|Thanks to Christopher @ The Cure Mexico for the photo.|
1st encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight
2nd encore: Plainsong, The Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration
3rd encore: Shake Dog Shake, Cold, A Strange Day, The Hanging Garden, Fascination Street, Charlotte Sometimes, Primary
4th encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Three Imaginary Boys (Robert Solo), Fire in Cairo (Robert Solo), (Robert: "I need my group back please") Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab.
Show started at 8:37. Set ended at 10:42. Encores started at 10:47. Show ended at 12:53. 50 songs! 4 hours & 16 Minutes!
Huge thank you to @CureyKelBel,
Reviews & Articles: Rock 101 / Milenio / Terra / Proceso / Cuchara Sonica / Publimetro / Periodico / Sopitas / Chilango / Excelsior / CNN Mexico / MSN / Slicing Up Eyeballs / Terra
Photos - Sounds of Violence / Maspormas / Cervezaindio / Tono / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 (birthday balloons) / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 (setlists)
Videos - Tim filming fans before the show / Highlights (18 songs, 83 minutes) / Open 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / High 1 - 2 - 3 / The End of the World / Lovesong 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / High - The End of The World - Lovesong / Push / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / Prayers For Rain / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Inbetween Days / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 - 3 / Lullaby / Play For Today 1 - 2 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / Friday I'm In Love / Trust 1 - 2 - 3 / One Hundred Years / The Kiss / Fight / Plainsong / Plainsong & The Same Deep Water As You / Disintegration 1 - 2 - 3 / Shake Dog Shake 1 - 2 / Cold 1 - 2 / Fascination Street 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / Charlotte Sometimes 1 - 2 - 3 / The Lovecats 1 - 2 / The Caterpillar 1 - 2 / Close To Me 1 - 2 - 3 / Hot Hot Hot 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Let's Go To Bed 1 - 2 / Why Can't I Be You? / Three Imaginary Boys - Fire In Cairo 1 - 2 / Three Imaginary Boys - Fire In Cairo - Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / 10:15 Saturday Night 1 - 2 / 10:15 Saturday Night & Killing An Arab / Killing An Arab 1 - 2
Audio - Full show / Disintegration
Olivier: "Someone threw a Mexican flag to Roger during BDC, and he draped Robert with it! Crowd cheering."
8:38 pm - @Bursuliina: Starting pic.twitter.com/Ibi9giojfE
8:34 pm - @Bursuliina: After a fucking scary 6.5 earthquake The Cure preparing to come out
8:25 pm - @CureyKelBel - earthquake just before band is to come on. not bad just weird!!
8:07 pm - @Bursuliina: Slowly getting dark, lights on, Mexican wave rehearsals, 25 degrees, Kate Bush in the background music. pic.twitter.com/k2silm4VgP
7:46 pm - Craig: The usual problems with getting a signal have started. Will do the best we can with updates.
7:45 pm - @Bursuliina: amazing weather in Mexico City pic.twitter.com/f6IBIbucsN
7:45 pm -
7:39 pm - @colsonslife: only a matter of time now! pic.twitter.com/B9sLL0zBMk
7:36 pm - @jmaspire: its going to be a sold out event pic.twitter.com/zHHxWnTS6n, pic.twitter.com/fmpkeRnR1o, pic.twitter.com/FpCHeuXvGD
7:33 pm - @tonifrancois: Andrea Balency opening for The Cure at Foro Sol, more photos after a while in http://www.TONO.TV pic.twitter.com/eXmhH9YGdK
7:12 pm -
We share another photo of former vocalist of Human Drama. http://instagram.com/p/YYu6GDhdjC/
7:05 pm - @TheCureMexico: Johnny Indovina - pic.twitter.com/XlxAUpGt12 (Photo by
6:42 pm - @jogelu: Indovina set was a mix of solo & Human Drama stuff. Hes such an amazing top performer. Claps to him.
6:36 pm -
Craig: Very happy that
6:29 pm -
6:19 pm @jogelu: J. Indovina hits stage! Photo from @Gabocure - pic.twitter.com/PjAGndQ1Ie
5:54 pm - @jogelu: 1st band is over. Not bad but they had guitar issues. Waiting for J. Indovina.
5:37 pm - Chris: Lorelle Meets the Obsolete on stage now. pic.twitter.com/DInoScJrHE
5:29 pm - Olivier: Lorelle Meets the Obsolete just took the stage.
5:05 pm - Olivier: photo of the stage.
4:39 pm - @jogelu: We're in. Everybodys running to front rows. Im just as the center. Great view. Stage is awesome. Tim cams are filming the floor crowd. Sounds im not in love but with no robert voice. 1st support band was rehearsing minute ...
3:18 pm - @timpopedirector: Just performed and filmed 'I Want 2b a Tree' at sound check. Twiggy Sawdust forever!
3:11 pm - @timpopedirector: Q...Is it 'altitude sickness' or perhaps 'attitude' I am suffering?
2:55 pm - @jogelu: Amnesty Intl. people are coming. The sun is evil today. We're melting.
2:40 pm - @jogelu: Another soundcheck, A Forest, the sound is louder now. No voice.
2:30 pm - @jogelu: some people,(maybe women staff, they're foreigners), are giving papers with info about Happy bday singalong time. with the paper is attached a balloon with instructions of inflate it before the 1st encore. the paper stated in CAPS: PLEASE DONT SING HAPPY BDAY & INFLATE THE BALLOON BEFORE THE FIRST ENCORE.
Craig: That's got to be Kelbel passing those out. :)
1:55 pm - @jogelu: Tim Pope showed up. Madness. I get interviewed and filmed dancing and singing with fans. Also lots of interviews with other fans. It was very good moments. I got a pic with Tim too.
1:14 pm - Oscar @ TheCure.MX: Soundcheck...A Forest
1:04 pm - @jogelu: soundcheck keeps going. Just music, no voice.
12:41 pm - @jogelu: Soundcheck THE SAME DEEP WATER AS YOU AHHHHHH
12:34 pm - Oscar @ TheCure.MX: Soundcheck now...Close to Me
12:23 pm - Craig: If you still need a ticket, General A is available again. Thanks, @AaronLaw92. Also, @JeffLove_23 has an extra General A. Contact him if you need it.
11:26 am - @flmjet: As if following the band everywhere isn't breathless enough, capturing passion in the 50000 audience tonight sure will be. Need oxygen.
11:16 am - @jogelu: In the queu, General A & B. Its sunny..
10:05 am - @timpopedirector: On my way to Mexico City gig and will interview fans later
9:26 am - Oscar @ TheCure.MX: Fans lined up at Foro Sol. pic.twitter.com/IAdYMb1yE2, pic.twitter.com/4xcy7jt51z
8th and final night of the LatAm Tour. If you're Robert Smith, and you find yourself in Mexico on your 54th birthday, what do you do? You throw an enormous party at the Foro Sol stadium, of course! Looks to be a sold out show tonight, with 50,000 + fans ready to celebrate. All of this has the makings of an epic show. We'll see. Either way, I hope you all have a fantastic time!
Happy Birthday, Robert. Hope it's another night to remember forever.
Schedule: 5:30 - Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, 6:20 - Johnny Indovina, 7 - Andrea Ballency, 8 - The Cure. Check the local time in Mexico City here or with the clock over there on the right.
Should have reporters for the live updates tonight, but with the trouble everyone is having getting a signal at these shows, who knows? I'll give it a shot, and hope that I can piece it together from random reports. At the very least, we should have the setlist posted after the show. If anyone who's going to the show would like to attempt to help us, especially with the song by song live setlist reports, please contact me. Post in the comments, email me at craigatcof(at)gmail(dot)com, or on Twitter @CraigatCoF, or use WhatsApp (email me and we can set it up). Thank you so much, and enjoy the show!