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This little map might be helpful for those who go:

O yes, it is! The maps on Wiki made me a bit bewildered, but this one has all necessary details.  :smth023
Now I found what I was looking for!

The Cure’s dressing room is at the end of a corridor next to tonight’s headliners, New Order. For most of the evening the door is tight shut, but at one point that other blond singer of the Sumner clan, Bernard, pops out and hollers, “Hello, Robert!” and the two have an enormously cheery chat; grizzled veterans still in the trenches, still topping the bills. It is an utterly disarming moment.

Check here for Robert's favourite New Order songs!

Also interesting:
"Although the Cure and New Order...we come from the same age and everything but Peter Hook always had a real big problem with us because our bassist Simon Gallup was so much better looking and the better bass player...I think Peter was so jealous he could never get over it and he stopped the rest of them from being friendly...

"...we've bumped into them over the years, and since he's left, we've played with New Order a few times in the last summer and it's so nice to be able to chat with them, you know, to talk with them because I've always loved New Order I think they're one of the best bands - they also have a fantastic back catalog and they like us, it's so nice to say to Bernard  [Sumner] "I like your band" and he says "I like yours as well"'s taken an awful long time to say hello again to them. They're a good example of a band that gets better as they get older. They were fantastic when we played with them last year and we're playing again with them this year at a couple of festivals."
I thought they liked The Cure thou

Yes, I think they do. I seem to remember an interview with Robert in which he mentions meeting them (minus Peter Hook, who was out of the band) backstage at a festival (2012?), if I can find it I'll post it here...

This might be interesting too:
Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by Ulrich on January 17, 2018, 10:48:16 »
This little map might be helpful for those who go:
Does anyone know anything about the park and how it's set up for concerts?  ... How can they have huge concerts there three days in a row

I think there were 3 days of concerts too when I saw The Cure there back in July 2002!
Hyde Park is huge, so there is only a part of it which is used for the concerts. The rest of the park is still accessible for people to do what they do in a park (taking a walk, row a boat on the lake...).

For more info, look here:
Hyde Park in London, England, has been an important venue for rock music concerts since the late 1960s. The music management company Blackhill Enterprises held the first rock concert there on 29 June 1968, attended by 15,000 people. On the bill were Pink Floyd, Roy Harper and Jethro Tull. The supergroup Blind Faith (featuring Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood) played their debut gig in Hyde Park on 7 June 1969. The Rolling Stones headlined a concert (later released as The Stones in the Park) on 5 July that year, two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones, and is now remembered as one of the most famous gigs of the 1960s.

The park has also played host to many music festivals, including Party in the Park between 1998 and 2004, The Wireless Festival between 2005 and 2012, Hard Rock Calling between 2006 and 2012, Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park since 2011 and Barclaycard presents British Summer Time since 2013.

Of course, after the events, the grass won't look nice and there's been complaints in the past.
“As per previous years, following the concert series in Hyde Park, the Parade Ground will be restored to its previous condition. The Royal Parks team at Hyde Park has extensive park management experience and are experts in planning for large events and restoring the grounds effectively and to a high standard.”
Other Artists / Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Last post by Ulrich on January 17, 2018, 10:18:18 »
I am new here.

Welcome to the forum! And thanks for all the work you did with the statistics for this thread.  :smth023

...but whatever, nobody is reading this anyways.

Oh yes, we do!
Other Artists / Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Last post by PetShopBoy on January 17, 2018, 05:51:31 »
37 bands were listed 3 times... highlights for me include:

Modest Mouse
Pale Saints
The Cars
The Decemberists
The Police
The Postal Service

Let's see, where are we now.

Yeah, let's summarize.

757 bands were named 3 or fewer times.
72 bands were named 4 or more times.

I need to go to sleep, so I can't finish tonight...  :smth022

But to tide you over, here is the next batch of results...

15 bands were named 4 times... and they include a few of my favorites too...


Ok, in about 24 hours I shall return to give you a proper countdown of the Top 57 Favorite Bands According To Cure Fans :!:

Other Artists / Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Last post by PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on January 17, 2018, 05:33:30 »
I am new here.
As my first order of business, I shall try to highjack this entire thread.
I have compiled into an excel file all of the groups mentioned in this whole thread.
I can't promise it is perfect - you get what you pay for after all...
...but I do think this is pretty accurate... I tried to combine, for example, Smiths + The Smiths, etc.

So, time for results!!

829 groups have been mentioned so far.

613 have only been mentioned one time...

...and I shall now bore you tears by listing a selection of those 613... and the one thing they all have in common is that I really like them too... and, yes, The Cure is my all-time favorite group.

Air Formation
Animal Collective
Bethany Curve
Big Star
Boo Radleys
Book Of Love
Brian Eno
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Electric Light Orchestra
Franz Ferdinand
Galaxie 500
Kitchens Of Distinction
Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark
The Divine Comedy
The Flaming Lips
The Horrors
The National
VNV Nation

So, technically, all those now have 2 votes, but whatever, nobody is reading this anyways.

Ready for the next post?

Hey welcome to the fourm mate! :)
Other Artists / Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Last post by PetShopBoy on January 17, 2018, 05:32:52 »
...and now we continue from the previous fascinating post just above :smth023

107 bands were listed 2 times... and here is a selection of them, highlighting my personal favorites...

And Also the Trees
Arcade Fire
Belle & Sebastian
Gary Numan
House Of Love
John Lennon
Love And Rockets
Peter Gabriel
The Killers
The Magnetic Fields
The Shins
The Stone Roses
Thompson Twins

Shall I continue? Oh why not  :lol:
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