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Albums and songs / Re: The Cure phone ban in concerts?
« Last post by chemicaloverload on September 24, 2018, 21:17:33 »
Legally speaking, I’m not sure how a ban would work. You would have to relinquish your property and then who becomes responsible for it? Not a lot of venues would want that responsibility.

I see both sides of the argument. You don’t want people glued to their phones, something most do everyday, missing real life around them and then again, you want to ensure you have a few treasured memories to look back on, like pictures with your friends, new friends you makes, of you all dancing, like we did at Hyde park.

I think all anyone can ask that if you are going to use your phone, be respectful of others and the artists wishes.

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Even if you have seen
The Cure only one time in your life...it's enough to remember and talk about, I think.

Yes!  :heart-eyes
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Well, money is actually of secondary importance when it comes to The Cure.
What really matters is the location, the audience and maybe yet the season.
Hannover is the closest airport in my region (apart from Paderborn). European
cities or capitals are easy to reach, although we had a significant high number of
flight cancellations this year owing to weather extremes and the German railways
are unreliable at times. On the other hand, I must state that 1500EUR is remarkable
less for six concerts. Some of us travel a lot and save money for The Cure and that's
perfectly fine. Others have to plan everything carefully - like me. Even if you have seen
The Cure only one time in your life...it's enough to remember and talk about, I think.
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Albums and songs / Re: The Cure phone ban in concerts?
« Last post by Ulrich on September 24, 2018, 12:21:16 »
I'm not a big fan of "bans".
Last time I saw the Cure in 2016, there weren't too many around me who filmed with their phones (I took a few photos with my camera). Apart from that, I was so much focussed on the music anyway, I didn't really care what happened around me. (Thus, unless it's too annoying, other people can do what they want, from my point of view.) Afterwards, I was kinda glad I was able to find some vids from the show. :)

When Dave Gilmour played Stuttgart a couple of years ago, there were only seats! Thus it looked like no "dancing" was wanted anyway... (I wasn't inside, just listening from outside.)
Also, his music is ideal for quiet listening (not really "dance music", eh?), I have no problem with people just standing there and "taking it in". :cool
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If the new songs are good, The Cure is going to explode! I don't know what to expect.

After such a long time without new songs, I would expect them to somehow sound "typical" Cure, maybe with a little bit of "experimentation" with new sounds.
Seeing they will be doing "festivals" in 2019, I'm not exactly sure that new songs will be coming soon...
Of course, if it'll be a festival nearby (e.g. Rock am See or whatever), I should be able to attend.

... I can't just let go all my life behind just to follow them as I loved to...

I can totally understand that.
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Albums and songs / The Cure phone ban in concerts?
« Last post by dsanchez on September 24, 2018, 09:46:05 »
This is following a discussion starting on Twitter. Would you like if the band decides to ban people of taking pictures/videos in concerts? I would be all for it. When I see Orange, Show, etc I miss the adrenaline of those concerts, the people dancing, singing along, a REAL concert atmosphere... now audiences are zombies staring through little screens to see the band (and often, blocking the views behind others), tweeting setlists, taking photos to be shared on Twitter, etc.



and for comparison (it happens also in Cure concerts), check this fantastic show of David Gilmour in Pompei, people everywhere with cameras (check 2:30)

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Nowadays (thankfully) I can afford more money to go and see them playing but I feel not as special as I felt back on those days...

What is different now, x-phile? Are you just used to seeing them now so it's not as special, or is there something that's changed about the music?


The difference is time and money... nowadays I have less time and more money opposite as when I was younger... and that makes all the difference for me... personally it's easier to be a cure fan in terms of money...
they can play anywhere around the world and (most of the times) it's easy to go to... but in other way despite I have "family permisson" to go to see "my first love/my first passion" that is the cure I can't just let go all my life behind just to follow them as I loved to... and that would not be possible too because lots of money I would spend for sure nowadays as some places/shows are becoming too expensive
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but what's missing is a way forward "into the future", they sort of turned into a band playing "the hits". (Which is okay, of course, many bands do the same thing.)

If the new songs are good, The Cure is going to explode! I don't know what to expect. Are the new songs going to be modern, are they going to be quirky, are they going to shock us, are they going to sound like typical Cure songs (unique at the very least)?

Well, we can only guess some people are rich and have a lot of spare time...
Some maybe save all their pennies and once the Cure are on the road they take time off work and follow the band around?

I love hearing about how other Cure fans follow the band! I still want to know how those who take 6 months off to follow them everywhere are able to do it. Do they go into debt? Are they trust fund babies? Are they selling drugs to support their Cure habit? Haha.  :D Are they successful entrepreneurs? Actually, there's a successful artist named Chris Gwaltney who lives down the street and he has followed The Cure at times, told me that he listens to their music for inspiration. Cure devotees come from all walks of life.
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by MeltingMan on September 23, 2018, 16:02:34 »
Ciara - 1,2 Step feat. Missy Elliott

(Hot stuff. Kraftwerk would like it too, I suppose...)
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