Bestival in Toronto, Canada
Tickets still available
The Twilight Sad 1:35 - 2:25 PM / The Cure 7:30 - 9:40 PM
Go early for The Twilight Sad! They're excellent!
Setlist: Tape / Open, Kyoto Song, A Night Like This, The Walk, Push, In Between Days, Pictures of You, Closedown, High, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Lullaby, The Perfect Girl, The Caterpillar, Sleep When I'm Dead, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Prayers for Rain, End
1st encore: A Forest
2nd encore: Wrong Number
3rd encore: Hot Hot Hot!!!, Let's Go To Bed, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry
Note: Show ended 20 minutes earlier than scheduled and they cut a bunch of songs. Not sure why, but reports said the power went out on them a few times, and there was bad sound bleed from the techo stage.
At the end Robert promised that Toronto would be the first stop the next time they come back to North America. Said they'll be doing something very special and the first stop will be Toronto.
@Habs36 @CraigatCoF I didn't get this but someone in a FB group did. The complete Bestival set with omissions. pic.twitter.com/e0nPiTMJiY— Adam Dover (@adamcdover) June 13, 2016
Reviews: One in Ten Words (Twilight Sad photos & reviews) / Live in Limbo / Music Vice / Step On / Now / Exclaim
Videos: Twilight Sad - It Never Was the Same / Pictures of You / Lovesong / Just Like Heaven / Lullaby / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / Hot Hot Hot / Close to Me /
Periscopes: 1 / 2 /
Clips: A Forest / Reeves on Wrong Number /
Need help with the setlist reports tonight! 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!
My plane is scheduled to land just as The Cure start, so hopefully, that will all work out, and I can update from the airport and on the way home. I have a ride, so I won't be driving & updating at the same time. :)
I sent this to Craig on twitter in December, but I don't think he saw it. Hopefully with this being Toronto being today (and my living here, although I didn't when I recorded it), you all (including Craigers) can enjoy it; the footage of the performance has been seen by y'all, but not the interview before it of Robert being interviewed by Avi Lewis (big climate change activist now) at Glastonbury in 1995:ReplyDelete
I'm also going to Bestival this evening and hope everyone's quiet during the songs and that I can see! Hope my fellow Torontonian Cure fans enjoy as well.ReplyDelete
To all of you who are going tonight, I hope its magical. : )ReplyDelete
Please let me know how it is.
I'm going to Bestival UK for the first time (for the soul purpose of seeing The Cure) and praying I've made the right choice.
The 'soul' purpose? Clever... :)Delete
All the power outages are a sign to stop the festival pop set and move onto the premium portion of the show ...ReplyDelete
Looks like don't see them playing a festival in North America...ReplyDelete
Bestival poster originally had them until 930pm..it's a festival and they brought the music to match ...atleast we got if only tonight we could sleep, prayers for rain and end ...with a grand version of a forest...when they announced the Bestival for Toronto instead of a proper venue ...the delivered what was expectedReplyDelete
Yeah, those songs were great to hear. I was expecting 10 pm, which is the time to which Bestival updated things.Delete
Same thing more or less with the Sasquatch Festival announcement. Anybody else excited about the "We'll be doing something very special..." at the end of the show? A "Trilogy"-style tour?ReplyDelete
Ha just posted the same... Maybe we will get that Top/Head/KM trilogy after all...Delete
That would be great! If the enthusiasm for that has petered out, what's next? 'Wish'/'Wild Mood Swings'/'The Cure'? That's the last of 'em since '4:13 Dream' sorta took care of itself.Delete
So apparently per Twitter feed RS said they are coming back for something special and Toronto will be the first stop...ReplyDelete
I'm never going to another festival again. The show ended early. To those members of The Cure who over-ruled Robert when he wanted to play "The Drowning Man" -- one of my favorite Cure songs, especially live, which I've never seen in person -- thanks for making my waiting around alone among morons who bounce beach balls and talk during songs even less worthwhile. I love the pop side of the band but it never translates well live; there's a precision of timing and mixture of instruments that's missing.ReplyDelete
It was cool to see some rarities (The Head on The Door, Kiss Me), but the show could have been better. If The Cure doesn't think a festival venue merits the kind of show it wants to play, then don't do it; how about a proper venue. I guess it was either this or Toronto would get skipped over, so maybe it's my fault. My big brother had bought an extra ticket in St. Paul/Minneapolis, but my passport wasn't renewed yet.
That said, I had a pretty good view, and just reconciled myself to the notion of putting up with talking.
I tried my best to not read setlist to not spoil surprises, but I had read about new songs and there weren't any.
Ah, well. I'm probably tired. I wish there were more older fans. Young people who weren't like myself at that age are pricks; it's all about feigning their connected with bullcrap social media (taking videos that block others' views) and trying to act cool and talk constantly to distract from the fact that they're alone in their superficiality.
I KNOW I'm alone. That's why I need to HEAR the music in all its subtlety.
Still, it's great seeing the band put such an effort into playing their music. Robert's voice is still powerful; Simon was really moving around. I really want a new Cure album. I love this band and tonight didn't change that.
But, I'm going to Bestival UK on my own. This scares me.Delete
Sorry to hear this. I really feel bad for you especially seeing that they planned to play Burn but decided not to. The way I look at it, they can play all hits as long as they play Burn, which they've been doing, and that really could have elevated last night's set, but... alas. Sorry.Delete
HolyItsaRaccoon, don't worry too much. My main problems had to do with the audience, but, looking back, the setlist wasn't so bad; I was the just expecting a lot because The Cure deliver a lot. The St. Paul setlist my big brother invited me to wasn't THAT much better, even if it was better. I realize a lot of the experience is brainwashing yourself. I saw the band in 2004 and 2008 and enjoyed both, so I should feel content. And, even if the band HAD played those better songs, idiots around me would've talked, so I'd be even more pissed.Delete
I'm glad I saw them, especially since Prince died and I'd be even sadder if I missed a chance to see Robert Smith and company before anything happened to him, God forbid. So, enjoy what you can about Bestival UK; The Cure are bigger in their native land than silly Canada, anyway, so the audience will probably be better.
Thanks for the kind words, Cyril. I realize I'm quite lucky in life, overall.
I enjoyed the show, Robert was especially chatty, but was disappointed with the poppiness of the set. During Closedown Robert seemed close to tears, and I was wondering if it had been because of the Orlando shootings. At that point I thought we might be in for a more somber set, including perhaps even a special version of Faith like the one after Tienanmen. But after that Robert seemed to pull himself together and have a good time, notwithstanding the technical difficulties.ReplyDelete
Had a great time today anyway - Twighlight Sad were fantastic, as were Daughter whom I'd not heard before.
A Forest was fantastic - best one I've heard.Delete
Intriguing....I guess that means they will indeed be returning.... eventually. I wonder what the "intestine" will look like next time when superimposed on a map if Toronto is selected as the starting point. Maybe they will be returning to support a new album? I wonder if RS was exhausted given all of the subtle references to sleep in the setlist...maybe they should have moved Let's Go To Bed up the setlist so it's right after SWID and IOTWCS. 😴 Lol.ReplyDelete
Considering the snafus at the last two festivals it is possible the band will reconsider scheduling festivals in lieu of proper venues the next time around. Certainly nothing wrong with festivals per se, but on a large scale tour such as this one, most fans probably prefer that they supplement rather than take the place of proper venues, especially if the next closest tour stop is miles and miles (and miles) away from home. Sorry if the above was soporific....😴 😁
I guess Miami is the 'rectum' this time? If New Orleans is the terminal ileum, I mean. I wonder who gets the 'honor' next time?Delete
Oh my goodness, this had me laughing my a-- off....pardon the pun? Not sure who would get the rectal honor next time... maybe neighboring Montreal, to play off the rivalry between the 2 cities? Anatomically it would be a bit "upside down" considering the northerly location of the 2 cities. Maybe a strong sphincter would help with gravitational/backflow issues? 😜Delete
This is getting gross now... :) I got the 'soporific' reference in your earlier post BTW, nice!Delete
We are funs of Cure not because we like hot3 or lets go to bed or F.I.i.love. all world is full of popsongs. We like the deeper songs the deeper feelings and if we want to hear pop its better "a foolish arrangement" or "halo" or other rare b side. O.K. we love the cure but some songs are underated and other playing in every concert. Inspiration still exist: it can never be the same 100% Cure words and music.ReplyDelete
Thats why i say f@@@ music manufactury. Remember 4:13 dream. They cut more than 15 songs.ReplyDelete
Glad the boys have a break Monday and what seems like a more low key week. Rest up and enjoy Montreal and Boston!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to NYC night #2 next Sunday!!! ������
I know its off topic but I just want to say my heart goes out to the Orlando victims and their families. So tragic :(ReplyDelete
I wanted to echo the above. Hard to believe 50 (and counting) innocent people were slaughtered in cold blood. Sounded like pure carnage. Unfortunately, these types of incidents will likely continue unabated unless drastic action is taken. It can only get worse, and more frequent. Interesting observation by Hyperion above. It’s possible RS may have been aware of the incident at the time of Bestival, and performing Closedown somehow triggered (in his mind) a connection with the tragedy...or, maybe it was something else altogether, who knows. He has indeed done some epic versions of Faith in the wake of tragedies such as this one. The Tiananmen Square version still haunts me to this day, especially the very end, when RS says, “...and don’t forget...” Not much has changed since then, unfortunately. The younger generation of mainland Chinese either has no recollection of, or is completely unaware of the June 4th incident. It’s only openly discussed in HK, and even then the gov’t has tried to suppress publication of “controversial” materials related to the massacre.ReplyDelete
After the Cure finished up their set early, fireworks went off behind the main stage. I think someone at Bestival realized that the fireworks had to go off before curfew and cut the Cure's set in order to get them in.ReplyDelete
I thought it was a great show, just way too short. I'm really disappointed that Burn got cut off the encore. As awesome as the extended version of A Forest was during that encore, I would have loved to have finally heard Burn live.