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Title: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 03, 2011, 21:11:09
Twitter and Curefans.com members live updates

18h00 - @timjwhite: The band just arrived with a police escort
18h36 - devoblue: "Inside, not seated yet. It's hot In here and there is no cure merch"
18h57 - @MilliHowson: Photo from inside the venue (http://yfrog.com/h0ksfpjj)
19h02 - @jeffmrich: TheCure on in a few minutes. Photo:http://twitpic.com/54yny4 (http://twitpic.com/54yny4)
19h10 - The concert starts
20h00 - Picture of the band on stage http://twitpic.com/54z3sl (http://twitpic.com/54z3sl), other picture here http://twitpic.com/54z4zl (http://twitpic.com/54z4zl)
20h01  - devoblue: "No reception inside. No weedy burton"
20h13 - Roger on stage

Reviews

Curefans.com members reviews: kissingcrimson's (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney/msg73656/#msg73656) review, Scatcat's (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney/msg73416/#msg73416) review, DeanLovesTheCure (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney/msg73412/#msg73412) review, Secrets (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney/msg73447/#msg73447) review

Street Generation: 30 ans de foi ! The Cure en concert exclusif à Sydney (http://streetgeneration.fr/news/breves/42052/30-ans-de-foi-the-cure-en-concert-exclusif-a-sydney-photos/)
Faster Louder: The Cure @ Sydney Opera House (31/5/11) (http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/28813/The-Cure-Sydney-Opera-House-31511)
The Australian: Taking the Cure to kick away the dark (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/taking-the-cure-to-kick-away-the-dark/story-e6frg8n6-1226067476293)
The Vine: The Cure, Sydney 2011 - live review (http://www.thevine.com.au/music/live-reviews/the-cure,-sydney-2011-_-live-review20110601.aspx)
Brisbane Times: Cure for a modern age now comes with smiles (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/music/cure-for-a-modern-age-now-comes-with-smiles-20110531-1fezh.html) (includes photos)
The Telegraph: The Cure get Vivid at the Opera House (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/the-cure-get-vivid-at-the-opera-house/story-e6frewz0-1226066824914)
Yahoo News: The Cure wow fans in Sydney (http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/9554084/the-cure-wow-fans-in-sydney/)

Photos

Curefans Gallery (http://curefans.com/gallery/index.php/live/2011/australia) (members and concert photos), Getty Images (http://bit.ly/jIsMLa) (show), The Music Network (http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-house) (soundcheck), Triple M Sydney (http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/photos/rock-shots/cure-vivid-live-2011) (includes Curefans.com members pictures), UOL Entretenimento Brasil (http://musica.uol.com.br/album/the_cure_sydney_album.jhtm#fotoNav=8) (lots of close-up photos), Vivid Live Photos (http://vividlivephotos.sydneyoperahouse.com/view/?image_keywords=TheCure) (awesome pictures!), Street Generation (http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetgeneration/sets/72157626837521369/) (The Cure, sound-check)

Videos

(Click on the arrows to navigate through the playlist)



Soundcheck

Splintered in Her Head
All Cats Are Grey
Primary
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Another Journey By Train

Selist

Three Imaginary Boys set

10.15 Saturday Night
Accuracy
Grinding Halt
Another Day
Object
Subway Song
Foxy Lady
Meathook
So What
Fire In Cairo
It's Not You
Three Imaginary Boys
Weedy Burton

Seventeen Seconds set

A Reflection
Play For Today
Secrets
In Your House
Forever/Three
The Final Sound
A forest
M
At Night
Seventeen Seconds

Faith set

The Holy Hour
Primary
Other Voices
All Cats Are Grey
The Funeral Party
Doubt
The Drowning Man
Faith

1st Encore

World War
I'm Cold
Plastic Passion
Boys Don't Cry
Killing Another
Jumping Someone else's Train
Another Journey By Train

2nd Encore

Descent
Splintered in Her Head
Charlotte Sometimes
Hanging Garden

3rd Encore

Let's Go To Bed
The Walk
Lovecats

Curefans.com members going to this concert

~*CherryRed*~
billee
MicroGabs
scatcat
devoblue
Secrets
Sussex
kissingcrimson
bomber1978
DeanLovesTheCure

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QuoteThe rumour is floating around since some days ago: The Cure would play at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, Australia.

"Rumours that The Cure will perform in Sydney for Vivid Live went a lot hotter today when the Vivid peeps added a Cure video to their Facebook page"

http://www.undercover.fm/news/14582-the-cure-vivid-live-rumours-heat-up (http://www.undercover.fm/news/14582-the-cure-vivid-live-rumours-heat-up)

http://vividsydney.com/ (http://vividsydney.com/)

It's official: Concerts will take place this 31th May and 1st June. Both concerts will start 19h00 Sydney Time (UTC/GMT  10 hours -11h00 in most European cities)

Event website: http://vividsydney.com/events/the-cure/the-cure (http://vividsydney.com/events/the-cure/the-cure)

From the site above: "The best way to get around is to leave the car at home and use public transport. To plan your trip go to 131500.com.au or call Transport Info on 131500. For up to date traffic information visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au (http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au) or call 132 701."
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 03, 2011, 21:29:22
The show is confirmed according to the Website Musicfeeds:

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/the-cure-confirmed-for-vivid-live-2011/
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Cure on May 03, 2011, 21:32:46
oh, i'm jealous  : ((((
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 03, 2011, 21:33:22
Quote from: Cure on May 03, 2011, 21:32:46
oh, i'm jealous  : ((((

We still need to see the confirmation on thecure.com :)
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Trust... on May 03, 2011, 22:21:52
I saw that rumour, didn't thought it could be real ... It would be great !!! Let's hope for a confirmation soon.
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Lady on May 03, 2011, 23:12:48
 :smth055

Wow great news!!!! :smth023
I hope it's true!!! :D
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 04, 2011, 11:18:18
Ello ello ello  :smth023
Ok I been searchin for solid info on this and nothing  :(
Tbh I think that its a REAL long shot that they'll be doin Vivid. I wish.. oh I wish  ;)
It just seems far to last min for them to be doin it. Usually we get more notice  :P
However, if they are to tour here and do Vivid, I'll have to work me majik to get there hehehe.
Keep me posted peeps if there is any more news about it - I'll be doin likewise.

over and out.

p.s. Special Oi for billee and kissingcrimson.... ello loves!! ;)

Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: billee on May 04, 2011, 12:23:24
Lots of hoping happening here.

http://www.liveguide.com.au/Festivals/683765/Vivid_Live_2011

But until it's official I suppose I'll just keep banging my head on this desk in between hitting the refresh button

Hi to everyone :smth039

and to cherry my sweet
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 04, 2011, 17:15:13
According our friends at hispacure.com "it's just a matter of time for The Cure to make an official announcement confirming their participation in Sydney, including BIG surprises in the lineup"
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Lady on May 04, 2011, 19:28:03
Quote from: dsanchez on May 04, 2011, 17:15:13
including BIG surprises in the lineup"
:roll:
What about the days? 27th may-5th june??

Can't wait to watch some videos from the event!!!!! :D
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: disintegration on May 04, 2011, 20:25:07
Quote from: dsanchez on May 04, 2011, 17:15:13
including BIG surprises in the lineup"

This is interesting....  8)
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Trust... on May 04, 2011, 21:32:04
BIG surprises in the Line-up ... Soooooooo curious ....
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 04, 2011, 21:58:05
OK guys, rumour is that Roger O'Donnell is going back to The Cure, that's all I heard so far. He even mentioned Australia in his Twitter account: "You know I could have sworn the water swirled in the other direction in Australia? Bloody Google ruins everything..."

Altough I don't know what the hell he means with that :)
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: danny999911 on May 04, 2011, 22:14:54
Oh I think it's pretty obvious that he's back in the cure, there are just so many hints in his tweets, like saying he's going out to buy black clothes and a tambourine... that he's usually bad at keeping secrets but has kept this one well... and when someone asked him about his 'old band' (the cure) he replied talking about his other old bands. I'm almost certain he's back.
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 04, 2011, 22:29:00
It seems that Laurence Tolhurst is also going back with The Cure but probably just for a few appearances (not as a regular Cure member). According to hispacure.com Roger recently added Lol through social networks. Asked about this (Lol and Roger never had any relation), Roger said "when you will see the news Robert is going to publish you will understand it"

Now that I remember, The Cure played in Sydney 30 years ago, so this show would be a kind of 30Th Anniversary celebration, right? :)
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: danny999911 on May 04, 2011, 22:36:44
Yep, I'd was thinking that about Lol too... he has his own band so wouldn't rejoin for long. Surely it's just going to be a short tour of their first three albums? I'd love it if Roger was back for good though.
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: boneheadhaggar on May 04, 2011, 22:47:30
its getting exciting, cant wait to hear some solid news
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Trust... on May 04, 2011, 22:49:24
So excited news :) Looking forward to the confirmations.
If this is going to be true, this is so great for the Australian people ... That should mean a very special Cure Gig in only 3 weeks time ??? Much better than the 10 months waiting for Bestival :-D
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 05, 2011, 10:38:39
OMG if it is 3 weeks.. how will I get there, I'd have to plead for time of work and arrange the household to function without me for whenever it is??? (lol.. it falls apart without me here don't you no  :roll: )
Thats wot makes me think it's not goin ahead... its soooo kinda sudden? mmmmm anyways, we shall see!

Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Lady on May 05, 2011, 11:47:50
The anxiety is going up eheheh!!!! :) :smth049 :smth048
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: billee on May 05, 2011, 11:50:42
This is doing my head in
:smth100
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 05, 2011, 16:36:00
The Sydney Morning Herald published this today:

"As part of the third Vivid Live Festival, beginning May 27 and curated this year by Sydney entrepreneur, tour promoter and label head Stephen Pavlovic, the Cure in almost their original line-up will play their first three albums in sequence and in full"

Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/gloom-to-be-the-perfect-cure-at-vivid-festival-20110505-1eacf.html
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: boneheadhaggar on May 05, 2011, 16:49:52
does this mean Porl has left?????? and no mention of Roger?????
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 05, 2011, 16:58:47
There was a rumour that Robert and Porl had a strong discussion after Coachella resulting in Porl leaving the band. I think the article of the news papper means the band is going to play with the three imaginary boys (Bob, Simon and Lol) plus Roger and Jason ("almost" their original line-up). It would be great to see Boris, though. THAT would be a huge surprise.
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 05, 2011, 17:05:53
LOL, I forgot to read this part:

"In two nights labelled Reflections, on May 31 and June 1, the band's mainstay, songwriter and owner of the worst applied make-up in rock, Robert Smith, will be joined by Simon Gallup on bass and Jason Cooper on drums for the performance of the 1979 album Three Imaginary Boys The original drummer, Lol Tolhurst - now playing keyboards and percussion - will join in for the albums Seventeen Seconds and Faith"

:shock:

Still, I think Roger will join the band. Let's wait...
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Trust... on May 05, 2011, 18:51:31
I don't like the idea that Porl could be gone ....
It's great about the former members, but it's give me some strange thoughts ...

I would love to hear this set-up ...
Still no confirmation ...

Could this for Real?
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: Ulrich on May 05, 2011, 19:56:37
Wow wow wow, lots of strange news and rumours...  :shock:  :shock:
Porl out of the band? Roger back in? Lol for a few shows?
We'll have to wait for official news.  8)
But keep in mind, Roger is going to play "WaveGothikTreffen" (huge Goth festival) in Leipzig, hence the black clothes (and he claims the tambourine was for his brother).
Title: Re: The Cure to play Sydney?
Post by: dsanchez on May 05, 2011, 22:37:58
Official confirmation

http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-cure/the-cure-reflections-live-at-sydney-opera-house/10150177693357700

:smth026

TheCure "Reflections"

Three Imaginary Boys (1979)
The Cure Trio: Robert Smith (voice & guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums)

Seventeen Seconds (1980)
The Cure Quartet: Robert Smith (voice & guitar), Simon Gallup(bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys)

Faith (1981)

The Cure Quintent: Robert Smith (voice & guitar), Simon Gallup(bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys & percussion), LaurenceTolhurst (keys & percussion)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: The Loudest Cure on May 05, 2011, 23:30:22

:)

This show will be incredible...the Australians are very lucky.... :D

I'm really glad that Lol join the band again!!!! :smth023

The official website has been updated ... ;)

http://www.thecure.com/blog/default.aspx?nid=35390
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 06, 2011, 01:46:38
Oh my goodness.
Now to get the tickets
:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 01:49:38
Quote from: billee on May 06, 2011, 01:46:38
Oh my goodness.  Now to get the tickets :D

Lucky you! Enjoy :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 06, 2011, 01:58:37
Thanks David but I'm nervous about tickets. But ohhhh so happy. :D
It has been a very long few days with more to come. But hey it's Friday !!!!!!!!  :smth045
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 03:28:44
I just realised the boys are going to play in one of the most famous venues in the planet :smth023

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: carycameron on May 06, 2011, 06:08:13
It would be so cool to hear them play Secrets and Seventeen Seconds again after so long.   Have they ever played  Doubt live??
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 07:33:17
Quote from: carycameron on May 06, 2011, 06:08:13Have they ever played  Doubt live??

this will be the first time they play "Doubt" :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 07:56:14
Laurence Tolhurst in his FB page: "thank you everyone for your kind words! Yes I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again and playing these wonderful songs in such a beautiful place! Truth is truly stranger than Fiction!"

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Mad Bob RJS on May 06, 2011, 08:06:19
I´m very excited about the news.

Great idea Robert !


I hope soon we have more surprises but the best part is The CURE is back on the road !

The CURE 4 Ever !!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 08:11:02
In his twitter Roger says he is going to play only these two special shows. So the question is: what will be The Cure's line-up at Bestival in September?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Ulrich on May 06, 2011, 09:22:00
Good question about the line-up at Bestival...

Strange line-up for these shows, I gotta say!
I'm a bit sad to see Porl is out of the band.  :cry:
It's good Roger is back though (we'll see for how long).  :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 06, 2011, 10:16:29
OMG... I was wrong, they are coming.... OMG!
(madly scrambles to get herself sorted so she can go to BOTH shows!)
WOO-F'in-HOOOOO

billee... kissingcrimson... all other Oz Cure-ites lets meet up  :shock:
(I still have me curefans.com tee, so might have to wear it huh??  hehehe)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 06, 2011, 10:37:00
 :smth049 :smth026 :rocker

A little bit sad for the absence of Porl... :( 
Will Roger stay just for these two shows? Mmmm this is not such a great thing... :? 
Btw I'm very happy to see that Bob wants to carry on....I WAIT FOR THEM IN EUROPE!!! :smth050 :smth048
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 06, 2011, 11:09:06
Oi cherry.  How excitement. I was beginning to think I'd lost the plot (  shhhh don't tell anyone I already have ) . Will be great to catch up again. So now the plans begin eh. Picture of all of us on the opera house steps hehehe :-D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 06, 2011, 11:14:43
Quote from: billee on May 06, 2011, 11:09:06
Oi cherry.  How excitement. I was beginning to think I'd lost the plot (  shhhh don't tell anyone I already have ) . Will be great to catch up again. So now the plans begin eh. Picture of all of us on the opera house steps hehehe :-D

HEHEHEHE yeah photo op at the opera house most def ;p
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 06, 2011, 12:38:26
On the official site ...  :smth023   

Lucky Australian !!!

http://www.thecure.com/blog/default.aspx?nid=35390
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 17:17:03
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 06, 2011, 11:14:43
Quote from: billee on May 06, 2011, 11:09:06
Oi cherry.  How excitement. I was beginning to think I'd lost the plot (  shhhh don't tell anyone I already have ) . Will be great to catch up again. So now the plans begin eh. Picture of all of us on the opera house steps hehehe :-D
HEHEHEHE yeah photo op at the opera house most def ;p

just like the old days! :smth023

voila the topic of the last Sydney gig, you may contact those who attended. I am not going but I am so excited about this news!

http://curefans.com/australasia-4tour/2007-08-10-sydney-entertainment-centre-%28australia%29-**sold-out**/ (http://curefans.com/australasia-4tour/2007-08-10-sydney-entertainment-centre-%28australia%29-**sold-out**/)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 17:21:28
Quote from: Tof on May 06, 2011, 12:38:26
On the official site ...  :smth023   

nice to see you back Tof!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 06, 2011, 18:08:13
Lucky Australians :rocker
I am also excited about all the news, and hope there shall be more in future ...

Oh I would love to hear Faith, must be incredible!

And so soon ... wow wow wow, Enjoy people and let us know ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 06, 2011, 19:16:14
Quote from: Trust... on May 06, 2011, 18:08:13
I am also excited about all the news, and hope there shall be more in future ...
Me too! And now the hopes are stronger!!! ;) :roll:
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 06, 2011, 20:09:46
This is definitely a crazy news! Thought that I will never got a chance seeing em alive again. Thou Sydney is far from my place, but the chances of attending is always there!

Need to figure out many things...pray for me guys!
Never been to Australia before..hope this event can lead me there!



Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 06, 2011, 22:34:45
I pray for you Sussex ! Go, go, go ...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 22:54:46
Quote from: Sussex on May 06, 2011, 20:09:46
This is definitely a crazy news! Thought that I will never got a chance seeing em alive again. Thou Sydney is far from my place, but the chances of attending is always there!

Kuala Lumpur - Sydney 6611.5 km
Lima - Sydney 12847.8 Km

You are closer than many others. Try to make it :rocker

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Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 07, 2011, 00:10:10
Roger O'Donnell about his return to The Cure: "I cant wait to see everyone, I havent played with Lol since 1987! We were boys!...."

Full note: http://ymlp.com/zB1Bb9



Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Whiskers on May 07, 2011, 00:15:02
Dear The Cure,
Stop playing your albums all the way through in places that I can't afford to go. If you don't play The Head On The Door all the way through in my backyard tomorrow, there are going to be problems.

-Love, Tyler
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 07, 2011, 08:21:44
Quote from: Whiskers on May 07, 2011, 00:15:02
Dear The Cure,
Stop playing your albums all the way through in places that I can't afford to go. If you don't play The Head On The Door all the way through in my backyard tomorrow, there are going to be problems.

-Love, Tyler


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..............
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 07, 2011, 17:34:09
Quote from: Trust... on May 06, 2011, 22:34:45
I pray for you Sussex ! Go, go, go ...


Quote from: dsanchez on May 06, 2011, 22:54:46
Quote from: Sussex on May 06, 2011, 20:09:46
This is definitely a crazy news! Thought that I will never got a chance seeing em alive again. Thou Sydney is far from my place, but the chances of attending is always there!

Kuala Lumpur - Sydney 6611.5 km
Lima - Sydney 12847.8 Km

You are closer than many others. Try to make it :rocker



Thanks guys..currently planning!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 07, 2011, 18:59:53
Quote from: Sussex on May 07, 2011, 17:34:09
Thanks guys..currently planning!

:rocker
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 07, 2011, 23:54:10
Brussels - Sydney 16741 km .... Pffff 3 weeks time ...
Mission Impossible :(

Looking forward to Bestival :rocker

Good Luck to all who's going.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 08, 2011, 18:08:33
Hi guys :) Just joined the forum after hearing conformation of this gig. I'm only 18 and only got into them post their '07 tour, so I'm INCREDIBLY excited.
And to get a Trilogy-esque (it says on the website it will be filmed for broadcast and release) is just astounding!
Flying up with my Mum and sister (not sure why they wanted to come, really) from Melbourne for the June 1st night ^_^

I went by the 'second night is always better' rule when deciding which night to buy. This. Is going to be. EPIC.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 08, 2011, 18:34:15
Quote from: MicroGabs on May 08, 2011, 18:08:33
Hi guys :) Just joined the forum after hearing conformation of this gig. I'm only 18 and only got into them post their '07 tour, so I'm INCREDIBLY excited.

Welcome to Curefans.com!

Your first time with The Cure will be a legendary event. This is going to be epic for many reasons: the come back of Roger and (specially) Laurence, the three albums played in a row, the first time they play "Doubt", the first time they play after two years. It's going to be absolutely awesome!

Hope you will get to meet other curefans.com members who are going to these shows!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 08, 2011, 18:34:51
Roger Twitter update: "Right now into the studio for some serious work on these Reflection songs. We set the bar high with Trilogy, this will surpass it!"
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 09, 2011, 11:19:44
Ok ok.. so there are gonna be a few of us goin then which is fan-blody-tastic :)
Wot say we all try and meet up somewhere at the Opera House for a photo op at the very least?
curefans.com unite hehehe

Help me out here ppls ;p

Cheery :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 09, 2011, 12:02:46
Well if you're going I'll be there too :smth043
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 09, 2011, 12:21:42
Quote from: billee on May 09, 2011, 12:02:46
Well if you're going I'll be there too :smth043


hahahahahaha..... be there or be square!! :smth041
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 09, 2011, 12:29:13
Hehehe
Maybe the old chook will do a chooky dance on the opera house steps.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 09, 2011, 15:04:21
And I've woken up again.  Got to see both Sydney shows last time, the second one from the barrier.  This is going to be epic.

Must.
Get.
Tickets.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 09, 2011, 15:22:30
As wonderful as I'm sure this will be, I really would prefer to be standing rather than sitting :( but if seats it is, then seats it is! I'll be sure to try for front row!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 09, 2011, 16:40:37
Quote from: billee on May 09, 2011, 12:29:13
Hehehe
Maybe the old chook will do a chooky dance on the opera house steps.


hey there girls! I wanna come too..  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 09, 2011, 16:41:49
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 09, 2011, 11:19:44
Ok ok.. so there are gonna be a few of us goin then which is fan-blody-tastic :)
Wot say we all try and meet up somewhere at the Opera House for a photo op at the very least?
curefans.com unite hehehe

Help me out here ppls ;p

Cheery :)

..sounds great..  :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 09, 2011, 17:10:31
 :smth041   :smth026   :smth040   


I can't believe it! I never thought it possible I would ever see them again... ooohh I hope it is possible!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 09, 2011, 17:29:09
Take a lot of pics girls (and guys) and have fun! also keep us update with the latest news, we count on you!

Maybe Sussex (from Malasya) will travel to Sydney for the gigs but I'm not sure yet, hope he can make it!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 09, 2011, 22:28:59
You're so lucky!!!!! :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 10, 2011, 00:45:00
Hey scatcat  :D
One more sleep til tickets go on sale for presale, though I'm sure there won't be much of that happening tonight.We should organise the meet up will be once tickets are organised. Sussex is all set for the presale tomorrow, remember to check your emails continuously for the magic one hehe,  so I'd say we're all tangled up with all our fingers & toes crossed for each other. 
Note to self : Make sure the curefans T shirt is nicely ironed for the portrait at the opera house :D :smth043
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 10, 2011, 03:20:09
Pre sale just happened. Got 2 tix to 31. Yay!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on May 10, 2011, 04:21:48
Aye. Got my tix too  *relief*
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 10, 2011, 06:03:04
If you are a registered ticketmaster member here in Australia please check your email for details of their presale :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 10, 2011, 07:02:36
Ok walking away from this puter for a while. Been a long week. Ok now to get the T shirt ready. I usually hate ironing hehehe.

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 08:38:01
OMG We got tix to Tuesday and Wednesday!!!   
just booked flights... !!   

Sydney Opera House. look out we are gonna rock the house!  :rocker


.. just gotta get accommodation organised...  :smth023

.. we have 2 spare tix to Tuesday.. if anyone needs.. contact me..
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on May 10, 2011, 09:47:37
that's fantastic! i'm hoping to get tix but i may miss out... we'll see...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on May 10, 2011, 11:16:26
G/L All. Got 2nd night sorted now too in the Ticketmaster presale. With all the hardcore fans flying in from around the World, the vibe is going to be electric at these gigs. A total Cure celeberation.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 10, 2011, 11:19:48
OOOOOOOhhhhh MMMMMyyyy GGGGaawwwwddddd - I'm goin.
billee you rawk, she is the ticket master, seriously!!!  :smth040
Well time for us to arrange a curefans.com meet up?
I no that billee/scatcat/kissingcrimson [I hopes :)] and me will be meeting up, anyone else in town for the shows yell out! Cure-ites together hehehe  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 13:28:47
Quote from: nausearockpig on May 10, 2011, 09:47:37
that's fantastic! i'm hoping to get tix but i may miss out... we'll see...

:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 13:33:50
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 10, 2011, 11:19:48
OOOOOOOhhhhh MMMMMyyyy GGGGaawwwwddddd - I'm goin.
billee you rawk, she is the ticket master, seriously!!!  :smth040
Well time for us to arrange a curefans.com meet up?
I no that billee/scatcat/kissingcrimson [I hopes :)] and me will be meeting up, anyone else in town for the shows yell out! Cure-ites together hehehe  :smth023

...  :-D can u believe it?? 

Secrets.. It would be great to meet up..  :smth023

Billee is the Master!
Thankx Cherry!
Agree in meeting up before hand..

xx       
OMG!
scatcat
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 10, 2011, 15:54:20
How quickly do you think the general sale will sell out? I'm used to buying tickets for things like Muse which sell out in about 30 seconds. And do you think all the front row tickets will be gone between the Ticketmaster presale and the special Opera House website presale? I'll be pretty gutted not to get good tickets (and dead if I miss out on them completely)

Also for anyone going to the second night, did you notice it falls on a certain Simon Gallup's 51 birthday?!? :D :D :D
I'd love to make a banner or even get a present to him somehow!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 16:02:29
MicroGabs- the presale is available Wednesday @11am for a couple of hours. only . as for the general sale.. register with the Sydney Opera House.. : www.sydneyoperahouse.com
as well as ticketmaster.. call as soon as on Thursday.. at the same time check internet.. keep trying.. both options at the same time..

All the best!

BTW.. the banner sounds GREAT! Be proud.. we're bringing our Curefans t-shirts.. look out for us!  :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 10, 2011, 16:06:07
Thanks scatcat :) I think I've just put myself into a state of panic for no reason, I'm sure I'll get some. Even if they're not the seats I was hoping for!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 16:13:04
P.M.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 16:34:45
Quote from: MicroGabs on May 10, 2011, 16:06:07
Thanks scatcat :) I think I've just put myself into a state of panic for no reason, I'm sure I'll get some. Even if they're not the seats I was hoping for!

U R not alone.. I've been in a state of shock here myself.. could not curb my enthusiasm :)
Bit of a dream.. surreal.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 10, 2011, 17:52:21
I never thought that this will happened.  :!:

I managed to get the Wednesday's show through the pre-sale. What on earth. Tried to get the 1st night show tix but couldn't get through. Its been a long day in a workplace. A frustration that is.

And all of sudden got message from beloved billee and scatcat! The Tuesday's show tix has been secured! Thank you so much girls!! 

Just booked the flight and my leave has been approved by the company. Oh I need to be fit. It's a long journey..

Can't wait for the Reflection. Thanks so much again billee,scatcat,cherryred and all for the help.

A meet up!! Classic..but I'm a bit sad I don't have the curefans shirt....
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 10, 2011, 17:58:23
Wow Sussex, I am very happy for you! Wish I could do the same trip, but it's almost impossible at the moment - I am right now in Peru for vacations and I will go back to work next week, so I can't ask for another vacations right away :(

As for the curefans t-shirt, I will send you the files to your email and you can print it in any store (if someone else is interested, just let me know!)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 18:16:24
Sussex.. I have a spare one..  Medium.. I checked, but I can't find ur name on the back.. BUT Curefans nontheless! It is quite a generous size.. It's all urs to wear!

:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 10, 2011, 18:43:36
Wow, thanks Scatcat :smth023

Anyway, here are the Curefans.com shirt files just in case someone else is interested. The folder "final" contains the front and back designs ready to be printed (I noticed "Sussex" username is at the end). The folder "source" contains the original files (in PSD -Photoshop format) in case someone wants to change or add something (like an username in the back, for instance).
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 10, 2011, 18:46:22
So happy for All of you ! I was strungling with a dilemma ... To go or not ... But it was a trip for more than 24 hours ... First to London, Hong Kong or Bangkok, Sydney ... that changed my mind ... :(
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 18:59:54
.. the t-shirt I have here has ~CherryRed~ & BDEE at the very end..  :?

It doesnt matter sussex.. we can texta it on! in FLUORO  I am going to try to getmore  presale tix ( premium ) if possible.. so.. whoever is 100 percent.. let me know asap..

scatcat

:smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 10, 2011, 19:02:19
OMG. Thanks much scatcat. Hope that it can fit me, since I'm not that big in size (asked druide) hehe..

Thanks dsanchez..It will help others as well! Nice one.

And for trust, I'll pray the best for you. Hope that you can decide the best.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 10, 2011, 19:05:06
Quote from: Trust... on May 10, 2011, 18:46:22
So happy for All of you ! I was strungling with a dilemma ... To go or not ... But it was a trip for more than 24 hours ... First to London, Hong Kong or Bangkok, Sydney ... that changed my mind ... :(

If you can make it, try to do it. This is going to be one of the most important moments in Cure's history. 24 hours flying is nothing compared to what you are going to see and hear. From my side, I can't make it as I already spent all the money coming to my country. If Robert told us before...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 19:09:43
Quote from: Trust... on May 10, 2011, 18:46:22
So happy for All of you ! I was strungling with a dilemma ... To go or not ... But it was a trip for more than 24 hours ... First to London, Hong Kong or Bangkok, Sydney ... that changed my mind ... :(

it happened so quick here for us.. no thought behind.. no reason to struggle.. YET..  :D

I do hope you can make it to meet up! I thought 2007 was it. Who knows what's in the future.. It is a long way.. BUT I NEED THE CURE!    :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 22:27:59
as the current format is alien to me ... here's a thought for a new thread: 

It has been stated that The Cure will be playing thier first 3 albums in succession.
Great enough.. but what about the 'rarities' surrounding these albums..?

What song would curefans want to hear, in addition to the basic cut of the albums performed.?
E.G. Charlotte Sometimes..
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on May 10, 2011, 23:38:41
Quote from: scatcat on May 10, 2011, 22:27:59
as the current format is alien to me ... here's a thought for a new thread: 

It has been stated that The Cure will be playing thier first 3 albums in succession.
Great enough.. but what about the 'rarities' surrounding these albums..?

What song would curefans want to hear, in addition to the basic cut of the albums performed.?
E.G. Charlotte Sometimes..

If they are playing 3IB, what about Boy's Don't Cry, Jumping Someone Else's Train, Killing an Arab, World War..do they get passed over as they are from Boy's Don't Cry? 
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: DeanLovesTheCure on May 11, 2011, 01:29:48
Hey fellow Cure fans!!!! :)

My name is Dean (loves The Cure! :) and I have been a fan of the band (seems like such a trite word for them eh?) /Robert since I was 17 in 2001 and saw them playing Fascination Street on Channel V.

I grew my hair like Roberts (though I eventually went past him to my waist after 7 years lol), bought all their CDS and-this is before YouTube remember-went to this 15yr old girls website just so I could listen to Just Like Heaven (she'd looped it in the background) as I couldnt afford the Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album at the time. Good times :)

I saw them here in Sydney in 2007 and it was the best night of my life (haven't gotten married or had kids yet....not sure even that would top 07 then lol)

Anyway fast forward to a few days ago when I heard about these two shows....I was speechless! I mean Lol and Roger, first two albums...then again *whatever* Robert/The Cure did I was going to be ecstatic.

BUT...I was a member of TicketMaster so I patiently waited for the presale info, only to discover that you had to select an option on their website to get e-mails on that (as opposed to their general e-mails I receive)....NOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo...

I called them today and the lady that answered my call said her hands are tied and that I have to wait for the general sale tomoorw. That aint gonna fly my fellow Cure fans! I need YOUR help!!
I'm besides myself coz the Opera House is a small venue and ppl are going to be flying in and such..

The presale ends at 5pm today and I dont know if this will even work but if someone could please pls send me the code I would be forever grateful to you (even if said code doesn't work for me after uve already used it!).

My number is: 0438 013 484
My e-mail: getagrippt@gmail.com (note the two 'p's there...it's getagrip pt, :)

Thanks you guys and hey I am happy that if nothing else this experience has prompted me to join you guys, my fellow brothers and sisters of The Cure, online!

Dean :-D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 11, 2011, 02:22:44
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure link=topic=7094.msg72982#msg72982
The presale ends at 5pm today and I dont know if this will even work but if someone could please pls send me the code I would be forever grateful to you (even if said code doesn't work for me after uve already used it!).

Welcome to Curefans.com Dean!

I hope you will get the tickets and hope you can meet other Curefans.com members who are going to this show!

For those who have the pre-sale codes, go to this page to get the tickets:

http://tracking.wordfly.com/view/?sid=OTlfMzYyXzY1ODYzXzY5MTE&l=41a3dcc5-a97a-e011-9541-e41f1345a46a

:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on May 11, 2011, 03:04:38
Scatcat, Billee, Cherryred  aka Ms smellyeli! Missed you all and look forward to seeing you soon and sharing this experience!  Can't wait to meet some new faces, and of course, I'll be happy to rock those opera house steps with a good old dance.
Thanks again to our ticket queen Bilee.
Feels good to be back in curefans, it's been too long, I retrieved my passwords and logged in 'forever' now, so i won't ever leave... hahaha  :P
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 11, 2011, 03:07:20
hey kissingcrimson, welcome back, nice to see you :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 11, 2011, 11:29:41
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 11, 2011, 01:29:48
Hey fellow Cure fans!!!! :)

My name is Dean (loves The Cure! :) and I have been a fan of the band (seems like such a trite word for them eh?) /Robert since I was 17 in 2001 and saw them playing Fascination Street on Channel V.

I grew my hair like Roberts (though I eventually went past him to my waist after 7 years lol), bought all their CDS and-this is before YouTube remember-went to this 15yr old girls website just so I could listen to Just Like Heaven (she'd looped it in the background) as I couldnt afford the Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album at the time. Good times :)

I saw them here in Sydney in 2007 and it was the best night of my life (haven't gotten married or had kids yet....not sure even that would top 07 then lol)

Anyway fast forward to a few days ago when I heard about these two shows....I was speechless! I mean Lol and Roger, first two albums...then again *whatever* Robert/The Cure did I was going to be ecstatic.

BUT...I was a member of TicketMaster so I patiently waited for the presale info, only to discover that you had to select an option on their website to get e-mails on that (as opposed to their general e-mails I receive)....NOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo...

I called them today and the lady that answered my call said her hands are tied and that I have to wait for the general sale tomoorw. That aint gonna fly my fellow Cure fans! I need YOUR help!!
I'm besides myself coz the Opera House is a small venue and ppl are going to be flying in and such..

The presale ends at 5pm today and I dont know if this will even work but if someone could please pls send me the code I would be forever grateful to you (even if said code doesn't work for me after uve already used it!).

My number is: 0438 013 484
My e-mail: getagrippt@gmail.com (note the two 'p's there...it's getagrip pt, :)

Thanks you guys and hey I am happy that if nothing else this experience has prompted me to join you guys, my fellow brothers and sisters of The Cure, online!

Dean :-D

Hello Dean, welcome to the forum... if you dun have any luck with getting tickets I'm sure there may be some spares avail. at some point thru here. Good Luck mate :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 11, 2011, 11:33:14
Quote from: kissingcrimson on May 11, 2011, 03:04:38
Scatcat, Billee, Cherryred  aka Ms smellyeli! Missed you all and look forward to seeing you soon and sharing this experience!  Can't wait to meet some new faces, and of course, I'll be happy to rock those opera house steps with a good old dance.
Thanks again to our ticket queen Bilee.
Feels good to be back in curefans, it's been too long, I retrieved my passwords and logged in 'forever' now, so i won't ever leave... hahaha  :P


Hahahahaha.. bout time you made it back you ;p
Can't wait to see ya again missey hehehe! Do we storm the backstage area of the Opera House this time????? *winks* Or are we to old now (like 4 years older since our last attempt!) to be doin that crap??? Either way we're gonna have a blast. I had to dig out my curefans.com tee today as well. Least I still gots it!

The excitement builds.............................
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on May 11, 2011, 12:02:58
hahaha! I'm keen to give it a go Cherry.
4 years older means 4 years wiser and 4 times more likely to suceed, or fail  8)
glad you still have your shirt!

let the fun times begin!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 11, 2011, 12:13:26
Haha Now you two better behave yourselves. We are southerners you know.  :D :smth041
Anyway I'm too old old to get chucked out of such a culturally important place, maybe if I dress up like Dame Edna they might let me stay.
Good to see all of youse as usual but I must be off.................................................................. off the computer
xoxo
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: DeanLovesTheCure on May 11, 2011, 12:22:40
Dsanchez, CherryRed thanks for making me feel welcome here.

I'm going to do my damnedest to get tickets in the general sale, but if I don't (God Noooo lol) it's reassuring that I might get some here.

Btw this site and the ppl here seem really cool :)  ....how long has this community been going for?
Nice to be here! :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Virpi on May 11, 2011, 12:34:46
If someone is going to get lucky there  a lot of pictures, please.  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 11, 2011, 12:59:39
Hey Dean,
Welcome!
This forum exist since 06/2005 :rocker
And we are glad to see New members here 8)

If you have any questions don't hesitate at all.

Good Luck with the tickets!

Cheers,
Trust...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 11, 2011, 13:35:23
 :smth006 

welcome back Kissy!

.. storming the backstage area of The Opera House sounds GREAT!  ;)

It's going to be great to see ya all! We're going to have a lot of fun methinks!!  :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 11, 2011, 14:43:51
Quote from: kissingcrimson on May 11, 2011, 12:02:58
hahaha! I'm keen to give it a go Cherry.
4 years older means 4 years wiser and 4 times more likely to suceed, or fail  8)
glad you still have your shirt!

let the fun times begin!

Time flies doesn't it..Its also 4 years for me from the last Cure show in Singapore. Glad to see that I'm not changing. The cure is a must in my daily life. Now my wish has been granted.

The plus point is that I'm going to be the 'new' curefans in the Australian show. : )
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 11, 2011, 15:52:18
Hey peeps :)
I'm not sure what your general attitude to this kind of thing is, but I'll write this anyway.

I come from a Muse fandom background, and we always thought it was a great idea to meet them at Australian airports when they arrived/departed (This worked for me on a number of occasions - see my profile pic!)

Since we know that they're flying out on the 2nd of June from Roger's radio interview, were any of you guys planning to stake out the international terminal to try to catch them? I'm flying home that day and am attempting to convince the powers that be (my mother) to let me book a later flight in the day so I can hang around a bit longer.

I've found airport stake-outs to be a really fun experience and a great way to spend time with fellow fans. Your thoughts?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 11, 2011, 18:27:51
In Peru is very common to go to the airport and welcome the artists so if I would be in Australia I would do the same. If The Cure goes to my country one day, there will be at least a hundred people waiting for the boys with banners, flowers, etc. Here the Peruvian fans welcoming Kiss in Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport. Total madness :P

Kiss LLegada Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez 12 Abril 2009 Lima Peru (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIciCeotXhE#)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 12, 2011, 01:19:33
I got front row tickets :') I have to admit right now I am sitting here bawling my eyes out in happiness/relief. This is my dream come true!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 12, 2011, 03:20:38
Quote from: MicroGabs on May 12, 2011, 01:19:33
I got front row tickets :') I have to admit right now I am sitting here bawling my eyes out in happiness/relief. This is my dream come true!

You mean the very first row seat? Glad to hear that ! Congrats.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 12, 2011, 05:19:46
 :smth023  Well Done MicroGabs! Did u get Tuesday or Wednesday? Or both?

Lucky Duck!  :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 12, 2011, 06:47:45
did anyone else get tickets? Nausearockpig?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 12, 2011, 08:12:59
Quote from: scatcat on May 12, 2011, 05:19:46
:smth023  Well Done MicroGabs! Did u get Tuesday or Wednesday? Or both?

Lucky Duck!  :D

I got them for the Wednesday :D SOOOOO excited now!! These three weeks better go by pretty quickly!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 12, 2011, 08:15:45
 :smth020

cool.. will U be up there Tuesday nite for us to catch up?

Have u booked accommodation yet?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 12, 2011, 08:54:05
Quote from: scatcat on May 12, 2011, 08:15:45
:smth020

cool.. will U be up there Tuesday nite for us to catch up?

Have u booked accommodation yet?

Sadly I'm entirely at the mercy of my mother who has to work so we'll be arriving on the Wednesday, but I'm not sure what time. I will be attempting to hang around the airport on the Thursday though to see if I can manage to meet them!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: DeanLovesTheCure on May 12, 2011, 10:01:28
Hey everybody,

So in the end, I DID NOT get a ticket :(((((

The Opera House later told me that they were sold out within 10mins, another girl who used to work there (unfortunately a few yrs ago so no help there lol) said they were gone in 2mins.

I realised after over an hour of redialing to get an engaged tone and refreshing my browser that it was all over....for now! I still have hope! :

*** IF ANYONE HERE hears of any ticket/s available please PM me, or e-mail me to getagrippt@gmail.com, or frickin call/sms me at 0438 013 484.***

To all those who were lucky enough to get tickets already: Well done! I hope you enjoy and have the best night/s *ever*! (it's gonna be amazing :)

Dean

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 12, 2011, 11:15:43
 :cry: so sorry to hear DeanLovesTheCure .. I'm sure some extra tickets will surface somewhere, with the concert less than 3 weeks away, there may be fans who at the last minute, cannot go, and/or have a spare ticket.

always last resort ebay.. but I wouldn't trust that personally.

all the best luck!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on May 12, 2011, 14:17:03
Reading some of the media reports I am stunned.  Seems most of the allocation got chewed up in pre-sales.

http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/live/2011/05/12/hot-hot-hot-even-scalpers-miss-out-on-cure-tickets/
(http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/live/2011/05/12/hot-hot-hot-even-scalpers-miss-out-on-cure-tickets/)

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/the-cure-sell-out-both-sydney-opera-house-shows-in-record-time/ (http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/the-cure-sell-out-both-sydney-opera-house-shows-in-record-time/)

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 12, 2011, 17:06:36
From twitter: Sydney Opera House  :smth023

SOHnews Sydney Opera House
#TheCure all of us here were blown away by your passionate support for this unique event. Concerts will be released on DVD later this year.

SOHnews Sydney Opera House
@antzona couldn't fit that in 140 characters! Yes, blu-ray as well.


Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 12, 2011, 20:23:45
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 12, 2011, 10:01:28
So in the end, I DID NOT get a ticket :(((((

hope you will get the tickets in the end! fingers crossed!

last month I went to see Roger Waters in Prague, both nights were sold out but I managed to get a ticket. Hopefully I didn't pay much over the original price. Good luck!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 13, 2011, 11:03:14
 :smth011
Sorry you didn't get tickets Dean... Damn.  i knew they'd go quick but jeezzzzzz
Fingers crossed you can find some spare somewhere - mine unfortunately are not for sale ;p
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 15, 2011, 11:05:54
OMG read this comment posted by Robert on thecure.com!!! :smth049 :smth049 :smth049 :smth050 :smth048 :roll:

AS OF NOW...
'REFLECTIONS' IS A SPECIAL - A ONE TIME ONLY (TWO TIMES ONLY?!!) EVENT - FILMED BOTH NIGHTS WITH A VIEW TO CREATING A DVD...



AS THINGS STAND WE HAVE NO PLANS TO PLAY THIS SHOW ANYWHERE ELSE...


BUT THEN LAST MONTH I THOUGHT BESTIVAL WAS GOING TO BE THE FIRST CURE SHOW OF THE YEAR!!!


WE WILL SEE WHAT THIS 'REFLECTIONS' EXPERIENCE IS LIKE BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS AS TO WHOWHENWHEREWHAT OR HOW...


FEEL THE FLUX YOUNG JEDI!
RSX






(FINALLY REMEMBERED MY LOGIN PASSWORD? HA!!!)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 15, 2011, 20:20:05
Quote from: Lady on May 15, 2011, 11:05:54
AS THINGS STAND WE HAVE NO PLANS TO PLAY THIS SHOW ANYWHERE ELSE...

BUT THEN LAST MONTH I THOUGHT BESTIVAL WAS GOING TO BE THE FIRST CURE SHOW OF THE YEAR!!!

WE WILL SEE WHAT THIS 'REFLECTIONS' EXPERIENCE IS LIKE BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS AS TO WHOWHENWHEREWHAT OR HOW...


There's in hope in his words! Fingers crossed...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 15, 2011, 21:44:36
Yeaaaah,  let's hope ... Fingers crosssssed ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 16, 2011, 17:04:46
I think this is the start of something much more.. This line-up, the original line-up.. for the first 3 albums.. smell a 'further' trilogy somewhere.. what about the others??

Can anyone imagine how long Robert may have been thinking of this prior to announcement?   :shock:

This has been awhile in the planning.. reunion .. history.. New release DVD.. Testing the waters.. reaction..  ;)

I'm feeting pretty excited ( quietly)

:smth026 

scatcat
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on May 17, 2011, 02:26:34
Well, with QPR winning the Championship and being promoted to the EPL for the first time in over a decade, Robert has a lot to celebrate  ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 19, 2011, 00:19:49
Quote from: scatcat on May 16, 2011, 17:04:46
I think this is the start of something much more. This line-up, the original line-up.. for the first 3 albums.. smell a 'further' trilogy somewhere.. what about the others??
Can anyone imagine how long Robert may have been thinking of this prior to announcement?

Tolhurst suggested Robert some months ago to do a reunion for the Faith Anniversary this year. This is now happening with the Sydney shows but I don't see it happening again somewhere else (I really hope to be wrong!). However, maybe Robert likes the shows so much that in the end he might want to repeat them? The fact to sell out both concerts in 5 minutes is already a big motivation for the band. When was the last time they sell out a gig in such a short period of time?

I don't know if "Reflections Part 2" would run in Europe, but maybe in South America? If this happen, however, I don't know if such shows are convenient for the South American audience (I don't include here the hard-die fans like us), because we saw The Cure only twice (1987 and 1996) and for this reason, I suposse many people is expecting the band to play hits as "Just Like Heaven", "Why Can't I Be You", "Friday I'm In Love", In Between Days" instead "Subway Song", "A Reflection" or "Doubt". Of course the story would be different in Europe, they have played here more than a thousand times :P
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on May 19, 2011, 00:34:43
So I wonder if the encore(s) will be period ones or unrelated ones like the Trilogy ones?

I'm hoping the encore will be non album singles and their b-sides or just the b-sides for album singles like Primary...


Killing An Arab
10:15 Saturday Night

Boys Don't Cry
Plastic Passion
Pillbox Tales
Do The Hansa

Jumping Someone Else's Train
I'm Cold

Another Journey By Train
Descent

Charlotte Sometimes
Splintered In Her Head
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 19, 2011, 00:43:03
A ticket for sell in Ebay. The starting bid price is similar to the original price. Just in case:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-CURE-Reflections-Ticket-01-06-11-VIVID-Sydney-/260786291545?pt=AU_Tickets&hash=item3cb8130359 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-CURE-Reflections-Ticket-01-06-11-VIVID-Sydney-/260786291545?pt=AU_Tickets&hash=item3cb8130359)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 19, 2011, 01:03:42
Quote from: nausearockpig on May 19, 2011, 00:34:43
Another Journey By Train
Descent

THAT would be awesome :shock:
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 19, 2011, 04:20:05

It is so amazing to see the list of such encore.

The Cure 3rd Single, Jumping Someone Else's Train with the B- Side, I'm Cold would be great for me!

Whatever it is, since All Cats Are Grey, The Drowning Man and Faith will be played..I don't need another encore..  ;)

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 19, 2011, 09:43:48
 :-D

Ello again all,
I was gonna find out just how many there are of us curefans.com ppl will be goin to the gigs re; a meet up?
If your keen let me know?!
Cheers Cherry :))
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 20, 2011, 10:38:02
I'll be there  :D  We'll be meeting sussex definately :smth023
Have to sort out a time to meet . Maybe in the afternoon ? We will be landing in Sydney mid Tuesday afternoon. I'm just too excited to think straight anymore.  Curefans t-shirt all nicely pressed
Cherry help me out here :smth100

Javier did you get tickets ?

Still thinking about my ultimate encore but I would love to hear Possession, never been played live & while many people think it should never have seen the light of day I just love it.

Ticketmaster tickets arrived today  . Now just waiting for the opera house ones.

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on May 20, 2011, 11:55:43
Heya, trying to procure tix to the second nights. We'll see how we go...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on May 20, 2011, 11:57:35
I just realized that I put 10:15 in my encore list and it's the first track on 3IB. Oops!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 20, 2011, 15:48:55
Quote from: nausearockpig on May 20, 2011, 11:55:43
Heya, trying to procure tix to the second nights. We'll see how we go...

hey Javier! luck with the tix !~ Not got mine yet from The Opera House..    :roll:

SSooooo buzzzed out.. can't even think of encores.. was at a local Italian Restaurant tonite 4tea.. They had a cd playing, Adele.. from Britain,( they got cd in Venice!), doing a VERY good cover, as I might say.. of Lovesong.. I know,   8)  .. not the same albums.. but JUST to hear that current performers paying tribute to The Cure.. and these young ones don't really understand..  :-D  .. anyway.. brought a huge smile to my face.. AND I remembered.. I AM GOING TO SEE THE CURE!!  Again and again..  :smth023

Billee... I'd rather hear Possession than Doin The Hansa!  :smth020

Btw Sussex.. I got 2 spare curefans t-shirts..  :)

Just about Mental As Anything here.. (  :smth023 )


Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 20, 2011, 20:43:06
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 19, 2011, 09:43:48
I was gonna find out just how many there are of us curefans.com ppl will be goin to the gigs re; a meet up?
cherry, in the first post of this topic (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney) I put a list of the people going to this concert :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 20, 2011, 20:57:36
Quote from: dsanchez on May 03, 2011, 21:11:09
Curefans.com members going to this concert:

~*CherryRed*~
billee
MicroGabs
scatcat
devoblue
Secrets
Sussex
kissingcrimson
bomber1978

Curefans.com members who may go:

DeanLovesTheCure
nausearockpig
WHY CAN'T  I BE YOUUUUU!!!! :smth050  :lol:
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 21, 2011, 05:09:44
Quote from: billee on May 20, 2011, 10:38:02
I'll be there  :D  We'll be meeting sussex definately :smth023


Yes.I'll be there for sure for The Cure and the meet up. To gather somewhere in SOH couple of hours before the show would be one of the option for the pre-show meet up, an we can take it from there for the post-show. I've never been there, maybe one of you guys can set the location, and everyone will try to find the spot.

Just my 2 cents.

Me neither can't focus at anything else right now. Another one week to go and I can't really wait!  :rocker

Quote from: scatcat on May 20, 2011, 15:48:55

Btw Sussex.. I got 2 spare curefans t-shirts..  :)

Just about Mental As Anything here.. (  :smth023 )


Thanks a lot scatcat ! You even have 2? :shock:



Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 21, 2011, 05:22:20
Quote from: nausearockpig on May 20, 2011, 11:55:43
Heya, trying to procure tix to the second nights. We'll see how we go...

Best of luck mate!

Quote from: Lady on May 20, 2011, 20:57:36
Quote from: dsanchez on May 03, 2011, 21:11:09
Curefans.com members going to this concert:

~*CherryRed*~
billee
MicroGabs
scatcat
devoblue
Secrets
Sussex
kissingcrimson
bomber1978

Curefans.com members who may go:

DeanLovesTheCure
nausearockpig
WHY CAN'T  I BE YOUUUUU!!!! :smth050  :lol:

Lady, who knows that The Cure will announce another gig in this near future. You should definitely go  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 21, 2011, 11:36:12
Quote from: Sussex on May 21, 2011, 05:22:20
Lady, who knows that The Cure will announce another gig in this near future. You should definitely go  :smth023
It's my biggest hope!!!!! :roll: ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 21, 2011, 13:07:28
Quote from: Lady on May 21, 2011, 11:36:12
Quote from: Sussex on May 21, 2011, 05:22:20
Lady, who knows that The Cure will announce another gig in this near future. You should definitely go  :smth023
It's my biggest hope!!!!! :roll: ;)
Mine too ;) But you can still go to Bestival ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 21, 2011, 21:43:06
Quote from: Lady on May 20, 2011, 20:57:36
WHY CAN'T  I BE YOUUUUU!!!! :smth050  :lol:

I would love to meet with you finally, my Lady..  :smth052

Yep sussex, I have 2 spare Curefan t-shirts! For you and ur special friend! No worries, luv!

.. We do have to meet at The SOH .. for catch-up,, photos.. pre-show. GOTTA BE IN THE DOORS BY 7PM!  .. so looking forward to meeting everyone.. I share so much with, and am so happy to be with all of you.. BUZZ.. still.. starting to get excited.. blabbing to everyone about The Cure.. Our Cure..  :smth023

If I don't shut-up.. I will have no voice left to call out "Robert"!! nor sing along for 3and 1/2 hours!

Tastes Like Heaven..







Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 21, 2011, 21:45:59
Quote from: scatcat on May 21, 2011, 21:43:06
Quote from: Lady on May 20, 2011, 20:57:36
WHY CAN'T  I BE YOUUUUU!!!! :smth050  :lol:

I would love to meet with you finally, my Lady..  :smth052
I'd love it too!!! :smth058
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 22, 2011, 11:12:34
 :D
Just a couple that I'd be pleased to see in an encore as well as Possession of course

Like Cockatoos

Fear Of Ghosts


Concert number one 

Nine more sleeps to go

Concert number two  

Ten more sleeps to go

Not that I'm really sleeping anyway. Thank goodness for coffee  :smth023

xo



Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 22, 2011, 23:23:26
It seems that next week there will be some problems with the flights from Europe because of the ash cloud in Iceland... :?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 23, 2011, 05:19:01
Quote from: Lady on May 22, 2011, 23:23:26
It seems that next week there will be some problems with the flights from Europe because of the ash cloud in Iceland... :?

I heard the news this morning. My heart is trembling badly. Hope that this ash disruption will not give an impact to this legendary show.

Let's pray for people coming from Europe (including Bob & Co.) will have a smooth journey in anyway.

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 10:09:26
Quote from: Sussex on May 23, 2011, 05:19:01
Quote from: Lady on May 22, 2011, 23:23:26
It seems that next week there will be some problems with the flights from Europe because of the ash cloud in Iceland... :?

I heard the news this morning. My heart is trembling badly. Hope that this ash disruption will not give an impact to this legendary show.

Let's pray for people coming from Europe (including Bob & Co.) will have a smooth journey in anyway.

OOOHHH Bugger!

I do hope Bob & Co.   ;)  will be unaffected by this.. as well as any fans flying from Europe.. Hope it won't have a 'ripple' effect through to here !  :shock:

And.. Yes Sussex.. 2 t-shirts I have for you!   :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 23, 2011, 10:11:23
Quote from: Lady on May 22, 2011, 23:23:26
It seems that next week there will be some problems with the flights from Europe because of the ash cloud in Iceland... :?

again this? :?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 23, 2011, 10:51:36
Quote from: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 10:09:26
Let's pray for people coming from Europe (including Bob & Co.) will have a smooth journey in anyway.

I am sure they will fly to Australia early enough to avoid any inconvenience :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 23, 2011, 11:03:44
Quote from: dsanchez on May 23, 2011, 10:51:36

I am sure they will fly to Australia early enough to avoid any inconvenience :smth023

Phewww.. ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 23, 2011, 11:12:27
Mkay meet up.
How do all that can go feel about meeting up on the steps of the Opera House before the gig then? Seems the easiest way to do it I reckon.. we can do a photo op. & gasbag etc.. then go in for the show.

I get into Sydney around 2pmish on the 31st.. and will meet billee/kissing and scatcat in the Airport somewhere (not sure where as yet.. prob just text you girls when I land and find a spot to wait for you!). I'd like to head for my hotel after I find the girls and get sorted... so me thinks as the show starts at wot 7pm is it?... maybe if we say find each other on the steps around 5.30pm to 6pm??? Thoughts ppls???

Another option is to all meet in the airport, but then everyones flights are different and we all want to get to our hotels and stuff... mmmmm.... nah thats porb not a good idea after all hehehe.

btw, If you look for a woman with bright magenta coloured hair all stuck up and poofy, that'll be moi  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 23, 2011, 11:15:17
Quote from: dsanchez on May 23, 2011, 10:51:36
Quote from: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 10:09:26
Let's pray for people coming from Europe (including Bob & Co.) will have a smooth journey in anyway.

I am sure they will fly to Australia early enough to avoid any inconvenience :smth023

OMG I'm getting too old for this rollercoaster ride
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 23, 2011, 11:29:13
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 23, 2011, 11:12:27
Mkay meet up.
How do all that can go feel about meeting up on the steps of the Opera House before the gig then? Seems the easiest way to do it I reckon.. we can do a photo op. & gasbag etc.. then go in for the show.

I get into Sydney around 2pmish on the 31st.. and will meet billee/kissing and scatcat in the Airport somewhere (not sure where as yet.. prob just text you girls when I land and find a spot to wait for you!). I'd like to head for my hotel after I find the girls and get sorted... so me thinks as the show starts at wot 7pm is it?... maybe if we say find each other on the steps around 5.30pm to 6pm??? Thoughts ppls???

Another option is to all meet in the airport, but then everyones flights are different and we all want to get to our hotels and stuff... mmmmm.... nah thats porb not a good idea after all hehehe.

btw, If you look for a woman with bright magenta coloured hair all stuck up and poofy, that'll be moi  :smth023
Oi cherry. sounds good for the meet up. Scatcat & me fly in not long after you so the three of us can head to the hotel together. The show starts at 7pm SHARP   As I was told by the lady at the opera house if you're late you'll have to wait for an interval to get in so 5.30 - 6pm on the steps sounds pretty good. What does everyone think?  :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 23, 2011, 11:47:36
Quote from: billee on May 23, 2011, 11:29:13
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 23, 2011, 11:12:27
Mkay meet up.
How do all that can go feel about meeting up on the steps of the Opera House before the gig then? Seems the easiest way to do it I reckon.. we can do a photo op. null gasbag etc.. then go in for the show.

I get into Sydney around 2pmish on the 31st.. and will meet billee/kissing and scatcat in the Airport somewhere (not sure where as yet.. prob just text you girls when I land and find a spot to wait for you!). I'd like to head for my hotel after I find the girls and get sorted... so me thinks as the show starts at wot 7pm is it?... maybe if we say find each other on the steps around 5.30pm to 6pm??? Thoughts ppls???

Another option is to all meet in the airport, but then everyones flights are different and we all want to get to our hotels and stuff... mmmmm.... nah thats porb not a good idea after all hehehe.

btw, If you look for a woman with bright magenta coloured hair all stuck up and poofy, that'll be moi  :smth023
Oi cherry. sounds good for the meet up. Scatcat null me fly in not long after you so the three of us can head to the hotel together. The show starts at 7pm SHARP   As I was told by the lady at the opera house if you're late you'll have to wait for an interval to get in so 5.30 - 6pm on the steps sounds pretty good. What does everyone think?  :D

Loc -SOH Steps
Time - 5.30pm-6.00pm

Sounds fine to me. I'll be arriving a day earlier, and obviously I have to meet scatcat to collect my tix. Hehe.
We are seriously going to take the picture at the steps. Finally!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 23, 2011, 12:03:17
And they thought it was big when Oprah was at the opera house. Hmph!!!!!!!!! She's got nothing on us Curefans :smth041  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 23, 2011, 12:28:07
Quote from: billee on May 23, 2011, 12:03:17
And they thought it was big when Oprah was at the opera house. Hmph!!!!!!!!! She's got nothing on us Curefans :smth041  :smth023

Definitely nothing billee..
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 23, 2011, 13:43:00
Concert number one

Eight more sleeps to go

Concert number two 

Nine more sleeps to go

:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 15:26:28
 :-D  yes Sussex.. We are going to finally take a picture together at the steps of The Opera House!!

If all is fine with flights, me & Billee be arriving @ Sydney airport ( flying up Virgins! :) ) arriving 2.40 pm .. grab luggage.. meet up there, ?? or staight off to off to hotel.. GLAM UP ., then definately meet up at steps Before 6ish.. sounds puuurfect!

hey Cherry  :D bright magenta hey? Coool..  :smth023

Got my luggage.. looking at it.. oohh soo excited.. gotta still think what to wear!  :smth100

Not got tix yet.. hopefully 2moz Sussex..  :P

..I think I might be a bit too old for this excitment too Billee...  :shock:
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 15:28:12
Ohh.. BTW.. does anyone know if we will be checked for digital cameras? .. my phone noooo good to take anything worthwhile.. 4 rows from the front is too good to pass up for a snap!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 15:30:43
Quote from: billee on May 23, 2011, 12:03:17
And they thought it was big when Oprah was at the opera house. Hmph!!!!!!!!! She's got nothing on us Curefans :smth041  :smth023

Yep.  :-D      :smth035
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 23, 2011, 16:59:23
Quote from: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 15:26:28
:-D  yes Sussex.. We are going to finally take a picture together at the steps of The Opera House!!

If all is fine with flights, me & Billee be arriving @ Sydney airport ( flying up Virgins! :) ) arriving 2.40 pm .. grab luggage.. meet up there, ?? or staight off to off to hotel.. GLAM UP ., then definately meet up at steps Before 6ish.. sounds puuurfect!

Got my luggage.. looking at it.. oohh soo excited.. gotta still think what to wear!  :smth100

Not got tix yet.. hopefully 2moz Sussex..  :P


Yeahhh! Thanks much scatcat. Do let me know ya if the tix has been received.
Like wise, I'm in midst of packing up all the stuff for this trip..
And the excitement is enhancing!

7 days to go and drip drip drip drip drip drip drip..
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 24, 2011, 10:24:08
This time next week we'll all be "jumping like a jumping Jack"HOT HOT HOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 24, 2011, 11:28:27
Quote from: scatcat on May 23, 2011, 15:28:12
Ohh.. BTW.. does anyone know if we will be checked for digital cameras? .. my phone noooo good to take anything worthwhile.. 4 rows from the front is too good to pass up for a snap!

The SOH has said that you're allowed to have your camera on you in the concert hall, but you're 'not allowed to use them under any circumstances.' HA I say, I'll be taking sneaky shots left, right and centre!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 24, 2011, 11:37:55
have to be really careful but if there is no flash on the camera it might be hard to pinpoint who is taking the photo  :smth059
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 24, 2011, 11:57:36
There's a plan over at Cure Connections to sing Simon happy birthday when he walks out for the encore during the second gig. Anyone interested in joining in? The hope is that the more join in, the more likely it will be that the crowd will too! :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 24, 2011, 12:02:30
I'm sure everyone will join in
I just hope I don't get chucked out  MicroGabs cause I can't sing. Maybe I'd better supply earplugs for cherry kissy and scatcat  :smth043
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 24, 2011, 12:10:01
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 23, 2011, 11:12:27
Mkay meet up.
How do all that can go feel about meeting up on the steps of the Opera House before the gig then? Seems the easiest way to do it I reckon.. we can do a photo op. & gasbag etc.. then go in for the show.

I get into Sydney around 2pmish on the 31st.. and will meet billee/kissing and scatcat in the Airport somewhere (not sure where as yet.. prob just text you girls when I land and find a spot to wait for you!). I'd like to head for my hotel after I find the girls and get sorted... so me thinks as the show starts at wot 7pm is it?... maybe if we say find each other on the steps around 5.30pm to 6pm??? Thoughts ppls???

Another option is to all meet in the airport, but then everyones flights are different and we all want to get to our hotels and stuff... mmmmm.... nah thats porb not a good idea after all hehehe.

btw, If you look for a woman with bright magenta coloured hair all stuck up and poofy, that'll be moi  :smth023

Hope we get the chance to meet up MicroGabs as per cherry's post  :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 24, 2011, 12:22:09
Concert number one

Seven more sleeps to go

Concert number two

Eight more sleeps to go

:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 24, 2011, 14:10:01
Roger update in Twitter: "Anyone hears anything about the ash cloud please let me know. Like if your sisters a volcanologist or your brother a meteorologist #experts"

He seems worried about the volcano issue but reading the reports I wouldn't mind. As I see, this is nothing compared to what happened last year (that was really a nightmare). Below a very recent report about this:

"The absence of any volcanic ash in the atmosphere supports Ryanair's stated view that there is no safety threat to aircraft in this mythical 'red zone' (high ash zone)"

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/volcano-cloud-ryanair-test-flight-through-high-ash-zone-over-scotland-16003712.html (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/volcano-cloud-ryanair-test-flight-through-high-ash-zone-over-scotland-16003712.html)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 24, 2011, 14:11:30
Another encouraging news about this issue:

"The activity has reduced. It's much less strong than on the first day", on Saturday, Olof Baldursdottir, a spokeswoman for the agency, told AFP.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/iceland-volcano-eruption-slows/story-e6frfku0-1226062253409 (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/iceland-volcano-eruption-slows/story-e6frfku0-1226062253409)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 24, 2011, 21:05:12
Quote from: dsanchez on May 24, 2011, 14:10:01
Roger update in Twitter: "Anyone hears anything about the ash cloud please let me know. Like if your sisters a volcanologist or your brother a meteorologist #experts"
If they want, they can avoid every problem transfering the Reflections here in Europe.... England or France....they should just take the train!!! :lol:

I'm joking of course!!! ;) :P
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 24, 2011, 23:17:16
Quote from: Lady on May 24, 2011, 21:05:12
Quote from: dsanchez on May 24, 2011, 14:10:01
Roger update in Twitter: "Anyone hears anything about the ash cloud please let me know. Like if your sisters a volcanologist or your brother a meteorologist #experts"
If they want, they can avoid every problem transfering the Reflections here in Europe.... England or France....they should just take the train!!! :lol:

I'm joking of course!!! ;) :P
Another Journey By Train   Lady  :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 24, 2011, 23:26:29
Quote from: billee on May 24, 2011, 23:17:16
Quote from: Lady on May 24, 2011, 21:05:12
Quote from: dsanchez on May 24, 2011, 14:10:01
Roger update in Twitter: "Anyone hears anything about the ash cloud please let me know. Like if your sisters a volcanologist or your brother a meteorologist #experts"
If they want, they can avoid every problem transfering the Reflections here in Europe.... England or France....they should just take the train!!! :lol:

I'm joking of course!!! ;) :P
Another Journey By Train   Lady  :D
A prophetic title!!!! :smth023 :smth043
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 25, 2011, 02:13:23
Quote from: Lady on May 24, 2011, 21:05:12
Quote from: dsanchez on May 24, 2011, 14:10:01
Roger update in Twitter: "Anyone hears anything about the ash cloud please let me know. Like if your sisters a volcanologist or your brother a meteorologist #experts"
If they want, they can avoid every problem transfering the Reflections here in Europe.... England or France....they should just take the train!!! :lol:

I'm joking of course!!! ;) :P

'To wish impossible thing' for me... :shock:
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 25, 2011, 05:57:12
Quote from: billee on May 24, 2011, 12:02:30
I'm sure everyone will join in
I just hope I don't get chucked out  MicroGabs cause I can't sing. Maybe I'd better supply earplugs for cherry kissy and scatcat  :smth043

Don't worry love.. bit deaf in one ear..  :smth020 

No tickets today.. getting friggin nervous.. rang SOH, they are 'in transit'  :evil:

ho-hum
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 25, 2011, 09:35:51
Yep scatcat it's "Torture" waiting for them to arrive.
Now I'm just being silly . The excitement is getting to me sorry  :smth026
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 25, 2011, 10:47:03
hahahahah swweeeeetttt... I can't wait.. no seriously I can't! I can't sleep and I lost my appetite.. OMG I'm off to see The Cure in like less than a week WOOOOOOHOOOOO...
ok, I've calmed down now...
Well seems like the time frame of 5.30pm - 6pm suits most for meeting up... Just remember to look for the chick with magneta-ish (its slightly faded now damn semi perm colours lol) coloured hair! I reckoj I might have me curefans.com tee on as well.

WOOHOOO PEOPLE...

and I WILL be taking me camera and I WILL be taking photos so there.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 25, 2011, 11:19:53
hehehe whaT are you so excited about ??????? That's what my kids keep saying cheeky devils they are, although they are excited about it too. Cos then their ratbag mum will settle down.  Can't stop thinking about what we'll be doing this time next week  :D
It'll be " Just Like Heaven" :smth043
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 25, 2011, 11:37:51
 :-D  u2 are FUNNY! 
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 25, 2011, 10:47:03
Quote from: billee on May 25, 2011, 11:19:53
hehehe whaT are you so excited about ??????? That's what my kids keep saying cheeky devils they are, although they are excited about it too. Cos then their ratbag mum will settle down.  Can't stop thinking about what we'll be doing this time next week  :D
It'll be " Just Like Heaven" :smth043
ok, I've calmed down now...
Well seems like the time frame of 5.30pm - 6pm suits most for meeting up... Just remember to look for the chick with magneta-ish (its slightly faded now damn semi perm colours lol) coloured hair! I reckoj I might have me curefans.com tee on as well.

WOOHOOO PEOPLE...

and I WILL be taking me camera and I WILL be taking photos so there.

I'll hide my camera somewhere..  :roll: 

sooo excitement here!   :smth040

Can't wait to meet up! It's gonna be HOT HOT HOT!   :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 25, 2011, 12:03:36
Ok I just had a thought, thanks Lara for jogging my memory with Hot Hot Hot. You know at the start of the song when Robert sings in that high voice ????????  welllll  maybe The Cure could do Hot Hot Hot as part of an encore with Robert singing in his opera voice at the Opera House ??????

You know I won't stop til you tell me to  :smth043
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 25, 2011, 12:23:26
Concert number one

Six more sleeps to go

Concert number two

Seven more sleeps to go

:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 25, 2011, 14:09:09


Quote from: billee on May 25, 2011, 12:23:26
Concert number one

Six more sleeps to go

Concert number two

Seven more sleeps to go

:D

Keep counting luv! Can't wait to see the end of this counting..  8)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 25, 2011, 16:09:35
 :!:  I can't sleep!  Great to chat Sussex!   :smth023   

A  Dream becoming a reality..  4 more sleeps to go till we fly up, up and away to SOH!

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 25, 2011, 18:49:17
Quote from: scatcat on May 25, 2011, 16:09:35
:!:  I can't sleep!  Great to chat Sussex!   :smth023   

A  Dream becoming a reality..  4 more sleeps to go till we fly up, up and away to SOH!

Pleasure scatcat.

Oh I can't wait to listen to 'In Your House'. Been scrobbling  for hundreds of times already. Simply phenomenal.  :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 26, 2011, 01:29:22
SOH tickets arrived yesterday, ticketmaster last week.  Going to both shows and can't wait.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 26, 2011, 06:46:33
Dad rang me yesterday to say our tickets arrived for the 1st :'D SO EXCITED! Going home tomorrow to see them in the flesh and finish my iron-on transfer HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON t-shirt. I can barely stand the wait!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 26, 2011, 06:47:46
 :smth031   TICKETS ARRIVED!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 26, 2011, 06:53:19
Quote from: scatcat on May 26, 2011, 06:47:46
:smth031   TICKETS ARRIVED!!


Fantastic!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 26, 2011, 07:03:18
Quote from: MicroGabs on May 26, 2011, 06:46:33
Going home tomorrow to see them in the flesh and finish my iron-on transfer HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON t-shirt.


You're sooo in luv with Simon! 8)

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 26, 2011, 07:07:16
 :-D Very happy. it's all getting real ...

Sussex they belong to you! They are soooo pretty!  :smth023

MicroGabs... I was thinking about a t-shirt... There is a fan on this site called iwannashagsimon...  ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 26, 2011, 07:24:01
Quote from: Sussex on May 26, 2011, 07:03:18
You're sooo in luv with Simon! 8)
He's just so gorgeous! *swoons*

Quote from: scatcat on May 26, 2011, 07:07:16
MicroGabs... I was thinking about a t-shirt... There is a fan on this site called iwannashagsimon...  ;)

The t-shirt making is great - $20 all up for two white t-shirts AND the transfer paper. Thank you eBay! Hahaha, that's a username that represents the feelings of 99% of The Cure's female fans ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 26, 2011, 09:22:44
Quote from: scatcat on May 26, 2011, 07:07:16
Sussex they belong to you! They are soooo pretty!  :smth023

can you attach a scan? so curious!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 26, 2011, 13:08:00
Tix from the Opera house got here today too   .... Very relieved I must say. Was at work my son text msg me to let me know so I made him open the envelope & send me a pic of a ticket. Bit sad eh? Still it's lowered the stress levels just a bit.  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 26, 2011, 14:05:58
To all of you who can't be at the Opera House for the shows we'll be taking you all along in our hearts  :smth049  :smth054
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 26, 2011, 14:07:52
Quote from: billee on May 26, 2011, 14:05:58
To all of you who can't be at the Opera House for the shows we'll be taking you all along in our hearts 

:rocker
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 26, 2011, 14:10:07
Looks like the boys are going to catch the plane to Australia either tonight or tomorrow :smth023

RogerODonnell's Twitter: "Im half packed... Trying to decide what to wear on the bloody plane! Although they do give you pyjamas"
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 26, 2011, 14:22:04
 :smth023

Absolutely fantastic David.
:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 26, 2011, 15:28:45
Concert number one

Five more sleeps to go

Concert number two

Six more sleeps to go

:D

Nigh Nighs everyone. Tomorrow it's "Friday I'm In Love "

:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 26, 2011, 15:30:18
Quote from: dsanchez on May 26, 2011, 14:10:07
Looks like the boys are going to catch the plane to Australia either tonight or tomorrow :smth023

RogerODonnell's Twitter: "Im half packed... Trying to decide what to wear on the bloody plane! Although they do give you pyjamas"

Nice to know that they'll be departing. Safe journey guys!

2 more working days, and I'm flying up!

Yes billee..we'll be taking all of 'em in our heart for sure. Cause they will bring 'ours' @ Bestival..and South America maybe..

Lots of hope!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: The Loudest Cure on May 26, 2011, 15:41:06

:)

To all the lucky people who make these shows, have a great trip and two fantastics shows!  :smth041

Remember to tell us everything! ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 26, 2011, 20:47:26
Enjoy the shows guys :rocker I shall be there with my thoughts ...

Please try to let us know as much as you can, we all like to know ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: DeanLovesTheCure on May 27, 2011, 00:34:48
Ok....so here's the deal boys an girls....I got a ticket.

Sorry let me repeat that more clearly: I GOT A FRIKKIN TICKET!!!!

I had an ad on gumtree and got a few responses but all of them were for thousands of dollars until a girl named Kelly McDonnell came along and now (after only paying $250...and to be frank I had been prepared to pay up to 500) I'm going to the May 31st show!!!!

I dont have a curefans shirt so not sure if I can be in your Opera House steps picture, but I'd definitely love to meet u all for the meet-up, so is that cool? (tho...is the 5:30-6pm meet-up on the first night or the second??)

So happy!  :D :D :D (tbh somehow deep down I always kept the hope that i would be going :)

4 sleeps!

and I could not agree with the following more: "To all of you who can't be at the Opera House for the shows we'll be taking you all along in our hearts"
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 27, 2011, 03:37:01
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 27, 2011, 00:34:48
Sorry let me repeat that more clearly: I GOT A FRIKKIN TICKET!!!!
Awesome! :smth023

Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 27, 2011, 00:34:48
I dont have a curefans shirt so not sure if I can be in your Opera House steps picture
of course you can, with or without curefans.com shirt, but if you want one, just check this:

http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney/msg72972/#msg72972 (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney/msg72972/#msg72972)

Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 27, 2011, 00:34:48
but I'd definitely love to meet u all for the meet-up, so is that cool? (tho...is the 5:30-6pm meet-up on the first night or the second??)
yeah, I think this is the approx. time. Cherry, can you confirm this?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 27, 2011, 06:55:08
Hi Dean
great news that you got a ticket  :D
Would love to meet you on the opera house steps on 31st. We may even do an encore on 1st LOL
So excitement !!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 27, 2011, 12:05:34
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 27, 2011, 00:34:48
Ok....so here's the deal boys an girls....I got a ticket.

So happy!  :D :D :D (tbh somehow deep down I always kept the hope that i would be going :)


Perfect! See you there Dean
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 27, 2011, 13:04:43
concert number 1
4 sleeps to go
concert number2
5 sleeps to go
:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: The Loudest Cure on May 27, 2011, 15:03:16
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 27, 2011, 00:34:48
Ok....so here's the deal boys an girls....I got a ticket.

Sorry let me repeat that more clearly: I GOT A FRIKKIN TICKET!!!!

I had an ad on gumtree and got a few responses but all of them were for thousands of dollars until a girl named Kelly McDonnell came along and now (after only paying $250...and to be frank I had been prepared to pay up to 500) I'm going to the May 31st show!!!!

I dont have a curefans shirt so not sure if I can be in your Opera House steps picture, but I'd definitely love to meet u all for the meet-up, so is that cool? (tho...is the 5:30-6pm meet-up on the first night or the second??)

So happy!  :D :D :D (tbh somehow deep down I always kept the hope that i would be going :)

4 sleeps!

and I could not agree with the following more: "To all of you who can't be at the Opera House for the shows we'll be taking you all along in our hearts"

:smth023

Very happy for you! have a fantastic moments!!!

:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 27, 2011, 15:31:33
Just a few days left. This must be one of the greatest venues The Cure have ever played in. Isn't?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Sydney_Opera_House_-_Inside_2.jpg)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: The Loudest Cure on May 27, 2011, 16:32:20
Quote from: dsanchez on May 27, 2011, 15:31:33
Just a few days left. This must be one of the greatest venues The Cure have ever played in. Isn't?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House)


:smth039

they never played at SOH...C'est une premiere!!!  ;)

:smth041
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Ulrich on May 28, 2011, 11:45:21
According to report at COF, the band have arrived in Australia!
Short video of Robert at the airport:
28MAY11, RS @ Sydney Airport.MPG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PsAVkm1ANw#)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 28, 2011, 13:54:36
concert number 1
3 more sleeps
concert number 2
4 more sleeps

:D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 28, 2011, 14:16:50
Quote from: scatcat on May 26, 2011, 06:47:46
:smth031   TICKETS ARRIVED!!
:smth041
I'm very happy for you my dear!!!! :D
And now enjoy the live show....still few days to go, come on!!! ;)


Wow the video at the airport is great!!! :D  What a beautiful sensation seeing Bob again!!! He seems to be in good form!!! :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 28, 2011, 17:30:22
So.. what's the final tally of curefans going to the concerts? David..  :smth100
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 28, 2011, 17:33:53
End of working days. One more night before departing to Australia. Hope that everything will be smooth. The Cure is in Sydney already, what a relieved!

The party just get better and better!

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 28, 2011, 19:28:10
Quote from: scatcat on May 28, 2011, 17:30:22
So.. what's the final tally of curefans going to the concerts? David..  :smth100

here scatcat ==> http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/ (http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: DeanLovesTheCure on May 29, 2011, 00:39:55
Hey gang, I'm not sure if this has been discussed yet, but will they be playing songs of the 'Boys Don't Cry" album version, for example, 'Boys Don't Cry'?

My all-time favourite Cure record is Disintegration, but my all-time fave Cure song (which is saying a LOT, as there are *soooo* many vying for that top spot :) is Boys Don't Cry....

I hope at least it gets into the encore :)

P.S. I still can't quite believe I got a ticket and am going!
P.P.S. Thanks for the lovely words everyone, look forward to meeting you all Tuesday 5:30-6 :-D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 29, 2011, 01:12:25
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 29, 2011, 00:39:55
but will they be playing songs of the 'Boys Don't Cry" album version, for example, 'Boys Don't Cry'?

Well, BDC is not included in "Three Imaginary Boys" (except for the US version of the album named "Boys Don't Cry") so if they play only their three first albums as stated in the program, this song won't be played.

However, as in the "Trilogy" concerts, the band is likely to play extra songs, so maybe BDC will be played there. We will know it in two days ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 29, 2011, 04:46:46
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on May 27, 2011, 00:34:48
Ok....so here's the deal boys an girls....I got a ticket.

Sorry let me repeat that more clearly: I GOT A FRIKKIN TICKET!!!!

I had an ad on gumtree and got a few responses but all of them were for thousands of dollars until a girl named Kelly McDonnell came along and now (after only paying $250...and to be frank I had been prepared to pay up to 500) I'm going to the May 31st show!!!!

I dont have a curefans shirt so not sure if I can be in your Opera House steps picture, but I'd definitely love to meet u all for the meet-up, so is that cool? (tho...is the 5:30-6pm meet-up on the first night or the second??)

So happy!  :D :D :D (tbh somehow deep down I always kept the hope that i would be going :)

4 sleeps!

and I could not agree with the following more: "To all of you who can't be at the Opera House for the shows we'll be taking you all along in our hearts"


Mkay Chaps/Chapettes... re: the meet up. I reckon we can do both nights... I see no reason why not! So Both nights, I will be on the Opera House Steps, 5.30pm - 6pm.   :smth023
It matters not a jot if people have a curefans.com tee, we're all kindred Cureites! I reckon time wise we take the photo around 6.30pm... As if I understand it right, they will not let late comers in until the intermission or summit?! And we don't want to miss a single second huh.

This is gonna blow my mind, and I will cry at some point to during the shows... (I always do ;p ) For those that have missed out, I feel your pain. But take this with you, your gonna get to see it on DVD eventually... always find a positive!

Also, I am totally crap with names... So if you do meet me, please don't be offended if I don't 'get' who you are in the forum ;p

Is anyone taking their laptop with them? So posts can be done asap for those that want to know what went on? I'm thinking of taking mine, but then I only have a 10kg luggage allowance, not much for this girl and her wardrobe!! So I may have to leave mine at home...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on May 29, 2011, 11:02:02
Anyone familiar with the Opera House as far as autograph hunting? Is it even possible at that venue or is the entrance for acts underground or something?  I know at the Entertainment Centre if you hung out the back you could get lucky with an autograph.

BTW Dean, I've been wondering the same thing regarding track listing. I expect it will be the TIB tracklist verbatim...which would mean missing some great early songs (hey Charlotte Sometimes misses out too...). They way the band ripped through the early stuff in the Dream Tour encores, that first set could be gone in 35 mins....time for a few extra songs?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 29, 2011, 13:17:28
Concert number one
2 more sleeps
Concert number two
3 more sleeps

:smth051 :smth055 :smth041

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on May 29, 2011, 14:19:15

Just to inform everyone, I'm at the airport already, all set and ready to go. (Thou my flight is only 2 hours fr now). Haha..can't really cope with the eagerness!

Will be flying up to Melbourne and gonna arrived there tomorrow morning. Up to Sydney in the afternoon and I'm all ready to rock the SOH.

Really think that I can't update through the net cause I don't bring my lappy along. Will find another way in doing it.

Wish everyone a safe journey and for those who aren't going, I'll send your regards to them..by screaming! :smth023




Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 29, 2011, 14:39:51
Have a safe flight, enjoy the time and take cure!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 29, 2011, 15:04:02
Update from Roger: The band will leave Australia on Thursday.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 29, 2011, 18:27:20
Did you know? The last time Laurence played with the band was on December 9, 1987 (almost 24 years ago) in London during the Kissing Tour. The last concert with Roger took place on November 19, 2004 in Lyon.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 29, 2011, 20:23:06
Interesting article from The Sydney Morning Herald about how Robert was approached by the promoter to do the shows:

QuoteThe Cure's inclusion on the Vivid Live line-up, which Pav has pulled together in just four months, came about through his work with Modular. Pav approached Robert Smith to ask if he would sing on an album track for Modular band Canyons. With the communication lines flowing, by the time he was asked to curate Vivid, Pav reasoned that it would be ''foolish'' not to ask one of his ''all-time favourites'' if they'd like to take part

He recalls the conversation: ''Robert said, 'Your email has piqued my interest, Stephen. It's in fact the 30th anniversary of the Faith album and we've always wanted to do a special show to celebrate it and perhaps do it with an orchestra.''' Subsequent emails led to Smith suggesting they also play the album released the year before Faith, 1980's Seventeen Seconds. ''Then he came back a third time and said, 'If we're going to do those two albums, we should really contextualise it and play [1979's] Three Imaginary Boys and do the first trilogy.'''

Playing in the Opera House and presenting the show ''in such an iconic space'' appealed to Smith, Pav says. Not to mention simply coming to Australia; this will be the Australia-loving Smith's seventh tour here.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/sticky-carpet--cure-the-icing-on-vivid-cake-20110526-1f4tr.html#ixzz1Nlbzv1FT (http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/sticky-carpet--cure-the-icing-on-vivid-cake-20110526-1f4tr.html#ixzz1Nlbzv1FT)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 29, 2011, 21:24:47

"To all of you who can't be at the Opera House for the shows we'll be taking you all along in our hearts"
(Quote from CherryRed) sorry can't quote perfect with my iPad ;)

That 's sweet :) I wish all off you a safe trip and a memorial, perfect and magic moment out there !
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 29, 2011, 22:50:25
Quote from: Sussex on May 29, 2011, 14:19:15

Wish everyone a safe journey and for those who aren't going, I'll send your regards to them..by screaming! :smth023

Great sussex, loud enough ha, remember it shall be on DVD  :D Enjoy the concert :rocker
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: brett05 on May 30, 2011, 03:03:48
Hi everyone,
I've been a cure fan for over 25 years now and I am so happy that I managed to score a ticket to Tuesdays show. I'm flying in from Brisbane tomorrow..... I can hardly wait!!!
Cheers, Brett
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 30, 2011, 05:01:54
Quote from: dsanchez on May 28, 2011, 19:28:10
Quote from: scatcat on May 28, 2011, 17:30:22
So.. what's the final tally of curefans going to the concerts? David..  :smth100

here scatcat ==> http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/ (http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/)

sweet.. thanks david!  :-D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 30, 2011, 05:05:41
Quote from ~*CherryRed*~ " Also, I am totally crap with names... So if you do meet me, please don't be offended if I don't 'get' who you are in the forum ;p "

Babe, I am the same..  :smth023

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 30, 2011, 05:29:16
Here is an email I received form SOH just a few minutes ago


Dear Cure fan,



Thank you for buying tickets to The Cure: Reflections.



This is a courtesy email to provide you with essential details about attending this unique event.



·         There is no support act scheduled for this event and all ticket holders should be seated before 7:00pm.

·         Latecomers may only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance, which may be during interval.

·         Customers who elected to collect their tickets from the box office prior to the performance are advised to arrive at least 30-60 minutes prior to the commencement time and are reminded to bring photographic identification and the credit card used to make the purchase along with the order number and confirmation details.

·         Please note these shows are being recorded for broadcast and distribution.  A number of cameras will be present in the Concert Hall, capturing sweeping shots of the audience. In consideration of this, we ask that you stay in the theatre while The Cure is performing (and until the full concert is complete) to ensure no significant gaps in the venue. Thank you in advance for your understanding and for making this an amazing event.

·         Duration: 180 minutes, including the two 20 minute intervals.



About the Show:



The Cure will be performing their first three albums live, in their entirety, exclusively for Vivid LIVE.

Three Imaginary Boys (1979)
The Cure Trio: Robert Smith (voice & guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums)
INTERVAL
Seventeen Seconds (1980)
The Cure Quartet: Robert Smith (voice & guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys)
INTERVAL
Faith (1981)
The Cure Quintent: Robert Smith (voice & guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys & percussion), Laurence Tolhurst (keys & percussion)





Before or after your show head down to the Vivid LIVE Sony Lounge in the Western foyers.  Sydney's newest pop up bar has been designed specifically for Vivid LIVE and features a roster of DJs chosen by curator Stephen Pavlovic.  Open 6:00pm til late.



We wish you all a wonderful experience at this highly anticipated event.  Should you have any queries, please contact us on +61 2 9250 7777.



Kind regards



Sydney Opera House


:D :D
Concert number one
one sleep to go
Concert number two
two sleeps to go


Can't believe this time tomorrow I'll be on a plane :smth031


Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 30, 2011, 11:08:12
*shiver and shakes with excitement*
That thingy from the Opera House made me all squishy lol... It really is happening. I'm still kinda dazed you no, even tho I get on a flight in what? 15 hours or so hahahaha. Cheers billee for posting that!!

I repacked as well, as I have been told Sydney is FREEZING at the moment!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 30, 2011, 11:13:20
 :!:  just heard that Sydney Airport was shut down today in the afternoon.. because of RAIN!  F*Buck-it!
:smth011
Who says that it rains more in Melbourne???

I hope all is right for the morning... we might have to parachute into the SOH!

Pray it stops!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on May 30, 2011, 11:19:04
ok well I'm a basket case ( but I was already) . Things will be ok tomorrow I'm sure. It's going to be a long night thats for sure. Now to finally start packing. 
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 30, 2011, 13:19:43
Rehearsals @ SOH if it hasn't been posted somewhere already! :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 30, 2011, 13:31:29
Awesome picture! thanks a lot! great to see the boys again :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 30, 2011, 13:41:25
Quote from: brett05 on May 30, 2011, 03:03:48
I've been a cure fan for over 25 years now and I am so happy that I managed to score a ticket to Tuesdays show. I'm flying in from Brisbane tomorrow..... I can hardly wait!!!

Hello Brett!

Welcome to Curefans.com! Wish you a great time tomorrow! And hope you can manage to meet the other members of the forum who are going there (there is a meeting scheduled at 17h30 on the steps of the SOH). Cheers!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on May 30, 2011, 13:53:09
Thanks for that post MicroGabs!   :smth023

Hey, considering you got front row seats ... I bags you to try and get the setlist!!  ;)

Not long to go now, me and Billee fly out earlier tomorrow.. be in Sydney before 8am..  :D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 30, 2011, 13:54:29
Quote from: scatcat on May 30, 2011, 13:53:09
Not long to go now, me and Billee fly out earlier tomorrow.. be in Sydney before 8am..  :D

Have a safe flight scatcat and enjoy! :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on May 30, 2011, 14:18:35
Quote from: scatcat on May 30, 2011, 13:53:09
Thanks for that post MicroGabs!   :smth023
Hey, considering you got front row seats ... I bags you to try and get the setlist!!  ;)

I'll certainly be trying! Setlists are one of my great loves.

I'm hoping the weather won't impede on my travel - we're not flying out until 3.15pm on Wednesday... :/
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 30, 2011, 16:58:55
Thank you for posting this picture here !!!!

It's great to see THE CURE on stage !!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Virpi on May 30, 2011, 17:17:39
Thank you for the picture.  :smth060  Does anyone have more?  :smth059
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: The Loudest Cure on May 30, 2011, 17:45:56
 :smth020

Thanx sooo much for the pic!!!! (http://r26.imgfast.net/users/2614/16/37/40/smiles/580759.gif)


:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 30, 2011, 19:06:51
Quote from: MicroGabs on May 30, 2011, 13:19:43
Rehearsals @ SOH if it hasn't been posted somewhere already! :)

Thanks MicroGabs for this picture! It feels so good to see them! :smth049 Enjoy The show :rocker
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 30, 2011, 19:12:10
Quote from: brett05 on May 30, 2011, 03:03:48
Hi everyone,
I've been a cure fan for over 25 years now and I am so happy that I managed to score a ticket to Tuesdays show. I'm flying in from Brisbane tomorrow..... I can hardly wait!!!
Cheers, Brett

Hey brett05!
Nice to see you here  :smth006
Lucky you, enjoy the show.
And let us all know how it was.

Cheers,
Trust...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 09:14:31
At the SOH with less than 2 hours to go.  Not bouncing yet.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 09:15:02
The Cure sound checking in the Concert Hall (Source: SOH)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 09:23:14
Quote from: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 09:14:31
At the SOH with less than 2 hours to go.  Not bouncing yet.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 10:24:09
The show start at 19h ???  ..... 30 min !!!!   :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 10:29:42
Quote from: Tof on May 31, 2011, 10:24:09
The show start at 19h ???  ..... 30 min !!!!   :smth020

ouais! :rocker
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 10:33:03
Inside, not seated yet. It's hot In here and there is no cure merch.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 10:34:18
Quote from: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 10:33:03
Inside, not seated yet. It's hot In here and there is no cure merch.


:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 10:43:57
Quote from: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 10:33:03
Inside, not seated yet. It's hot In here and there is no cure merch.

So jealous ...  :( I wish I was there ...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 10:51:02
Quote from: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 09:15:02
The Cure sound checking in the Concert Hall (Source: SOH)

Thanks David  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 11:19:15
no live report from curefans members ....

10:15 saturday night, accuracy ...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 11:23:19
hey Tof, we all know what they are going to play on Three Imaginary Boys, Faith and 17 Seconds :)

Anyway, feel free to update the first post of this topic to edit the setlist:

http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/ (http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 11:26:22
Quote from: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 11:23:19
hey Tof, we all know what they are going to play on Three Imaginary Boys, Faith and 17 Seconds :)

:roll:   ....  so some pics report  :lol:
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 11:31:19
Quote from: Tof on May 31, 2011, 11:26:22
:roll:   ....  so some pics report  :lol:

couple of pics before the show here http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/ (http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/)

will be updating as they arrive :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 11:35:59
Nice pics from the soundcheck ...

http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-house (http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-house)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 11:45:15
Those are really beautiful. Merci Tof!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 11:51:09
Quote from: Tof on May 31, 2011, 11:35:59
Nice pics from the soundcheck ...

http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-house (http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-house)

Merci Tof  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 12:00:26
No reception inside.
No weedy burton
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 13:17:01
From Olivier on COF Thanks to Oliver and COF  :smth023

From Olivier: "Took a sneak peek at the encores on a computer monitor, it's gonna be AMAZING!!!"
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 13:26:52
Beautiful picture here:

http://naxaf.com/post/6034144356/robert-smith-of-the-cure-performs-on-stage-during (http://naxaf.com/post/6034144356/robert-smith-of-the-cure-performs-on-stage-during)

Thanks to ... I don't know Twitter :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 13:34:27
More pics here (http://www.gettyimages.fr/Search/Search.aspx?query=z.i.H4sIAAAAAAAEAOy9B2AcSZYlJi9tynt_SvVK1-B0oQiAYBMk2JBAEOzBiM3mkuwdaUcjKasqgcplVmVdZhZAzO2dvPfee--999577733ujudTif33_8_XGZkAWz2zkrayZ4hgKrIHz9-fB8_In6t8_rX-DV-jd_j1z1bZBf5r0m_Pqb__wbtPE-n6zr_NUf46Nf4dX6NG55f0_xM6qpqX2Z1tmh-bf3s18L_d3fw6-9u2v9m-Oc3pv__eu9eXzen7wyMX9P7m9_Nzs2vv6b-DnC_dnY-tV36f6DPX3OHe1y07k33-69DjUv7hf0L7_269Ee9sGDDP399fLSLv349_nxiYXT-5tfOQyj2T4ayY6Gcd6C4v_m1OoRi_2QoexZK3YHi_ibK5OYl_oPJ82somXbx6W9ovsZkMG2JJvnKfPprBn_92vmksd-YP5jYucPB-_3Xyl1z7_dfu1mt7Of4w-D4W9kXL6fuRff7r1PVHqvYv_irSe5_Zf7C82vPrpbm91_T_AGO_nWatTee4K9fO88cBv4f9PvK_8L-8es2AbTwz1_73bPnjl_pD_tFVnu4eX_8Rs20WuVP1stZ6REx-NQA_HHAebBzH7__OsRDa9s8-OvXmdfyh1AIfxkIH9P_f60HDIC4xMmN_8ev9yK_ypv2_wkAAP__wBIhhy8EAAA.&sx=AllEditorial) .....
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 14:00:49
thanks Tof!

the first encore is World War, I'm Cold, Plastic Passion :o
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 14:11:21
Most Online Ever: 554 !!!!  :o
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 14:12:35
Trust..., dsanchez, pandoraspocks, u-a-b-f, jakso, disintegration, devoblue, mxsmith, cure89, Lady, Druide, OLD SENIORHAND, pedrin17 and 186 Guests are viewing this topic :o
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 14:18:13
Quote from: dsanchez on May 03, 2011, 21:11:09
Descent
Splintered in Her Head

Oo :o

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 14:22:44
Charlotte Sometimes  :smth091 I want that DVDDDDDDDDDDD
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 14:22:49
Incredible show    :o
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 14:24:46
They have to do this show somewhere else. This was epic, amazing, incredible. No words for this...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 14:33:59
3rd Encore :o
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 14:35:44
I want to go to sydney tomorrow !!!! 
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 14:50:14
Me too !!!! But I'm going nowhere ...  :(
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: jakso on May 31, 2011, 14:51:03
Quote from: Tof on May 31, 2011, 14:35:44
I want to go to sydney tomorrow !!!!

me too!!!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 14:53:02
thanks Tof, Trust, devoblue and all the people who were updating us through their accounts on Twitter.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: boneheadhaggar on May 31, 2011, 16:18:05
wow, what an amazing concert this must have been, so jealous I wasnt there, thanks to everyone for the updates throughout the show :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: The Loudest Cure on May 31, 2011, 16:53:05
 :)

Thanks a lot to everyone for sharing photos and links about this show ... you are the best!!!(http://r26.imgfast.net/users/2614/16/37/40/smiles/319748.gif)


(http://r26.imgfast.net/users/2614/16/37/40/smiles/580759.gif)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 17:09:22
Wow what a show!
Can hardly wait to hear and see this!

They played 44 songs  :rocker
The Cure is alive and kicking :rocker

I'm curious to see the reviews  :smth026
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 17:10:53
Quote from: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 14:53:02
thanks Tof, Trust, devoblue and all the people who were updating us through their accounts on Twitter.
With pleasure  ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 17:19:30
Quote from: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 17:09:22
The Cure is alive and kicking

where are those who said The Cure is dead?  :-D The band is better than ever :smth026
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 17:20:52
Quote from: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 17:09:22
I'm curious to see the reviews

already put some here (http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/). feel free to add more if you find others!

looking forward the impressions of Sussex, Cherry, scatcat, MicroGrabs, devoblue, DeanLovesCure, billee, etc! :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 17:29:49
Quote from: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 17:19:30
Quote from: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 17:09:22
The Cure is alive and kicking

where are those who said The Cure is dead?  :-D The band is better than ever :smth026

Here (http://curefans.com/cure-things/time-to-call-it-quits/msg70163/#msg70163)  ;)

The Cure IS and will ALWAYS be The Best Band In the World to me :rocker
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 18:36:00
Amazing!

I didn't film too much, just a few songs in the first two sets, all of faith, and all of the first two encores.  I'll put some of them up later.

But now I need to sleep, cos I'm going back for more tomorrow.  Maybe next time Robert will remember the words to lovecats.

edit:  Oh, and I found a good way to get a camera in is in a camera bag around your neck, that seems to work.  Time of start was 7:15, right on time for a cure concert.  All the hype about the doors being shut and people locked out was untrue as far as I could see, concert finished at 10:45.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on May 31, 2011, 18:46:36
DOUBT   http://youtu.be/7x92YKZUBkg (http://youtu.be/7x92YKZUBkg)

LOVECATS http://youtu.be/MLMiy62mDdw (http://youtu.be/MLMiy62mDdw) first part 2004 version and 2011 sydney

THREE http://youtu.be/MLGBl37m1Co (http://youtu.be/MLGBl37m1Co)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Druide on May 31, 2011, 18:54:55
The Cure, Sydney, splinthered in her head (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubckypBpxFE#ws) Splinthered in her head
The Cure, Sydney, descent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrTOOcdr5X8#ws) Descent

:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Druide on May 31, 2011, 19:01:22
The Cure, Sydney, hanging garden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lrj039TF4E#ws)

Hanging garden

:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 20:35:07
Thank you Tof and Druide, I am arranging these videos in a single playlist (check the first post of the topic)

I still can't believe they played Descent!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Virpi on May 31, 2011, 21:00:21
Thank you for the pictures  :smth060

and The Hanging Garden sounds great  :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 31, 2011, 21:01:36
I received the updates about the setlist by disintegration while I was at work....no words!!! We've been expecting something unbelieveable....and we had something unbelievable!!! :smth049 :smth049 :smth055

This show will become a legend! :roll:

Thanks for the pics!! :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Virpi on May 31, 2011, 21:24:45
I would like to thank all of you
This is really cool that all the world's Cure fans to share information with each other.
Special thanks to David about this forum.  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 21:44:24
Thanks Tof and Druide  :smth023 Let's hope the Australians get up early (it's now 05:45 am  :-D)
to put some more on YouTube  :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 21:47:56
Subway Song

Cure Subway Song - Robert Smith Closeup (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jchQYrHtzL4#)

With Harmonica :o
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 21:53:30
Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7auontXP9N8#ws)

:smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 23:00:05
Thanks Trust, you found my first upload of Subway Song (I went to be before it finished)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 23:01:46
Quote from: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 23:00:05
Thanks Trust, you found my first upload of Subway Song (I went to be before it finished)

No thanks to you devoblue  :smth023 So you are already awake ;)
How was it?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 23:05:00
Quote from: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 23:00:05
Thanks Trust, you found my first upload of Subway Song (I went to be before it finished)

So you where amazing close then? Robert so in Close-up  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 23:15:13
No, my camera has 24 optical zooms and I took that one especially.

I have descent, splintered, and charlotte on the way with wider angle, and a super close up of the the bass on forest.  You'll need to find them, I'll be away when they finish.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on May 31, 2011, 23:20:10
~*CherryRed*~
billee
MicroGabs
scatcat
devoblue
Secrets
Sussex
kissingcrimson
bomber1978
DeanLovesTheCure


Ehi lucky guys we wait for your hot comments!!! ;) :-D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 23:24:01
Quote from: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 23:15:13
I have descent, splintered, and charlotte on the way with wider angle, and a super close up of the the bass on forest.  You'll need to find them, I'll be away when they finish.

Thanks a lot for your live updates and for these videos :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2011, 23:25:16
Quote from: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 23:15:13
No, my camera has 24 optical zooms and I took that one especially.

I have descent, splintered, and charlotte on the way with wider angle, and a super close up of the the bass on forest.  You'll need to find them, I'll be away when they finish.

Great! Thank you devoblue :) Oh I'm so glad you have Charlotte, I Search them for you, no problem. Thanks again!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on May 31, 2011, 23:35:19
My seat wasnt actually far away, it was pretty good in box C.  The zoom makes a big difference though and I didn't want to spend the whole show starring at a little screen.

I probably have the other songs you want also, like World War, I'm Cold, and another Journey.  No chance of uploading them before I get back from the next show.

Also have the entire faith set, entire first encore, 10:15, grinding halt, meat hook, so what, play for today, and maybe one or two more.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 23:36:43
Am I too excited or Jason's drum sounds better now?!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 23:42:25
Quote from: Virpi on May 31, 2011, 21:24:45
I would like to thank all of you
This is really cool that all the world's Cure fans to share information with each other.
Special thanks to David about this forum.  :smth023

Thanks to you Virpi (and thanks to everyone), this site wouldn't exist without the members support :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 23:43:30
Quote from: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 23:36:43
Am I too excited or Jason's drum sounds better now?!

Listening "Doubt" now, what an awesome song and what a gream drums! Bravo Jason!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2011, 23:45:48
Quote from: Lady on May 31, 2011, 23:20:10
Ehi lucky guys we wait for your hot comments!!! ;) :-D

Well, I think they are just waking up now. Soon is 08h00 in Sydney. What a great night they had yesterday. Sussex definitely took the right decision by going to this concert. Yesterday's gig was one of the most epic moments in Cure's history.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on June 01, 2011, 00:46:06
My video of  descent should be up now
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: DeanLovesTheCure on June 01, 2011, 03:37:46
Wow! what a night!

It's almost like a dream, one in which I still struggle to believe I had let alone one which actually happened :D

It really was a magical night... from the people dancing in their seats as well as those who stood up and grooved along to the beat, not to mention the girl in the white dress & pink hair who was fully channelling Cyndi Lauper in "Girls just wanna have fun".

The guys were in excellent form and even though Robert didn't always wail like only he can, giving a more restrained performance on the whole I felt, it actually suited the mood of these early albums better.

It was really special to see the layering of sound grow more and more intense as Roger and then Tol joined the stage culminating for what was for me a perfect performance of the Faith album.

Speaking of which...It was incredible to see a show with Lol Tolhurst as well....I mean not because he was the best player in the history of The Cure (actually probably far from it) but for the history behind it and for what he meant to the first 10 or so years of The Cure.
& hearing that simple yet powerful gong on "the Holy Hour"...:)

Back to the playing for a sec, I must give special mention to:

-Jason's drumming
- The crowds reaction to 'A forest'
- The fact that there were 3 (THREE!) encores and that it was tastefully and cleverly done ending with a 3rd encore composed entirely of some of the upbeat songs that define The Cure as well as their brooding masterpieces.

It was also great meeting devoblue, my fellow Cure fanatics from Malaysia as well as the rest of the gang before the show, go curefans.com!

It will be interesting to see what they play for the encore tonight; also, to see if the crowd sings happy birthday to Simon (Happy Birthday btw!).
I can't wait for the DVD!!!

Bottom-line is that yeah music is important to me and if anything I am a metalhead (Iron Maiden, Metallica, Opeth, Orhpaned Land, KoRn etc etc) and always will be but when it comes down to it, no matter whether I am happy or sad, stressed or relaxed, single or with a partner, or one day in the future when I'm married with kids, garndkids, greatgrandkids etc etc, I will always have The Cure in my life. They are that special.

And so was last night.

Enjoy tonight kids for those that are going again. Peace :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 01, 2011, 07:04:23
Hi everyone !!!!!!!
The Three Imaginary girls are finally back live from our hotel in downtown Sydney. Don't forget the Encore Curefans meetup again tonight at 5.30-6pm. There was no Cure merchandise available for sale last night boo hoo. Only Vivid Festival T shirts. Cherry is going to take control of the ship now so she can put up a link to some photos that Triple M took of us and many others last night. David you will be very pleased  :D
xxxxxxoooooo
Here's Cherry
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 01, 2011, 07:08:29
Oi ppls, Cheery ere under billee's account to post, cause i forgot my password ;p
Well we got snapped by Triple M Sydney as billee mentioned before!
Ere's the link
http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/photos/rock-shots/cure-vivid-live-2011 (http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/photos/rock-shots/cure-vivid-live-2011)
As you can see the 'tee' made it online hahahaha brilliant... Sussex rawks!
I can't express just yet wot last night meant for me personally... But guys, I was BLOWN AWAY.
AND theres still TONIGHT's to go.... OMbloodyG lol!!
KK over to scatcat now...
luv yas mwah.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 01, 2011, 07:23:52
Hiya everyone!  :smth006   It's me.. scatcat! reporting side by side with the girls!

SO AMAZINGLY UNBELIEVEABLE!! I am speechless for the moment.. I lost my voice last night...  :smth020

It was soo great to meet all Curefans.. awesomeness.! Robert was such a honey and soo happy.. smiling and enjoying the whole night. Roars went up when Roger, then Lol came on, they were happy too!

We waved to the cameras and we are sure to be on the DVD!

Can't believe that MMM approached Us for photos.. and Sussex showed off his Curefans T-Shirt.. there's a photo of me, sussex, and ~*CherryRed*~ , also the whole group of us, with kissingcrimson, Billee and mates.. The one with kissingcrimson with her Robert Doll... How cute they are together..

All us girls had  tears.. I am soo stoked to have them play Charlotte.. coz I was screaming it out for them to play... How Amazing the night was.. wish we could bring back the atmosphere and send it all to you!  :smth055

We met DeanLovesTheCure, Devoblue and hope to see them again and more curefans who have tix for tonight..

Gotta get some rest now for tonight's encore.. over and out!!

Scatcat  xx

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 01, 2011, 07:33:59
Oh and by the way there were 21 agains in a Forest last night. Most of the crowd were counting along as well. :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 01, 2011, 11:50:09
Looking at your faces and reading your comments all I can say is: THAT IS happiness. So glad for you guys!

As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Without music, life would be an error". But I would be even more specific: Without The Cure, life would be an error!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 01, 2011, 21:22:24
Quote from: billee on June 01, 2011, 07:08:29
Well we got snapped by Triple M Sydney as billee mentioned before!
Ere's the link
http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/photos/rock-shots/cure-vivid-live-2011 (http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/photos/rock-shots/cure-vivid-live-2011)
As you can see the 'tee' made it online hahahaha brilliant... Sussex rawks!
I just saw the pictures. You all look great! Thanks for sharing! :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 02, 2011, 10:18:24
Hi guys!
Back in Melbourne now.. after a slight technical malfunction with our qantas flight! ( all is fine, and they were great about it  )

I actually got the actual setlist for the 4b- ENCORE!
which, I'm sure you all know by now, was
DESCENT
SPLINTERED
CHARLOTTE
HANGING GARDEN

Over the moon about that  :-D

I haven't had time yet to try and upload phots I have, but will soon post them..

The reviews in The Sydney Morning Herald for Wednesday, June Ist.. were spot on ..

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/cure-for-a-modern-age-now-comes-with-smiles-20110531-1fezh.html (http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/cure-for-a-modern-age-now-comes-with-smiles-20110531-1fezh.html)
.. there was more in the article in the paper than what I can find online for now..

and also in The Australian, on Thursday 2nd June, brilliant..

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/taking-the-cure-to-kick-away-the-dark/story-e6frg8n6-1226067476293 (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/taking-the-cure-to-kick-away-the-dark/story-e6frg8n6-1226067476293)
I'll try pop up links.. if not already done somewhere..

Here's some photos from the Vivid site of our boys....  :smth023

http://vividlivephotos.sydneyoperahouse.com/view/?image_keywords=The+Cure (http://vividlivephotos.sydneyoperahouse.com/view/?image_keywords=The+Cure)

Gotta get some rest, but back soon for more details..
scatcat

:smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 10:37:12
thanks for the links scatcat! (I just put them on the first post (http://curefans.com/curenews/the-cure-to-play-sydney/) where we are summarizing all the info) take a rest!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 02, 2011, 12:49:05
 :D
Hi everyone as scatcat said we had a few technical difficulties on the plane as we were just moving onto the runway thingy. I always said qantas were who I'd want to fly with ( I do watch far too many episodes of aircrash investigations but I was awfully glad that our pilots wanted to have the issue sorted out. Sorry I am rambling  :smth043  I'm shocking on planes
Anyway I am having a few days rest as I am exhausted but it's an extremely happy exhaustion so I will hopefully be back on my real computer on Monday.
Hopefully I will have some worthwhile stuff to share with all of you
xoxo
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on June 02, 2011, 14:43:23
Here (http://curefans.com/gallery/index.php/live/2011/australia/DSCN1686) is a picture of a few hot chicks in the audience on the second night (viewer discretion advised).

also

My Vid of The Weedy Burton with Roberts intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxE-f-0ODyA#)

I have a heap of others posted also
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on June 02, 2011, 14:48:49
Meathook 31 May (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaauXXIQA7M#)



Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on June 02, 2011, 14:49:18

Foxy Lady 1 June (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AqMWKB2TpI#)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on June 02, 2011, 15:48:07
Truly epic.


Happy to report that with the Jazzmaster back in hands, the band sounded fantastic. Even for the three-piece incarnation the sound was full and clear, and blow me down...lush.  The lesser songs on 3IB actually sounded pretty good live.  It was great to see Robert playing so much guitar again. Not just noodling away, but all the rapid chord progressions of the punky numbers. And sure, he might be somewhat embarrassed at some of those naff teenage compositions now, but they attacked them with full gusto.

I was wary of how the 20 min intermission might interrupt the flow and occasion, but it really did give you time to comedown and emotionally reset. So when the lights dimmed and the band came back on, I was amped up and ready to start again. A Reflection instantly had me transfixed and holding my breath.  The rest of the crowd seemed likewise.

The 17 Seconds tracklist worked much better than I anticipated, ebbing and flowing and having a lot more punch and energy than comes across on the album (You can see this in the You Tube vids of Secrets and Three).
I expect that because it was a much smaller venue, and specialist concert hall, there was no need to crank the volume till your ears bled and the bass drum fluttered your heart in your chest (ala Wish tour). The result was an incredibly clear, textured and rich sound. The 17 Seconds set really sparkled for me the first night.

By Faith, I was already getting uptight that the end was rushing forward too soon (if only I'd known we were only halfway through!). Kudos to Jason. I haven't been a fan of his softly softly style in the past, but throughout the night I thought he was strong,, solid and booming.  He really drove hard, and Simon thundered right along with him. Faith is my fav album, so this was very moving - like an out of body experience. My personal highlight was Funeral Party. The stark downcast white lights, hypnotic drums, Roberts trance-instilling vocal...
The extra percussion splashes provided by Lol, and even Roger at times, on some of the tracks added to the intensity.

Am I alone in thinking World War was absolutely fantastic? That dirgy bassline and Robert's flanged guitar totally rocked out. I thought the crowd on the first night was a little subdued, but they were on their feet when the encores kicked in.
Encores..they kept bringing out setlists when we thought surely they were done.  I could write as much again about the encores, but I'm truly exhausted after 2 intense nights and a number of hours travelling!


Interesting to read Dean's comments as I share many of the same impressions.
- I thought Jason did an excellent job.
- The band seemed restrained on the first night (maybe trying to get as much right for the recording as possible?). From memory Robert didn't seem to push some of the long notes on songs as much as he did on the second night. Other Voices on the second night sticks out in particular.
- The crowd also seemed more subdued on the first night.
- Those Fender guitars sound sweet.
- Yeah, on the 2nd night Lol muffed the end of ACAG, and Simon had a moment in Drowning man, but I don't care.

Downer of the night was the two girls behind us on the first night who didn't show up for the 3IB set, and when they did appear during the first intermission wanted to know if they'd played Just Like Heaven yet cos it was their favourite song...ugh.

Best part, everyone will get to share in this experience with the release of the DVD! I only hope it captures the feeling of these concerts. Trilogy, for all it's technical brilliance and quality comes across as very sterile to me.

I'm not much of a camera person, but i did snap a couple of shots.
Funeral Party
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/5789725701_408d118fff_z.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3626/5789725705_aab7b9ecbd_z.jpg)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 02, 2011, 16:49:55
 ;) devoblue .. great pics and links!

Just to report that there were are afew injuries sustained at the concerts.. Firstly from the 'wish' necklace I wore the first night.. OUCH!  :smth011  from 'jumping someone else's train' , as well as the stage dive at the end of the 2nd night.. for the setlists...  :-D ( not from me, but one fan hit her leg on the tracks, and another hit her head.. thank god I was too sore to even get in the  mosh!!  :lol: )

Yep.. two words.. WEEDY BURTON!  :rocker

Robert was in great form. He did change the words a bit..  :) WE ALL KNOW that he NEVER forgets the words... :smth047  He was teasing us all with his comments.. YES! He spoke to the crowd!!  .. especially joking that they were going to "drop some acid" before the 3rd set and encores..  :smth046   :smth043
LOVE YOU ROGER! the other words I screamed.. Tossing his hair around...  :smth045  ..

The first night the crowd was more subdued, yes, it wasn't until the 2nd set that the crowd behind us even got to their feet!!  :smth011

LOL LOL LOL!!!  When he came on stage the first night... the crowd ROARED !! there were smiles all round..  to see Mad Bob, Roger, and Lol.. they had a great time.

SIMON ( who everyone wants to shag  :smth008 ) really warmed up for the 2nd night , his birthday.. ( we all know what he got as birthday present.. don't we??  :D ) He really loosened up his epic poses, and was jumping and spinning like a TOP..  :smth035

Jason.. well...  :smth023 to use those sticks the way he did... No-one can forget how the beat felt .. the beat of The Cure.. I can still feel it in my heart!!

I did lose my dignity.. witnessed by quite a few.. when I ran through the SOH screaming "I got it!!" when I got the setlist..  :oops:

Many tears were shed.. emotionally charged times we all had.. Kleenex all round hey 3IG?? Luvs U all!!  :smth052

:smth041 :smth039 :smth040 :smth038 :smth026  :smth055

Words falter when you have seen them live.. I am just soo happy.. soo Wonderfully , wonderfully, wonderfully HAPPY! Dooo-doo-doo-do-do do-do-do..Doo-Doo-Do-Do-Do-do-do doo!!

:smth020

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 02, 2011, 16:51:18
BTW.. BOB WAS HOT HOT HOT!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 02, 2011, 16:56:10
Quote from: dsanchez on June 01, 2011, 11:50:09
As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Without music, life would be an error". But I would be even more specific: Without The Cure, life would be an error!

Yes David.. No mistaking The Cure is and always has been The Cure for me..
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 20:46:27
Click here (http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com/2011/06/cure-sydney-opera-house-2011-05-31.html), this is something that might be from interest to everyone (specially those who attended the shows). Thanks Tof for letting me know :smth023

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Tof on June 02, 2011, 20:51:52
YES an amazing surprise !!!!  :-D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Whiskers on June 02, 2011, 21:20:48
A recording of the show can be found here: http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com/2011/06/cure-sydney-opera-house-2011-05-31.html (http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com/2011/06/cure-sydney-opera-house-2011-05-31.html)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 21:41:50
Quote from: Whiskers on June 02, 2011, 21:20:48
A recording of the show can be found here: http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com/2011/06/cure-sydney-opera-house-2011-05-31.html (http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com/2011/06/cure-sydney-opera-house-2011-05-31.html)
lol, that's the link from my post above :P
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on June 02, 2011, 21:47:53
Quote from: billee on June 01, 2011, 07:08:29
Well we got snapped by Triple M Sydney as billee mentioned before!
Ere's the link
http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/photos/rock-shots/cure-vivid-live-2011 (http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/photos/rock-shots/cure-vivid-live-2011)
As you can see the 'tee' made it online hahahaha brilliant... Sussex rawks!

COOL :rocker Thanks for sharing  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on June 02, 2011, 22:00:31
Thanks to everyone for the reviews  :smth038
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
Quote from: Secrets on June 02, 2011, 15:48:07
Truly epic.
Happy to report that with the Jazzmaster back in hands, the band sounded fantastic. Even for the three-piece incarnation the sound was full and clear, and blow me down...lush.  The lesser songs on 3IB actually sounded pretty good live.  It was great to see Robert playing so much guitar again. Not just noodling away, but all the rapid chord progressions of the punky numbers. And sure, he might be somewhat embarrassed at some of those naff teenage compositions now, but they attacked them with full gusto.

Thank you for sharing this excellent review, Secrets.

Although I have not been at the concerts, I have lots of questions after reading reviews and watching videos. Maybe you, the people who went to the shows and the rest of Cure fans have the answers?

First of all, do you think this have been the best performance of Jason with the band? (For the first time in years I personally loved how the drums sounded)  Can we expect no sequences for 'Push' in future concerts?

Do you think a big part of the success of these concerts relies in the use of brands like Fender?

The atmosphere and music seen in the YouTube videos confirm that The Cure definitely needs keyboards. Would you agree with that?

What line-up do you see for the Bestival?

Robert's voice sounds better than in past concerts (see 'Coachella' for instance). It's just me?

Do you think Robert will do "Reflections" somewhere else?

At the end of the first night Robert said "see you at the top". What did he mean with that?

Were these concerts the best in Cure's history together with 'Orange' and 'Show'? (I personally think 'Reflections' surpass 'Trilogy')

Was this a "dreamed" set list in a Cure concert? If not, what songs would have made it perfect?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on June 02, 2011, 22:31:37
According off what Halo Cure (Rev Heron) wrote on her facebook ... she spoke to Robert and he confirmed that Porl shall be part off the line-up @ Bestival :rocker

And I'm very happy to read that, seems everyone forgot that he was missing there in Sydney  :(
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:55:50
Quote from: Secrets on June 02, 2011, 15:48:07
Those Fender guitars sound sweet.
there's a small note (http://www.fender.com/blog/the-cure-rock-sydney-with-first-three-albums/) about the concert in the official Fender blog. I hope Robert will use these guitars in future shows! :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on June 02, 2011, 23:31:02
Faith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuvKuSaMtRI#)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on June 02, 2011, 23:31:35
Funeral Party (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDpWdERcJ-I#)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: devoblue on June 02, 2011, 23:32:00
All Cats Are Grey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlAy3cLp-O4#)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on June 03, 2011, 00:19:30
Some of those questions we'll be able to debate and ponder on over the coming months! But it does give us something positive to think about.
The media reviews I've read are all really positive, and the fans have been raving.

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
First of all, do you think this have been the best performance of Jason with the band? (For the first time in years I personally loved how the drums sounded)  Can we expect no sequences for 'Push' in future concerts?
I thought Jason was very good. Jumping Someone Elses Train on Night 2 sounded a little off to me, but I'll check out the audio out to see if that's just me.  The only song I recall having any backing track was In Your House, but that's cos the original had it in the intro. But remember those early albums were with Lol drumming, and some basic drum loops. Boris was something else...

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
Do you think a big part of the success of these concerts relies in the use of brands like Fender?
I think the key is that the used the same instruments that the albums were recorded with. I expected as much after they the same thing with Trilogy. It certainly made the sound more authentic.

I haven't liked the Cure sound since they switched to the Schecter guitars which I find way to bright and harsh sounding (aren't they made more for metal bands?). I read somewhere that the red guitar used for the last encore was the same type used to record Lovecats, and there's Roger's comments on Robert's requirements for the keyboard sounds, so it was a very concerted effort to get the sounds as close to the original as possible.

My fav cure guitar sound is actually sound on the Wish album, and Robert's main guitar there was the Gretsch Chet Atkins. But for the Signature early sound, it had to be the Fenders.

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
The atmosphere and music seen in the YouTube videos confirm that The Cure definitely needs keyboards. Would you agree with that?
For me personally, it's always been part of their signature sound. But music trends tend to shift so I don't begrudge them for mixing it up over the years.  They 90s had a real backlash to the 80s synth sounds.
I thought the 4 Tour intepretations was a great way to add some freshness for the band and the audience on some very familar songs. It got Porl more involved too.
But I like the keys :->

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
What line-up do you see for the Bestival?
No idea. Someone posted that Porl would be back, which is great news. I wouldn't expect Roger, but who knows.

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
Robert's voice sounds better than in past concerts (see 'Coachella' for instance). It's just me?
He sounded very good to me, though not as much long wailing as in the past. The reverb during the Faith set especially sweetened it up and made for a very ambient moody sound.

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
Do you think Robert will do "Reflections" somewhere else?
No. Next up The Top/HOTD! Maybe some old songs will find they way back into the setlist next time round.

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
At the end of the first night Robert said "see you at the top". What did he mean with that?
He was having a bit of fun tongue-in-cheek, and was waving his hand in the way to indicate "and the next one, and the next one...." But why not? They've done 6 albums now and the audience was mad for them.


Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
Were these concerts the best in Cure's history together with 'Orange' and 'Show'? (I personally think 'Reflections' surpass 'Trilogy')
Orange was pretty special when I watched it all those years ago. I said to someone after that Reflections reminded me of Orange in many ways. As my friend says, Trilogy comes across as a little soulless, and the songs on that set are much more familar to audiences (and Disintegration with Porl is a much different beast than with Perry).
They did have some pretty incredible (at the time) concerts in France in the 90s, didn't they?
I feel very lucky to have been there this week though. Seeing the Cure is always special no matter what.

Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
Was this a "dreamed" set list in a Cure concert? If not, what songs would have made it perfect?
Everyone has their favs, so we'd all be different on that. If they had of mixed up the encores on the second night it would have been even better, but you do lose context of the album b-sides non-album singles.
Ignoring that, I would have died if night two had Happy the man, Lament, Just One Kiss instead of Descent, Splintered and Hanging Garden.....and replace the final encore with Shake Dog Shake, Empty World, The Top...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on June 03, 2011, 00:29:55
Oh, and just on the guitar sound, they were also playing through Roland amps, and that's where the Jazz Chorus sound comes from, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: tigermilk on June 03, 2011, 05:29:20
Great show! Loved every second of it. :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on June 03, 2011, 10:47:03
OMG Funeral Party!!!!! :smth049 :smth049 :smth007 :smth022

Thanks for the videos....and for the link to the recording!!!! :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: disintegration on June 03, 2011, 12:05:55
Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 20:46:27
Click here (http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com/2011/06/cure-sydney-opera-house-2011-05-31.html), this is something that might be from interest to everyone (specially those who attended the shows). Thanks Tof for letting me know :smth023

Thank you very much!!!!!   :smth023  :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 03, 2011, 12:36:46
Just a quick one ere... The show was the ultimate exp. for me, and an added bonus was meeting up with the girls and finding more cure fans... I hope we can all repeat the experience sooner rather than later with another tour down under  :)  My photos didn't really come out all that good, and I didn't film anything... I reckon everyone else has more than covered it now anyway... Role on the DVD release! I'm still exhausted tbh... I feel like I have been blessed however to have been there for it. Man do I LOVE The Cure... wot a band!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 03, 2011, 12:46:46
Here we all are!!

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/CherryRedBoots/The%20Cure%20Reflections%20Photos/Picture007.jpg)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Lady on June 03, 2011, 12:49:26
Quote from: Secrets on June 03, 2011, 00:19:30
Quote from: dsanchez on June 02, 2011, 22:04:27
Do you think Robert will do "Reflections" somewhere else?
No.
Maybe I'm wrong but I wanna be optimist.....and I say yes!!! :-D


The recording sounds really good!!! Thanks again!!! :smth020

@CherryRed: Wow!!!! What beautiful curefan-brothers we have!!! :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 03, 2011, 12:55:16
Wanted to include this also, as the Opera House really is a beautiful building... And they made it even more pretty for the festival thingy. Oh, and what a place (sound wise) for a band to do a concert in... OMG! I shut my eyes more than a few times, and WOW!

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/CherryRedBoots/The%20Cure%20Reflections%20Photos/Picture076.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/CherryRedBoots/The%20Cure%20Reflections%20Photos/Picture074.jpg)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 03, 2011, 13:01:50
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 03, 2011, 12:46:46
Here we all are!!

Ah! I wish I was there! :( Next time I hope! Thanks for sharing these photos Cherry (can I put them on the Gallery?) Is Sussex still in Australia? Thanks again! :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 03, 2011, 13:03:56
Quote from: Lady on June 03, 2011, 12:49:26
Maybe I'm wrong but I wanna be optimist.....and I say yes!!! :-D

Well, they never did 'Trilogy' anywhere else. Being realistic, I see The Cure playing 'The Top' and other albums than doing again 'Reflections'. Anyway, I just hope to see them live and soon. Last time I went to a Cure concert was in march 2008. That's more than three years already :?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 03, 2011, 13:39:11
Quote from: dsanchez on June 03, 2011, 13:01:50
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 03, 2011, 12:46:46
Here we all are!!

Ah! I wish I was there! :( Next time I hope! Thanks for sharing these photos Cherry (can I put them on the Gallery?) Is Sussex still in Australia? Thanks again! :smth023

Sussex rang me at 8.30 am this morning (it's now 9.30pm here) to say thankyou and goodbye, as they were leaving melbourne..  :(

I've got some photos I'll try to upload here and the gallery, if i can.. ok..

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 03, 2011, 13:47:34
Quote from: Lady on June 03, 2011, 10:47:03
OMG Funeral Party!!!!! :smth049 :smth049 :smth007 :smth022

Lady, I cried during The Funeral Party the 1st night, and had to leave during the 2nd night so I didn't bawl my eyes out... again!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 03, 2011, 13:58:44
 :smth023 curefans...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 03, 2011, 20:43:52
Just put some of the pics in the gallery. Feel free to add more if you wish :)

http://curefans.com/gallery/index.php/live/2011/australia (http://curefans.com/gallery/index.php/live/2011/australia)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on June 03, 2011, 22:33:19
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 03, 2011, 12:46:46
Here we all are!!

Cool  :smth023 So happy for you all ! Thanks for sharing!
I wish that I can post also a picture like this in September ;)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on June 04, 2011, 00:11:03

Hey curefans,

Just got back from Melbourne. Seriously exhausted. Been flying like 10-15 hours, slept at the airport and all. But once again if it's about The Cure, nothing really matters.

I need some rest before I can give a little review about the REFLECTIONS. Thank you everyone who had shared videos, photos and what not. Really thought it is so excitement.

I've upload some pic, please have a look. Just from the amateur, and just for the sake of experience the sentimental value knowing that it will still be captured and filmed by all the professionals.

To met all the curefans.com colleague was an esthetic experience thus far! scatcat,~*CherryRed*~,billee, Devoblue, deanlovesthecure, kissingcrimson,tigermilk..You guys rawk!

Nonetheless, if I can say with only one word about The Cure performed in Sydney Opera House, it would be...DIVINE!

p/s : DOUBT is now one of my favorite.  :smth020
Powerful live performance thou I'd doubt that Robert can perform that well. So ironic.

Catch with you guys later.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 04, 2011, 05:35:48
Wow, thanks a lot for the photos, Sussex! I'm glad you meet the other Curefans and had a great time!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 04, 2011, 05:57:56
I Want to send a big thankyou and many kisses to all the wonderful people at curefans who I shared this experience with.  Billee, Scatcat, Cherry red, Tigermilk, Sussex (and your lovely friend) , and all the other people we met You are all so wonderful, and it was the most amazing time.

I'm glad everyone arrived home safely, I too am still reeling from everything, I have exams in 3 days and have also caught a cold, so forgive me, I will try and get myself organised before posting a proper review and some photos.

It's been wonderful reading reviews and seeing everyones photos...

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 04, 2011, 07:48:37
Quote from: Sussex on June 04, 2011, 00:11:03
To met all the curefans.com colleague was an esthetic experience thus far! scatcat,~*CherryRed*~,billee, Devoblue, deanlovesthecure, kissingcrimson,tigermilk..You guys rawk!

:smth006 It was great to meet you both, happy that you are home safe now, and that we taught u guys some slang while u was here!  remember the koala joke? :-D

Now that I've calmed down a bit now, I would firstly like to thank billee for that very first email when it was all a rumour.. YOU  helped take me on another journey, where nothing else matters, lifting me Out of This World.. and keeping me safe.  :smth049 :smth049 thankyou, thankyou, thankyou also for the tickets!! You really did well babe! I don't know how to thankyou enough for everything..  :smth052

A big magenta thankyou  to ~*CherryRed*~ for organising the accommodation, it was puuurfect! I couldnot have done this with my head a mess.. It was great to meet ya babe! We did have a blast!  YOU RAWK!!   :rocker

To my new beautiful daughter :) ..  kissingcrimson keep smiling as you do, and good luck with your exams! It was soo great to meet you too !!  :smth051

Also, to the curefans I met , especially  Devoblue ,  DeanLovesTheCure , tigermilk... thankyou for the memories, it truly was an unforgettable time! I do hope we all meet again sometime.. Soon ..  :smth041

Love to you all from scatcat  :smth055
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: sullen on June 04, 2011, 15:17:44
When and Where did RS say porl will be playing @ bestival??
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 04, 2011, 19:26:32
Quote from: sullen on June 04, 2011, 15:17:44
When and Where did RS say porl will be playing @ bestival??
Hello sullen, I just opened a new topic (http://curefans.com/curenews/porl-thompson-to-play-bestival/) for this. Cheers.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: DeanLovesTheCure on June 04, 2011, 23:07:31
1. A quick shout-out to scatcat too who it was lovely to meet :)

2. Found a great review here: http://www.thevine.com.au/music/live-reviews/the-cure,-sydney-2011-_-live-review20110601.aspx?ctpage=0&sp=true (http://www.thevine.com.au/music/live-reviews/the-cure,-sydney-2011-_-live-review20110601.aspx?ctpage=0&sp=true)

3. I've gone a bit crazy with youtube the last few days since the concert (did that really happen??) with songs, live performances and interviews...it's a treasure trove for any Cure fan! :))
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 05, 2011, 00:08:31
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on June 04, 2011, 23:07:31
2. Found a great review here: http://www.thevine.com.au/music/live-reviews/the-cure,-sydney-2011-_-live-review20110601.aspx?ctpage=0&sp=true (http://www.thevine.com.au/music/live-reviews/the-cure,-sydney-2011-_-live-review20110601.aspx?ctpage=0&sp=true)
I already put this (I think scatcat shared it a couple of days before) in the first post of this topic (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/the-cure-to-play-sydney/). Take a look there to see other reviews, photos and more :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 05, 2011, 00:10:50
Quote from: dsanchez on June 03, 2011, 13:01:50
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 03, 2011, 12:46:46
Here we all are!!

Ah! I wish I was there! :( Next time I hope! Thanks for sharing these photos Cherry (can I put them on the Gallery?) Is Sussex still in Australia? Thanks again! :smth023

Yeah go for it buddy! I had a look at putting them in the gallery but wasn't sure how to!! Cheers :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Secrets on June 05, 2011, 02:32:56
There's another pretty good and detailed review here too that you could add to the front page http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/28813/The-Cure-Sydney-Opera-House-31511 (http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/reviews/events/28813/The-Cure-Sydney-Opera-House-31511)

One thing that these concerts really hammer home, and a point I've seen raised once or twice since, is the power and majesty of the album format. Obviously The Cure have already gone down this road with Trilogy..but gawd...I have visions of of peeps in the 80s, lying back in the bean bag in the dark, headphones on, warm crackle of an LP absorbing the full scope of 17 Seconds, or Faith.
To sit through that was something special. Different from a normal tour concert.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 05, 2011, 06:44:53
Quote from: DeanLovesTheCure on June 04, 2011, 23:07:31
3. I've gone a bit crazy with youtube the last few days since the concert (did that really happen??) with songs, live performances and interviews...it's a treasure trove for any Cure fan! :))

I hope that it did happen.. otherwise I've been on some trippy ride! My head still in those clouds!! :smth020

Quote from: Secrets on June 05, 2011, 02:32:56
One thing that these concerts really hammer home, and a point I've seen raised once or twice since, is the power and majesty of the album format. Obviously The Cure have already gone down this road with Trilogy..but gawd...I have visions of of peeps in the 80s, lying back in the bean bag in the dark, headphones on, warm crackle of an LP absorbing the full scope of 17 Seconds, or Faith.
To sit through that was something special. Different from a normal tour concert.

Secrets you summed it up puurfectly! It WAS truly special.. Very different from a 'normal' tour concert... Wondering how it was all going to be like , whether I would get as much out of The Cure again.. unimaginable how it was.. FUN!! Thankyou to our boys for delivering such a surprise!  :smth023
Yes The Cure can be gloomy, make you cry (boys don't , but us girls certainly sooked!) but to hear the 'pop' sounds and 'daggy' ones was just what I needed.. yes, remembering the uplifting, fun youth memories..  :-D
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: MicroGabs on June 06, 2011, 13:25:01
Hey everyone :) Hoped all of you who went had a great time at Reflections. It was so nice to see you all (however briefly) and I do apologise if I seemed a bit out of it - I was completely overwhelmed by the experience and my head was in the clouds!

My experience was pretty special for me - Simon saw my HAPPY BIRTHDAY t-shirt and smiled at me, I got a smile from Bob and Roger and I met Lol at the airport the next day!

Did everyone have a great time?
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 06, 2011, 14:27:35
Quote from: MicroGabs on June 06, 2011, 13:25:01
Hey everyone :) Hoped all of you who went had a great time at Reflections. It was so nice to see you all (however briefly) and I do apologise if I seemed a bit out of it - I was completely overwhelmed by the experience and my head was in the clouds!

My experience was pretty special for me - Simon saw my HAPPY BIRTHDAY t-shirt and smiled at me, I got a smile from Bob and Roger and I met Lol at the airport the next day!

Did everyone have a great time?

:oops: I am soo sorry to mention talking, and then meeting you MicroGabs.. there were soo many people I left out! Surreal hey?  :smth020 
It was great to meet you finally..  :) You could no Doubt see how excited I was...  :D

Did we have a good time?? Bloody Oath!! I don't think there was anyone there that didn't !!
what a buzzzzz...
Don't worries.. we're curites foremost! Friends for life after this, that unites us!!
scatcat
xx
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 07, 2011, 10:17:34
Hi everyone
back on my real puter. Just trying to find some decent stuff to post. Can't believe this time last week we were at the Opera House waiting in nervous anticipation.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on June 14, 2011, 19:58:12

Hey guys,

I've uploaded some new pictures. Thanks to Sam (a fan who sat besides me) for the lovely pictures. Robert looks so adorable in one of the pictures.

http://curefans.com/gallery/index.php/live/2011/australia (http://curefans.com/gallery/index.php/live/2011/australia)

Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 15, 2011, 13:41:23
Quote from: billee on June 07, 2011, 10:17:34
Hi everyone
back on my real puter. Just trying to find some decent stuff to post. Can't believe this time last week we were at the Opera House waiting in nervous anticipation.

It's just like a dream.. WISH i was still there.. Great photos billee! ( mine not so good  :smth011  )

Quote from: Sussex on June 14, 2011, 19:58:12

Hey guys,

I've uploaded some new pictures. Thanks to Sam (a fan who sat besides me) for the lovely pictures. Robert looks so adorable in one of the pictures.


great pics again sussex!! the one with Robert, with his hands wringing above his head... lov-ely !!
Thanks to ur friend Sam!
  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 15, 2011, 23:07:14
Quote from: Sussex on June 14, 2011, 19:58:12
I've uploaded some new pictures. Thanks to Sam (a fan who sat besides me) for the lovely pictures. Robert looks so adorable in one of the pictures.

thanks for sharing these Sussex! More than two weeks since the concerts. Time flies... :(
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 12:54:47
hey All! x

finally finished exams :) I was wondering if I can post my review here? It's a little long so i don't want to take up too much space :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 12:56:03
ps those photos are amazing Lee Anne!!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 13:07:28
im having trouble logging into the photo gallery so I will post a couple of the pics I have here.

i didn't take many unfortunately,
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on June 20, 2011, 13:20:36
Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 12:54:47
hey All! x

finally finished exams :) I was wondering if I can post my review here? It's a little long so i don't want to take up too much space :)

Yes you can  :smth023 Don't worry for the space. We would like to read it  :)
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 13:47:20
My Diary of Cure Reflections - (sorry I can't measure my cure thoughts)
The first time I saw the Cure, I guess I never really knew exactly what to expect, as soon as it was announced, almost 6mths before the event, I was wrought with extreme excitement, I had months to prepare myself, I counted down the months to getting tickets and then the days to being there. Considering that was the second concert I had ever been to, I was young (and also being my favourite, most loved band) I was new to everything. The actual day still remains in my memories, but just as a dream would, I remember being there, I remember being taken on a journey out of this world, it was like nothing I had seen, heard, felt or ever would anywhere else, I left with immense feelings of happiness, love, I was bouncing...and already longing for more. That in a nutshell, was the first time...

The Reflections shows came about a little differently. Early last month after Robert announced that Bestival would be the Cure's only performance of 2011, It came as quite a surprise that the Cure were shortly after rumored to be coming to Australia..(of all places)..to do a special one off show to mark the band's 30yrs since Faith, with past members. The fact that this actually became official was even more bizarre. Within two weeks, tickets were on sale and plans were set in motion. Lucky enough to obtain tickets to both nights, I still couldn't quite grasp that by the end of the month I'd be there. Something I had dreamed, longed for so much since (4 years) the last time I saw them, something I had been waiting for so long was right before me.

So, this is how my fantastical journey to Sydney started..

Filled with extreme anticipation, nervousness, and excitement... I walked toward the Opera house to what would be the first night, of two that I would be seeing the Cure again. The promenade was warmly lit with magical neon colours for the vivid festival. Light displays, and installations, paved the way toward the venue that awaited. The distant traffic, the sounds of the city, murmurs of the wind the whispers of lights, warm reflections over the water, calmly splashing under the harbor. Ahead, the Opera house, like sails waving me home, were glowing white and inviting. All the bright colours began to blur into one as I got closer and closer, my heart started to beat faster and those intense feelings from those dreamlike memories that I once felt the last (first) time I saw The Cure, started flooding back...

Before entering, I took a moment and watched the spectacular laser shows showering the sails of the opera house with bright neon swirling designs and imagined I was up there, my soul fluttering in neon purple and blue.

Once inside things moved very quickly. Seated and waiting for the show to start, the hall was filled with the ambient sounds of rain pattering down and the occasional crack of thunder, underneath this was the sound of distant ships, or a harmonica slowly signaling...inhaling... Exhaling (on the second night it sounded differently, like waves and gulls in the distance)... people were slowly filling the hall.

The lights shining down over the stage from the tall wooden cathedral ceilings were magenta and purple , they saturated the room coloring the large pipe organ behind the stage, it looked surreal.

As soon as the room had filled, the lights dimmed down and the cameras panned above us, the audience began to roar, and those three familiar imaginary shadows walked out, taking their respective places behind the drums , guitars and microphone. It had begun. In this moment, I felt just as you do when you start slipping into a sweet dream state, the lights start flickering and all your senses melt, your physical pain floats away, you do not feel, and your body moves effortlessly through time and space...

Robert spoke his first smile and hello, and as the first note began, the sound filled the room, and I knew that this will forever be like those moments, unlike anything I would ever be part of again...

The entire band (Robert especially), looked extremely happy, and they played as tight with Roger and Lol as if they were together for years. (they seemed even happier the second night). Aside, I enjoyed observing Robert's little mannerisms, his shy moves, smiles and teases of the tongue. His voice, was as immaculate and captivating as ever. The instruments were all authentic to the era of each set, and also the way in which they played....
and so the night went on.
Starting with three imaginary boys set, the opening lines of 10.15, the audience was delighted with innocent reflections of an era long gone, the nostalgia of three English boys of those punkish raw and rebellious days, songs about, being immensely bored and restless, not caring, songs taken from recipes, written on the back of empty sugar packs, songs like Object which Robert admits never liking,... all of these were extremely fun to listen to. They had a special quality live. I was even surprised how much I enjoyed it, and songs like Accuracy were awesome, so what , was lots of fun and it's not you, was great! The highlights for me were Subway song with that sexy opening bass line, and Robert creeping toward the mic with his shoulders in, and the final screeeeech on his guitar, as well as grinding halt for obvious reasons, then of course three imaginary boys, another day and FIREINCAIRO, sounded amazing. And on the second night, it was nice to pull out the old Weedy Burton, with Robert's invitation the audience all joined in and seemed to enjoy it. A fitting closing to the first set.
So during the interval, I gathered my thoughts and listened to the soft background music playing (I do not recall what exactly it was) I was preparing for the first Cure studio album I ever bought. Songs about being lost, afraid, expectations, (non) existence. The songs on it were where my love for the cure started, it would be the first time I would get to hear songs like a forest live, which was the first Cure song that I remember hearing, and being hooked on, endlessly...

So as the lights went down, it was a special moment when the boys returned to the stage for the 17 seconds set. The audience warmly welcomed Roger to the stage, it was very nice to see him back in front of those keys.
I cannot describe in any way how it felt like when the first note of a reflection started, the darkness, the sound of the keyboard filling the room, the audience just exploded as it went leading into play for today. And how amazing that was... singing along, jumping, dancing... and as the set went on It got better and better, I was spiraling deeper and deeper into my dream, into the music. In your house ...

Three/forever sounded great, I was hoping there would be some extended improvisations, but generally over the whole first night, the band played and Robert sung, word for word, note for note, on the second night it was a bit more relaxed, and Robert tended to make his funny noises and slight changes.

A forest was absolutely amazing on both nights, everything about it, (21? Agains) the green lighting and the green flickering lights under Jason's' drums like in the music video, were cool. I have to place a special mention here for Jason's drumming, overall was great, and the sound filling the room, but especially in the next three songs M, at night and 17 seconds would have to be the highlights for me. The opening bass lines of M (red lights flickering) and at night were my favourites, I went crazy and remember feeling like everything was just too perfect to be real, the sounds were so good...I forgot to mention secrets! Wow, that was so beautiful.
After that set, I sat down and conserved some of my energy for what would be the final but most anticipated set.

This time, with Lol entering, the five figures all stood in a circle of smoke rising behind ghostly pale white light. After the dark sounds of the holy hour, the audience kicked up and jumped in during primary, which was absolutely amazing, yellow red and blue lights flickering everywhere. Then for what was probably one of the best songs of the night, Other voices, starting with that first howl and that bassline..it was amazing. Then came Lol's moment with all cat's are grey. It was absolutely stunning, the words sounds and images sinking inside my head, I felt like closing my eyes and losing every sense but hearing. (on the second night I think there was a mistake at the final note, but the band was so happy/drunk? They all laughed/ smiled).

Next was one of the most poignant moments of the whole night as the beginning chords to the funeral party began. There were rays of white lights beaming around and through Robert as he was singing the haunting sounds . The smoke was floating around in the light, it looked so ethereal. The wailing keyboard sounds filled the air , whirling a storm of emotions in my soul.

I remember the tears were falling down my face as I watched, that very moment I was overcome by something so heartbreaking and infinitely beautiful.

Doubt, having been played live for the first time was amazing, the bitter words tumbling and spitting out of Roberts mouth so raw and violent, so powerful and harsh, I loved it! The drowning man was also a highlight, with Robert captivating as ever. Finally the one, Faith, simply brought everything to it's final place, of losing yourself , the repetition in the feelings of being consumed by death in dreams floating endlessly with nothing, alone but your soul, to the last drum beat.

So with the closing of the main show, I felt like I had been taken through a dreamlike journey back through the past 30yrs, so many emotions, so much inside...
The encores were unexpected, I don't think anybody thought they'd be going to play some of the old school rarities, plastic passion and I'm cold were exceptionally good,. Jumping someone else's train and another journey by train were my favourites.
Descent led us right into the darker encore, and into the highlight of the encores for me, which was splintered in her head. It sounded great, so heavy followed by the perfect sounds of Charlotte sometimes.

The final encore...or what Robert would otherwise call the tripping on acid was strange after hanging garden, but I guess the boys were so so happy, and the walk especially was very very good! On the first night LGTB was 'wait until 7' and on the second is was until '5'. Robert made a mistake on the first night on the words of lovecats, and he pointed at himself and laughed 'how could anyone be as dumb as this?' (it was cute)

SO finally this epic performance had to end, but it left everybody with no words. It was extremely special, and I'm still dreaming of colours, I left with immense feelings of happiness, love, I was bouncing...and already longing for more...


Until Bestival...

Ps: I need to write a separate review about all the awesome Curefans we have here. Without them the experience wouldn't be the same. Love you all, and it was such a pleasure meeting you all. Such kind and beautiful souls. x Thankyou for making it amazing, I'm very lucky to know you all.
Special mention to Billee, Cherryred, Scatcat and Sussex you crazy kids you! xoxoxo
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 20, 2011, 13:49:17
Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 12:54:47
hey All! x finally finished exams :)

Hola! how it was?! I hope everything went fine!

Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 12:54:47
I was wondering if I can post my review here? It's a little long so i don't want to take up too much space :)

yes you can! I will link from the first post. looking forward to read it!
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: Trust... on June 21, 2011, 21:37:33
Wonderful review kissingcrimson  :smth060 Thank you  :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 22, 2011, 16:38:51
Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 13:47:20
Robert spoke his first smile and hello, and as the first note began, the sound filled the room, and I knew that this will forever be like those moments, unlike anything I would ever be part of again...

APART is what i feel now...  :(   :smth090

Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 20, 2011, 13:47:20
Next was one of the most poignant moments of the whole night as the beginning chords to the funeral party began. There were rays of white lights beaming around and through Robert as he was singing the haunting sounds . The smoke was floating around in the light, it looked so ethereal. The wailing keyboard sounds filled the air , whirling a storm of emotions in my soul.

I remember the tears were falling down my face as I watched, that very moment I was overcome by something so heartbreaking and infinitely beautiful.

Doubt, having been played live for the first time was amazing, the bitter words tumbling and spitting out of Roberts mouth so raw and violent, so powerful and harsh, I loved it! The drowning man was also a highlight, with Robert captivating as ever. Finally the one, Faith, simply brought everything to it's final place, of losing yourself , the repetition in the feelings of being consumed by death in dreams floating endlessly with nothing, alone but your soul, to the last drum beat.


Soo much emotion.. your review.. was just that, Beautiful!  Thankyou kissing..  :smth023 .. puurfect ..
yes, the tears..  :smth089
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 23, 2011, 11:21:08
Damn kissymissy... wot a post/review/memory. Well done hun, mwah!!

*looks at the screen in deep thought, and smiling broadly*

The DVD will def bring the whole 2 days back for me. I really REALLY believe my curefans mates made it ten times more enjoyable. To have you lot there to be in the moment with me. I feel very lucky to have you lot... totally.
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 24, 2011, 12:58:47
Oh kissy reading your review has made me cry. All the emotion you have put down on paper. ((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 24, 2011, 13:10:44
 :smth060 :smth060
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 24, 2011, 13:12:01
 :smth060
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 26, 2011, 16:23:25
Quote from: billee on June 24, 2011, 13:10:44
:smth060 :smth060

:-D  wondering when you were going to show these..  Epic!   :smth020
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on June 26, 2011, 16:25:34
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 23, 2011, 11:21:08
Damn kissymissy... wot a post/review/memory. Well done hun, mwah!!

*looks at the screen in deep thought, and smiling broadly*

The DVD will def bring the whole 2 days back for me. I really REALLY believe my curefans mates made it ten times more enjoyable. To have you lot there to be in the moment with me. I feel very lucky to have you lot... totally.

DOH!  ;) Don't U sook now!!    :smth023
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 27, 2011, 11:27:50
Quote from: scatcat on June 26, 2011, 16:23:25
Quote from: billee on June 24, 2011, 13:10:44
:smth060 :smth060

:-D  wondering when you were going to show these..  Epic!   :smth020

Doing some full time casual work ( now that's a contradiction if I ever saw one ) for the next few weeks. Slowly eroding my "owe" or should I say Mastercard moment hehe. Will have a bit more time to organise things. God I love youtube !!!!!!!!
xoxoxoxo
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on December 18, 2018, 22:59:07
Lol's comments on this show:

QuoteThe first show at the Sydney Opera House was really like an out-of-body experience for me. It was beautiful. I can't get any more hippie-fied than that, which would shock my punk-rock self. But then again, I think the punks are just hippies in different clothes. It was wonderful and a good point in life to sit and do that sort of stuff and reacquaint ourselves with each other. Maybe we'll do something like that again in the future.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/cure-lol-tolhurst-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-interview-768934/
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on December 19, 2018, 02:03:19
..it was an out-of-body experience for us also !
Never forgotten ...
Title: Re: 2011.05.31 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on February 19, 2019, 20:48:40
QuoteAt the Opera House, on May 31 and June 1, Smith, [Simon] Gallup, and [Jason] Cooper played Three Imaginary Boys. O'Donnell joined them for Seventeen Seconds. Tolhurst then made up the full complement for Faith. The former drummer waited backstage to play with the Cure for the first time in 23 years. The monumental moment overcame him.

"The tears wouldn't stop," he writes of the moment in Cured. "It was all too much for me. As my salty tears streamed down my cheeks, I found that I could not stanch the flood of emotions that filled me."

Tolhurst's nerves dissipated as soon as he took to the stage and struck a bell with his percussion mallet to begin Faith. ("Ye Gods! I felt like Thor with his hammer!" he reflected in his memoir.)

Pictures of you: Unreleased photography from The Cure's 2011 show at Vivid LIVE
https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/festivals/vivid-live/2019/backstage/the-cure-pictures-of-you.html