments:

  1. Any meet ups before or after planned? Will b there tonight and tomorrow

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    1. I will be there and would love to meet up! I will have the Cure Converse and Cure fingernails! Will post a meet up spot to Craig! :)

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  2. Note: no cameras, of any type, with the exception of your cell phone,are allowed tonight :(

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    1. Thanks! Where is that posted? At the venue?

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    2. I just contacted someone who works at the Bowl's call center. No cameras of any kind, even point and shoots are allowed for lease events such as The Cure. LA Phil events do allow point and shoots but not professional cameras with detachable lenses. Some point and shoots have a better battery life so they can sometimes be preferable to cell phone cameras. No real difference between the two esp. if you have a better cell phone. Who comes up with these idiotic policies?

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    3. By the way the guy I spoke with said there are no metal detectors at the gate. I asked if there is a TSA-style pat-down and he responded there is not. So basically anyone who is so motivated could technically bring a concealed weapon into the venue but for some asinine reason a basic point and shoot camera is banned. Nice.

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    4. Don't give people ideas...that's so moronic and you're not helping

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    5. Don't give people ideas...that's so moronic and you're not helping

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    6. Anyone who already has such motivation would not be swayed by some random post. It's not like it hasn't happened before. Besides you completely missed the point. If security is going all out to ban something as basic as a camera they might as well go all out and do a real security check instead of some half ass bag check which could easily miss the items that truly should be banned.

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    7. Anyone who already has such motivation would not be swayed by some random post. It's not like it hasn't happened before. Besides you completely missed the point. If security is going all out to ban something as basic as a camera they might as well go all out and do a real security check instead of some half ass bag check which could easily miss the items that truly should be banned.

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    9. We got your point. You didn't get ours... Don't give people ideas ! Dumb comment...

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    10. I understood the point perfectly the first time around, contrary to your assumption. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I stand by my original statement.

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  3. It's standard hollywood bowl policy, should be spelled out on the website under rules for lease events. FYI, great place to picnic before the show is Odin park adjacent to lot B on Highland. Booze allowed so save on 15 dollar beers inside if that's your thing.

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  4. It's standard hollywood bowl policy, should be spelled out on the website under rules for lease events. FYI, great place to picnic before the show is Odin park adjacent to lot B on Highland. Booze allowed so save on 15 dollar beers inside if that's your thing.

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  5. ...being transported back 30 years to a little club called Cloud9 in Knott's. Remember? Still Lovin' The Cure!!!

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    1. I was there! I remember. Great times at Cloud 9!

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  6. Craig, please update here if you find someone to send you set list info.

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    1. I have one offer so far.

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    2. Okay, cool. I had someone in mind that could maybe help but only if nobody else was working out.

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  7. Hi Craig! My pal Glen and I will be at the Bowl all 3 nights and will update! Our seats aren't great, so pics might not be noteworthy, but I will Twitter you for sure!

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    1. Specifically, will Twitter you the setlist and soundcheck (if I can hear it tonight.)

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    2. Thank you so much, Nancy!

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    3. Truly, Craig, it is my honor and pleasure...

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  8. Curfews are some kind of shit. We doesn't have something like that in Poland.

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  9. Brrrr, it's chilly....just arrived from Dallas. I may need a Cure sweatshirt!

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  10. Folks already parking and some traffic building up near the Bowl. It gets chilly at night in the Cahuenga Pass.

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  11. Chill y'all keep yarr heads cool'n out just saw that 'Plains on intro from New Orleans had I remembered the d÷#k trying pushing his way so hard to get to the front. Wise up, add try noice'n it up yo add leave us some space up front for its bcoz a we wanna see the crowd dancing in the stage lights and grooving the best band in the universe I'm calling for a capital Dark Heavy Wish adf Pornography encore'n set Underneath The Stars can opener goeth bark at the moon yewww go."Bob'AYE☆~!"

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  12. Brrrr, it's chilly....just arrived from Dallas. I may need a Cure sweatshirt!

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  13. So how much were those pit tix they released earlier?

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  14. Does anyone know if there is an event poster for the Hollywood bowl shows?

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  15. That was so good! Best birthday ever!

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  16. Just to let you all know...they do allow cameras. I took mine in and used it right in front of the guards with no problem. Even held it up doing video.

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    1. It would be great to take a point and shoot. My seats on tues.are way back in U2 and no phone is that good.

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  17. Live To The Point Of Tears sticker on Robert guitar...

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  18. pls, dont play "Burn" anymore...till the next show, lol.
    I love this song !!!!

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  19. pls, dont play "Burn" anymore...till the next show, lol.
    I love this song !!!!

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  20. Seeing The Cure live was the only item on my bucket list and WOW! I WANT more...

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  21. Anyone have videos of A Forest, Burn, Never Enough, and Disintegration, from last night? Still on a high from last night's show!

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  23. Btw, ron jeremy attended the show.

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  24. FYI - I just updated the Twilight Sad's setlist from last night on setlist.fm, but here it is for all us here...

    Cold Days From the Birdhouse
    Last January
    It Never Was the Same
    I Became a Prostitute
    Nil
    Reflection of the Television
    There's a Girl in the Corner

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    1. I requested reflection of the television. I dont know if they normally play it.

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  25. Dont want to out my age but i saw the HEAD ON THE DOOR show in DC when i was in college. Was 10th row . i knew they were amazing neverending talent and 30 yrs later here we are. sorry millenials and aughts the 80's alternative bands DEPECHE and Alison Moyet and New Order so much love their music is 4 ever. am SOOOOO excited to see "Mad Bob" at the BOWL 2016. Since THE CURE cuts to the soul and life and not about sexuality he wont look like an old lady in sknny jeans singing about getting off (sorry Mick, that time is PAST).

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  26. This was the 11th time I have seen The Cure and Robert never sounded better! He hit notes not attempted in the past 30 years I have gone to Cure shows and the new vocal arrangements were amazing. Might go back tonight and tomorrow! Wish they would play "I Dig You" just once in my life. Love Cult Hero

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  27. If you haven't purchased a ticket for this tour, you are doing yourself a grave injustice. Just got back to NorCal after seeing them last night and I'm so glad I made the trip as it was a night I shall not forget! Song after song brought back memories and Robert's voice sounded as strong as ever (and I've seen at least one show from every tour since 1992). The new songs are terrific, especially It Can Never Be the Same. During Burn, I thought I was going to have an out-of-body experience. Highlights for me were the aforementioned Burn and ICNBTS, but also All I Want, Piggy In the Mirror, 2 Late and Give Me It. Do yourselves a favor a get thee to a show! - LM

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  28. It was indeed a fantastic show. One of the best Cure performances I've seen but could have done without the poppier encores.
    Though it's been played before, I could not believe my ears when I heard the opening notes of 2Late. I could not make out the improvised lyrics. The original lyrics are brilliant. Have loved this song since I first discovered it on my brother's Lovesong cassette single when I was 8. He was not a big fan-only liked the single- and neither was I at the time. I remember sitting in the living room playing and flipping the tape on the stereo over and over again. It took me another 8 years to rediscover the band...and I am glad I did.

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