Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Cure in Rome (Oct. 30th, 2016)

PalaLottomatica in Rome, Italy
Sold Out! / Doors at 6
The Twilight Sad 7 - 7:40 / The Cure 8:32 - 11:06
US start times for The Cure are 3:30 PM Eastern, 2:30 PM Central, 1:30 PM Mountain, and 12:30 PM Pacific
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Fascination Street, A Night Like This, The Walk, Push, In Between Days, Play for Today, Step into the Light, Pictures of You, Lullaby, Kyoto Song, High, Charlotte Sometimes, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, One Hundred Years, Give Me It

1st encore: It Can Never Be the Same, Burn, A Forest

2nd encore: Want, Never Enough, Wrong Number

3rd encore: The Lovecats, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go to Bed, Friday I'm in Love, Boys Don't Cry, Close to Me,Why Can't I Be You?

Reviews: Huffington Post / Repubblica

Photos: Repubblica / Rolling Stone

Videos: It Can Never Be the Same 

Periscopes: 1 - 2

Thank you so much to and for the setlist & photo help tonight! And to frostytx for the scope, and to Petr @thecureCZ for photo & review links!


  1. Does anyone know of any meet up arrangements before the show? Being from Sweden I don't even know where Le Paleur is located. Any help in that department would be most appreciated. Bus? Thanks

  2. I dont' know ... if you heave some informations please share with us... thank you

  3. Well, friends are telling me that the "stadium" is NOT sold out. There are a lot of empty places. I'd like to say one thing to Robert: Please make attention to this. It's the very first time that a lot of cure fans are not there, not because we dont love the cure anymore, but because prices are totally crazy, about 100 euros. The tickets were over in 10 minutes. It's a shame.

    1. The Italian website had listed the show as sold out several months ago, regardless of prices listed. Whether people had last minute conflicts and we no longer able to attend is something else.

  4. Wonder if the band will roll out some ghostly grooves on A Night Like This, the eve of All Hallow's eve? That doesn't appear to be the case thus far, but we shall see....we won't know until It's Over.
    Unlike most other people , I have no Fear of fact, I have always had a Strange Attraction to them. The mere thought of them does not cause me to Shiver and Shake At Night. All I Want is to refrain from having an Us or Them mentality towards ghosts. I hope I am not The Only One who doesn't question The Reasons Why they exist. I don't think I am Out of Mind for believing they are omnipresent, drifting Round & Round & Round, alternating between Sinking and Coming Up, and getting Lost and/or Going Nowhere. They are very much a part of the natural landscape, rather than Out of This World. They linger long after The Funeral Party has Gone! They circle like vultures around the Wailing Wall of mourners. One Hundred Years from now those same mourners will inhabit The Empty World.

    Maybe Someday we will realize that a bit of The Hungry Ghost resides within all of us. We must keep the Faith, and Trust that they have generally good intentions, rather than assuming they are trying to Torture, Fight with us, or lead us down The Snakepit. So What if you happen to encounter one at 10:15 Saturday Night...that is no reason to come to a Grinding Halt. Make no mistake, they will be back Another Day. It is not The End of the World, they are very much A Reflection of our state of consciousness. Their presence might be more keenly felt In Your House when drifting into a Hypnagogic State. Though The Loudest Sound they will likely make is the Cold sound of silence, without a Doubt their existence is undisputable.

    1. Excellent :-) Thanks a lot, I had so much fun reading this!

    2. Thanks. I enjoyed piecing together all those song titles. I tried to make sure each album was represented. It started out as a 4-5 sentence paragraph but I got a little carried away (as usual) and it turned into a dissertation...LOL!!
      It dawned on me that I could have probably squeezed 2 or 3 more song titles in there:
      Sinking DOWN UNDER and Coming Up TO THE SKY. Also, it's possible ICNBTS may have fit somewhere near the end of paragraph 1.

    3. Happy Halloween poet laureate of the COF...don't each too much candy ...avoid the soft ones with hidden razor blades...otherwise you could go Cold and end up waking up in this Twilight Garden underneath the stars....but it's never enough and never 2 late....Jesus it's catching!!!

    4. HAHAHA...I don't know about poetry, I'm more adept at stuffing the piehole, especially in the middle of the night.
      That said, I never was a Sugar Girl, though I do like brownies dusted with Icing Sugar. Too many of those and I may become The Exploding Boy (Girl)! Or worse, my user name could become a self-fulfilling prophecy! OINK. Hope you have a spooky evening in the "Twilight Garden Underneath the Stars"!

    5. You are simply elegant piggy!

    6. Your mission for the next concert review is to include Bananafishbones, good luck!

  5. Thank you Craig for the updates and Periscope links, great job as always..

  6. 17 seconds are never enough to read Ur comments piggy ;)

  7. I really enjoyed the periscope, thanks to David Frost who provided it. The setlist reminded me of the one they played in Berlin - and it was somewhat, along with Budapest.

    setlist diff to Bologna:
    - At Night
    - Closedown
    - Disintegration
    - If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
    - M
    - Plainsong
    - Prayers for Rain
    - Primary
    - The Caterpillar
    - The Hungry Ghost
    - alt.end
    + Give Me It
    + High
    + Hot Hot Hot!!!
    + It Can Never Be the Same
    + Kyoto Song
    + Let's Go to Bed
    + One Hundred Years
    + Step Into the Light
    + The Lovecats
    + Wrong Number

  8. The best set list of the tour so far ..