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Title: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on June 13, 2007, 18:54:28
Tickets
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Venue details

The Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park was completed in 1988 as part of the original National Tennis Centre complex. This multi-use venue is able to host a wide range of sports and entertainment events, from Grand Slam tennis matches to international rock stars, and motorbike super-cross action to conferences, dinners and classical performances. The most dynamic transformation Rod Laver Arena has seen will come in March with the FINA 2007 World Swimming Championships which will see a 50 metre temporary pool being built on the arena’s floor.

Website : http://www.mopt.com.au/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-18/229_read-35
Capacity: 14,820

Venue photos

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Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 13, 2007, 22:05:29
This will be My first Live Cure show! :rocker

Who else will be there?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 14, 2007, 00:13:41
Quote from: airneck on June 13, 2007, 23:49:57
Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 13, 2007, 22:05:29
This will be My first Live Cure show! :rocker

Who else will be there?


Don't forget your DAT, your MD, your HD, your tape recorder... :)

I'm sure many guys around would like to trade with you...
Australian concerts are always highly valuable


No kidding.  I hope it's not another 6 or 7 years before quality recordings circulate. 
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on June 14, 2007, 00:33:19
don't worry brian, if i can get some recording equipment together, i'll circulate my show freely and openly as soon as possible.. getting the taping equipment will be the real challenge!!!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Tof on June 14, 2007, 00:35:12
The date are coming !!!

Other date Robert !!! for EUROPE please !!!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 14, 2007, 00:35:33
Quote from: nausearockpig on June 14, 2007, 00:33:19
don't worry brian, if i can get some recording equipment together, i'll circulate my show freely and openly as soon as possible.. getting the taping equipment will be the real challenge!!!


What's your saying?..."SWEET CANDY"  :rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 14, 2007, 00:37:24
Quote from: Tof on June 14, 2007, 00:35:12
The date are coming !!!

Other date Robert !!! for EUROPE please !!!


It sounds like spring for the European tour. 
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on June 14, 2007, 00:49:19
Sweet Candy indeed....
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 14, 2007, 04:13:27
I've always wondered how does one get into the concert with the taping equipment..es[ecially if they have a "no recording devices allowed" policy...haha..I'm sure there will be an obvious answer to this...but I'm intrigued...
If I had the expertise and equipment, of course I would gladly record and share with the rest of the cure fan world!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: crowbi_wan on June 14, 2007, 04:50:01
Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 14, 2007, 04:13:27
I've always wondered how does one get into the concert with the taping equipment..es[ecially if they have a "no recording devices allowed" policy...haha..I'm sure there will be an obvious answer to this...but I'm intrigued...
If I had the expertise and equipment, of course I would gladly record and share with the rest of the cure fan world!



Check out this thread.  http://www.curefans.com/index.php/topic,3345.0.html

It's nice to see Australian Curefans getting involved with taping  :smth023 

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 14, 2007, 07:37:08
Quote from: crowbi_wan on June 14, 2007, 04:50:01
Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 14, 2007, 04:13:27
I've always wondered how does one get into the concert with the taping equipment..es[ecially if they have a "no recording devices allowed" policy...haha..I'm sure there will be an obvious answer to this...but I'm intrigued...
If I had the expertise and equipment, of course I would gladly record and share with the rest of the cure fan world!



Check out this thread.  http://www.curefans.com/index.php/topic,3345.0.html

It's nice to see Australian Curefans getting involved with taping  :smth023 




hahaha....i see...it's either down the pants method...or satelite dish cowboy belt buckle.
It just goes to show there are endless limits to how far us devoted fans would go and kudos to you and others who do it for all of us! Trully deserving of praise and admiration!!
The Cure is worth it. :D

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: disintegration on June 14, 2007, 17:10:17
Quote from: Tof on June 14, 2007, 00:35:12
The date are coming !!!

Other date Robert !!! for EUROPE please !!!

:rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 16, 2007, 04:28:14
 :D   I'll be there  still nothing about Melbourne up on the Ticketek site tho. Rang them this morning presales on Tuesday 19th June 12.00. They are having general admission tickets and seating tickets as well . Both will be on presale or public sale on Friday 9 am. Seats are $119.90 and General admission 99.90 according to the lady I spoke to. Some tickets are already gone before the presale but I am taking the chance for seats on the presale. I'm a bit old to be in with all you young ones LOL but they should be good seats regardless. Though I doubt if I'll be sitting down much at all. Can hardly wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My kids can't wait either cause it'll stop me buzzing around this place like a lunatic.  :lol:
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 16, 2007, 05:28:10
I just checked ticketek, and the information is up, here's the link

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CURE07&searchId=1449cfe2-90e4-4474-b666-8dc2b50452d6

I'm probably going to get GA tickets but I'd have to line up pretty early to get a good position in the crowd. For presale tickets via internet apparently you need a special code.? not sure
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 17, 2007, 11:23:41
 :D Thanks for that. Don't know what the password thing is about, never mentioned that on the phone. Hmmmmmm maybe need to do a bit more investigating.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on June 18, 2007, 10:08:43
I am 33 and this is going to be my first Cure concert! I could not be happier!!! I hope all the Emo wanna_be_goth kids dont beat me to ticketmaster on Friday!!!!

I am seriously going to cry when I listen to Disintegration of plainsong :smth020 live for the first time!!

any other 25-45 people in Melbourne, if you are on the same situation as me..... ( feeling like a misfit amongst you age group for liking the cure) and dont wanna hang out with 14 y.o kids wearing purple stockings and expecting the cure to be some sort of my chemical romance meets good charlotte  :smth011....I am going on  my own.  :)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 18, 2007, 11:40:01
 :D  I think there are alot of "older" Cure fans going to the concert so don't panic. Age has it's benefits though. 27 years I been waiting for this. I was 18 in 1980 about the same age as alot of the younger fans who'll be going. I've the Cure in my life for over half of it so I'm blessed. Hehehe. I'll be in black , but then again I am in black almost everyday :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 18, 2007, 11:45:38
I'm 20 Juanzor, is that too young?  I don't think i belong to any of the sub groups above-mentioned, I'm just a fan of the Cure and their music. I wouldn't mind meeting other local cure fans, whatever age they are :) So let's all beat the "14 year olds" on Friday morning and line up at Exhibition street nice and early!!! hahahaha :smth023
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 18, 2007, 12:18:38
 :lol: Never too young  never too old
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on June 19, 2007, 06:20:04
Quote from: billee on June 18, 2007, 12:18:38
:lol: Never too young  never too old


got my ticket on the presale today...level 1  aisle 21 ( just above where the tennis players sign autographs) and red carefully: row A yes A !!!

join in as a ticketek memeber and buy them today!! heaps of ggod seats still available,,, difficult decision: gA moshpit vs row A level 1... :)

see you there! we should meet prior/after!  :)

I am so happy.... so happy!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 19, 2007, 08:14:57
Ouh! You're so lucky! Congrats on getting the ticket, and it seems like you were lucky in getting a top spot. I'll be getting GA tiks on Friday... You'll probably have a great view of people like me in the standing area who'll be vying to get in the front row, haha

Billee, I shall hope to meet you both there!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 19, 2007, 11:21:49
 :D :) :lol:  I have my tickets  Maybe now I'll sleep tonight
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 19, 2007, 11:30:58
Follow this link for the seating map.  Good seats juanzor  :smth023 I got 18 row F thanks to my gorgeous son who is very quick on the puter while I was fretting at work. LOL


http://premier.ticketek.com.au/Venues/ViewSeatingMap.aspx?v=MPK&s=11016
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on June 20, 2007, 01:57:28
Thanks for that seating map, it's just what I'd been looking for.  I got GA yesterday, but it says GA section 1.  Do you think it'll be divided, does anyone know.  Unfortunately for those who don't have tickets, I believe that the floor section is sold out.  This will be my first Cure show, and I'm really excited about it.  :D

(PS, Section 18, row F is where I'm sitting for Gwen Stefani :oops:, they're good seats.)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 20, 2007, 12:12:35
 :D Thanks for that info. Hmmm sold out GA. Not that I'm surprised. Anyone know how many Rod Laver holds?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on June 20, 2007, 13:45:52
14,820 seats, I think the max for the floor is 1250, so thats a total of 16,070 people all up.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on June 21, 2007, 06:02:31
I am currently picturing myself listening to disintegration live.... !! did you get GA tickets KissC? who are you guys going with... ?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 21, 2007, 07:29:21
I don't have a credit card at the moment..poor uni student that I am..therefore I have been forced to obtain tickets the old school way...lining up outside the box office tommorow morning! I'm expecting there will be other Cure fans there keeping me company...right?hmmm Oh well I just don't want to miss out ( they're already sold out in GA and A grade seats)...I could never forgive myself. I was going to go alone, but a friend of mine (who isn't really a Cure fan..but appreciates the music) decided to come with me :) I'm just worried about how early I should be at Rod Laver i order to get a good position in the standing area. And yes...it would be quite a treat if they played DISI!!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on June 21, 2007, 12:40:06
good luck on getting tickets Kissy..... you ll be right... see you all at the concert...........I just remembered: (Want)
"but however hard I want, I now deep down inside, I never really get more hope or any more time" .... you reckon they will sing "where the birds always sing" ? lol
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on June 21, 2007, 13:09:48
I really hope they do Doing The Unstuck, but it's probably a long shot.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on June 21, 2007, 13:57:11
Quote from: LetterToSaraElise on June 21, 2007, 13:09:48
I really hope they do Doing The Unstuck, but it's probably a long shot.
lovely song though.........setting fire to bridges...boats. :)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on June 22, 2007, 00:12:57
Good luck getting tickets today KissyC, I am queueing with you in spirit... lol
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 22, 2007, 04:49:23
Quote from: juanzor on June 22, 2007, 00:12:57
Good luck getting tickets today KissyC, I am queueing with you in spirit... lol


Haha! thanks Juanzor! Well I shall tell you all how today's happy events unfolded! I woke up, caught the first train into the city ( got there at 5.30am). I couldn't sleep all night because I was paranoid some dedicated Cure fans would camp out in the cold.... I was the first there...so I calmed down. Later I was joined by some Great people (cheers going out to the ticketek line)...no 14 year old hardcore emo's to be seen! just average people, from the age of c 20-50. it was so much fun...despite the mild hyperthermia we suffered it was woth it! I got GA tickets..there isn't a specified section..but my ticket has a number 11 on the bottom I'm not sure if that means anything...maybe it's a row :( the others in the line managed to score some top seat row A in the fron sections next to the stage! I'm looking forward to meeting you all there...you wont miss me...I plan on wearing a t shirt with big (kissing) crimson lips on it! haha
And yes maybe now i can get some sleep

xx
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on June 22, 2007, 06:06:20
Only UPPER level is left for the Melbourne show.
Not bad considering tickets have only been on sale to the general public for 5 hours.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on June 22, 2007, 07:24:06
Quote from: kissingcrimson on June 22, 2007, 04:49:23
Quote from: juanzor on June 22, 2007, 00:12:57
Good luck getting tickets today KissyC, I am queueing with you in spirit... lol


Haha! thanks Juanzor! Well I shall tell you all how today's happy events unfolded! I woke up, caught the first train into the city ( got there at 5.30am). I couldn't sleep all night because I was paranoid some dedicated Cure fans would camp out in the cold.... I was the first there...so I calmed down. Later I was joined by some Great people (cheers going out to the ticketek line)...no 14 year old hardcore emo's to be seen! just average people, from the age of c 20-50. it was so much fun...despite the mild hyperthermia we suffered it was woth it! I got GA tickets..there isn't a specified section..but my ticket has a number 11 on the bottom I'm not sure if that means anything...maybe it's a row :( the others in the line managed to score some top seat row A in the fron sections next to the stage! I'm looking forward to meeting you all there...you wont miss me...I plan on wearing a t shirt with big (kissing) crimson lips on it! haha
And yes maybe now i can get some sleep

xx


Wow, congrats, I certainly admire your dedication.  I'm glad you got GA. Maybe only the portion of tix for GA being sold online were sold out.  Either way.  I'm stil waiting for my ticket in the mail, so when it comes we can compare and try and figure out this numbering business.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 22, 2007, 07:31:32
Yay! I look forward to it Sara Elise!...thank you darling
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 25, 2007, 11:25:41
Hi Kissing  sooo happy you got your tickets. I will look out for the "Lippy T Shirt" at the concert. Will come up if I see you and introduce myself. I'll be the old chook named Lee-Anne  :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on June 26, 2007, 06:48:23
Well, my ticket finally arrived in the mail yesterday.  It only says GA1 in tiny writing down the very bottom, so I'm guessing it doesn't mean anything.  Just 1st in, best dressed like a regular show.  In all honesty, this is the first time I'll have been in GA for a show.  I've tried for other shows before, but never got it before it sold out.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 26, 2007, 10:16:30
Lee-Anne!! I look forward to meeting you, and by all means come and introduce yourself! yay!  :) ( My name is Maria)... Sara Elise..it looks like we'll have to get there early in order to get an ok position...at least we'll have company waiting in the queues!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on June 26, 2007, 10:46:39
hey guys, congrats on getting tickets..

i remember lining up and sleeping on the brisbane mall to get tickets for the 1992 show.. that was a long night, but worth it..

have a good night..

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 27, 2007, 01:06:46
I am a 33 year old Cure-ie and will be attending the Rod Laver Arena Gig.. I am going solo, and although I have no problem with that, it might be nice to meet with some other Cure-ies on the night :)... I am a lone Cure fan in that absofuckinlutely no-one around me likes them... it's a very lonely place :cry:! So if your going and are intersted in meeting me, I think it would be very nice to meet you :smth023! I have gotten a general admissions standing room ticket and I hope to be able to get close to the stage.. however I'm not overly bothered as being there is enough! I'm also going to take a camera too... I did read past enteries on recording equipment... I have yet to read further, but what about cameras? I've never understood why Bands ban you taking in cameras... but then I'm not in it for money, so I suppose they have a legit reason for you not having them in there... my camera is a tad on the bulky size, and I'm not sure how I can smuggle it in! I really would like to have a few pic's of the boys up there on stage, but mostly I would love to take pictures of the fans themselves - specially the gothic types! I am fascinated with how people dress themselves!!! I absolutley love so called 'weird' people...
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on June 27, 2007, 07:38:32
I went to the Sydney 2000 and Brisbane 2000 shows alone - and it was magical.. as far as i'm concerned i was the only one there.. I'm taking my fiancee this time but i've already laid down the "no talking during songs" rule.. :-D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Bloodflower on June 27, 2007, 07:41:25
Quote from: nausearockpig on June 27, 2007, 07:38:32
I went to the Sydney 2000 and Brisbane 2000 shows alone - and it was magical.. as far as i'm concerned i was the only one there.. I'm taking my fiancee this time but i've already laid down the "no talking during songs" rule.. :-D


Probably the most important rule.  :smth036

Though I'm the type who tends to sing along, somewhat to my shame.

Who else sings at shows?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on June 27, 2007, 08:08:57
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 27, 2007, 01:06:46
I am a 33 year old Cure-ie and will be attending the Rod Laver Arena Gig.. I am going solo, and although I have no problem with that, it might be nice to meet with some other Cure-ies on the night :)... I am a lone Cure fan in that absofuckinlutely no-one around me likes them... it's a very lonely place :cry:! So if your going and are intersted in meeting me, I think it would be very nice to meet you :smth023! I have gotten a general admissions standing room ticket and I hope to be able to get close to the stage.. however I'm not overly bothered as being there is enough! I'm also going to take a camera too... I did read past enteries on recording equipment... I have yet to read further, but what about cameras? I've never understood why Bands ban you taking in cameras... but then I'm not in it for money, so I suppose they have a legit reason for you not having them in there... my camera is a tad on the bulky size, and I'm not sure how I can smuggle it in! I really would like to have a few pic's of the boys up there on stage, but mostly I would love to take pictures of the fans themselves - specially the gothic types! I am fascinated with how people dress themselves!!! I absolutley love so called 'weird' people...


My experience with cameras at Rod Laver is limited, but as far as I know, they're allowed so long and they're not professional cameras. The difficult thing is to define what constitues a professional camera.  I think it's something to do with the amount of zoom.  From my experience, there's usually a sign outside the venue with more specific details about what you're allowed.  The last show I went to there, I was stressed out about hiding my camera, but the guard saw it, and nothing was said.  It's a Canon Powershot A85.  By no means professional, but it does the trick. If you're really stressed, baggy pockets are often a way to go, basically, they don't/can't check on your person.

How early do you think we should get there for a good spot?  Jostling for good spots in GA hardly makes it possible to buy merch.  As for singing along, that's a big part of the fun!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on June 27, 2007, 09:12:42
By the way I am Juan,  :smth001 what time are you guy getting there! pretty early I assume..... I might look for the lippy shirt...... :)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on June 27, 2007, 10:48:12
hmm I have no idea what time (how early) people usually rock up to these events...we'll have to wait and see....and yes, I'd love to be able to get some merch despite the(exorbitant?)prices..haha... ouh, it's good to hear you can still get a camera in...I'd love to keep some record...just to prove to myself it actually happened and I wasn't dreaming it all!...(cherry red..nice to meet you...I hope you get to meet some of us Curefans at the concert.... :) ps: I love the siouxsie sioux look! love it! makes me wish I knew how to apply makeup...haha)...

Oh, and Juan, hopefully 50 other people aren't wearing the same kiss me kiss me kiss me shirt...that could cause some confusion...
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on June 27, 2007, 12:24:51
If you have missed out on tickets to see THE CURE in MELBOURNE like a lot of people contact the primary promoter "Michael Coppel Presents" to request a 2nd Melbourne show.
The email address is :
mcpinfo@coppel.com.au
(I've been told by RRR Radio who are the secondary promoters for the Melbourne show it's worth emailing "Michael Coppel Presents" to show them the demand is there).
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 28, 2007, 01:00:04
LetterToSaraElise - Cheers for your help on the camera thing... I'm going to take it and just have it in my bag and if they say I can't take it in, then so be it! It's not a professional camera by any means... and there is no telephoto lens or whatever, so I believe I should be ok with it!!! 
kissingcrimson - Cheers for your nice comments on my 'look'! I have actually since moved on from that particular hairdo, and am shaved now... but the make-up remains the same, I have an overly weird obsession with Siouxsie and Mr Smith's make-up styles! (I have even taken inspiration from Mrs Smith! from a photo I once saw of her!!) If it were possible and you wanted me too, I would do your make-up for you!
Juan & everyone else... I'm really worried now about getting there early to make it close to the stage! I'm going to stress over this now! and what about buying merchandise! I can't miss out on a programme or tour shirt!!! I may have to get my partner to come and buy stuff for me while I'm in there????? Hmm, dilemma's are all around me. Also... and this is VERY selfish, but how I feel! I would hate for there to be another Melbounre show... as I would want to attend that one too... so I really hope they don't announce another show, as I'm in Tassie and I have paid for my flight and stuff there already, and another show would just really piss me off as I wouldn't be able to go to it!!!
I also have on idea what to wear! I have a few Cure shirts. As I'm sure you all do! But I kinda thought it might be naff to wear a Cure shirt there?! Maybe it would be ok... show your a real supporter?! But then I'm not sure what Melbourne weather will be like... ah f*ck it, this is all getting far to hard!! I need a cup of tea... chat to you all again soon! :smth023
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on June 29, 2007, 10:30:39
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 28, 2007, 01:00:04
LetterToSaraElise - I also have on idea what to wear! I have a few Cure shirts. As I'm sure you all do! But I kinda thought it might be naff to wear a Cure shirt there?! Maybe it would be ok... show your a real supporter?! But then I'm not sure what Melbourne weather will be like... ah f*ck it, this is all getting far to hard!! I need a cup of tea... chat to you all again soon! :smth023


I reckon the fact you're travelling from Tassie to Melb proves you're a fan [that and going to the show...] so you could be a wanker like me and wear a band shirt that will conflict with the norm - i reckon I'll have a TOOL shirt on when i see them...

regardless though, enjoy the show, it's going to be a pealer...
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 01, 2007, 10:27:08
 :( I  would love another Melbourne show
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on July 01, 2007, 10:42:03
I couldn't afford to go to another show even if there was one.   :(
I've spent over $550 on concerts this year alone, and I'm never gonna get a car at that rate.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 01, 2007, 11:02:20
sorry to hear that sara
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 02, 2007, 07:32:59
Quote from: nausearockpig on June 29, 2007, 10:30:39
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on June 28, 2007, 01:00:04
LetterToSaraElise - I also have on idea what to wear! I have a few Cure shirts. As I'm sure you all do! But I kinda thought it might be naff to wear a Cure shirt there?! Maybe it would be ok... show your a real supporter?! But then I'm not sure what Melbourne weather will be like... ah f*ck it, this is all getting far to hard!! I need a cup of tea... chat to you all again soon! :smth023


I reckon the fact you're travelling from Tassie to Melb proves you're a fan [that and going to the show...] so you could be a wanker like me and wear a band shirt that will conflict with the norm - i reckon I'll have a TOOL shirt on when i see them...

regardless though, enjoy the show, it's going to be a pealer...



LOL @ the TOOL shirt.... I might follow suit and wear another band's shirt! But then which one of those do I wear???? Oh man, you've thrown up another bloody dilemma!!! hehehehe
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on July 02, 2007, 12:49:15
OK I am going to take a step here in pure "doing the unstuck" fashion:

I am 33 as well, going on my own, although not GA (Unapologeticaly saying: aisle 21 row A :D)and would love to meet some cure_o's there, so:

Name: Juan
Location: Ocean Grove
email: juan_zorrilla@hotmail.com
Phone 0433293226

well, now you guys know it.... text me! email me! kiss me kiss me kiss me!   :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 03, 2007, 06:13:18
Cherry red, thanks for the offer thats so sweet! If it were possible I'd love you to do my makeup for me...reminds me of a Siouxsie song...haha.. it's going to be stuck in my head today :)

I have a question...Will you all (including those travelling from interstate or overseas) be in Melbourne the day before the concert (Sat/11)? It would be nice to have a sort of "Curedrink" of our own. Get a few Curefans together, chat over a few drinks? hmmm

to AGRO - GARBOS  aka Juan....I added you!

cheers
kissesxxcurefans
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on July 03, 2007, 10:11:01
Quote from: kissingcrimson on July 03, 2007, 06:13:18


I have a question...Will you all (including those travelling from interstate or overseas) be in Melbourne the day before the concert (Sat/11)? It would be nice to have a sort of "Curedrink" of our own. Get a few Curefans together, chat over a few drinks? hmmm

Count me in! up for it!

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 03, 2007, 23:25:21
kissingcrimson, I'm wondering what Siouxsie song your thinking of??!!
I unfortunately will not be in Melbourne the day before, I arrive on the Sunday and leave on Monday... I'd be up for a 'meet & greet' drinkythingymebob on the Sunday however... I would also be happy to meet people at a bar in the Rod Laver Arena before the gig starts!! I'm thinking I will have to be there early to try and get close to the stage anyway... so some company whilst I'm queuing would be good!!!!
juanzor... I'm going to send you a message thru your email ok mate! shame your not in GA as I am!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 03, 2007, 23:46:59
I am having a thought... perhapes you might like to join me in this = I am contemplating trying to get backstage after the gig to meet the Band. However I doubt very much I will achieve this aim! I have only ever gone backstage once before, and I had connections for that, so this time around I'll be flying blind (as it were!)... I wanted to know if there is anyone else thinking the same as moi, maybe we could join forces and bombard the defences and make it through!! The Band are really cool at meeting with fans, so I'm cheered by that knowledge! I am of the opinion that this is their last tour to our shores (unless they do a farewell the world tour!!) and if I am going to meet them, this is it!  
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on July 04, 2007, 01:39:51
I happen to know where the 'stage door' (or at least, the most commonly used one) is.  However you can't really get to it as it's on a lower level than the walkway out of the Arena.  You can look over a sort of balcony to where the cars come and drop them straight at the door, but as far as I know, you can't get down there (unless you know a long, roundabout back way, which I don't.)  However, I'll be at the arena for another show just over a week beforehand, and I'm going to be trying to get down there anyways, so I'll check it out for you guys. (Although anyone with tips for doing this is greatly appreciated.)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 04, 2007, 01:57:54
yay thanks! That's right, We must investigate the premises in advance and work out our plan of attack  :)...

Meeting them is a Once in a lifetime chance...I'ts worth a try! :smth023...I've always wanted to...If I work up the courage...I'll join forces! :)

I'll be queuing for GA too, so I'm sure we'll (most of us) will meet somewhere in the midst...on the day before or after the concert...

ps: Cherry red..The song I was thinking of was "make up to break up"....for some reason  :?

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: nausearockpig on July 04, 2007, 11:00:19
damn!! you melbourne concert people are all "oh lets meet up" and stuff.. nothing happening at the Brisbane topic. maybe my fiancee and i are the only ones going to that show.. that'll be ok, me and her and The Cure.. tops...

maybe they'll play all my requests....
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 04, 2007, 11:26:11
A meet up before the concert would be great. Prolly the day of the concert would be good. Juan and Kissing I have added you to buddies if thats ok  :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on July 04, 2007, 12:11:25
cool Billee we all should meet up before and have some drinks... feel free to add me up to your mobile as well..... :)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 06, 2007, 12:49:24
Quote from: LetterToSaraElise on July 04, 2007, 01:39:51
I happen to know where the 'stage door' (or at least, the most commonly used one) is.  However you can't really get to it as it's on a lower level than the walkway out of the Arena.  You can look over a sort of balcony to where the cars come and drop them straight at the door, but as far as I know, you can't get down there (unless you know a long, roundabout back way, which I don't.)  However, I'll be at the arena for another show just over a week beforehand, and I'm going to be trying to get down there anyways, so I'll check it out for you guys. (Although anyone with tips for doing this is greatly appreciated.)


Aw, your the best... if you can be the 'scout' that would be a great help!!! Oh this is sooooo cool, I'm getting all goosebumply just thinking about it! hehehehehe
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 06, 2007, 12:53:15
Right now, lets get serious here people.. all those in favour of a big meet-up on the 12th, say 'I'... and lets get this sorted... no more farting about, lets have a plan of attack!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on July 07, 2007, 02:02:49
I am up for it!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 07, 2007, 06:44:24
Well there's one interested... looks as though it may be just the two of us hey Juan?! But remember what I said in my email to you mate!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 07, 2007, 09:23:42
count me in...what time shall I be there to join you lovely people?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 08, 2007, 00:23:19
LOL well thats just it matey... I'm really not sure what my personal plan of attack will be.. as I'm in GA and I would really like to get as close as possible to the stage... I'm not sure if I'm going to have to spend my whole day queueing or not! If it seems hopeless for me to get near the stage then I will leave off the queueing and just join the crowd! I'm getting into the city around 10amish and as I'm staying in a hotel nearby I will most likely drop off my stuff and then walk over to Rod Laver and have a look see at what the crowd situation is like... if people are queueing then, I will have to join it I suppose! Which means I will be tied to the queue and unable to meet any of you for pre-gig drinks... So its all up to what happens on the day! I would like to meet some of you still however - I always think it's good to put a face & personality to the typing!!! Perhapes in my case meeting after the gig would be better? But then thats brings up another problem as I'm going to try and get backstage if at all possible... ah, I dunno peoples! This may all be a tad too hard???!!!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 08, 2007, 04:46:37
Lets have a bit more faith...this could still work!! Can't it? :) perhaps meeting afterwards would be better...because pre concert there might be a lot of comotion..waiting in queues etc (I'm in GA too)...Cherry red...which gate will you be queueing at? I'm at gate 15.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 09, 2007, 14:06:45
Quote from: kissingcrimson on July 08, 2007, 04:46:37
Lets have a bit more faith...this could still work!! Can't it? :) perhaps meeting afterwards would be better...because pre concert there might be a lot of comotion..waiting in queues etc (I'm in GA too)...Cherry red...which gate will you be queueing at? I'm at gate 15.




kissingcrimson... I'm door 15 also - SNAP :-D! Are you going solo like moi? I've no idea how early I should get there to queue either! I'm thinking if its going to be an all dayer, I may have to bring my trusty old walk-a-man along!

And LetterToSaraElise I will rely on your previous surveillance of the Rod Laver Arena to locate the whereabouts of the backstage area - so we can thusly infiltrate it and gain access to the taget ie: Smith and Co.! I hereby call this operation 'operation groupie' (as thats effectively what I'm trying to be I suppose!!) and am sending out the call for any like minded volunteers to follow me into the world of the backstage off limits area, or heaven as some may call it! :smth023
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on July 09, 2007, 15:03:27
Yep, I'll be there on August 2nd and 3rd, I haven't really concocted any plan of attack, I'm just kind of hoping I'll get lucky.  It might be the only way.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 12, 2007, 12:24:01
So have any of you wonderful people decided on the "meeting" ? Before or after the concert????
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 12, 2007, 23:03:15
LOL I've no idea!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 13, 2007, 13:10:44
hehe    I'm the old chook here I'm the only one who's supposed to have no idea about " nuffink"
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 15, 2007, 06:40:20
Feeling a little crazy? :rocker Does anyone want to try their luck and go halvies on the Cure ticket auction???? I know this is a long shot...and I really shouldn't be putting myself in the position to splurge so much of my money...but I want to bid for the set of 2 tickets to meet and greet the Cure backstage and VIP seating passes close to the stage!....( i need to get a paypal account first...because the amnesty international ebay auction only has about a day to go!!)If the passes sell at ~$600AUD,it's approx $300 each I'm willing to pay that much(it's for a good cause)... but I know it's highly likely the auction will probably go for way more...but it's worth a try isn't it? Unfortunately I can't afford the 2 tickets on my own...and I wouldn't know anyone else who'd want to meet them too :)

what say you cureheads?  :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 15, 2007, 12:29:23
 :D :) 8) Yes Kissing. Not crazy at all.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 17, 2007, 04:11:24
Well the auction went for over $1000....more than I could ever afford. I just hope the person who won it appreciates the rare honour they've been given and trully has the time of their life! Congrats. I wish it was someone from here though..because at least then they could share with us their stories of meeting them! it looks like it's back to the drawing board for us...approaching the band as soon as they arrive at the arena..roaming around their hotel room...haha...what else??

I guess if we're just lucky to catch a glimpse that would make my day...month..year..life
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 17, 2007, 11:58:27
 :(   did my best just hope it's a true fan and not someone just trying to make a packet
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 17, 2007, 12:40:22
Winner of the Melbourne auction is from the U.S ?????????????????
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 17, 2007, 22:16:35
Thanks for you efforts Billee! you rock....US??....:( oh how unfortunate..It didn't even get in the hands of an Aussie fan..that's sad cosidering there will be almost 20  US shows...and the same charity auctions happening there....
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 18, 2007, 02:53:09
Bloody Hell! Thats so much money... and soo very unfair! But I guess if I had the cash I would pay to see and meet 'em! It kinda sucks that this goes on really... But then if I was the winner, I wouldn't complain! Bloody yanks! LOL!! It would be nice to know who it was and get a run down of it! but I guess we will never know.
sigh - I'm depressed now! :(
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 18, 2007, 08:33:50
I know this is a bit off topic...curespotting...on the last page of today's Beat magazine there was a short article (and caricature of Robert) about Robert Smith becoming the new face of Lorea'l ...because He's worth it...i don't know if it's for sure but..... i always thought MAC was his makeup of choice....haha
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 18, 2007, 11:13:32
Just disappointed that a U.S buyer won the auction. I could be completely off track but I doubt if they'd be travelling half way around the world to see and meet the Cure especially when they are doing a U.S tour anyway. As I said in a previous post I hope it is a genuine fan and not someone out to make money. Sorry for venting but I am bitterly dissappointed. :(
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 18, 2007, 11:38:37
vent it out Billee, I think a lot of us (especially on here) feel the same. As other people said, a charity raffle may have been more fair....I guess unless you have a whole wad of cash..in this situation...you probably always will end up second best. If this winner wasn't a genuine fan ..it would be very dissapointing...I hope they don't try to make money out of it...scamming a charity and scamming genuine fans....hmmm... that's low :smth011....but I shouldn't make assumptions... It would be less dissapointing if perhaps the bidder/s were genuine fans from Aus... being average curefans ourselves we might have been in the same league as one another..and therefore in with a chance. It just puts a damper on everything...but I guess we must look on the bright side...we're going to the concert at least...I couldn't ask for too much more..(although it would be nice :P)..and 25 days to go!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 21, 2007, 13:22:42
 21 more sleeps
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 23, 2007, 01:57:04
Hi Billee...I just got an email...and just saw the Cure forum page thread ..you know the one :roll:...check your private messages
cheers :)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 23, 2007, 12:43:02
Hi Kissing tx for the msgs. All is ok :D hehe Was just a bit confuddled by that post 3 weeks and six days
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 23, 2007, 12:44:07
oh my god der brain   2 weeks and 6 days  can't half tell it's Monday
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 25, 2007, 09:38:41

I just noticed there's a cure ticket competition going on through optus...
see here   http://www.optuszoo.com.au/competitions/cure_2007/info
I know most of us here already have tickets..here's your chance to win 2 more (to brisbane/sydney or melbourne) haha :)
you have to anwswer in 25 words or less what is your favourite Cure song and why? and I think you have to be either a optus web or phone customer...

difficult question..but do-able if you're forced to choose

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on July 25, 2007, 09:41:54
ps: Juan, Saraelise, Cherry...how are you going? excited?? Aren't we all..i think Billee is doing a good job with the official time keeping...or should I say..countdown duties!! yay! Is it 18 days to go now...?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on July 26, 2007, 03:59:38
LOL yep 18 more sleeps!! :rocker.... and I'm getting all school-girlish in that I jump around more than I used to (and I'm very unfit these days!!) - see what madness can do to you!! I need a CURE! - ah, that sounds really naff, sorry people :roll:!
Someone has mentioned Curefans T-Shirts to me, anyone else aware of these and are they going to get one and wear it??? I prob. won't, as I've kinda figured out what I will wear... (you may or may not recall I was troubled over the question "to wear a Cure shirt or not to wear a Cure shirt" to the gig...) Anyway, no one has really mentioned the meet up lately either... has anyone planned anything? Are we going to try and storm the gates and get backstage??? I've forgotten who was doing the reckie to see what the layout was before hand... any news on that front???
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 26, 2007, 12:17:48
sorry been slack 17 sleeps :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 28, 2007, 01:20:21
15 more sleeps :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: juanzor on July 28, 2007, 15:09:32
I ve got a concert countdown on my screen, currently:

14 days 20 hours 21 minutes and 11 secons@ 11 08 PM 28 July...

:)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on July 29, 2007, 10:40:20
good one juanzor. I'm just getting excited counting the sleeps. :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 01, 2007, 12:29:39
11 more sleepless nights to go :D

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 01, 2007, 23:33:07
OK, News just in CURE TRIBUTE PARTY THIS WEEKEND!!!!
Saturday the 4th of August at DV8 12-14 McKillop St, CBD

HERE"S THE FLYER
Cure Tribute Night @ DV8 this Saturday 4 August
Yep, DV8 is back again for a second week since it
was resurrected from it's very short death.
Only a couple of weeks until The Cure play live in
Melbourne so we are dedicating this night to spinning
lots of tunes created by floppy haired, lipstick smudged
musicians, plus showing Cure clips in the video room PLUS
your usual dose of drunken DV8 debauchery.

Featuring the awesomeness that is DJs Tomiscuous,
Lobotomy(?) and Mixmaster Malice.
$10 on the door Club opens at 10pm, Level 2 opens at 12am.


OK, I'll BE THERE< ALL YOU GUYS PLEASE COME! WE CAN CURE IT UP...warming up for the concert
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 02, 2007, 00:41:46
Alas, I can not afford another trip over to Melb. for this tribute night :cry:... make sure you do some silly dancing however - on my behalf! :smth023
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 03, 2007, 00:41:26
Have just discovered that the Sydney people are lucky enough to get a "myspace secret show"! :shock: Apparently they post a bulletin a day before or something to advise of where and when, and first in best dressed policy applies. Shame they chose to do it in Sydney. I guess they just decided that the demand in Sydney for their time was greater! I suppose having 2 shows and then a 'secret show' is to cover their bases, so everyone gets a chance to see 'em. My complaint however is that I have paid alot of mney to see them, and some people are going to be lucky enough to see them for free! :smth011 Seems a tad unfair in some respects. I wish they would do a 'secret show' for each city! Lucky bastards that get to go. I bet it will be more intimate too! Ah, wish I could go to it.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 03, 2007, 01:28:45
 :cry: it makes me sad to think i'll be missing out..... i agree with you Cherry
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 04, 2007, 03:45:35
PS: Cherryred I'll be dancing extra crazy for you! I'm getting soooo excited for the concert..this little event will just make me even more.... I shall be pulling out the crimpers..red lippy and eyeliner tonight!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on August 04, 2007, 05:53:43
The paid shows we're going to will be longer and much better, for sure. 

Anyway, I'm here to report back on my scoping out of Rod Laver Arena.  I was there on Thursday and Friday night for Gwen Stefani.  On Thursday night, we waited for an hour after the show, on the bridge/walkway next to the cafe (to the right of the main doors when facing them from the outside).

There's the rail of the walkway, then a good 5+ metres of plants, then another big wire fence.  There was no way to get down there.  When she finally came out after an hour, she just waved and got in the car.  She couldn't have come up & signed things anyway, because of the stupid gardenbed & fences.  I can only assume that you'd need to be working on the show to get into the carpark down there.

I got Gwen's attention on Friday night by making a sign, and she took a photo with me during the show, but I didn't actually officially meet her.

So yeah, that's my news.  I'm sorry that it's not what you wanted to hear, but I think it's pretty damn difficult to meet after the shows. 

HOWEVER...
Friends of mine were hanging around the arena early in the afternoon (3pm-ish) and got to have a quick conversation with her.  The BEST way to meet them, apparently, is at the airport.  So, if you've got the time and dedication, then that would be my advice.  You'd have to be prepared to wait around all day though...
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 04, 2007, 12:22:45
Thanks for your efforts SaraElise. Maybe just hanging around after the show hoping for a wave or a sign or something.............it could still be good :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 04, 2007, 13:12:05
So should we expect them to arrive at Tullamarine on Saturday or Sunday????????   Any guesses anyone   My God I do believe I'm going mad :smth100
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 06, 2007, 11:13:51
Hmmmmm it's a bit quiet in here. Are you in hibernation saving energy for Sunday night ? :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 07, 2007, 00:55:25
Quote from: LetterToSaraElise on August 04, 2007, 05:53:43
The paid shows we're going to will be longer and much better, for sure. 

Anyway, I'm here to report back on my scoping out of Rod Laver Arena.  I was there on Thursday and Friday night for Gwen Stefani.  On Thursday night, we waited for an hour after the show, on the bridge/walkway next to the cafe (to the right of the main doors when facing them from the outside).

There's the rail of the walkway, then a good 5+ metres of plants, then another big wire fence.  There was no way to get down there.  When she finally came out after an hour, she just waved and got in the car.  She couldn't have come up & signed things anyway, because of the stupid gardenbed & fences.  I can only assume that you'd need to be working on the show to get into the carpark down there.

I got Gwen's attention on Friday night by making a sign, and she took a photo with me during the show, but I didn't actually officially meet her.

So yeah, that's my news.  I'm sorry that it's not what you wanted to hear, but I think it's pretty damn difficult to meet after the shows. 

HOWEVER...
Friends of mine were hanging around the arena early in the afternoon (3pm-ish) and got to have a quick conversation with her.  The BEST way to meet them, apparently, is at the airport.  So, if you've got the time and dedication, then that would be my advice.  You'd have to be prepared to wait around all day though...


Right well that sounds all rather depressing really. I'm going to have to think of another plan... I'll be buggered if I'm gonna wave at them through a fence and thats all! I'm determined to get a kiss on the cheek from Mr Smith! I'm not going to wait around at the airport either. Thats for other more dedicated people!!! I have an idea, but I'll have to wait until I actually get to the Arena before I know if it will work or not! I saw the post on the singapore bit about the setlist... some excellent stuff is in that line-up!! I'm so excited!!!! I have yet to check out the Perth and Adeliade bits to see if they have listed the setlist's there!...

Cheers very much to you SaraElise for your efforts in the reconnaissance side of things - very greatly appreciated! (And getting a photo with Gwen was pretty good too!)

Billee - I would imagine they will arrive at the Tullamarine domestic terminal on Sunday. As I'm guesing they will have loads of interviews to do with triple J and the like, whilst in Sydney. Thats my guess anyway!

I'm still keen to meet with some of you Cure-ies!! So in good faith I post my mobile number here for any of you lot to take down if you like. It's 0439 331 867. I arrive in Melbourne around 11am, and I will be heading straight for the hotel to book in... then I plan to head to Rod Laver Arena to check it out (re: my plan to get backstage). Depending on what I find there, I may have to stay and queue as I want to get close to the stage, so a sit in may be required!! If its not looking busy, I may head to a Pub somewhere! I'm not sure really! Anyway, You all are more than welcome to call me (I just hope I have the phone on is all!! I'm notoriuosly bad at answering it too!) and we can try and meet up! if it doesn't happen, it's not 'the end of the world'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 07, 2007, 01:18:12
Thank you so much for the info Sara Elise! Wow, looks like meeting them shall be a difficult task..but who knows, chance may be on our side..haha
Cherry red, I'll be waiting in line too, I think we're at the same gate. I'm not sure what time I'll be there, but I'll try get in earlier...maybe we'll be able to hear the soundcheck from outside..
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 07, 2007, 02:16:23
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 07, 2007, 01:18:12
Thank you so much for the info Sara Elise! Wow, looks like meeting them shall be a difficult task..but who knows, chance may be on our side..haha
Cherry red, I'll be waiting in line too, I think we're at the same gate. I'm not sure what time I'll be there, but I'll try get in earlier...maybe we'll be able to hear the soundcheck from outside..


Yeah, thats right your at gate 15 too aren't you!? Well grab my mobile number if you like, and give me a ring... maybe we could queue together... are you going it alone like me, or do you have mates going with you? I wish wish wish I had an ipod... would make the wait so much better! I will have my walk-a-man however (bloddy bulky thing that it is!) Just hope my bag can carry everything I need to take - camera, make-up, walk-a-man, jacket, pen for autographs, money and room to store the tour t-shirts and programme... etc etc... You know what? I'm blimmin' 33 years old, and this concert is making me feel like I'm a teenager again! I'm so excited!!! :-D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on August 07, 2007, 23:31:44
Hi girls

Dont forget to take a lot of pictures!...and upload it to the Curefans.com Gallery!

Besides one (which we took from other site), there're not pictures from the Australian tour so far, unfortunately  :cry:

Thanks a lot

David.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on August 09, 2007, 08:49:48
I have FOR SALE 2 tickets for MELBOURNE.
SECTION 19 - ROW L (both seats are next to each other).
If interested please email me, postage is probably out of the question as tomorrow is Friday, I'm happy to meet anyone at Rod Laver Arena to exhange the tickets.
Great seats, I'm getting rid of these 2 tickets as the ones I already have are just a little bit better.
email :
bomber2007@optusnet.com.au
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 09, 2007, 12:00:17
 :D Hi Cherry what time do you think you'll be getting to the venue? Am hoping to get there 2-3 pm
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 09, 2007, 12:57:37
Hi Lee Anne come by the queue at gate 15 and say hello when you arrive :)!!!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 09, 2007, 13:26:37
Will do  are you still wearing your lippy shirt?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 10, 2007, 00:20:46
kissingcrimson and billee... (and anyone else to for that matter!!)
I'll be getting into Melb. around lunchtime and after I've checked into the hotel I will head for Rod Laver, so I should be there around 1ish.. I'll be waiting around the gate 15 area (as kissingcrimson knows.. because she'll be waiting there too!) I'll be the one with the leopard pattern/print in her hair! So you guys should be able to pick me out of the crowd :!:... unless there are other poeple there with leopard patter/print too :shock:!!! I intend to take a few pictures also people, so be prepared! I 'have' to do a myspace BLOG on the gig :roll:!!! And add to the gallery as dsanchez requested! You've got my mobile number ladies, and I have yours as well, so we should be able to find each other! Oh the joy! I can't wait!! I've been scrutinising the previous gigs setlists too, and am happy to see alot of stuff of the Kiss Me LP! But no Icing Sugar if I remember correctly! Maybe we'll get it??? See you soon! :smth023


bomber2007... Good Luck with off loading your spare tickets! If I knew anyone that wanted them I would've told them, but alas, I am a lone Cure fan in my circle of people! :( Oh hang on, there may be someone... I'll let them know mate!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on August 10, 2007, 06:25:36
Enjoy the show you guys...cant wait for the pic to be published... :rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 10, 2007, 06:31:24
AWESOME!!! Leopard print hair!! and yes Billee, i'll be wearing the KMKMKM LP t shirt with Bob's lips on the front ;). Us girls will be the ones singing and dancing..(from what i've read the other crowds have been a bit lazy). Oh and I don't think I've recorded your mobile number Billee could you please let me know. Cherry, I'm going to try take a camera too.....maybe we can post some mug shots of some of the community members haha
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 10, 2007, 06:32:27
Thankyou Sussex!!!! We''ll be thinking of all of you when we're there!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on August 10, 2007, 10:54:28
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 10, 2007, 06:32:27
Thankyou Sussex!!!! We''ll be thinking of all of you when we're there!


Im so jealous right now...  :(
wonder if i could join you all over there..wearing lipstick, eyeliner, cure shirt and all that...hmmmmmm.. ;)


Take care you guys... :rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 10, 2007, 13:59:34
Ok Big group hug for everyone in curefans land. I am soooo excited will be thinking of you all around the world on Sunday. I been waiting so long for this chance to see the band. 27 years is a long long time but I never gave up hope.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 10, 2007, 22:03:38
 :rocker Oh christ.. I can't wait any longer! I feel like I'm going to POP open from the anticipation of it all :!:
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Amber Mustang on August 11, 2007, 02:53:40
Hey everyone,

I've been watching the boards for a while and now, a day before the show have decided to say hello. You guys are lovely!

I'm a 21 year old chick and this will be my first time seeing the band. I'm so excited I have to stop myself from screaming. Everyone at work is sick of hearing about the Cure concert (they seem to be the type of band people either love or hate) and last night I bounced around my house to 'Just Like Heaven', I was so happy and excited.

What an amazing band - their longevity is testament to that! The bunch of people I'm going to the concert with is truly a representation of how many generations and backgrounds the band has touched over the years. Myself, a lady in her 40's, another lady in her 30's, a guy in his 40's and a 15 year old.

Juan has already made contact with me for before or after concert drinks which would be great so I could meet you guys.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 11, 2007, 03:15:57
It's tommorow!!!!! Welcome Amber!... Tommorow is going to be awesome!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on August 11, 2007, 03:42:01
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 11, 2007, 03:15:57
It's tommorow!!!!! Welcome Amber!... Tommorow is going to be awesome!



So exited dont you...hehe.. :-D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 11, 2007, 05:08:19
Quote
So exited dont you...hehe.. :-D


Oh yes....excited  happy, and every other warm and fuzzy feeling one can feel!

I'm sure you'll be joining us in spirit!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on August 11, 2007, 05:18:54
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 11, 2007, 05:08:19


I'm sure you'll be joining us in spirit!


Of course babe..Just to remind you if they play The Kiss...just remember me.. :-D

because i love that song so much..

Simon bass line would be wonderful..i promise you.. :rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 11, 2007, 09:04:55
We must all do our best to make tomorrow a memorable Australian concert for our CURE boys as it is the last one for the tour!!!! ....NZ next
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 11, 2007, 09:46:51
Welcome Amber. I think we're all the same it will be a fantastic night We'll make sure of that.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 11, 2007, 14:36:38
Nigh Nighs everyone. Try to get a good rest tonight if not sleep. Need lots of energy for tomorrow night.    See you at Rod Laver!!!!!! ;) ;)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: boneheadhaggar on August 11, 2007, 15:54:13
welcome Amber, hope all you guys going tomorrow make it a memorable last night in Oz for the Cure, hope you get a few suprises in the setlist too :rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on August 12, 2007, 16:50:54
The best live show I have seen since The Cure 1992 :

------------------------
soundcheck (correct order) :
lullaby
how beautiful you are...
jumping someone else's train
open

-------------------------

I will have the 100% correct order for the MELBOURNE setlist I have posted in the next few days.
main set (incorrect order) :
intro : tape
open
fascination street
alt.end
the blood 
a night like this
the walk
the end of the world
lullaby
lovesong
pictures of you
hot hot hot !!!
push
in between days
primary
how beautiful you are...
just like heaven
shake dog shake
us or them
never enough
from the edge of the deep green sea
wrong number
one hundred years
shiver and shake
end
-----------------------------
encores (correct order) :
1st encore :
If Only Tonight We COuld Sleep
The Kiss

2nd encore :
Friday I'm In Love
Let's Go To Bed
Close To Me
Why Can't I Be You?

3rd 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
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Tof on August 12, 2007, 16:57:31
Thanks for the setlist bomber2007  :smth023

Another great show !!!

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on August 12, 2007, 17:12:41
Pretty much the entire crowd was standing up for the last 2 encores !
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: boneheadhaggar on August 12, 2007, 17:50:01
nice setlist again, thanks bomber2007 :rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Amber Mustang on August 12, 2007, 18:40:42
Wow guys, that show was incredible! Even though I was up in the bleachers I thoroughly enjoyed the show and the spectacle of a flawless performance by 4 very talented musicians. The lighting was amazing and Robert's voice was incredible. Much respect to them for playing nearly 4 whole hours. What pros.

The tracks that stand out in my mind;

Pictures Of You - One of my faves and just so hauntingly beautiful live. Sent shivers down my spine and tears to my eyes. The main blue lights with the white flickering lights were pretty so they really suited the song.

How Beautiful You Are - Ironically one of the songs I've been playing non stop since I recently bought the Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album. Absolutely love it and was please to see it translated live, even without the keyboards. Did I hear correctly when Robert said he hadn't played the song in 20 years? Was this the surprise in the setlist

Fascination Street - Another one of my absolute faves - love that strong, thumping bassline and was pleased they could pull it off without keyboards.

The Walk - WOW! Never even considered this song to play live because it's dancy/techno but it was done fabulously. Amazing.

If Only Tonight We Could Sleep - Another favorite. Fantastic experiencing that Eastern sound live. Warm lights really suited the feel of the song.

The Blood - Really showcased Robert's talent as a guitarist.

Push - f*cking love this song. Great to hear that distint haunting riff ring out throughout the arena. Great live.

Expectedly, Without You, Just Like Heaven, Let's Go To Bed and Close To Me brought the house down. Great energy, everyone was dancing and smiling. Great to be a part of.

10:15 Saturday night - What a great choice for one of the last songs. Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip drip...

Worth every cent. Re-affirmed in my mind how talented and special the band is. Would do it again, and hopefully get a lot closer. The music is now embedded into me and the concert will stay with me forever.

Am I correct in thinking that someone managed to throw a curefans.com t-shirt on the stage? It was blue and Robert picked it up and put it behind an amp?

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on August 12, 2007, 18:56:18
I just add "Primary" to Melbourne.
How did I forget !?!?!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: slit-the-cats-like-cheese on August 12, 2007, 19:31:10
so waiting in my anticipations for next thing to be added....

thanks
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on August 12, 2007, 21:35:26
Quote from: Amber Mustang on August 12, 2007, 18:40:42
Am I correct in thinking that someone managed to throw a curefans.com t-shirt on the stage? It was blue and Robert picked it up and put it behind an amp?



Actually, the t-shirt is black and I think the only person who had one at the Melbourne's show is KissingCrimson. Dont know is she throw hers?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 12, 2007, 22:54:40
HAHAHA!!! YES I THREW IT!!! I was front row centre, kind of in between Rob and Simon! The blue T shirt wasn't mine (the one he caught)....I threw the black CUREFANS one at his feet..he looked down and smiled...but I don't know if he eventually got it back afterwards...the security guard..who became my friend on the night went and asked a roadie packing up to make sure it get's to him...we'll see. Wrapped inside the t shirt was a little note saying on behalf on the curefan forumers I'm passing this on to you, thankyou for the f*cking awesome show! love kissing crimson"
it was a perfect night....so much more to write i need to collect my thoughts it feels like a dream
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 12, 2007, 22:57:45
ps: It was such a pleasure to meet you Billee Juanzor and cherryred!!! kisses to you beautiful people!!! Eli did you manage to get toward the front??? I hope you shoved a little..nicely ahaha! hope you're home safe and well.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 12, 2007, 23:05:32
I have pictures which aren't that great..taken from my phone because my camera died on the night...I'll try post them here asap
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on August 12, 2007, 23:21:21
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 12, 2007, 22:54:40
HAHAHA!!! YES I THREW IT!!!


Sweet! :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 12, 2007, 23:26:13
some pics...sorry about the crappy quality
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: hush on August 13, 2007, 00:07:40
Sounds like an amazinggg show  :D

Aw, I wondered if they've left Australia yet.
I get emotional thinking about them leaving  :lol:
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: iwannashagsimon on August 13, 2007, 00:28:26
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 12, 2007, 22:54:40
HAHAHA!!! YES I THREW IT!!! I was front row centre, kind of in between Rob and Simon! The blue T shirt wasn't mine (the one he caught)....I threw the black CUREFANS one at his feet..he looked down and smiled...but I don't know if he eventually got it back afterwards...the security guard..who became my friend on the night went and asked a roadie packing up to make sure it get's to him...we'll see. Wrapped inside the t shirt was a little note saying on behalf on the curefan forumers I'm passing this on to you, thankyou for the f*cking awesome show! love kissing crimson"
it was a perfect night....so much more to write i need to collect my thoughts it feels like a dream




If he got it maybe that will inspire him to pay us a visit. :)

Maybe not post anything, but he's welcomed to have a look around. :-D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on August 13, 2007, 01:36:55
Sorry I didn't get to meet up with anyone.  Which one of you was section 18, row F?  Where you right on the end, wearing a boys don't cry shirt?  Because if so, I saw you going completely nuts!   :P

Great show though (of course).  My pictures arent great...I saw people who seemed to be getting better shots on their mobiles, but nevermind.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on August 13, 2007, 02:09:51
I add "One Hundred Years" to the Melbourne setlist.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on August 13, 2007, 08:49:17
I will have the 100% correct order for the MELBOURNE setlist I have posted in the next few days.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: nevyn on August 13, 2007, 12:33:55
Quote from: bomber2007 on August 13, 2007, 02:09:51
I add "One Hundred Years" to the Melbourne setlist.


I was surprised, that they did not play it, as this is "must-be-played-at-every-concert" song.... Now I know that it was only mistake...
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 13, 2007, 14:28:28
Kissy is a legend. I saw the shirt go up on stage and I thought "thats our girl" :D
Sara it wasn't me going nuts  with the t shirt , well was going nuts but not in the aisle anyway. I have been a bit emotional today. It was a night I will treasure forever, I finally got to see The Cure. To Kissy & Cherry it was lovely to have spent the afternoon waitng outside with you and chatting. Juan was pleased to meet you afterwards. I got a hello from Robert from a distance on his way in so............
I got more than I could,ve ever hoped for.
Just seems a bit strange not having to count sleeps anymore.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 14, 2007, 00:21:02
how beautiful you are video...but warning very crappy quality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGPfqP7Kxac
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 14, 2007, 00:47:02
Oh thankyou Leanne, you're so sweet :) Thanks also to your brother in law for the sugary jam donuts..i think it's what sustained my energy for all the dancing on the night! haha. Where's Eli? I'm looking forward to reading your review.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on August 14, 2007, 01:37:32
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 14, 2007, 00:47:02
Oh thankyou Leanne, you're so sweet :) Thanks also to your brother in law for the sugary jam donuts..i think it's what sustained my energy for all the dancing on the night! haha. Where's Eli? I'm looking forward to reading your review.


did you guys make some photos of yourself? would love to see some nice curefans-group photo out there :)


Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 14, 2007, 01:49:29
We did take a group shot..I think billee has one too
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on August 14, 2007, 02:41:45
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 14, 2007, 01:49:29
We did take a group shot..I think billee has one too


IF you can, you can put it in the Pictures of you section (http://www.curefans.com/index.php/topic,3594.msg26523/index.php?action=gallery&g2_itemId=16&g2_GALLERYSID=b166e6f4561d3cf12cd65fc54f8675f6)

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 14, 2007, 06:58:06
Oi all you mad Cure-ites! Sorry about taking so long to post after the event, but I have to confess to being completely DRAINED, and needing to recharge myself. I'm actually suffering a slight migraine, so be patient with me! (Billee knows my pain, as she's a sufferer, and I would like to tell you lot that she had to get jabs first before attending the show! HA! there was no way she was going to miss it, now thats dedication!!)

Right; first up I have to say G'DAY to you billee and kissingcrimson... my NEWEST mates! And my ONLY Cure mates!!! I have to say sorry to you both for piking out and leaving you guys there to queue in the cold. But I'll be honest and say that standing there in the cold wasn't really 'doing' much for me... and I could feel myself getting pissed off - and so as not to drag the mood down, I thought it best I left! I only wish now that I had've stayed put and just been with the pair of you! But alas, it's all over now! So with that apology outta the way!....
Kissing and I met up fairly early (around 1pmish) and we walked around Rod Laver to find a way backstage. We made our way 'into' the carpark that SaraElise (I think it was saraelise...?!) eluded to in her previous posts about the Arena. So we got damn close.. but naturally the security guard inside wouldn't let us go any further. We chatted to a sound guy and asked him to help - but no go I'm afraid. I wasn't really expecting to actually make it backstage but we tried!
We hung around the front for ages and billee showed up with her relations in tow - was nice to meet them - but as predicted on the day - I have forgotten their names!! (I'm crap on names!). After awhile I decided to go back to my hotel...
I was really trying to sleep and get 'revamped' as I was feeling drained even then. I hadn't slept well for at least 3 nights before I got on the flight over, and that morning I woke at 2am and so I was really running on empty! Not a good thing if you wanna be social and have a boogie! I managed to stuff in some pizza too at my hotel.. another good idea, as I also hadn't had breakfast or lunch (except that bag of chips and coke that my lovely fella Mick had tram'd over to me!!). So after I felt better and more energised I tram'd back over to Rod Laver, and got myself inside...
Now I felt ready!
My endorfines were working over time, and I called kissingcrimson and saw her positioned front and centre... I felt a twang of regret at that stage, as I couldn't get to her... It really wouldn't have been fair to stomp all over the other people sitting down, as they hadn't whimped out and gone back to their hotel rooms as I did! they had waited it out to get to the front! But don't feel sorry for me people...
LOL, I have ways of getting what I want!!
I chatted to billee too, and was pleased to hear that her 'drugs' had kicked in and she was feeling 100% better and could enjoy the show up in her seats... you should've called out to me when you saw me billee, not that I probably would've heard you!!!
(looking at the stage) I parked myself to the right and around the middle of the crowd, and had loads of room to 'boogie' in... but after a couple of songs I decided that that was shite, I needed to be CLOSER!!! So I wormed my way to the front... not an easy task I must say!!! Funnily enough most people let me do it! Which surprised me no end. Thye all frowned and madeit obvious they weren't happy about it!!! Only one woman actually said no and blocked my way, and she was on the rather plump size too, so I really couldn't get past her... But I changed direction and got past her anyway! hahahaha... she was NOT impressed! I should point out here I was EXTREMELY polite to everyone, and for me that can be a rare thing! So the long and the short of it is, I managed to get to the front about 5 people stood infront of me, and I was ever so slightly to the right of Robert!!! I yelled out for kissingcrimson at one point, but I guess you never heard me! Also I tapped people's shoulders in front of me to try and find you... but no matter where I looked, nothing! I knew you were there somewhere, and thats the main thing!
I had an absolute ball... and after the people around me just excepted I wasn't pushing in any further and was staying put, the atmosphere got better around me! I got some excellent pictures (even if I do say so myself!!) and am in the process of downloading them.. as I'm in a rural area and have no broadband access, this will take a while. I'll inform you all when I've done it and where to go etc... meanwhile check my profile pic on here as it will change soon to one shot I got! (when it's bloody downloaded!).
I danced my butt of, and was sadden to see that there were only a few other 'die-hrads' like myself that knew all the songs... one bloke next to me looked as though he was going to fall asleep! One girl actually started to get annoyed at the lack of audience participation and voiced it rather loud at any moment she got! Good on ya love!!
I pogo'd to Primary, and landed on some poor blokes foot behind me, I apologised yet again! Cure fans are so nice! At any other gig, I most likely would've been punched in the face to be quite frank! But then I go to alot of punk gigs etc.. so perhapes it has something to do with that?!
I mentioned to kissing. that I would most likely 'tear-up' at some point during the gig, and yep.. true to form, I did have a cry! There's something about EOTDGS that just turns on my water works! I then had to worry about my make-up running! Being a woman sucks sometimes!! If Only We Could Sleep also produced some salty wetness! And Push too now I come to think of it...
I got so hot and sweaty and felt so old, as my pogoing really took it outta me... I'm really not fit enough to be doing that stuff anymore! But at least I wasn't farting! Someone near me had a 'wind' problem and as I'm super sensitive to things like that... I found that a tad unpleaseant!
Basically I was in my own little heaven, I felt so close to the stage that it seemed so intimate... I was grinning so damned much that my face was sore the next morning... I've no idea if Mr Smith noticed me at all, but I'm pretty sure that Mr Gallup did, as one of my pictures, he's looking straight at me, and I believe he smiled at me too at one point!! But then, he could've been looking at anyone, and it's just wishful thinking on my part!! Mr gallup was very good at standing to the crowd, for photo op's! I noticed too that Mr Thompson was in 'the zone' for several songs and was playing with his eyes closed... so wonderful! I'm not sure if Jason could see anyone from behind his drums, but I like to think he could see me doing the drum hits in the air... I was basically right in his line of sight... and luckily I didn't have any really tall people around me, so with the bright lights and all - it is possible they could see us in the crowd...
After it was all over, I didn't hang around to be honest, I would've liked to meet up with billee, kissing. and others. But the last tram was leaving at 11.45ish, and I had to get a cure ticket back (they took them off of us and gave us orange wristbands for the GA area), get my cloak room things and make it to the tram stop.. so I decided it best to just get the hell outta there... I didn't actually sleep until 1.30amish, then it was back up at 5.30am to begin the trip home to Tassie!
Basically, after all these years, they still put on a show to be remembered. This is the third time for me now, and I hope not the last. We shall see!!!I just need to figure out where to put my photos now!!!
Oh and sorry it was such a long post!! Please forgive any grammer/spelling errors...
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 14, 2007, 08:05:27
Oi again!! Here are some of the photos I have managed to download... I posted the one of us girls in the gallery, but I put it in the main album bit, and not the images of you album... so sorry to the administrator, please fix it for me!?!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: vincent on August 14, 2007, 11:16:01
A night like this
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=qTzgfAJYaQM

Fascination Street
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=cFksnRiD-wc
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: iwannashagsimon on August 14, 2007, 11:23:15
Great pictures CherryRed!

Damn!  Everyone here takes great pictures. :smth001

Hope mine turn out as nice. :oops:
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 14, 2007, 13:36:54
Quote from: iwannashagsimon on August 14, 2007, 11:23:15
Great pictures CherryRed!

Damn!  Everyone here takes great pictures. :smth001

Hope mine turn out as nice. :oops:


Ah cheers there! Yep I was rather pleased with the result! I hope to see yours too! I'm sure they'll turn out fine! Also, when I went through the gate thingy (after puting my ticket into be scanned - modern technology at its best!!) No one checked my bag! I should've had my video camera with me to film it!!! DOH! But you never know with these places do you!!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on August 14, 2007, 15:48:27
Quote from: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 14, 2007, 08:05:27
Oi again!! Here are some of the photos I have managed to download... I posted the one of us girls in the gallery, but I put it in the main album bit, and not the images of you album... so sorry to the administrator, please fix it for me!?!


Abosultely awesome pics!! :rocker

I also published your show pics in the Gallery!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Sussex on August 15, 2007, 04:19:27
 :smth023 :smth023 :smth023 :smth023 :smth023 :smth023 :smth023 :smth023

Great job you guys...!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: SadMan on August 15, 2007, 07:06:04
I'm a bit late on this (i only registered Tue) but I have to say Sunday night completely renewed my love of the Cure. I only really bought tickets as my wife is a recent'ish convert. I had seen them on "Bloodflowers" at the same venue and thought after 20 odd years following them it would be my last time with them. They failed to inspire me then, BUT Sunday was awesome. I cannot even begin to explain how good it is to see Porl back again, he is such a fantastic player and adds so much to the live sound. I don't usually have time for "Close to Me" but on Sunday it was a highlight, Porl added some amazing jazzy guitar breaks that gave the song so much more swing. I'd love to hear it again (any recordings?) The band played all my favourites i had an awesome seat (front row bottom tier behind the mixing desk.) I'm totally envious of all you stateside. I hope they do keep the keyboards out or to a minimum (Robert triggered some keyboard loop during Close to Me) as it makes for a much rawer Cure than has been seen for years. Shall be in the UK in April and have my fingers crossed....
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: LetterToSaraElise on August 15, 2007, 08:54:30
I was opposite Porl, and about even with the first set of stairs down to the floor.  I could see pretty well. (Kinda where this was filmed from.  I think one of those might actually be my head! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBeOo1JPQME)
It was a shame being on my own though.  I was going nuts, mostly in the second encore.  What was with most of the people in the seats sitting down?  I was glad to be on the floor so I could dance. 
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 16, 2007, 01:54:03
Oi you lot... I had to ask the people at the Rod Laver gig about the music played before tape(intro) began. I reckon that the music played as sort of background music (while the blokes on stage farted about doing their stuff) is perhapes from the new album? I had an inkling as I reckon it sounds heaps like that song on the Join The Dots box set called Possession. And if that is the 'new' sound for the next LP, I like it!!! Anyone else agree?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 16, 2007, 07:06:10
Yay! it's Eli!! haha i love your new display pic.. you and Billee were lots of fun on the night...it would have been a boring wait without you!! yes i agree, i enjoyed the background music it sounded familiar but I couldn't quite put my foot on it! ps: i have another pic of us two, quite nice. After the show, my friend Amanda was telling me that she thought someone was trying to get my attention during the show..and that someone(was you!)the person you asked tapped her shoulder instead of mine...now i know it was you! sorry I didn't realise...i was in a world of my own oblivious to everything thanks anyway...haha..it was awesome!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: silversand on August 16, 2007, 22:54:23
You both took great pictures Billee and CherryRed  :)
Thanks for sharing them.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 17, 2007, 13:09:29
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Possession  my song :-D
The music before the concert was good so if it is a sign well I can't wait for the album. ok I'll put the pic I have of us up
From left to right
Lee-Anne, my sis in law , Maria , and Eli

big (((((((((hugs)))))) to you two gorgeous girls, spending the sfternoon with you added to a magical August 12 2007
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 18, 2007, 00:37:52
Quote from: kissingcrimson on August 16, 2007, 07:06:10
Yay! it's Eli!! haha i love your new display pic.. you and Billee were lots of fun on the night...it would have been a boring wait without you!! yes i agree, i enjoyed the background music it sounded familiar but I couldn't quite put my foot on it! ps: i have another pic of us two, quite nice. After the show, my friend Amanda was telling me that she thought someone was trying to get my attention during the show..and that someone(was you!)the person you asked tapped her shoulder instead of mine...now i know it was you! sorry I didn't realise...i was in a world of my own oblivious to everything thanks anyway...haha..it was awesome!


hahahahahaha :lol:.... thats so typical! I yelled out Maria too in a quiet moment! It would've been nice for you to know I was there and would also have provided proof to the people around me that I really did have a mate that close to the stage!! As that's what I was telling people when I was worming my way closer to the stage... it may have stopped the filthy looks I was getting (hehehe) Never mind though hey! Did you get to 'boogie' much being on the barrier? I had plently of room after I pogo'd to Primary! LOL, I think the folks around me thought I was a lunatic, and gave me a wider berth!!! Ah what an evening... lets hope they tour the new album out here!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 18, 2007, 00:46:16
Quote from: billee on August 17, 2007, 13:09:29
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Possession  my song :-D
The music before the concert was good so if it is a sign well I can't wait for the album. ok I'll put the pic I have of us up
From left to right
Lee-Anne, my sis in law , Maria , and Eli

big (((((((((hugs)))))) to you two gorgeous girls, spending the sfternoon with you added to a magical August 12 2007


Aw, I'm getting that fuzzy feeling inside Lee-Anne! I really wish I had've stayed put and not been a whimp and pissed off back to my hotel room... But whats done is done, cheers for that photo too, I have saved it with the others! Cyber group hug peoples!! ;)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 18, 2007, 01:03:06
Quote from: bomber2007 on August 12, 2007, 16:50:54
The best live show I have seen since The Cure 1992 :

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soundcheck (correct order) :
lullaby
how beautiful you are...
jumping someone else's train
open

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I want to say a HUGE thanks to bomber2007 for taking note of the Melbourne setlist! I was gambling on the fact that someone else would do it, and you came through for me!!! I did contemplate doing it, but as I'd cleaned out my bag (to fit in t-shirts and programme!), I realised I'd left my pen and notebook back at the hotel!! DOH!! It reads as I 'remember' it.. well mostly! I have a shocking memeory at the best of times! Cheers again! :smth023
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 19, 2007, 06:28:32
Thanks for the setlist Bomber.

:D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 19, 2007, 11:41:29
Here are a few more photos not the best quality but enjoy anyway
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: bomber2007 on August 19, 2007, 14:50:28
I don't think I posted the MELBOURNE setlist here yet in the CORRECT ORDER, if you still haven't seen it this is it :

MELBOURNE
open
fascination street
alt.end
the blood
a night like this
the walk
the end of the world
lovesong
pictures of you
lullaby
hot hot hot !!!
push
in between days
how beautiful you are...
just like heaven
primary
shake dog shake
us or them
never enough
from the edge of the deep green sea
wrong number
one hundred years
shiver and shake
end
-
if only tonight we could sleep
the kiss
-
friday i'm in love
let's go to bed
close to me
why can't i be you?
-
three imaginary boys
fire in cairo
boys don't cry
jumping someone else's train
grinding halt
10.15 saturday night
killing an arab
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 25, 2007, 16:41:57
yay! hello to all the curies...two weeks post cure depression.... miss you all, it was a blast. Lee anne and Eli, thanks so much for the awesome pics. I'm so annoyed at myself that i didn't hear you cherry! I wanted to pogo to primary with you! haha.. here'sa pic I found. i hope you lovely ladies are both well, would love to cure it up again some time soon

MISS YOU MISS YOU ALL!!!


Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on August 27, 2007, 09:02:20
Ah LOL, I can never get enough of myself!!! Cheers there M, has been added to the collection! :smth040
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 31, 2007, 12:33:36
LOL Cherry
Miss you two girls
have added this pic to my collection too  xo
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on September 02, 2007, 11:16:38
3 weeks ago today. I'm soooooooooo sad :(
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on September 13, 2007, 13:19:55
Hmm..... It almost seems as though the whole thing never happened! man I feel rather vacant! :smth022
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on September 13, 2007, 13:22:34
Keep lookig st the photos my sweet It'll give you that warm fuzzy feeling so you remeber it happened
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on September 30, 2007, 15:20:18
7 weeks ago on cloud nine :(
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on October 02, 2007, 12:44:55

I stillhave the vision of Robert looking up to me and singing, when I was the only one in the aislestanding and waving..and blowing kisses to him... sigh. :(
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Steve on October 02, 2007, 13:15:47
Quote from: scatcat on October 02, 2007, 12:44:55

I stillhave the vision of Robert looking up to me and singing, when I was the only one in the aislestanding and waving..and blowing kisses to him... sigh. :(

If you have a good braodband connection, you can download the whole gig (great quality)here http://www.curefans.com/index.php/topic,3893.msg28767.html#msg28767 & re-live that moment (well, in audio only  ;))
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on October 05, 2007, 11:31:06
Thanks for that Steve :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Steve on October 05, 2007, 11:54:30
You're welcome.
:-D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on October 05, 2007, 12:06:29
It's a great recording. Ahhhhhhh the memory of it all. :-D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Steve on October 05, 2007, 12:10:58
I'll agree with Caley when he say's it's one of the best audience recordings I've heard.
Not only that, but the actual concert is not a big let down either.
Once again,  (http://www.myheartland.co.uk/images/smiles/icon_notworthy.gif) to the taper
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on October 05, 2007, 12:45:52
It was a night I'll treasure Steve. Prolly cause I'd be waiting so damned long for it but it was very special for me and no doubt for many others who were there. The fact that I got to meet Kissing and Cherry and Juan  added to a magical night. God I sound like a sooky old chook here LOL
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ROGUE on October 11, 2007, 18:59:21

~ It was a very magical nite indeed.  Ahhh the memories.

Hope we dont have to wait so long for next time. :cry:  8ish yrs is a long long time. Be nice within 2yrs wouldnt it be great. ohh i can dream  :smth060
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Steve on October 13, 2007, 12:03:00
I was listening to the Melbourne gig last night & have to say that Close To Me (a song which I find pretty crappy (except the HOTD version)) is a revalation.
Good guitar break to replace all that dodgy brass sound.
Was that Bob or Porl?
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on October 13, 2007, 13:11:44
yeah it was great,  but you know I can't seem to recall which one it was... I would love to see the whole thing back in Video, just to recall.. i was on Porl's side, but I tell you what, Robert was amazing on guitar.. the whole gig,  he only put it down I think twice, so maybe it was Robert??

:smth020

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ROGUE on October 30, 2007, 18:04:48
Quote from: Steve on October 13, 2007, 12:03:00
I was listening to the Melbourne gig last night & have to say that Close To Me (a song which I find pretty crappy (except the HOTD version)) is a revalation.
Good guitar break to replace all that dodgy brass sound.
Was that Bob or Porl?

Think it was Porl from memory. But not absolutely sure, he was doing also the keyboard on guitar, almost definate was Porl.
I have to hear it again, to remember more, i can see some from memory- if i hear it again, i will remember. Thank you for the recording, which section is 'close to me' in?

I know he didnt use guitar in WCIBY, and alot of songs he played some parts and sang others, with guitar strapped by his side.
He did play alot, but Porl really did an awsum job aswell- really amazed by that.  Get my headphones on, and do some listening... Unsure now..sorry, but i will remember !!  :smth023

umm sorry for indecision~ really think is Porl on second and third thoughts yep.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on November 02, 2007, 04:49:10
yep   yep   yep !! I think it was Porl!! yep ...rewind my mind.. i think you are right ROGUE !!
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: Steve on November 02, 2007, 08:03:19
Thought so.
It's really good IMH.
I have the gig in cd so I'll play it later (bit too early to p!ss the neighbours off right now). :roll:
Now that is a case of a live version kicking a studio version into a cocked hat. :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on November 11, 2007, 13:23:30
the old melbourne gig thread..oh how I've missed it...I feel like im resurrecting it from the grave... hellooo anybody out there? Cherry Red, Billee? It's going to take me a while to get up to date with all thats been going on in our little community here...but it serves me right for being away for so long...blame it on the exams... i hope you got my email Eli, and thanks for keeping in touch Lee Anne,
you guys are great! I'll try hop in a bit more from now on..only one exam to go! ..I've really missed this place...
take it easy

xxxxcrimson kisses

M
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on November 12, 2007, 10:51:11
(((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))
Have missed you too my sweet. OMG it's 3 long months ago today since THE CONCERT. Sad sad sad.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on November 12, 2007, 12:58:02
It is quite a dip in the psyche.. that's why I've been trying to stay in tune with the latest gigs. But I wanna go back to Melbourne!! I want that concert to live on... I feel sad too.. how long will we have to wait again? It seems but a dream now...  :smth011
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on November 13, 2007, 10:34:20
I agree scatcat. A wonderful night. Wonderful memories. I think we all have our fingers and toes crossed that it won't be " forever " until we get another opportunity to see them again.
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on November 13, 2007, 10:40:03
perhaps we should wish for a full circle tour,The cure finishing the tour off, back where they started...hmm...fingers..toes crossed :))
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on November 13, 2007, 10:49:05
What a great idea kissy. Round and Round and Round and Round and Round we go. :D
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on November 13, 2007, 13:18:49
Quote from: kissingcrimson on November 13, 2007, 10:40:03
perhaps we should wish for a full circle tour,The cure finishing the tour off, back where they started...hmm...fingers..toes crossed :))
Quote from: billee on November 13, 2007, 10:49:05
What a great idea kissy. Round and Round and Round and Round and Round we go. :D



love this idea!! kissingcrimson  :smth023  if only the impossible could happen..  :!:

I totally agree billee.. why not keep going? We have missed out on soo many tours here..   ;)

The Cure is definately busy with tour scheduele, and remixing of old and the relaese of the new album.. but maybe a re-visit to Australian shores would re-establish fanbase here.. a long time coming.

WE need The Cure here..   I'm sure it will be sold out to max if they chose to perform the new album here. We got what we already knew...  You guys in Mexico and rest of the world got unheard of singles... Come on The Cure.. bring it to our shores..!! we will give you good times!!

:rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on November 14, 2007, 15:58:56
Is there any downloads available still for this concert?  :smth020
the old links are locked and no longer available?
Maybe this post is in the wrong place? thank you.. I can't get on DIME.. maybe J can help? or Steve?  :smth100
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on November 14, 2007, 21:52:31
Hmm... I like where you are coming from there kissingcrimson! ;)
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: dsanchez on February 06, 2008, 00:57:07
Quote from: billee on November 13, 2007, 10:34:20
I agree scatcat. A wonderful night. Wonderful memories.


Yes, I know what you're talking about. Too pitty that happiness is always just short  moments... but moments you can't never forget!

Hope you ladies have the chance to see them again (sure you will!). And now is our turn :D

Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on February 06, 2008, 10:19:00
My heart skipped a beat seeing this thread active again :)

Missing those days..counting down the days..it was half the excitement leading up to the show... and Yes it is now your turn David!! I can imagine how you feel..Lucky lucky, you deserve it!!

I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time..as we all did here in melb :)

Yeah, I'm with you scatcat I'd love to have a copy of this show too..i miss it soo much... ah

hellooo Billee and Cherryred!

kissessss :-*



Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 10, 2008, 06:19:38
52 weeks ago today :smth089
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: kissingcrimson on August 10, 2008, 15:42:17
and on tuesday the anniversary of the exact date 120708

It was the best night of my life, and I was glad to be there with all of you!!

many kisses to you all

forever
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: wish-man on August 12, 2008, 21:51:35

OMG! 1 year as 1 week  :shock:
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: mscurefan on May 13, 2009, 08:13:56
Its now a year since that fantastic show at the Rod Laver Arena and the Cure were totally brilliant. I'm, now begging that they come out again and show all the new material and everything else they've got.Dont forget us guys.  Melbourne audiences are lively and very grateful for the effort the boys  put in to their work.  They'll sell out within hours as always because Melbourne loves The cure. So come on down we're great hosts.  Fellow Aussies spread the word so that Robert and the boys know-we want the them back!!!  The new CD is brilliant bring it on guys- we're waiting with baited breath.Love to the band and thank you to the site organisers. The site was recommended to me and I like what I see.  Thank you very much you have brightened mydat/week/year etc.Thank you all.

Best wishes Mscurefan
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on June 30, 2009, 13:20:30
Hoping with all hope they come back sometime soon
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: scatcat on July 08, 2009, 16:18:58
Quote from: billee on June 30, 2009, 13:20:30
Hoping with all hope they come back sometime soon


with prayers.. I suppose it all depends on the reception /ticket sales so far this year, after the relaease of the new album.. did anyone but it , other than me?  :smth011

it would only serve us to but the album, and AT LEAST have some interst in THE BAND.. OUR BAND.. THE CURE.. for them to tour here..

:rocker
Title: Re: 2007.08.12 Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Post by: billee on August 12, 2009, 11:44:56
Oh dear & so another anniversary comes around. Two years agoo today. and still I wait :(