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Title: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: dsanchez on January 18, 2012, 09:21:32
Festival Website
www.pinkpop.nl (http://www.pinkpop.nl)

Tickets
www.ticketservice.nl (http://www.ticketservice.nl) (On sale: Saturday, March 3, 10AM)

Curefans.com members attending the show

Anne-Frank, docha, Trust...

Setlist

(Live reports by Trust...)

Line Up: Robert Smith, Roger O'Donnell, Jason Cooper, Simon Gallup and Reeves Gabrels

Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones, Lullaby, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing The Unstuck, Trust, Want, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

Encore

The Lovecats, Close To Me, Let's Go To Bed, Sleep When I'm Dead, Why Can't I Be You, Boys Don't Cry

Videos

(To navigate through the videos, click on "Playlist")



Reviews

De Volkskrant: The Cure trakteert fans op lange lijst hits (http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/10893/Pinkpop/article/detail/3261942/2012/05/27/Pinkpop-The-Cure-trakteert-fans-op-lange-lijst-hits.dhtml)

Curefans.com members: A Hundred Years Of Blood show review (http://gertvanlerberghe.blogspot.com/2012/05/cure-op-pinkpop-lets-get-happy.html) (in Dutch) / Trust's review (http://curefans.com/the-cure-live/2012-05-22-landgraaf-megaland-'pinkpop-festival'-(the-netherlands)/msg76140/#msg76140)

Photos

Pinkpop 2012 zaterdag (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkpopfestival/sets/72157629904086830/with/7275146464/)
Title: Re: 2012.05.22 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Anne-Frank on January 28, 2012, 11:31:16
I'll be there! (If I can get a ticket...)  :lol:
Title: Re: 2012.05.22 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: docha on February 07, 2012, 19:20:25
Already registered... now waiting for the 3th of March to order my ticket for Pinkpop.
Title: Re: 2012.05.22 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Anne-Frank on March 04, 2012, 12:06:34
Bought a ticket yesterday. I'll be there 4sure... :)
Title: Re: 2012.05.22 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: docha on March 29, 2012, 20:26:17
Bought my ticket for the Pinkpopfest on a local store here in Belgium (Free Record Shop)  :smth023
So Landgraaf... here we come  :)
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Anne-Frank on May 22, 2012, 20:31:48
(http://www.pinkpop.nl/2012/pinkpop-2012-poster/)
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Anne-Frank on May 22, 2012, 20:32:51
Will there be a fanmeeting? Would be nice to have a drink together...
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Trust... on May 26, 2012, 12:30:55
I wish everyone a fantastic magical gig tonight, enjoy it :rocker
I hope I'm not going to blame myself not going to such a close Cure gig :)
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Trust... on May 26, 2012, 17:30:06
Yes if I don't get lost in a forest I'll be there tonight :rocker
Crossed my fingers to be there on time ...
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: dsanchez on May 26, 2012, 17:37:02
Yes if I don't get lost in a forest I'll be there tonight
Crossed my fingers to be there on time ...

Enjoy the concert, Trust!
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: dsanchez on May 26, 2012, 23:43:03
The new Cure member:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7275140322_bb577d1bf8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Trust... on May 27, 2012, 10:14:58
The new Cure member:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7275140322_bb577d1bf8_z.jpg)

Reeves Gabrels :rocker
Worked with David Bowie :rocker
He is AMAZING
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: dsanchez on May 27, 2012, 10:57:29
Gabrel's confirmation on Facebook: "For all my friends who have been wondering where I have disappeared to for the last few weeks... I am playing guitar with The Cure. We will be doing festivals throughout Europe this summer"

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3755730703712&set=p.3755730703712&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3755730703712&set=p.3755730703712&type=1&theater)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/p480x480/166005_3755730703712_1252159545_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: jakso on May 27, 2012, 21:04:20
Great setlist, Bananafishbones is a real surprise for me. Welcome back "Trust" - different but interresting version.
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: alwaysprayingforRAIN on May 27, 2012, 21:07:16
i was there quiet spontaneously as well.  :) though i don't really have any comparison i have to say: Reeves Gabrels just freaking blew me away!!  :-D
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: dsanchez on May 27, 2012, 22:33:54
I never liked very much "Bananafishbones". I am surprised no-one talked about the real surprise of the night, Mint Car! The last time they played this one was back in 1996...
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: erpomata on May 28, 2012, 10:50:00
as far as i've listened, trust is the best song of the show with an amazing roger solo, banana a nice surprise, and sleep with piano is very different but maybe better than the original. i'd like to listen to high...
reeves is a great guitarist, listen to his work with bowie in 96, but is still "hidden". . sure he'll grow up in the next shows.
but i'm absolutely happy roger came back, maybe he has been underrated in the past but he's a great piano player.
i think the cure must have a 5 lineup.
i go to barcellona now, hope a surprise for simon birthday  :-D
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Ulrich on May 30, 2012, 12:14:11
I never liked very much "Bananafishbones". I am surprise no-one talked about the real surprise of the night, Mint Car! The last time they played this one was back in 1996...

Yeah, I agree! Nice to see Mint Car back in the set! I loved this song back in '96. I made a trip to London to catch a Cure show (Earls Court June 1st) and I remember seeing posters advertising the "Mint Car" single all over London (but it wasn't released yet, so I could only buy it later, when I returned home).

WMS gets a lot of bad press these days, but I myself loved it at the time, still think there's quite a few good songs on it. (Ok, the production was a bit weak at some points.)
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: japanesebaby on May 30, 2012, 20:07:23
WMS gets a lot of bad press these days, but I myself loved it at the time,

me too. it did get and still does get lots of bad press but i've thought it's quite genuinely "cure-ish" album, just because it's so odd and weird. at least for me the cure has also represented certain kind of weirdness, unexpectedness, "outoftheway"-ishness...
i remember i really did like mixed up for the same reason, back when it came out.

gabrels sounds good, glad to see him in the band. fits well. 
i admit i was a bit sceptic when they announced these summer shows but turns out it would have been nice to see some of them. oh well.
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Trust... on May 31, 2012, 22:24:50
I never liked very much "Bananafishbones". I am surprised no-one talked about the real surprise of the night, Mint Car! The last time they played this one was back in 1996...
I was really surprised to hear Mint Car and I really enjoyed it, even more then bananafishbones.
The biggest surprise to me was to hear Trust, I wasn't suspecting this song anymore, I was so much hoping to hear it someday ... It was absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: dsanchez on May 31, 2012, 23:15:33
The biggest surprise to me was to hear Trust, I wasn't suspecting this song anymore

Well, 2012 is the 20th Anniversary of "Wish", so actually it's not a surprise they played "Trust". I hope they will play "Cut" as well ;)
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Ulrich on June 02, 2012, 11:41:54
Well, 2012 is the 20th Anniversary of "Wish", so actually it's not a surprise they played "Trust".

Good idea, I'd like to hear it again. Hope the "remastered" Wish cd will be out soon.

gabrels sounds good, glad to see him in the band. fits well. 
i admit i was a bit sceptic when they announced these summer shows but turns out it would have been nice to see some of them.

Yeah, I gotta say I'd like too, but it looks like I can't catch any of them.  :(
Title: Re: 2012.05.26 Landgraaf - Megaland 'Pinkpop Festival' (The Netherlands)
Post by: Trust... on June 14, 2012, 21:05:44
Here is my story, couldn't find earlier the time ...


What a day !!!
It wasn't planned for me to go to Pinkpop, I thought I travelled enough last year for The Cure @ Bestival and Reflections @ Royal Albert Hall ... So with the news that The Cure comes to Belgium it was very clear for me ... Werchter was enough, ... That 's what I thought ...
But when I was thinking that The Cure was going to play only 170 km away from home, I started to regret myself that I didn't bought a ticket for the very first kick-off gig for the summertour. It was 26/05 3pm, I asked the organisation by mail, if it was still possible to buy a ticket overthere and they confirmed YES.
So no doubts anymore I needed to go, I was at a family party with fancy dress and shoes on, not the right clothes for a concert ... changed my clothes into my jeans, boots and Cure shirt, ready to go.
Departure at 6 pm, arrival in Landgraaf at 8 pm it took me 30 minutes to find a place for my car, 5 minutes before The Cure started, ... ticket control ... the magical intro sound from Plainsong, .... still need to pass the security ... I was begging that man, please let me go, they allready started, he smiled ...
Then I was running over stairs, I was passing a lot off people ... to ended up in the middle off the crowd at the first security stops? Looking to the video's it 's amazing that I had that position :)

The gig, now I'm sure The Cure is perfect only with a 5 line-up :rocker
I was surprised by seeing the, on that moment, unknown guitar player ...

I guess for me personally The Reflections @ RAH were just perfect and I don't suspect more to come, sure not on a festival but The Cure is always great, even with the greatest hits. The highlights for me, Trust, Mint Car,bananafishbones and The Hungry Ghost

The sound was strong and powerful, they were on a perfect mood !
Looking forward to see them again in Werchter, the place where I saw The Cure the very first time!