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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2008, 05:20:36 »
Is there a curfew tonight?

Don't know....but the Old School Encore was just played, as was A Forest.  Could Faith be next?

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2008, 05:24:24 »
Is there a curfew tonight?

Don't know....but the Old School Encore was just played, as was A Forest.  Could Faith be next?

and no pop encore?  That works for me.

Assuming there is a curfew, they still over a half hour left.  Four dreamy songs would fit perfectly  :smth023

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2008, 05:33:07 »
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :smth011

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2008, 05:38:14 »
Same encores as Antwerp.  If they're going to do the pop encore they really should play it second.  Ending with that one blows.  :smth011 

 

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2008, 05:39:00 »
Aaaaaagh , Damn it.....A golden opportunity to finish with something like "All Cats Are Grey" and maybe Pornography..........and we get soft cock pop...bummer!
 Its so disappointing considering the number of great songs they have to choose from.

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2008, 06:31:49 »
Nice coverage, but as all of us said: another time is gone, another time undone, the Faith encore or Pornography encore it had been better.

Robert, tell us when you´ll play new songs, YOU DONT HAVE ONLY 45 SONGS !!!!

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2008, 06:46:48 »
Thanks for the updates Erik and j.  :smth023

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2008, 07:17:24 »
This is the first Montreal concert in 12 years so not surprising to see a conservative set.  It would be disappointing if tomorrow's show in Toronto isn't a little more interesting....

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2008, 08:44:54 »
Well guys,  I'm back after a three hour drive,  from Montreal.

Thanks j for taking the periodic calls from my cell - I couldn't hear you at all - not sure if you heard me ok!!

I'll post more about my impressions later,  to me, the setlist was abit disappointing,  but I agree with the other comments - for the first time in Montreal since 96,  I'm not surprised to see aconservative set - althogh,  I was impressed with the crowd,  I expect the usual jubilation for the JLH/IBD sort of tracks,  but the old school tracks got great crowd enthusiasm,  as did Push and Pictures of you - odd tracks to get people off their feet!

Robert looked like he wanted to linger and return a fourth time,  especially since the encores were short - I really expected a bit more,  but th others didn't seem very into it tonight,  especially Porl.

The setlist did makes its way to a fan,  I got a glimpse,  and two other encore possibilities were listed,  including a Faith encore, with Other Voices and Drowning Man!!!!,  also the KMKMKM one with The Kiss and IOTWCS.

The old school set was shortened,  as was the pop one.
The 17 seconds encore was fantastic though.

More tomorrow
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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2008, 12:34:45 »
I could hear you fine, Erik, except for when you said about the Perfect Boy.  Since it was more or less the same setlist as Fairfax, I put Perfect boy in parenthesis with a question mark.  Craig from COF then confirmed with his contact that that was the song that was played.

All in all, it worked very well.  Thanks once again for your efforts Erik and glad that you made it home alright.

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2008, 22:22:32 »
Did I heard "Mint Car" ?  :roll:

If yes when, before or after which one ?

(Best night since a long time)

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2008, 22:43:05 »
I'm not quite sure this is the correct setlist, one thing is certaine is that you inverted encores 2 and 3, they ended with the encore with Killing An Arab.

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2008, 22:52:30 »
This is the order Erik gave the list to me.  I will confirm with him.

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2008, 03:29:46 »
This is the order Erik gave the list to me.  I will confirm with him.

Ooops sorry, I just got confirmation that the set list posted is indeed correct including the encores, really sorry about the confusion, I must have post show traumatic syndrome!!!!!

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Re: 2008.05.14 Montreal - Bell Centre (Canada)
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2008, 04:27:40 »
That's understandable,  the older set encore was by far the better.  It was rather anticlimactic to return with Freakshow/Close to me/WCIBY?...

I have to say this was interesting to hear them play without keys,  and some songs were pulled off amazingly well,  the whole 17 seconds was great,  Plainsong surprised me,  The Walk too

Interestingly,  the two that fell flatter than I'd hoped for were FTEOTDGS and Disintegration.  Both epic tracks that really didn't pull me in at all. 
I love Wrong Number (I know many of you don't),  but really disliked it live,  likewise with Never Enough (which I don't enjoy much anyway)

This was my fifth time seeing them since '89,  and it's funny how you folow a band so closely,  but your relationship changes to the songs.  It seems a bit silly at times...  watching Robert at 49,  grimacing and dancing to radio pop like WCIBY?.  At one point it had an important counterbalance to the heavier dark stuff,  but now even he doesn't seem nearly as invested in the despair of the older tracks.  So everything seems more of a melting pot now: the darker tracks have lost some of their teen angst - especially since Robert was in such good spirits,  and has taken to entertaining the crowd,  which is quite funny!   

Not to say I didn't love it - it was the happiest I've ever been, listening to the Cure (last seen in 2000)-  I guess we all outgrow some of the inner torture.  After all, the crowd is older,  wider, and many like me, balder! Life goes on... But I did sing along and jump along to everything,  and got an amazing 3hours out of it.  And I still hope they return to promote the new CD. :D



By the way,  I'd never heard of 65DOS,  and I totally loved it - pounding drums,  yet quite atmospheric at times.  I wish them well!

Erik