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Performance videos: Lullaby / Just Like Heaven / Close To Me / Acceptance speech/Lullaby / The Only One
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Live reports from the NME Awards
Posted by Craig at 10:43 AM
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awesome! I cant wait to hear about it!!!ReplyDelete
i think i recognize a face or two there???ReplyDelete
Brr, just looking at that makes me feel cold.ReplyDelete
Wow, it looks freezing out there.ReplyDelete
hiiiiiiiiiiii everybody!!! hope you have a great time.ReplyDelete
everyone not there can read this nonsense: http://stereogum.com/archives/wheres-the-beef/robert-smith-says-radiohead-model-is-an-idiot-plan_054761.html
I see Maggie! Woo Hoo! Is that Laura with her head down?ReplyDelete
I am sure it is! I am soo happy for all of them! I wish I was there.
Too Bad I am at work and I can't see all the extra pics!
Come on Craig post some of them on COF real quick so I can take a glance. That pbas is blocked from work!
Yay!! I see Elise!! Poor things look so cold!! Someone needs to give them blankets!!!ReplyDelete
Yay another photo! So who are these lucky ladies they just posted?ReplyDelete
Thanks Craig. It's nice to put a picture to the name!ReplyDelete
Wow so cool to see some familiar COF Peeps in the Pics! I hope everyone is having a good time even though it looks so cold & dreary over in London!ReplyDelete
Enjoy the show tonight & tomorrow night's concert! Tell us all the juicy details soon! Lubbs to be there with you all!
Weather looks much as it is here... heh. Whee! I hope they have a great time.ReplyDelete
NME Radio just played The Perfect Boy.ReplyDelete
GUYS ON VIDEO!!
OMG JO! OMGGGGGGGGG XOXOReplyDelete
looks like fun. Debi looks pretty!!!!ReplyDelete
Is it me - or are there 5 band members posing for photos?ReplyDelete
How the heck did they get those pics! Are they that close or what?ReplyDelete
I think we should check getty images later as i bet images of our boys will surface there.ReplyDelete
Those pictures were from the webcam, there are 3 webcams set up we can see on NME, along with the radio show which will have updates =]ReplyDelete
Boy's Don't Cry just been played by Zane Lowe on Radio 1. Radio 1 is covering the awards till 9pm on his show I believe.ReplyDelete
Zane Lowe on Radio 1 just said "I believe anyone thats really into music goes through a Cure stage in their life!"ReplyDelete
for some of us its not just a stage, but a lifetime - THE CURE FOREVER!!!ReplyDelete
good on the spot interview, debi.ReplyDelete
Robert on getty!
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Oh I love the pics! They look good!ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting them craig & the Getty Link Aaron!
It wasnt a 5th band member!ReplyDelete
So Funny Robert & Tim have the same hairdoo!!!ReplyDelete
Sorry guys but Robert looks awful in the getty picture.ReplyDelete
well, maybe just the 1st one due to bad lighting.ReplyDelete
but the rest are fab.
The first looked iffy indeed.
Wish I was there! See you all tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Guess you're right Aaron - that was probably Tim Burton posing with the rest of the band in the webcam shots.ReplyDelete
What's the 30 minute set going to be then? Anyone know what the schedule is..?ReplyDelete
Forthcoming solo album...(that's mentioned twice now!)
Greatest hits tonight and a "trip through time tomorrow" that's whet my appetite!
what's a TARDIS?ReplyDelete
oh, nevermind, Dr. Who reference.ReplyDelete
I wish I was there, or at least at home. I hate being at work when this stuff is going on everything is BLOCKED!ReplyDelete
Oh thanks Aaron for the video link, I needed that!ReplyDelete
"Godlike Genius Robert Smith sent waiting fans into a frenzy when he showed up tonight. Dozens of women hung off O2 Brixton Academy's balcony screaming and taking pictures. Hang tight for a very special performance from the band later."ReplyDelete
Sorry everything is bit by bit, im just trying to bring the info ASAP!ReplyDelete
Where's the TARDIS when you need it!!! I wish I was there!ReplyDelete
Keep it coming Aaron!!!ReplyDelete
Ahh, the TARDIS. *Sigh*ReplyDelete
a time traveling set would be awesome.ReplyDelete
if they could play everything in chronological order.
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Everythings quiet on cure front, Blur are palying live for first time in over 10 years though. If any likes them.ReplyDelete
Andy, start with the present and work backwards, ending with the "old skool encore"ReplyDelete
How can they get 30 years into 1 1/2 hours - we'll need the TARDIS
Robert looks like Mr Grumpy Pants in that photo on the NME web site!ReplyDelete
But I love it!!! :)
They've done the trip through time twice before. At Inland Invasion in 03 and Paris Bataclan in 96.ReplyDelete
Inland set: 10:15 Saturday Night, A Forest, Primary, 100 Years, Figurehead, A Strange Day, Let's Go To Bed, Shake Dog Shake, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Pictures of You, Fascination St., Lovesong, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, Maybe Someday, 39, Bloodflowers
Bataclan set: Subway Song, Grinding Halt, Play for today, M, Primary, Funeral Party, Figurehead, Hanging Garden, Let's Go to Bed, The Walk, Dressing Up, Piggy in the Mirror, Push, Inbetween Days, Catch, Just Like Heaven, Lullaby, Prayers for Rain, High, Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Treasure, Bare
meld those two into one and we're in for a treat!ReplyDelete
Oh that would be sweet!!!ReplyDelete
Wonder what they will play tonight! We will soon know!
i want to hear dressing up and piggy in the mirror :c *whine*ReplyDelete
This is so exciting and I'm only sitting here in my pyjamas with a mug of hot chocolate. I can't imagine what it's like to be there! XDReplyDelete
Go Heron, Jo and COF!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy for Jo! It's so good to see her in these pics with the others.ReplyDelete
The stage looks amazing =)ReplyDelete
V: I completely agree. Yay for Jo! Or should I say Rock & Roll Jo? : )ReplyDelete
Next thing you know, she'll be going to Vegas! : )
Robert is on an NME advert!ReplyDelete
omg.. he sounds so uninterested :P selling this weeks issue of nme for the cure cd :P
Yey for the COF Pit Peeps, rev & jo and everyone else! Glad you got in there! Looks cool onstage!ReplyDelete
Have fun!!! Will catch up on the news after dinner! :)
OMG - AMAZING INSIDE!!! HOW EXCITING!!!ReplyDelete
are they going to perform or just get the award?ReplyDelete
Carlos: They are closing the show by playing a 30 minute set.ReplyDelete
not hating on the forest setup, but why is it that it happens again? mtvICON had the same setup. Do people take the "A Forest" song too literal with The Cure?ReplyDelete
Carlos, probably both. But i think a shorter set tonight than at the Big Gig tomorrow.ReplyDelete
ooh ok great, so who else is playing? and at wha time does the cure ctart?ReplyDelete
I wish I was there!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean, Andy. It looks Tim Burtonesque. Is he presenting the award to them,by any chance?ReplyDelete
does anyone know at what time is the cure supposed to start playing?ReplyDelete
c: 13 minutes to goReplyDelete
THERE IS 5 IN THOSE NME PHOTO'sReplyDelete
OF COURSE THE 5th one you can't see very we'll
could it be Boris or Lol???
(I thought it looked like Boris and he should be recognized with the bands success)
I am cureious to know who it is!
KelBel - the consensus was that it was Tim Burton.ReplyDelete
The fifth person on the picutre is Tim Burton, I guess. It's not Lol cause to person is to thin to be Lol and it's also not Boris cause Boris has no hair anymore but the person does have. ;pReplyDelete
Kelbel: It was Tim Burton. He presented the award to Robert.ReplyDelete
Tim Burton makes sense if he was the one presenting the award.ReplyDelete
wait, i dont see anything from webcam 2!ReplyDelete
why meee!? and why is there a ticking clock that says that theres 1 hour and a half left for the thing to begin??ReplyDelete
Carlos - I get nothing eitherReplyDelete
what time is it in london?ReplyDelete
like 10:30 pm?
Robert's wearing his fluffy jacket! Ha! The Cure rule the world!ReplyDelete
10:43 now! 11pm curfew??ReplyDelete
what do i do to get an image??ReplyDelete
are they playing already?ReplyDelete
Carlos: Yes, they are playing.ReplyDelete
been playing sicne about 10:30ReplyDelete
apparently but I get nothing on the webcam...ReplyDelete
Just want a set list!
fuuck! well, how do they sound? setlist? anything?? :(ReplyDelete
Haven't heard from Heron yet.ReplyDelete
but, aren't you watching it?ReplyDelete
Carlos: It's a static image that refreshes every 10 seconds. Impossible to know what they are playing.ReplyDelete
Heron help us!ReplyDelete
Craig - should be done soon so she'll be in touch then I guess.
Is she filming perhaps?
no wonder.. sucks
Robert: Good point! Probably so. I'd rather have her filming, than sending the setlist. We can get that after the show. : )ReplyDelete
But she was also having e-mail trouble earlier today.ReplyDelete
Disappointing set list. I'm confident they'll make up for it tomorrow, though.ReplyDelete
Thank you Aaron!ReplyDelete
alt.end is a bit of a wildcard isn't it? Wouldn't have predicted that in the set.ReplyDelete
Cheers once more Aaron!ReplyDelete
Good set, bring on tomorrow!
Off to bed now! Cheers all!
C U at the 02!
interesting, looking forward to hearing that speechReplyDelete
knew knew knew they'd open with Lullaby but what was the point in alt.end??? Fascination Street shoulda been thrown in at least!ReplyDelete
But with 30 mins what can you do? It was classic 3/4minute pop Cure all the way.
Bet Friday I'm In Love, Close To Me and Boys Don't Cry got the biggest responses from the celeb crowd.
they play (bleah!) alt.end alot cuz jason wrote it. surely to god robert could've added better words though. and, come on jason, my cat can write better music!ReplyDelete
Yeah Yeah @Jeff K. Jason sucks, he should left, Boris should come back. Blah Blah... who's this new Cure sing, Robert Smith? He sucks as well... Marc Ceccagno should come back instead of him. Yeeepah...ReplyDelete
Just got back...great night...well thanks to the Cure and Muse and Elbow...hey to Rev, A letter to Elise and Debi.....nice to meet you all but why did we have to have this (awful looking and fat and annoying.. terribly bad RS lookalike-please get a fucking life..) causing trouble at the front..it's just way beyond me....will try to send some pics in a minute...but i fear theyt are not very good ..ReplyDelete
YAY ELBOW WON AN AWARD TOO!!ReplyDelete
i cant wait to read the reviews :)
Pretty sure they played 'End Of The World' and not 'alt.end'ReplyDelete
Robert sounded SO good and was very dance-y.
CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW TO COME..
YES..THE END OF THE WORLD NOT ALT.END 100 PCTReplyDelete
Maybe it was "alt.End of the World"? :PReplyDelete
V, *laugh out loud*ReplyDelete
I didn't say Jason sucked, Moontear, nor do I think that. I just don't like one of the songs he wrote.ReplyDelete
well i happen to love alt end! :DReplyDelete
Great show, I just got back from the gig. I managed to get right to the front which was amazing.ReplyDelete
Here's the whole of "The Only One" - which was the only one i managed to record!
PORL HIS WEARING HIS SPECTATORS!!!ReplyDelete
luurrvee it, thanks kinse!
can you post up the photos that you had from the NME webcam up on PBase for archival purposes?
Andy: Done! : )ReplyDelete
Here are a few very grainy photos that i took:
now in GIF motion, lol: http://i41.tinypic.com/5ov1fm.gifReplyDelete
For those that can't make it to the NME gig tomorrow night there is a one hour special (I assume it's just greatest hits videos) on NME TV in the UK at 9pm.ReplyDelete
pptt it wasnt cold!!ReplyDelete
What an amazing night, I had soooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice pics kinsellag! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Looks like it was one exciting night!!!
wait, why is Porl's guitarre different? is it a new guitarre?ReplyDelete
carlos he has three different design variations of the white schecter :)ReplyDelete
he owns at least 9 of them, but there are 3 designs
Wow, i like a lot the Rsxnterview.ReplyDelete
He´s unique, he has a very magnetic personality
RSx YOU´RE THE BEST EVER..
Great to see CURE-COF friends over there.
Have a good time. Enjoy it.
Has somebody clue of what´s CURE playing tomorrow ?
I think they will open with UTS and after that, a maybe hard to predict setlist and encores.
Hi CoF peeps! I am SO sorry that my email went south and I wasn't able to do updates. I still have 16 messages stacked up on my phone waiting to send but I don't have any energy left tonight to troubleshoot it. The guys were amazing, they sounded wonderful and the energy was great. The pit was very very rowdy and we got crushed up against the rail, but no complaints. I think if my email had been working then, I would have not been able to text as we were so squashed together in the pit. Elise reckons that perfectmurder was a perfect gentleman for helping her out during the raucous dancing, and says thank you so much JC!ReplyDelete
I promise that I will try to get some more pics and the rest of the commentary from the show off my phone tomorrow before heading out to the O2. I understand there's also some video from the balcony on my camera as well but haven't had a chance to see it yet.
It was brilliant to meet everyone and I am so sorry we had to move the CoF meetup from the pub. Hope to see everyone at the O2!!!
Thanks Rev! Everyone have fun tomorrow and stay warm! Hope we get lots of video!ReplyDelete
Was just watching this:
He's going to "celebrate in a very professional manner"... which I'm sure means hookers! Oh that Robert...
i liked that The Joy Formidable song they were playing in the background of the Robert interview.ReplyDelete
those interview videos are hilarious. Nice shots from Heron :).ReplyDelete
OMFG what an amazing experience. Started out second row centre in the pit - and ended up front row centre by the end.ReplyDelete
The crowd were great, right up until the Cure started, and then the puhing and shoving began.
Thanks SOOOOOO much to Perfect Murder (the perfect gentleman) - I think he saved my bacon a few times :-)
After the show, the COF peeps attempted to do some stalking, Caterpillar Girl managed to get Jason's autograph - but there was no sign of the rest of the band.
So after 14 hours of standing yesterday, the plan is to do it all over again for the O2 gig tonight.
BTW, Craig - I'm working on Vegas! I have tickets, just have to convince the hubby. If only I could organise a WoW convention for the same weekend, then it would be a given.
Anytime Rev and Elise... hopefully see you tonight at the 02..yes, my tickets turned up this morning....ReplyDelete
PM - So glad your tickets arrived!!! Hopefully we will see you at O2.ReplyDelete
i would LOVE to meet you at Vegas.
Just a thought that occured to me regarding a post on this site last week..someone(can't remember who) said RS looked fat on Jonathan Ross's show last week...Standing the closest i could have got to him last night, i can categorically say that he does not...(those things don't matter to me but i felt like getting the record straight)..i would say it was the tv that made him look that way...also, from seeing him from a balcony before the show..he is not follically challenged at all..unlike me :(ReplyDelete
I was responsible for the typo, Alt.end instead of End of the world. How embarrassing?
I texted it in after the song had finished and for some reason I put that. Sorry for the confusion!
That's okay, Jason! Glad you got to be there--looks like it was a total blast!ReplyDelete
Great Comment from Tim Burton !!!!ReplyDelete
Burton then added his tribute.
"I just wanna say when I was chained to a desk, and I was fucking depressed this music was the only thing that saved me," he said "I just want to thank you for inspiring me."
Accepting the award Robert Smith thanked the crowd declaring: "Thank you so much, This is very different to singing! Thanks to the NME. I'm flattered. Thanks to Tim Burton, him presenting makes it all that more special.
"I'd like to thank the band. Simon, Jason, Paul, thanks for sticking with me for 33 years. And thanks to the fans, for buying the records, coming to the shows. If you've had half as much fun as we have it's been worth it."
He said the last line at the brits in 91ReplyDelete
"ive youve had half as much fun as we have, you'll die happy" or something similar
gotta love bob! I shall be watching friday
yay i am glad cpg got jasons autograph! how cool!!!ReplyDelete
glad everyone is having fun!!! :D cant wait to hear more about tonights show!
hey guys, NME cure footage at 2:57 of this video. also shows robert speaking with his NME award.ReplyDelete
Nice to see that rev, jo, cpg and the rest of the COF gang had a great time at the show! Must have been so cool to see the band get that award! What a fun night!ReplyDelete
Love your pics rev!
Thanks to everyone sharing there pics, videos & reviews too! I love it!
heres a clip from the awards show of just like heaven:ReplyDelete
actually there are quite a few nme awards vids hereReplyDelete
Some more photosReplyDelete
Some more photosReplyDelete