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Title: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on June 22, 2007, 06:10:43
[j reported live for Curefans.com]

Soundcheck

Setlist

Open, Fascination Street, A Strange Day, Alt.end, The Walk, The End Of The World, Lovesong, Kyoto Song, Pictures Of You, Lullaby, Maybe Someday, The Perfect Boy, From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea, The Only One, Push, How Beautiful You Are, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, Primary, Never Enough, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End

First Encore 

If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, The Kiss

Second Encore

Freakshow, Close to me, Why Can't I Be You?

Third Encore

Three Imaginary Boys, Fire In Cairo, Boys Don't Cry, Jumping Someone Else's Train, Grinding Halt, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab                       

Notes

(text messages from j)

"65daysofstatic is on" (7:00)
"65dos is noticeably louder than last night"
"65dos is done" (7:30)
"Simon is wearing a winter hat with ear covers"
"Sorry if I'm not talking much, but I will.  I don't know if that's a threat or a promise" (RS)
"More hands in the air tonight" (FTEOTDGS)
"Show is over"

Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on June 22, 2007, 12:09:02
What a dump the Spectrum is :?.  It was built in 1967 when the Flyers entered the NHL.  I even played ice hockey there a couple times in high school.  But in comparison to other arenas, this place is ancient.  In fact, the first time I saw the Cure was in this building, 10 July 1986 (their second time in Philly- technically it was their first time in Philly since they played Upper Darby, PA in 1985 which is just outside the city border).


Link  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachovia_Spectrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachovia_Spectrum)

Pic  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Spectrum_panorama.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Spectrum_panorama.jpg)
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: B.DEE on June 23, 2007, 21:11:03
What a dump the Spectrum is :?.  It was built in 1967 when the Flyers entered the NHL.  I even played ice hockey there a couple times in high school.  But in comparison to other arenas, this place is ancient.  In fact, the first time I saw the Cure was in this building, 10 July 1986 (their second time in Philly- technically it was their first time in Philly since they played Upper Darby, PA in 1985 which is just outside the city border).


Link  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachovia_Spectrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachovia_Spectrum)

Pic  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Spectrum_panorama.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Spectrum_panorama.jpg)

Yeah but it's actually a good place to see a concert, I think.
It's big, but not huge (like its newer big brother). So it might be good ... maybe.
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 26, 2007, 02:22:17
http://www.livenation.com/artist/getArtist/artistId/8674/

Friday, 9/21/07 The Cure with 65daysofstatic Wachovia Spectrum Philadelphia, PA On Sale Sat, 6/30 at 10:00 am EDT
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on June 28, 2007, 02:04:56
Just booked my flight........
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 28, 2007, 02:31:19
Presale tix went on sale today without notice.  Wierd  :? 
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: B.DEE on June 28, 2007, 04:08:58
Presale tix went on sale today without notice.  Wierd  :? 

I just tried to go through the ticket buying process and it said that tix don't go on sale until 6/30

Are you sure they went on sale?
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 28, 2007, 04:11:52
Presale tix went on sale today without notice.  Wierd  :? 

I just tried to go through the ticket buying process and it said that tix don't go on sale until 6/30

Are you sure they went on sale?

If you have the password you can get a ticket. 
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: B.DEE on June 28, 2007, 04:47:05
Like a secret handshake.
That's lame.
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 28, 2007, 04:59:52
Like a secret handshake.
That's lame.

Don't worry.  It seems nobody knows the password.  There should be plenty of great seats when they go on sale to the general public. 
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: B.DEE on June 30, 2007, 17:43:22
Don't worry.  It seems nobody knows the password.  There should be plenty of great seats when they go on sale to the general public. 

Got my tickets this morning.
Section 215. Right side view of the stage.
Should be a good night !!!
Title: Re: 2007.09.21 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on July 02, 2007, 00:00:23
I got section 105, row 2.  Seats 6 and 7.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on November 28, 2007, 02:35:24
I'll be at this show. A friend of mine still has the tickets though so I'm not quite sure where we're sitting, I believe row 16?

We'll be close.  I'm in row 13. 
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on November 28, 2007, 03:06:16
I've got tickets to this show too.  Section 214 Row 5.  Not the best but not the worst either.  The Spectrum is not my favorite place to see a show but hey at least they are coming to Philly!  :D 
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: sullen on December 01, 2007, 19:05:45
Got 2 tickets for this one for sale, if anyone is interested.
They're next to each other in the 15th row of Simon's side, face value.

Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on December 03, 2007, 18:53:54
Did you upgrade your tix or just don't feel like spending a Sunday night in South Philly?  What is the face value cost, total?  I may know someone that is intersted
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: sullen on December 15, 2007, 19:08:45
Did you upgrade your tix or just don't feel like spending a Sunday night in South Philly?  What is the face value cost, total?  I may know someone that is intersted


ha

i ended up upgrading after the site crashed that morning the tix went on sale as the better seats got let out when it went back up.

one pair is like 15th or 16th row
then my upgrade is like 11 or 12 row

so im selling the further ones.

ill dig them out and let you know the exact row and exact cost of them.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on January 17, 2008, 14:58:24
Well, I've rebooked my flight to Philadelphia.  Let's hope that nobody flakes out this time!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on January 23, 2008, 02:40:02
The Spectrum may be no more in the near future.... (hopefully not before May 2008!)

Sports complex development proposal unveiled

By MARCUS HAYES
Philadelphia Daily News

hayesm@phillynews.com
Think Inner Harbor. Think Atlantic City.

All you can do is think, though, because nothing is definite, yet.

"Philly Live!" entertainment complex, to be located on the parking lot between the two South Philadelphia sports complex arenas, is in such an embryonic planning stage that nothing is definite: not the price tag, not the plans, not the construction time, not the fate of the 42-year-old Wachovia Spectrum, which might be demolished sooner or later to accommodate a hotel/condominium structure.

It will be funded totally privately, essentially a 50-50 partnership between Comcast-Spectacor, which owns the arenas, and a developer called the Cordish Co., said David S. Cordish, president of the development company.

Cordish indicated today that a budget for the project could be determined within 3 months and a date for groundbreaking could be decided within 1 year, though Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider said he hoped the partnership could have more definite plans finalized before the end of February. Cordish's current financial estimate for the project: "A lot."

News of the project recently leaked, so the businesses decided to hold a press conference at which pictures of what the 300,000 square foot plaza might look like and might contain - a health club, a movie theater, retail shops, bars, clubs and restaurants - "Rather than springing it on everybody, like we had something to hide," said Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko.

The Cordish Co. developed and has an equity interest in "Power Plant Live!" in Baltimore, a $35 million gems of the Inner Harbor. It also developed "The Walk" shops in Atlantic City, a $110 million project, as well as that city's outlet store complex.

Cordish yesterday called the sports complex the best opportunity he has ever seen for this sort of development.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Joe on January 31, 2008, 23:12:34
Anyone have any info on how spectrum holds up as a venue? I've only been to the Tower Theater, Wachovia Center, and Tweeter Center for shows.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on February 04, 2008, 19:25:59
Anyone have any info on how spectrum holds up as a venue? I've only been to the Tower Theater, Wachovia Center, and Tweeter Center for shows.

Regarding what?  Sound?  It is your typical 15-18K seat venue.  If you've been to a show at the Wachovia Center, it is much the same, but more intimate, if that makes sense.  The Wacovia Center is like a cavern....open and vast.  the spectrum is a little bit smaller, and more closed.  The seats are literally on top of each other.  I am 5'10" and when I sit in the seats, my knees just touch the back of the seat in front of me.

Between the 2, the spectrum has better sound quality, in my opinion.  Hope this helps.  I can't tell you how many shows I've seen at the Spectrum.  Pantera, Sepultura, Prong, Black Sabbath, Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Erasure, U2....the list goes on and on.  Bands I have seen at the Wachovia Center:  None!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Joe on February 05, 2008, 00:27:57
That's pretty much what I was looking for, how it held up soundwise. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on March 20, 2008, 21:35:23
Have we heard any new info regarding layout and seating for this show?  No offense to the band, but I really hope it's a half-house deal.  I don't know that they're popular enough to sell well in an 18,000 person venue in the US.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on April 14, 2008, 14:45:36
Hotel has been booked.  We'll be at the Extended Stay near the airport.  $56 a night through Hotwire.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on April 22, 2008, 15:27:05
Hey Philly Fans!

It's been forever since last posted on here but I thought I'd let you all know about a contest Radio 104.5 is having.

"From the Radio 104.5 Web Site"
The Cure is coming to The Spectrum May 10. Want tickets? Front Row? Want to meet the band? This is your chance to not only meet this legendary band but also get front row seats!"

Just click on the link below to create an account and then register for the contest. You can submit one entry per user account per day up until April 27th. Good Luck Philly Fans!!!!  :smth020

http://www.radio1045.com/cc-common/globalcontestfinder.html?contest=21008 (http://www.radio1045.com/cc-common/globalcontestfinder.html?contest=21008)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 26, 2008, 04:40:46
I still have an extra pair of tickets to sell, theyre 16th row floor on simons side.
Make me an offer, I need to get rid of these!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on May 01, 2008, 03:13:16
Is there a subway to downtown from the airport area?  I'd like to see some sites while I'm in town.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: budvarka on May 02, 2008, 15:45:00
I still have an extra pair of tickets to sell, theyre 16th row floor on simons side.
Make me an offer, I need to get rid of these!

excuse my ignorance but there are really seating tickets for the floor? no chance to dance at all?
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 03, 2008, 03:44:33
Is there a subway to downtown from the airport area?  I'd like to see some sites while I'm in town.

Hi Rodney,
There is the SEPTA R1 Airport Line that will take you from the airport to Center City Phila.  Here's a link below for more info.  Hope it helps & have a fun time in Philly!

http://www.septa.com/service/rr_schedules.html (http://www.septa.com/service/rr_schedules.html)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on May 03, 2008, 16:13:37
Thanks!  I found that site last night.  Looks like we can take the bus down from the hotel to the historic district.  I think we'll be better off taking a cab to the show though.  If we take the bus, we'll still have to walk like 20 minutes or something. 
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 05, 2008, 22:47:42
Rodney-

Where are you staying?  If you are anywhere near center city, you can take the Broad Street subway line (I think it is the orange line- it's been years since I did it!) right to the Wachovia complex.  You can get the subway at a lot of places in Center City, including Market East and City Hall.

And the R1 is a cakewalk to get into center city.  Most out of towners don't even know about it because it isn't marketed very well at all.  Just follow the signs for the parking garage.  About halfway between security and the garage you'll see the steps down to the train platform.

If you let me know what airline you are coming in on (pm me if you feel safer) and I can give you more detailed info.  I am at the Philly airport EVERY Friday and Sunday, so I know that place very well!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 05, 2008, 22:48:55
Quote
excuse my ignorance but there are really seating tickets for the floor? no chance to dance at all?

YES!!!  Us lucky Americans mainly get reserved floor seating.  Austin is general admission, and it is a rarity!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: DJscribbles on May 05, 2008, 23:10:19
YES!!!  Us lucky Americans mainly get reserved floor seating.  Austin is general admission, and it is a rarity!

which im thankful for, had i still been living in houston or austin i mightve gotten the dancefloor. thankfully the show im going to has seats on the floor - when i saw them at the download festival in the shoreline amphitheatre - i had to STAND on my seat. tall people these days -_-
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 06, 2008, 01:42:31
YES!!!  Us lucky Americans mainly get reserved floor seating.  Austin is general admission, and it is a rarity!

which im thankful for, had i still been living in houston or austin i mightve gotten the dancefloor. thankfully the show im going to has seats on the floor - when i saw them at the download festival in the shoreline amphitheatre - i had to STAND on my seat. tall people these days -_-

No kidding.  I'm 5'10" and rarely am I able to see a show from the floor unobstructed.  I always end up behind a descendant of curefans member Stef, who is something like 9'3" :lol:
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: DJscribbles on May 06, 2008, 02:13:19
No kidding.  I'm 5'10" and rarely am I able to see a show from the floor unobstructed.  I always end up behind a descendant of curefans member Stef, who is something like 9'3" :lol:
whoa. at download i ended up sitting right behind the music director of the only alternative station here in the san francisco bay area.. it wa so awesome meeting him. only thing is - the entire row in front of me including him consisted almost entirely of guys 6 feet or more. of course amphitheatres have the seats inclining upward - but even that wasnt enough. being 4'11 sucks, especially when you really want to be on the floor. and once youre on the floor without seats you get pushed around. *sigh*. i love mosh pits, but not when people push you around outside of them.

im really in awe of these fans that are going to mutiple shows in the different states, even countries. that costs money.. i, or should i say my dad spend about $200 or more on a concert, either because its a festival or we cant buy tickets as soon as they come out - and have to wait a couple weeks before the event and get them off ebay where the sellers jack up the prices to ludicrous amounts. doesnt anyone on the forums do some contributing to a music blog or magazine or anyone publication like that? they could get a photo pass and sometimes a photo pass means free admission
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on May 06, 2008, 02:37:43
We're staying near the airport at the Extended Stay Deluxe.  I figured out bus routes down to the historical area already.  Not sure how we'll get to the show.  Cab or something.  No big deal.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 06, 2008, 02:44:11
The press pass thing is tough to get, unless you work for a big publication.  For a few years, I wrote for a now defunct mag that was mainly dedicated to the Dead, computers, and other technology (great mix, huh?).  I did alot of new cd reviews and even did a phone interview with Beck that was never published, unfortunately. 

Anyway, in 2004, I was a couple years removed from the mag, but still had a relationship with them.  I pitched a story idea comparing the crowd, setlist, and atmosphere of Cure shows in Europe vs. shows in the US.  They liked the idea and gave me everything I needed to get a press pass for the SF 2004 show.  I contacted their management and PR person (through Daryl) and submitted everything.  I was more or less told that the mag didn't have a large enough circulation and that my request for a press pass was denied.

I ended up running into Perry and Jason in the audience before the show anyway.  Perry actually remembered me from 3 weeks before when I met them all backstage in Camden!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 06, 2008, 03:06:15
We're staying near the airport at the Extended Stay Deluxe.  I figured out bus routes down to the historical area already.  Not sure how we'll get to the show.  Cab or something.  No big deal.

I know exactly where you will be.  I guess it is about 5 or 6 miles from the venue.  Not bad for a taxi.  Just find out if there will be taxis after the show at the venue or if you need to call one.

A suggestion for getting downtown...see if the hotel has a free airport shuttle.  If so, take that to the airport, then get on the R1 to center city (Suburban Station).  Once you get to Suburban Station, you will be about a block from City Hall (the worlds tallest masonry building- they did not use steel to support the building- it is all rock!  It is the largest municipal building in the US).  I would suggest hitting South Street, between about 8th and 2nd street.  Great place to people watch.  Back in the day it used to be wall to wall punks!  Zipperheads (a shop on South street) was one of a very few places in the area where you could buy Doc Martens and Manic Panic hair dye, both staples of my youth.  I also used to live on 4th street, about 2 blocks behind Jim's Steaks.  In my opinion, if you are going to try a cheesesteak, go to Jim's at 4th and South. 
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Joe on May 09, 2008, 18:46:00
YES!!!  Us lucky Americans mainly get reserved floor seating.  Austin is general admission, and it is a rarity!

which im thankful for, had i still been living in houston or austin i mightve gotten the dancefloor. thankfully the show im going to has seats on the floor - when i saw them at the download festival in the shoreline amphitheatre - i had to STAND on my seat. tall people these days -_-

Oh I know how you feel. I was at a Lou Reed show 2 weeks ago that was general admission and I'm only 5'8". The fellow standing in front of me was at least 6'1"  and for most of the show I was just peeking left and right over his shoulders until he finally moved off to the side haha.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: DJscribbles on May 09, 2008, 23:25:31
[quote author=Joe
Oh I know how you feel. I was at a Lou Reed show 2 weeks ago that was general admission and I'm only 5'8". The fellow standing in front of me was at least 6'1"  and for most of the show I was just peeking left and right over his shoulders until he finally moved off to the side haha.
[/quote]
haha, try being 4'11. with the the row in front of you almost completely made up of guys easily over 6 feet. amphitheatre seats  incline up, and i still couldnt see anything! but you get used to dancing on top of your seat after a while =)
The press pass thing is tough to get, unless you work for a big publication.  For a few years, I wrote for a now defunct mag that was mainly dedicated to the Dead, computers, and other technology (great mix, huh?).  I did alot of new cd reviews and even did a phone interview with Beck that was never published, unfortunately. 
Anyway, in 2004, I was a couple years removed from the mag, but still had a relationship with them.  I pitched a story idea comparing the crowd, setlist, and atmosphere of Cure shows in Europe vs. shows in the US.  They liked the idea and gave me everything I needed to get a press pass for the SF 2004 show.  I contacted their management and PR person (through Daryl) and submitted everything.  I was more or less told that the mag didn't have a large enough circulation and that my request for a press pass was denied.
I ended up running into Perry and Jason in the audience before the show anyway.  Perry actually remembered me from 3 weeks before when I met them all backstage in Camden!

i KNEW someone on here had to be involved in seomthing like that. how lucky you are!! very cool how Perry remembered you, they meet so many people, and three weeks can be a while. i miss perry in the band, i heard he was one of the sweetest members. i was actually offered to shoot the cure as well, which was my original plan - i never thought it would happen because as you said - its difficult and all the big press are lined up on the block to begin with. i was shocked to be freely offered, but i turned it down because a kid with a point and shoot will look AWKWARD in a pit full of photog pros.
how did you get backstage with the cure?! what did Beck say?! im very curious!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 10, 2008, 19:26:36
Thanks!  I found that site last night.  Looks like we can take the bus down from the hotel to the historic district.  I think we'll be better off taking a cab to the show though.  If we take the bus, we'll still have to walk like 20 minutes or something. 

Hey rodney,
Glad to help!  Hope you're enjoying your visit to Philly.  :-D
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 10, 2008, 19:31:12
Almost show time!  Only about 7 more hours to go now.  I'm excited!!!  :smth023

Have fun & enjoy to all who are going!  :-D  I know I will! :)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: TomKat on May 10, 2008, 21:49:41
A little over three hours. What time do you think they will take the stage? How long of a show?
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 01:09:19
We are under way...

65dos began at the top of the hour.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 02:12:22
The Cure have just taken the stage and started the night with 'Open'.  Check the first post in this thread for updates.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 02:24:40
"Simon is wearing a winter hat with ear covers"

 :lol:


Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Plainsong on May 11, 2008, 02:30:10
YAY to see Fascination Street back. :)
I can't wait to see a photo of Simon's hat.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 11, 2008, 03:06:30
They are much louder than last night. All seem to be in a good mood.  No technical problems with the screens yet.  This is j reporting live from Philly for curefans.  Back to you kent!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 11, 2008, 03:07:19
I have several pics of the hat!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Plainsong on May 11, 2008, 03:08:51
I have several pics of the hat!

AWESOME.
Double awesome for Maybe Someday being played!! I hope Robert had the lyrics taped to his guitar tonight.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 04:12:40
A nice start to the encore!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 04:39:51
I suppose I could just fill in the next six songs. 

Hopefully there will be enough time for a fourth encore after the "old school" one. 
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Plainsong on May 11, 2008, 04:43:01
I'd kind of like to see the whole 7 song old school encore get played instead of the pop encore if they're that pressed for time. Let's Go To Bed and Freak Show vs. Fire in Cairo and 3IB? I'm going with the latter every time. The old school stuff sounds light years better with this lineup than the pop stuff does.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 04:45:22
I'd kind of like to see the whole 7 song old school encore get played instead of the pop encore if they're that pressed for time. Let's Go To Bed and Freak Show vs. Fire in Cairo and 3IB? I'm going with the latter every time. The old school stuff sounds light years better with this lineup than the pop stuff does.


I agree with you 100%.  Leaving off 3IB and FIC on some nights is a shame.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 05:04:03
Thanks to j for the coverage.  :smth023
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: DJscribbles on May 11, 2008, 05:40:51
oh, so they allowed cameras tonight as well?
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 11, 2008, 05:56:03
Just got home from the show (and since I am on my home turf, I didn't get lost!)  Just tried to transfer the pics to my laptop using a different card reader, but no luck.  Maybe I'll just dump them on the desktop while I sleep, then burn a dvd, then upload them tomorrow night when I get back to my weekday home.

I am off to bed now....I've had 2 hours of sleep in the past 44 hours! :smth100
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: PArealtor on May 11, 2008, 06:17:53
Just got home.. Great seats in row 2 section 215.  My entire row was practically empty which must have looked odd since I went alone. (wife wasnt feeling well and we have a new baby) 

Great show. 3 hours.. They started at 8pm and finished at 11pm.  Very disappointed they didnt play Disintergration, a forest or charolette sometimes.  I expected at least 1 or 2 of those three to make it. Wouldnt have missed Never enough, alt.end and maybe someday if they were replaced by the others.  Oh well.. Considering I paid for 2 tickets and only used one I guess Im a little cranky.  Surprised to see the spectrum was only 1/2 full too.  Took a few photos with my phone and will try to post them tomorrow. very tired.

Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Joe on May 11, 2008, 06:46:01
"Let's go to bed" wasn't played in the second encore, "Close to me" was.

And yes, tonight's show was excellent. It was my first Cure show as well.  :smth023
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on May 11, 2008, 08:05:19
thanks again for j for coverage :smth038
hope you get some well-deserved sleep  :smth015

i can understand that people who only saw this show (so far) will miss 'a forest', but otherwise i'd say not so bad encores. nice to see 'iotwcs'/'the kiss' back there!

spectrum was only half-full?

(maybe simon was wearing a hat to hide the fact that his most recent hair-dyeing has gone  somehow horribly wrong? :-P)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 11, 2008, 16:18:03
Simon with his Russian hat

Many more pics will be added to the gallery in the next day or so.... :smth023
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 16:41:32
Thanks for the pic, j.

Nice hat!  I was half expecting something like Elmer Fudd wears  :P
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 11, 2008, 16:59:25
spectrum was only half-full?

I don't think it was half full.  As they do for alot of concert (and AHL hockey games) they hang a black curtain over the third level.  No seats were sold there.  The floor was full, from what I saw, most of the first level of the bowl was full, and the sides of the second level were well occupied.  It was by no means a sell out, but to say the place was only half full gives the wrong impression.

Keep in mind that this is the first time in 11 years they have played in Philadelphia (Tower Theatre 1997) and the first time in 12 tears that they have played the Spectrum. 

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oh, so they allowed cameras tonight as well?

There was a sign at the door stating that professional cameras and cameras with detachable lenses were not allowed.  It said something about personal and disposable cameras being allowed.  Another thing that was not allowed (per the sign) were signs.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: bbernardini on May 11, 2008, 17:03:43

There was a sign at the door stating that professional cameras and cameras with detachable lenses were not allowed.  It said something about personal and disposable cameras being allowed.  Another thing that was not allowed (per the sign) were signs.

If I recall correctly, signs, flowers and weapons were all grouped together in one sentence among the things that weren't allowed. (Somebody got flowers in anyway.)

I also suspect that the rescheduling of the show resulted in a number of empty seats.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: bbernardini on May 11, 2008, 17:57:12
Anybody familiar enough with the work of 65daysofstatic to know what their setlist was?
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Descent on May 11, 2008, 19:04:12
Thanks for the coverage j.  :)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on May 11, 2008, 19:30:13
Another thing that was not allowed (per the sign) were signs.

no signs? that's got to be one of the silliest restriction that i've heard about. :lol:

(or if i'd be a narcistic person i might think that maybe robert got tired of that certain 'other voices' sign in europe and decided that a "no sing whatsoever!" policy is simply so much better! anyway it came from the venue of course, not from the band.)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 11, 2008, 19:33:32
I was thinking the same thing, especially since BC had offered the Euro Other Voices sign to me.  Here I was, walking into the venue with a camera in my pocket and recording equipment down my pants...but I can't bring in a sign?

By the way....bad recording night.  I barely made the show on time, then had my batteries die in the middle of the set :smth011
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: PArealtor on May 11, 2008, 19:38:08
Im not saying that it being half full is a good or bad thing... Just an observation thats all.  I was a little curious as to why they would be playing the spectrum to begin with. Like some have said the cure havent been in Philly in a long time and when the show was originally scheduled they didnt even have a new album out.  

Either way the show was great and Im thankful I was able to see them in my town.   Just wish they would have played a few more of my fav's

btw.. there were tons of people taking photos with digital cameras and phones and security didnt seem to care. 

Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: mahood on May 11, 2008, 19:50:28
If I recall correctly, signs, flowers and weapons were all grouped together in one sentence among the things that weren't allowed.

"signs, flowers and weapons" ? you're joking, right ?
if not, well, i'm speechless. although one could find a certain poetry in this.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on May 11, 2008, 20:01:50
if not, well, i'm speechless. although one could find a certain poetry in this.

:lol:

and sorry this is slightly off-topic but someone should put together a small gallery of photos taken solely from all these "no this or that in this venue!" signs around the world - there are simply so silly things listed there sometimes. it might make some funny reading.


(sorry to hear about the batteries j. :?)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: lostflower4 on May 11, 2008, 20:04:37
Here I was, walking into the venue with a camera in my pocket and recording equipment down my pants...but I can't bring in a sign?

Is it time to create a section on here, "How to sneak signs into a concert"?

Maybe you could fold it in half and tape it to your back?  :roll:


and sorry this is slightly off-topic but someone should put together a small gallery of photos taken solely from all these "no this or that in this venue!" signs around the world - there are simply so silly things listed there sometimes. it might make some funny reading.

But maybe it's forbidden to take pictures of these signs?  :D
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 11, 2008, 20:09:02
I was thinking the same thing, especially since BC had offered the Euro Other Voices sign to me. 

Oh, that Other Voices will be making some appearances out west.  Hmmm...what to write on the blank side?  Hanging Garden, Unstuck, Big Hand, Torture, Forever, Want...Hey You...Secrets...Give Me It?  :)  I think it's best to stick with something we know this line-up has played.      
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on May 11, 2008, 20:15:37
and sorry this is slightly off-topic but someone should put together a small gallery of photos taken solely from all these "no this or that in this venue!" signs around the world - there are simply so silly things listed there sometimes. it might make some funny reading.

But maybe it's forbidden to take pictures of these signs?  :D

right. i can imagine a sign outside some venue saying:
"professional cameras, video and audio equipment, guns, weapons and explosives and everything whatsoever (including flowers and signs) allowed! photographing and/or filming this sign is however not allowed and will lead to immediate confiscation of your photographic equipment as well as get you prosecuted in the court of law."  :shock:

(ok sorry to veer off)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Descent on May 11, 2008, 20:47:59
You all don't understand, a piece of cardboard can be very dangerous if thrown on stage.  :twisted:

Sorry about the batteries, j. But taping the show wasn't the main reason for you to be there right ? So it's not tragic. ;)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on May 11, 2008, 22:42:29
A great show, and a much better setlist than I had expected.  Nice to see some variations from show to show.  I hope they continue......
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: DJscribbles on May 11, 2008, 22:56:37
funny, here we arent allowed balloons either =(

not fair - on youtube, i saw people holding up signs, and roses for the band. someone even gave robert a rose on the european tour! its like us security here is alot more strict?

wel they dont say anything about lighters... and i think kazooes are perfectly acceptable.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: Cold on May 12, 2008, 00:13:20
Good to see If only+Kiss back on the set!! just remove the 'freak encore' and we are on the right way!!  :D
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: sullen on May 12, 2008, 00:16:09
By the way....bad recording night.  I barely made the show on time, then had my batteries die in the middle of the set :smth011

damn dude.
That sucks.

I had problems too and walked out with nothing.

I got fairfax, sound isnt too bad through speakers, just sounded bad in ear buds, but there is some clipping on the peaks because i went a bit nuts with the gain, and the echo in that place was terrible.

Trying to transfer it to the pc now, it keeps getting halfway through, then gives a  "can not read source file or disk" error message..

So i think this thing is toast.
Should have kept my DAT.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 12, 2008, 00:22:45

Trying to transfer it to the pc now, it keeps getting halfway through, then gives a  "can not read source file or disk" error message..


I'm thinking that was the same message I was getting when attempting to transfer the Download Festival.  If that's the case, you can use some file recovery software to transfer the files.  You'll most likely have some skips, though.  Have you tried playback on the iRiver?

iHP-120s + The Cure =  :smth009
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: sullen on May 12, 2008, 00:30:15

Trying to transfer it to the pc now, it keeps getting halfway through, then gives a  "can not read source file or disk" error message..


I'm thinking that was the same message I was getting when attempting to transfer the Download Festival.  If that's the case, you can use some file recovery software to transfer the files.  You'll most likely have some skips, though.  Have you tried playback on the iRiver?

iHP-120s + The Cure =  :smth009



iHP-120s + Anything =  :smth009


I dont think there are any skips or dignoise in it.
It plays fine in a media player through the computer, and by itself with headphones too, it just wont transfer the file to the comp.
Tried 4 times, gets to that same spot and gives that message, strange.

 
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: sullen on May 12, 2008, 00:33:13


I'm thinking that was the same message I was getting when attempting to transfer the Download Festival.  If that's the case, you can use some file recovery software to transfer the files.  You'll most likely have some skips, though.
 

wait, did you have skips before you had to use the recovery software?
or will the software cause skips?

i'm ready to throw this thing out the window
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 12, 2008, 00:42:55


I'm thinking that was the same message I was getting when attempting to transfer the Download Festival.  If that's the case, you can use some file recovery software to transfer the files.  You'll most likely have some skips, though.
 

wait, did you have skips before you had to use the recovery software?
or will the software cause skips?

i'm ready to throw this thing out the window

I had skips during playback...due to the HD being shot.  Think of it like a scratch in a record.  The iRiver I was having issues with had something like three trouble spots.  Sound was fine other than those three spots.  Anyways, the skip(s), assuming you do have skips, would be the cause to your transfer difficulties.  Give it a listen, you'll be able to hear them.  If you're getting half way through the transfer process, that's where they start. 
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 12, 2008, 00:56:13
No kidding.  Had the same problem with Mexico city.  Ended up being bad sectors on the iriver hard drive.  Good luck
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: sullen on May 12, 2008, 02:50:19
Oh what a nightmare.

I'll figure it out after Boston.

J, Sent you a PM.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 12, 2008, 04:23:40
Well the show in Philly last night was excellent. Robert, Porl, Simon & Jason were just kicking it. They were very tight, sounded great & were full of energy. Robert was in cheery mood and was quite chatty off & on even thought I have no idea what he said with the exception of f*** this & that a few times. Mr. Mumbles! LOL! Laughing The new songs were good. I love Freakshow & The Only One I’m liking it the more I hear it. And The Perfect Boy (quite Wishy sounding) was good even after just one listen.

I was surprised but very glad to hear Koyto Song, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep & The Kiss. The Kiss was insane! One of my favorites live! Highlights of the night for me were A Strange Day, Push, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea & the Old School Encore! I’m glad they changed the set-list a bit too. Would have liked to have heard some B-SIDES!!!!!!!!!! But still every song they played was great. I did miss the keyboards with some of the songs but Porl did an excellent job playing the KB parts on the guitar.  :-D

Robert does look a lot more thinner but I think he needs a better look. He was his in his usual just got out of bed look. Porl looked great. Loved his look, see through black shirt, shiny black pants with reflector strips & red (I think they were red) shoes. Simon was wearing that goofy hat in the beginning but he took it off. He looks great too having his usual black tank top & tight pants. Couldn’t really see Jason from where I was.

The crowd was into the show well at least in the section I was in. Quite a bit of head bobbing & dancing & singing along. A mixture of young & older fans but plenty were more of the 80’s Pop/Top 40 Fans. They only know the poppy stuff. When FYEOTDS, 100 Years, Grinding Halt, Open, End, Fire in Cario, How Beautiful You Are, Maybe Someday etc played, they were clueless. Didn’t know the songs at all but at least they enjoyed the show.

Had decent seats on the 1st level, I was on Simon’s Side of the stage and quite close to the stage. Has a great view since the people in front of us were all very short people. So I got some good pictures. Ah what an excellent night. I wish I could travel to all the NA shows. But I’m glad to at least be able to see the Chicago show. I was drained & exhausted at the end from all of the dancing, jumping & singing & screaming I was doing. The show almost 3 hours long! So I'll have to say Yes the wait from Sept was certainly worth it!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on May 12, 2008, 15:13:50
One thing I really noticed is that this is a ROCK show, no doubts about it.  The dream-like quality that the keyboards brought is gone, and a powerful rawness has replaced it.  Great stuff.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 12, 2008, 17:08:35
One thing I really noticed is that this is a ROCK show, no doubts about it.  The dream-like quality that the keyboards brought is gone, and a powerful rawness has replaced it.  Great stuff.

Yes I agree!  I do love the dreamy Cure sound but I love the edgy & raw guitar sound they are playing now!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 12, 2008, 17:23:14
I've added some pictures from the Philly Show to the Gallery.  They are not the best, a bit dark....I'm not the best photographer but a few I got were not too bad.   :lol:
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: disintegration on May 12, 2008, 17:42:34
Except for the new "a perfect boy", this setlist is the same of the european tour!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: carycameron on May 12, 2008, 17:44:28
I notice the melody in The Only One sounded different, more piano like. reminds me a bit of Just Like Heaven. I haven't heard the single yet, but i guess its closer to what it will sound like.  
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 12, 2008, 18:31:17
I've added some pictures from the Philly Show to the Gallery.  They are not the best, a bit dark....I'm not the best photographer but a few I got were not too bad.   :lol:

I will be adding about 200 or so pics from Philly this evening...
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on May 12, 2008, 19:57:58
I've added some pictures from the Philly Show to the Gallery.  They are not the best, a bit dark....I'm not the best photographer but a few I got were not too bad.   :lol:

I will be adding about 200 or so pics from Philly this evening...


I've added some pictures from the Philly Show to the Gallery.  They are not the best, a bit dark....I'm not the best photographer but a few I got were not too bad.   :lol:

thanks for pics for both :)
(@cure_kitty: nice ones!)


Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: bbernardini on May 12, 2008, 21:22:53
Check in the "Torrent Updates" section for a little surprise. ;)  :smth020
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 12, 2008, 21:54:05
I've added some pictures from the Philly Show to the Gallery.  They are not the best, a bit dark....I'm not the best photographer but a few I got were not too bad.   :lol:

I will be adding about 200 or so pics from Philly this evening...

Thanks in advance j!  Can't wait to check them out!  :-D

Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 12, 2008, 22:03:12

I've added some pictures from the Philly Show to the Gallery.  They are not the best, a bit dark....I'm not the best photographer but a few I got were not too bad.   :lol:

thanks for pics for both :)
(@cure_kitty: nice ones!)
Thank you japanesebaby.  I'm glad you like them.  I wish they were a little bit better. I wasn't to far from the stage but being in the 1st level seats you can't get the best angle like you would on the floor...Stage lights & people heads got in the way!   A lot of my pictures that are not posted in the gallery came out quite blurry & distorted.  But I'm surprised I actually got some decent ones.   

If anyone wants to see them all the good & very bad just checkout my photobucket page.
 http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/ddalasio/The%20Cure%20Philly%202008/ (http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/ddalasio/The%20Cure%20Philly%202008/)
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: DJscribbles on May 12, 2008, 23:13:39
love the pics!

@cure_kitty, were you shooting manual?
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 13, 2008, 05:13:48
All of my pics are in the gallery... :shock:
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 13, 2008, 05:50:07
All of my pics are in the gallery... :shock:

Thanks for the MANY photos.   :smth023  You were in row 17, right?  Curious how much zoom your camera has?
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: DJscribbles on May 13, 2008, 07:37:57
by the way j, what camera were you using?
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 13, 2008, 11:46:40
All of my pics are in the gallery... :shock:

Thanks for the MANY photos.   :smth023  You were in row 17, right?  Curious how much zoom your camera has?

I was in row 17 for the Fairfax show, Row 13 for the Philly show.  This new camera only has a 4x optical, and I think it is 4x digital (my old camera was 10x optical, so I have been spoiled!).

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by the way j, what camera were you using?
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35K 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom.  I can take wide angle shots with it (16:9).  That's what the majority of the pics are.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-FX35K-Digital-Optical-Stabilized/dp/tech-data/B0011Z9VX0/ref=de_a_smtd

Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 14, 2008, 18:52:03
love the pics!

@cure_kitty, were you shooting manual?

Glad you like them DJscribbles!  :D  As I said before they are not that good as compared to what j took!  His are great!  :smth023  I was shooting in automatic not manual.  So I just had to accept what the camera did to get the best picture.  I should have took them in manual mode but I just got this new digital camera & I haven't learned how to use all of the features yet. I'm sure I could have done something to make them better if I know what to do.  Anyways, where I was sitting it was dark & even though I was close to the stage, it was still far enough away that when I used the zoom lens, it made the pictures distorted.  I'm no photographer, I'm just glad to get a few decent ones that night.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 14, 2008, 18:53:19
All of my pics are in the gallery... :shock:

The are really good!  :smth023  Thanks again for sharing & helping me remember one great night!  :-D
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 14, 2008, 19:01:22
The Cure got a good write up in the Philadelphia Inquirer for Saturday's night show. :smth023

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/18853769.html
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: PArealtor on May 16, 2008, 04:55:55
what did Mr Smith have against Philly that night.. No A Forest and no disintergration.  All other dates have had both or at least one or the other.   

damnit!
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 16, 2008, 05:02:38
what did Mr Smith have against Philly that night.. No A Forest and no disintergration.  All other dates have had both or at least one or the other.   

damnit!

No A Forest is quite rare, but I thought Philly was one of the more interesting shows so far.  Certainly the best encore with KMX3  :rocker   
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: rodney on May 16, 2008, 14:31:22
Yeah, I think it's the best setlist so far for North America.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 16, 2008, 16:58:39
Yeah, well, what can you say.  Best setlist for the best city  ;)

Of course, during the 96 tour, RS decided to wear a CCCP jersey in Philly rather than a Flyers jersey.  I have never understood that one :smth011
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 18, 2008, 16:57:16
Yeah, well, what can you say.  Best setlist for the best city  ;)

Of course, during the 96 tour, RS decided to wear a CCCP jersey in Philly rather than a Flyers jersey.  I have never understood that one :smth011

At least he wasn't wearing a Penguins sweater.
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: j on May 18, 2008, 17:35:43
That's not a pleasant thought, especially right now given that the Pens are beating the flyers 3-1
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: PArealtor on May 20, 2008, 03:29:03
anyone know where I can find a copy of this audio of this show? Looking for it for a friend who celebrates a birthday soon
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on May 20, 2008, 07:42:16
anyone know where I can find a copy of this audio of this show? Looking for it for a friend who celebrates a birthday soon

http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,5013.0.html
Title: Re: 2008.05.10 Philadelphia - Wachovia Spectrum (USA)
Post by: cure_kitty on May 20, 2008, 20:53:28
Yeah, well, what can you say.  Best setlist for the best city  ;)


Yes I agree!  We were quite lucky. Philly fans Rock!!! :D  I really think this show had the best set-list so far even without A Forest & Disintegration.  Actually it might have been the best show of the tour so far!  :smth023  I'm glad I was there for it!  :-D