May 30th (9:47 PM): Last minute ticket info from Xuan - "I went to the Opera house booth and asked if some tickets would possibly released. He said often, they still hold a couple of seats and release them during the day or possibly right before the show. So for anyone who is in Sydney, any hopes of getting tickets is to keep checking the front booth (dread). If the answer is it's still sold out, then come back again (rinse repeat)."
May 30th (9:05 PM): Heron has just told me that they are doing a fan meet up (fans meeting up with other fans, not The Cure) at the SOH Opera Bar at 4:30pm. If you go, have fun!
May 30th (9:00 PM): Expect some great Cure Reflections photos here.
May 30th (8:17 PM): From The West Australian & 3 News - Lol Tolhurst rejoins The Cure for Sydney gigs.
May 30th (8:05 PM): Just in case you want to watch some live cams around the SOH - Cam 1 & Cam 2.
May 30th (9:21 AM): Grinderman sends a photo of The Cure rehearsing for the show! Photo by anonymous.
May 30th (9:06 AM): Ben sends in a 'Reflections' ad from Rave magazine.
May 30th (12:26 AM): Olivier sends photos of Cure Reflections tickets, both SOH & Ticketmaster versions. He will also be posting thoughts, photos, etc. from the Sydney trip here. For those without Facebook, he has also given me permission to post his stuff here on CoF, so no worries.
May 30th (12:01 AM): Stephen Pavlovic talks to The Music Network about getting The Cure for Vivid.
May 29th (8:01 AM): Antti sends some photos of Vivid posters from around Sydney. Also, you can watch a live video feed (each night) of the light display on the sails of the SOH here.
May 28th (11:35 PM): From Lol on Facebook - "Great to be In Australia again ! Haven't been here in a long while! Getting ready for the "Reflections" shows. Really looking forward to this."
May 28th (7:46 PM): Qiong sends a couple of photos from the Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum Vivid guide.
May 28th (11:32 AM): Qiong also got Robert, Simon and Lol to sign a vinyl copy of 'Faith' at the Sydney airport. More details posted here.
May 28th (8:33 AM): Here's a photo that Qiong took with Robert at Sydney airport and another brief clip of Robert in the airport.
May 28th (8:16 AM): From April - "Christina and I were walking near the opera house when we almost literally bumped into Simon, Jason, Keith and Jeremy. We were too shy to say anything but tailed them for a bit and then lost them ...i think they were onto us!"
Original post - May 27th (5:51 PM): The Cure have made it safely to Sydney, all systems are go, and Qiong gives us a report:
"I've been very lucky to catch up with the band this morning @ Sydney Airport. The band are in great shape although Roger complained the flight was too long.
Robert seems a lot slimmer than ever, seriously. Looks so much better. When he stepped out, the first spot of him made me think of his late 80s, rejuvenated ahhhh?? which is an awesome sign !!!
I've attached a far shot of Robert leaving in the van from Sydney Airport Parking lot.
I also uploaded a video I took this morning when Robert was stepping out the terminal." (Thanks Qiong)
Monday, May 30, 2011
The Cure have arrived in Sydney!
Posted by Craig at 6:15 PM
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Also I LOVE that he's pushing his own luggage cart. Pure class...
Definitely looks fitter. Good for you Robert!ReplyDelete
Wants to look good for the DVD.
Bravo! Although I can not be in Sydney... I will be in spirit.ReplyDelete
Can hardly wait for the DVD
It's ridiculous that a 12 second clip can make me so happy, but just seeing Robert again is so nice. It's been too long.ReplyDelete
I also love that our first report from Sydney contains the words "Roger complained". Love it! It's just like the old days. Never change, my friend. : )
Wow! Look at them walking the same base earth as us mortals! Ha, it's such a special feeling even to think that the Cure are currently residing in the same city as me!ReplyDelete
Yeah they made it! So glad for all of the peeps going to the show and for the DVD too! Robert looks great! Roger is being Roger! Simon, LOL & Jason are there too! Love it! Wow I hope this is the start of more exciting things from the Cure! New CD, Dark Album, Tours, well anything will be great! Like CV I'll be there is spirit and will hang out on the 2nd best place during a Cure show THE COF!ReplyDelete
JC footage...is there any JC footage, yet?ReplyDelete
to everyone going to the shows- HAVE THE BEST TIME EVER! the rest of us schlubs are living vicariously through you! ;)ReplyDelete
so so so excited!
robert's looking great. thank you, everybody reporting back! it means the world!
I know what you mean Craig, seeing this is awesome! Thanks to all who have been updating and Craig, thanks for getting the info on here ASAP for all of us!ReplyDelete
agh! i wish i could be there. missed the Trilogy shows too... if only Sydney wasn't on the other side of the world from me.ReplyDelete
very excited about the Cure action! though, i've been spoiled by live streams of festivals lately (like Coachella) and it will be tough to wait for the DVD to see the footage.
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ooooh, how exciting!! Robert looks so good! The break has done him wonders!ReplyDelete
Song of the day: The Cure - Down Under !ReplyDelete
I'd like to see Roger make the flight with three kids!!
I did it.. And SURVIVED!!!
One million thanks for these news of the band ... it's nice to see them again ....ReplyDelete
notherbob, are you in Sydney now?ReplyDelete
No Craig, still in Perth. Flying over on Monday..ReplyDelete
My other post was about going to the UK with the wife and kids. :)
Ah, okay. Well have a safe flight over to Sydney, notherbob. And a great time there and at the shows!ReplyDelete
So awesome!!! I'm so psyched to get more reports from people, hear about the show, etc... This will be so cool for you guys on the other side of the world!!! :DReplyDelete
Even though I am not going to the concert nor will I make it to Bestival, but this has put the biggest smile on my face. I can't believe a blurry photo and 12 second clip is making me this giddy. It's been a long time since we have had some recent pictures. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Enjoy the concert Australia!
So happy with these updates! Please keep them coming! I agree with !, a blurry photo and a short clip made my day!ReplyDelete
Robert looks amazingly healthy! So happy for Qiong about the signed album!ReplyDelete
Good for you Qiong! That is a treasure!ReplyDelete
hope everyone going stays safe and has an awesome time. these updates are exciting :)ReplyDelete
Keith and Jeremy? Who are they? Do I need to return my Cure fan membership card?ReplyDelete
Hahaha..no. Keith Uddin is Robert's co-producer/engineer/friend and Jeremy Hayward is Robert's guitar tech.ReplyDelete
that is so awesome Qiog!! wow, truly amazing to get that opportunity! :)ReplyDelete
This is the most exciting curenews in quite some time! I would love to be there in OZ but since it won't be happening for me then I hope you Aussies will make the experience as great for all of us as possible with your pix and commentary. :) Long live the Cure!!ReplyDelete
WOW! thanks for posting these! awesome!ReplyDelete
ANYONE UP FOR SOME "CRANESPOTTING" WHILST IN SYDNEY? ME BE DOWN FROM BRISVEGAS, PHOTO'D "THEE CRANES OV MELBOURNE" RECENTLY & KEEN TO SEE WHAT SYDNEY OFFERS?ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting all this! Yes, Craig, it may seem ridiculous but seeing a recent photo of Robert (taken yesterday! Only yesterday!) makes me feel so good too!ReplyDelete
I'm more than just a little envious of those who will be in Sydney. It's on the other side of the world for me... :/
This time tomorrow night
My little sister & I are so excited about the concert tomorrow... Does anyone know where they're staying?? Yes, we too agree with Rev. Heron so, so classy Robert pushing his own luggage. A true man!!! PruxxxReplyDelete
Thank you, Grinderman! Is this happening now? If not when? Is that in the SOH? What songs did you hear?ReplyDelete
Flotsam: We ask that no one give out their hotel location, to protect the bands privacy.ReplyDelete
Hey, can't give any details about the photo. This show is technically tonight (Sydney time)! In 24 hours time, first show will already be finished!ReplyDelete
No problem, Grinderman. Totally understand. Thanks for the preview!ReplyDelete
But the design of the room is consisent with that of the Sydney Opera House.ReplyDelete
Oh sorry, I meant I can't give any details because I don't know any; I found it posted elsewhere online.ReplyDelete
Sounding good or what? Your own private show! : )ReplyDelete
Oh. Sorry. Got a bit excited.ReplyDelete
Ha, yeah, I just re-read my comment and realised how suggestive it was.ReplyDelete
Yeah, thought you were at the SOH sending out secret spy photos. : )ReplyDelete
Hopefully there wasn't a no-photo policy at rehearsals, especially with the posting of the name of the person who took the photo. FIngers crossed someone isn't out of a job in the morning.ReplyDelete
Ah, right. Maybe i should remove her name? I just wanted to give her credit for it, and it's pretty easy to track it from that link. Yeah, I think I'll remove the name. No need to cause problems for her.ReplyDelete
Phew; didn't want to instigate any trouble, thanks for that. Also, is there any way to delete posts from your end? My initial link has the account listed in it, but I can't delete it from my end.ReplyDelete
Yes, I'll get that now.ReplyDelete
P.S. you do a top job on here. Only first visited the site once these shows got announced. Everyone is grateful for the effort you put in with this website.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Grinderman. You've been an enormous help with these shows!ReplyDelete
So who is gonna be up at 2am PST/3am MST/ and 4am EST in the USA for this show? Let's have a chat.ReplyDelete
And Craig, anyone sending it updates?
Yes, updates if allowed. SOH is supposed to be very strict when it comes to cameras/phones when a show is being filmed there, so not sure how much can be sent out during the show. At least we know the setlist already, we just need to know the encores.ReplyDelete
I really want to hear each introduction Robert will give to a song or if any at all. The encores of course. And just overall how it's sounding and some photos.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I see how they could be strict about it.
@Craig, are you not getting any sleep tonight also? :P
I will have to get up at 10am for sure!ReplyDelete
5am....I'll be logged in WOOT!ReplyDelete
I hope the Opera House staff are strict with cameras etc.ReplyDelete
Because it is being professionally filmed, and would you really want the dvd to be marred with footage of countless people with their phones & cameras in the air hoping to get some sub standard footage.
Here's an example of how offputting that sight can be...
I'll have to agree with the camera policy then too after watching that video. Hopefully people could be chill with the cameras and the phones and not make them the main focus.ReplyDelete
so soon! everybody there have a wonderful time!!ReplyDelete
i'm working late-ish tonight and then again tomorrow morning so i'll probably just be getting in some sleep during when the show is going on. but i can't wait to hear all about it and what the encores are! keep us updated :)
So soon now! I've no idea how I'll pass the rest of the day due to excitement!ReplyDelete
Any meet and greets planned? Can't do for tonight's show but I'd love to meet fellow Cure fans tomorrow night!
okay spill it craig, what's planned for the encore??ReplyDelete
Lara: I will check with Heron and the others to see if they have anything planned for tomorrow, and post here if they do.ReplyDelete
jL: Don't know yet, and even if I did, I wouldn't say. Have to have some surprise for tonight.
Just under 8 hours to go! Love the photos, videos and little bits of news from everyone down under so far. Will try to catch all the news when the shows are live even while trying to get ready for work. So cool to know The Cure are playing live again! Have a great time to all of the fans going to the shows! Looking forward to all the wonderful details soon!ReplyDelete
is it going to be broadcasted somehow??ReplyDelete
will they allow cameras?
No broadcast. Being recorded for a later release.ReplyDelete
No one will know the camera & phone policy until they get in. Supposed to be very strict about using them, but we'll see.
ok thanks Craig, too bad that there will be no broadcast, i thought maybe JJJ would cover it. :(ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Carlos. Just wish I had better news.ReplyDelete
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