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Title: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: dsanchez on October 22, 2018, 20:27:43
The Cure to play first Scottish gig since 1992 at Summer Sessions.

Tickets

General admissions tickets cost £59.50 + booking fees.
VIP tickets cost £95 + booking fees.
Please note that the lead booker's name will be assigned to all tickets.
Strictly four tickets per person and per card
The lead bookers name will be printed on all tickets and the must attend the show and present photo ID on arrival. If booking more than one ticket, you all must arrive at the show together in order to gain entry.

Tickets to see The Cure headline Glasgow Summer Sessions will be available from 09:00 on Friday 26 October 2018 through https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/glasgow-summer-sessions-the-cure-glasgow-16-08-2019/event/360055569B6627AB

Getting there

From our @chemicaloverload:

For Glasgow, you can also get the subway to Govan and walk over to the park or get the 57 bus from the city centre to get there. A taxi won't cost much either.

Happy Bus

Glasgow City Centre Shuttle service will be departing Buchanan Bus Station every 10 to 20 minutes, between 15:30hrs & 19:30hrs. Advance tickets for shuttle are available at a price of £5.00 return. The Return Shuttle will be departing Bellahouston Park on demand, between 22:00hrs & Midnight. Dropping at Central Train Station on Bothwell Street. To book Shuttle click here (https://www.happybus.co.uk/happybus-the-cure-16th-augustglasgow-shuttle-glasgow-shuttle-c-839-p-11334).

Announcement



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Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on October 22, 2018, 20:33:20
 :D :D :D :D :D :D

I am BEYOND excited.
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: dsanchez on October 23, 2018, 11:08:16
Quote from: chemicaloverload on October 22, 2018, 20:33:20
I am BEYOND excited.


Happy for you! :) I updated ticket info in the first post :)
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: dsanchez on October 23, 2018, 11:11:14
And this is how the event looks like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2icmAqd8DM
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: Ulrich on October 23, 2018, 11:20:16
Quote from: chemicaloverload on October 22, 2018, 20:33:20
I am BEYOND excited.


:smth023
Looks like the UK gigs many had hoped for, will be coming!  :)
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on October 23, 2018, 11:33:08
Thank you David, tis a dream come true. Indeed Ulrich! If this is the only UK date, selfishly, I'll be content. Now all to do is get the ticket. Computers at the ready on Friday morning  :happy XD

Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: word_on_a_wing on October 23, 2018, 12:00:09
So happy for you ChemicalOverload 😀
Surprised it's been so long since they last played there!
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on October 23, 2018, 13:25:38
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on October 23, 2018, 12:00:09
So happy for you ChemicalOverload 😀
Surprised it's been so long since they last played there!


Here's a reason for you to come home WOAW!
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: word_on_a_wing on October 23, 2018, 13:53:54
You read my mind haha!!
....alas the reality of AU$1700 airfares drops the wind from my sails.

Can't complain though as doing some travel closer to home, Bali, then Vietnam.
...But if The Cure travel closer to Australia that could cause a Grinding Halt to all my other plans 😀
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: dsanchez on October 23, 2018, 16:28:45
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on October 23, 2018, 13:53:54
You read my mind haha!!
....alas the reality of AU$1700 airfares drops the wind from my sails.


Where do you live? If you're in Melbourne there's a flight Melbourne/London/Melbourne in August 2019 for just 616 EUR (999 AUD). You may check here (https://www.skyscanner.net/transport/flights/mela/lond/190805/190819/?adultsv2=1&childrenv2=&cabinclass=economy&rtn=1&preferdirects=false&outboundaltsenabled=false&inboundaltsenabled=false&qp_prevProvider=ins_month&qp_prevCurrency=EUR&qp_prevPrice=617&priceSourceId=taps-taps&priceTrace=201810220242*I*MEL*LHR*20190805*at24*BI%7C201810220242*I*LHR*MEL*20190819*at24*BI#results).
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on October 23, 2018, 17:14:53
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on October 23, 2018, 13:53:54
You read my mind haha!!
....alas the reality of AU$1700 airfares drops the wind from my sails.

Can't complain though as doing some travel closer to home, Bali, then Vietnam.
...But if The Cure travel closer to Australia that could cause a Grinding Halt to all my other plans 😀


I hope they grace you down under, still, would of been nice to have you back home :oops:
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on October 26, 2018, 10:05:04
Palpitations while booking this but its done   XD
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: dsanchez on October 26, 2018, 10:42:22
Practical info (how to get there from Glasgow center and back) added in the first post :)
Title: Win two VIP tickets + accommodation for the 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: dsanchez on January 23, 2019, 09:35:29
The Twilight Sad are giving away two VIP tickets for this gig. See below for details:

Eligible participants

- Closing date for entry will be midnight GMT 24th January 2019
- The competition is open to all United Kingdom and Channel Island residents aged 18
- Entries to the competition are via comment or reply to competition post or advert placed on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook only.
- Full terms and conditions here (http://rockaction.co.uk/twilight-sad-competition-tandc.html)



Band's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetwilightsad
Band's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetwilightsad/?hl=en
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: Webbie on May 28, 2019, 21:42:10
For this show still no tickets were send by organiser or am I wrong :disappointed: ?
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on May 29, 2019, 01:14:16
Quote from: Webbie on May 28, 2019, 21:42:10For this show still no tickets were send by organiser or am I wrong :disappointed: ?

I don't have mine yet either, so don't worry too much.
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on May 29, 2019, 21:18:27
They aren't ready yet, I checked with my friend just to make sure and she's in the same boat. Hopefully we'll get them soon  :)
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: Ulrich on May 31, 2019, 12:58:56
A mate (from UK) informed about this:
"Tickets for The Cure in Glasgow are 2 for the price of 1 in Ticketmaster's Flash Sale today if anyone fancies a bargain combined with a trip North..."
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: Webbie on August 12, 2019, 19:22:26
E-ticket in the pocket and almost time for my Scotlandtrip. Third Cure show this summer after nice Dublin and superb Bucharest shows. Do we have already a lineup timetable for this Friday? :)
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: SueC on August 13, 2019, 06:02:28
Quote from: dsanchez on October 23, 2018, 16:28:45
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on October 23, 2018, 13:53:54You read my mind haha!!
....alas the reality of AU$1700 airfares drops the wind from my sails.

Where do you live? If you're in Melbourne there's a flight Melbourne/London/Melbourne in August 2019 for just 616 EUR (999 AUD). You may check here (https://www.skyscanner.net/transport/flights/mela/lond/190805/190819/?adultsv2=1&childrenv2=&cabinclass=economy&rtn=1&preferdirects=false&outboundaltsenabled=false&inboundaltsenabled=false&qp_prevProvider=ins_month&qp_prevCurrency=EUR&qp_prevPrice=617&priceSourceId=taps-taps&priceTrace=201810220242*I*MEL*LHR*20190805*at24*BI%7C201810220242*I*LHR*MEL*20190819*at24*BI#results).

And sometimes you can get even cheaper flights when you do standby on a charter flight.  I once flew home from London for a quarter of what I'd paid to get there.  I paid $400 Australian when I'd paid $1600 for a one-way ticket out (because you couldn't get returns unless you took them in the same year, then).  It was with Britannia and they served decent basic food, not plastic fancy imitations.  And when we got stranded at Nairobi airport because of catering (because we were re-routed through Africa at the last minute due to a Middle East crisis), we had such a delay that later on, when we were crossing the looong Indian Ocean stretch, they actually allowed me to lie down and sleep on the floor in the emergency exit zone, on the understanding that I would assist in case of emergency.  They were really cool... my legs had gone purple because of lack of space...

Really good experience, and right price too.  Wishing everyone luck hunting out bargains.  We usually fly on the 13th if we can fandangle it, because prices are often so much cheaper then due to people's superstitions...
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: word_on_a_wing on August 13, 2019, 12:04:24
Quote from: SueC on August 13, 2019, 06:02:28my legs had gone purple because of lack of space...

Really good experience,


We must have different ideas of a good experience! 😆

While I won't be going to the Glasgow show I'm content that it worked out I could go to the Oslo and Gotenborg shows. I'm currently in Paris finishing my holiday and need to fly back to Australia on Friday 16th (so my timeline just missed the Glasgow and Paris shows being possible).

I hope everyone able to attend Glasgow and Paris has a great time 😀
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: SueC on August 13, 2019, 12:29:22
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on August 13, 2019, 12:04:24
Quote from: SueC on August 13, 2019, 06:02:28my legs had gone purple because of lack of space...

Really good experience,


We must have different ideas of a good experience! 😆

Cherry-picking, @word_on_a_wing!  :winking_tongue

On long hauls, my legs always end up purple unless I climb over the other passengers and walk up and down the aisle for hours ignoring other people's dirty looks.  With Qantas etc, they never let you lie on the floor - with the charter flight, they did!  The plane was different and had spaces rather than seats near the wings, where a few zombified souls got to rest horizontally...   :happy

Wishing you a safe flight back and no purple legs!  :cool
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: Ulrich on August 15, 2019, 13:49:09
From the band's FB page:
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Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: dsanchez on August 17, 2019, 14:24:21
A couple of clips of The Cure's first Scottish show in nearly three decades...


Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on August 17, 2019, 18:56:50
It was wonderful. Robert had lots of fun on stage, had the crowd laughing. At the end, he went off the stage then ran back on to say that he'll see Glasgow again soon. Loved every minute. In Roberts own words, it was f*cking excellent 😆💜
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: theenglishleft on August 20, 2019, 10:26:50
https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/music/music-review-the-cure-bellahouston-park-glasgow-1-4986652

Miserable review here. Although, his mood mirrored quite a bit of the awful crowd.
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: word_on_a_wing on August 20, 2019, 12:27:30
Are some reviewers insane?

This morning I read this review and it really stunned me.  Granted I wasn't at this show, but I was at Oslo and Goteborg and the setlist was pretty much identical, so basing it on my experience of those shows his review is crazy.

One thing that struck me is how the reviewers thoughts were completely opposite to my own (and I mean completely!)

For example he indicates that Just Like Heaven and In Between Days were the highlights of the main set, whereas these tracks to me are the least powerful ...don't get me wrong, they are still very good, but when preceded by Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, and Push.  And then followed by From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, 39, and Disintegration ...my perspective is that JLH and IBD is a tame little rest in between the awesomeness!!

He also went on to say the pop encore was welcome relief ...whereas I feel the opposite.  I'd gladly forgo the pop, and would love them to continue burning the house down! 


Quote from: theenglishleft on August 20, 2019, 10:26:50his mood mirrored quite a bit of the awful crowd.

Really? In what way was the crowd awful?



Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: SueC on August 20, 2019, 13:35:14
I just read that review, and the most infuriating thing to me is that the misinformed ("heavy industrial sludge"?! - anyone want to play him some??? - or perhaps drop him in some, meow? :evil:) person who wrote it got paid to do so.  People with platforms they can take for granted often get sloppy, judgemental and downright nasty.

The same thing happened when The Cure were doing their gigs at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year - bilge like that coming out in The Guardian and local Australian rags.  There wasn't a favourable review to be found.  Worst of all though, to us, was all the slanging going on on Reddit, from so-called "fans" moaning about the hideousness of having B-sides imposed on them, when the show was advertised as Disintegration plus B-sides.

Unfortunately we couldn't go - ticket lottery situation plus we're on the other side of the continent - but we were glued to the live stream which we'd set up with the good sound system in the living room, and 100% enjoyed that show.  We don't know any band that plays more consistently professional concerts than this one, and we love what happens to their music when they're performing it live.  We're not uncritical lackeys to our favourite bands, but really couldn't find anything to criticise in that performance.  So I reviewed it on Reddit, just to put something out there that was more objective, and less snarky.

We feel like you do, @word_on_a_wing, about the music selections. :)  There's a lot of that sort of critique about, and perhaps it's an indication of a frothy brain that can only appreciate relatively frothy songs!  ;)
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on September 04, 2019, 18:41:14
Quote from: theenglishleft on August 20, 2019, 10:26:50https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/music/music-review-the-cure-bellahouston-park-glasgow-1-4986652

Miserable review here. Although, his mood mirrored quite a bit of the awful crowd.

Quick question, were you there and why was the crowd awful?
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: chemicaloverload on September 04, 2019, 18:55:20
The only thing I found awful was a large man from south of the border starting a fight with a 17 year old boy for dancing. So if this is what you're referring to theenglishleft, then you are most certainly correct.
Title: Re: 2019.08.16 Glasgow - Bellahouston Park (Scotland) 'Glasgow Summer Sessions'
Post by: theenglishleft on September 04, 2019, 20:21:34
Yes, I was there. Waited a long time to see them in Scotland having lived there from birth till I was 25. Expected more from the Glasgow crowd considering the hype over the 27 years and the Mogwai/Twilight Sad links but having seen The Cure 9 times in 3 different countries, I'd say this was one of the weakest crowds for being into it.

Even Hyde Park were more excitable up the front. See Play for Today for instance. Practically no one humming the synth riff as on the Paris album and recent Rock en Seine show. Even the BST crowd did that. Push was understated as well, despite going off all the time now in London.

Shocking for me to say that a London crowd were better than Glasgow one but I think it must be the case of the number of Cure fans from around the world live in London and bring their energy. Quite a few Cure veterans agreed that it was a fair show in comparison with what they and the crowd are capable of.






Quote from: chemicaloverload on September 04, 2019, 18:55:20The only thing I found awful was a large man from south of the border starting a fight with a 17 year old boy for dancing. So if this is what you're referring to theenglishleft, then you are most certainly correct.