23 years of News, rumors, minutiae about The Cure
Shoes!No mugs though by the look of it. My wife arrived too late for the merch so have duly sent her this link. Am listening to the Sydney set in real-time. Romantic? Sad? Who cares - wish I was there. Cheers for the updates Craig...
This is badass!
I hope all this merch is still available by Dec 9th when I get paid again. I would love any of this stuff for the holidays.
ok...these are real ugly shoes , right? or am I losing touch with something here??
the shoes ARE ugly. but i'm not going to not buy them because i love novelty, dammit
As much as I love to collect stuff from The Cure, I'll pass on those shoes.
Seriously considering the shoes now....I actually kinda dig the ghost shoes!
You could totally pull those off, Chrisboo!
What was the price on these shoes? Anyone know? I want to buy ALL the merch from this show!! I love it ALL!!
Chris - If you check the Cure store, they are listed at $64. Not sure if they actually sold them at the show, I think you can only buy online.
And I think that's a reduced price from the initial offering. I swear they were $78 just yesterday.
From Laurent (note that the screen print IS available online now):"Having had a look at the merch that is available for purchase online, i just wanted to "warn" any possibly interested fans that there is one item that, so-far, appears to be ONLY available at the venues themselves, namely the poster you can see here: http://www.pbase.com/craigparker/image/139662860The photo is actually of a stand that is standing next to the merch booth, but the poster looks just the same, although somewhat smaller :) At 15£, it's a darn expensive poster, but it is printed on fairly thick paper, and is definitely meant for being framed. And it's 15 quid very well spent, if you ask me, because it's friggin' gorgeous! I'll be sure to get mine framed, together with my ticket right underneath!About the merch, there was sort of a "scene" at the Londen gig, two days ago, at the booth near door 7 (or 8... can't really remember which one it was). One of the security people got a bit hysterical, because there was too much pushing and cramming to her taste (admittedly, there was quite a crowd), so they locked the doors between the hallway and the room with the merch booth. The idea was to first let the people who were already inside do their business, and then let a fresh piece of crowd in. So on it went, and everybody kept waiting outside, gazing at the goodies. A little before the doors were about to be opened again, there's this guy from the RAH in the Hallway shouting about that he wanted to give people a heads up that for a lot of the T-Shirt designs, the stocks were already used up, "so as not to disappoint you too much, as I know you have all been waiting a very long time". Obviously, if you want people to rush inside like a pack of mad cows, that is the thing to say. So a few moments later, there is this security guy, kindda rather short, slim fellow that doesn't look all that impressive bouncer-wise speaking, coming in from the merch room and stepping in front of the middle of the 3 doors separating it from the Hallway, doing his utter best to shout a warning message that they would open up the middle door, but that from the moment there would be any pushing and/or pulling, they would be closed again, and definitely this time. The only problem was, the volume of the chatter mostly exceeded his voice, so not only did most people not hear him, most of those who actually did had grown so impatient they really didn't give a toss. What happened next is, the doors went open, the crowd started coming through, and the not-so-tall security fellow started getting pushed away. The scene somehow reminded me of the epic and heroic "Death of Mufasa" scene from The Lion King, with our security guard being the hero trying to contain the wild, and let's face, a tiny bit rude crowd. But at the same time, what also happens is that, as a crowd, you start getting this collective feeling of "well, this guy obviously isn't going to stop us, so f**k 'im, we're coming through!" So the pushing only got worse, and instead of being the "we're a rude bunch of people and we don't want to calmly enter the room one by one" kind of pushing, it became the "we're deliberately ignoring the hell out of you, insignificant security guy, so get out of our way before we run you over" kind of pushing. This, to say the least, blew a fuse in the guy's head. Being the ever polite English gentleman that he is, he started shouting at the top of his lungs, and this time you can bet that we heard him, that "Alright Ladies and Gents, that's it! We're closing the doors! Thanks you very much!" And so he did, and he made it very clear that he had no intention whatsoever to open them up again any time soon. "
Part 2:"A lot of people did leave after that, but a lot of others, like me, kept waiting. Not in the least because my mate had gotten inside, i didn't have a cellphone with me, didn't have the keys to the Hotel either, and didn't feel like freezing to death on my jolly own outside waiting for him to come find the icepick that i would've become on the porch of the Hotel. In the end, quite some time later, the security people cooled down a bit, and decided to apply the "one out, one in" principle, so that ultimately, everybody was happy and lived long ever after. As far as i'm concerned, they did a good job, and should be applauded for remaining ever polite and diplomatic with the rude bunch of nasty people impatient, merch-hungry fans can be.But all this to say that, since all T-Shirts and scarfs and such are also available online, if you see there's too much folks waiting in front of the merch booth, do yourself a favor, and just go grab a couple of beers instead of joining them :)"
cool stuff, i'll take one of everything... except the "ghost" design stuff because it looks like sperm (i can be pretty obnoxious, but i ain't wearing sperm art shirt/shoes)
woooo looks like the cure have now entered lame Hot Topic merchandising realm :P
After talking to Danielle one of my closest Cure fans, I bought a pair of shoes yesterday as well as the hat. After seeing these shoes for the first time online and at the first night at The Pantages last monday, even I was teetering between buying them or not. I guess you can chalk it up to after Cure concert letdown. You know...that feeling you get when the shows are over and have to get back to the daily hum drum routine we call life. Even I have to admit, the shoes are abit pricey. However, do what I did. Combine perhaps your holiday and birthday present like I did!!! Works every time just like the old days like the old days...Caressing an old man and painting a lifeless face. Just a piece of new meat in a clean room. Sorry about that!!! Got carried away. My apologies.