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Nowadays (thankfully) I can afford more money to go and see them playing but I feel not as special as I felt back on those days...

What is different now, x-phile? Are you just used to seeing them now so it's not as special, or is there something that's changed about the music?


The difference is time and money... nowadays I have less time and more money opposite as when I was younger... and that makes all the difference for me... personally it's easier to be a cure fan in terms of money...
they can play anywhere around the world and (most of the times) it's easy to go to... but in other way despite I have "family permisson" to go to see "my first love/my first passion" that is the cure I can't just let go all my life behind just to follow them as I loved to... and that would not be possible too because lots of money I would spend for sure nowadays as some places/shows are becoming too expensive
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but what's missing is a way forward "into the future", they sort of turned into a band playing "the hits". (Which is okay, of course, many bands do the same thing.)

If the new songs are good, The Cure is going to explode! I don't know what to expect. Are the new songs going to be modern, are they going to be quirky, are they going to shock us, are they going to sound like typical Cure songs (unique at the very least)?

Well, we can only guess some people are rich and have a lot of spare time...
Some maybe save all their pennies and once the Cure are on the road they take time off work and follow the band around?

I love hearing about how other Cure fans follow the band! I still want to know how those who take 6 months off to follow them everywhere are able to do it. Do they go into debt? Are they trust fund babies? Are they selling drugs to support their Cure habit? Haha.  :D Are they successful entrepreneurs? Actually, there's a successful artist named Chris Gwaltney who lives down the street and he has followed The Cure at times, told me that he listens to their music for inspiration. Cure devotees come from all walks of life.
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by MeltingMan on September 23, 2018, 16:02:34 »
Ciara - 1,2 Step feat. Missy Elliott

(Hot stuff. Kraftwerk would like it too, I suppose...)
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Some fans I talked to had followed The Cure to every show. It made me wonder how they could afford it, how they had the time?

Well, we can only guess some people are rich and have a lot of spare time...
Some maybe save all their pennies and once the Cure are on the road they take time off work and follow the band around?

Because I moved in with my significant other, I didn't have to pay rent and got to use that extra money to buy Cure tickets. It was phenomenal timing.

That's great. I guess some Cure fans are just lucky to have that (extra) money.

Back in the days of 1996, I experienced some "perfect timing" as well. A friend of mine was off working in London for a few months, I had intended visiting her there anyway (I'd been to London a few times already, incl. seeing a Cure show at Finsbury park in '93)! So when the Cure shows at Earls Court were announced, I wrote her that I'll be there, booked a hotel & flight... of course this was some kind of "vacation" as well, as I loved being in London and doing some "sightseeing" (e.g. we went to Hampton Court)!

In 1998 I did a similar thing and visited a penpal (a Curefriend & her husband) in Leipzig and we went to see The Cure in Dresden (which is an hour to the east, by car). Being their guest of course kept the costs low.
(Later on, in 2000 they came over to visit me and see The Cure in Stuttgart on the "Dream tour"! On my own, I decided to drive to Munich for the next show. Later on, I travelled to Oberhausen to catch one more concert. That was the most I got to see The Cure during one tour: 3 times.)

Nowadays I have lots of other interests (incl. travelling, seeing other bands live etc.), thus I can't follow The Cure around for many shows. Also, the last "big" tour in 2016 was the first one without a new album to promote. I was happy with the concert I got to see in Stuttgart ("Disintegration"-heavy set list!), but what's missing is a way forward "into the future", they sort of turned into a band playing "the hits". (Which is okay, of course, many bands do the same thing.)

In general, I think it's a great idea for fans to turn the band's tour into some kind of "vacations", i.e. not just seeing the show(s), but also meet some Cure fans and look around the town a bit, go sightseeing and all that stuff.  :cool
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by Ulrich on September 23, 2018, 11:34:02 »
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Nowadays (thankfully) I can afford more money to go and see them playing but I feel not as special as I felt back on those days...

What is different now, x-phile? Are you just used to seeing them now so it's not as special, or is there something that's changed about the music?
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This is a very good subject indeed... And makes go back in time... as it all began for me...
I started in 1986 listening and falling in love with this band because of my older brother and then in 87 with the kissing tour passing by so close to portugal (spain) but no money to go to...
In 89 was the year that we saved all the money to go to my first ever live show and my favourite band... we are talking 2500 escudos about 12.5euros for the ticket plus train and bus to Lisbon and back and of course something to eat and drink...
And that day I made a promise that I would never loose any more cure concert... thinking that they would come to portugal everytime they toured again...
In 92 there was wish tour and no Portugal dates... and no internet in those years... only mtv and teletext... and i saw on mtv that the cure would play in france... back then I had a part-time job so I could manage to go with my brother and a friend in my brother's car to france to see them playing 2 straight nights... (in 2000 dream tour I repeat this crazy car journey to valencia- spain to see them too) what an adventure this was... because back in 92 there was no mobile phones no internet no extra money or credit cards to save us if anything went wrong... the tickets were 160 french francs (around 25 euros) plus gas to go to france (bordeus and toulouse) and 2 nights in highway cheap hotel and of course something to eat and drink...
For me as I see it this was the time that in terms of money (and crazyness to go to the unknow) that cost me most...
Nowadays (thankfully) I can afford more money to go and see them playing but I feel not as special as I felt back on those days...
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Foro en español / Re: Fans Colombianos (Ojalá bogotanos) de The Cure!!
« Last post by Brando on September 23, 2018, 01:20:40 »
Hola.  Hay algún grupo de fans en Bogotá?
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Something else / Re: If you were the DJ in a party what would you play?
« Last post by dsanchez on September 23, 2018, 00:38:53 »
Target audience: People who are not into gothic/new wave/the music we listen to:
Age: 25-40

In this case I would play commercial stuff and some commercial songs from my favorite bands, for example:

- David Bowie: China Girl
- The Cure: Friday I'm In Love
- Depeche Mode: Never Let Me Down Again
- Blondie: Atomic
- Pulp: Disco 2000
- Marc Almond: Tainted Love
- Madonna: Dress You Up
- New Order: Blue Monday
- Suede: She's In Fashion
- David Bowie: Modern Love
- Marina and the Diamonds: Froot
- Lilly Allen: Not Fair
- Morrissey: The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
- Garbage: Stupid Girl
- Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Murder On The Dancefloor
- Eurythmics: Here Comes The Rain Again
- Erasure: A Little Respect
- Roxette: Dangerous (Power Mix - Short Version)
- Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love
- Queen: Don't Stop Me Now
- Darina Rolincova: Co o mne vies
- Sonic Youth: Kool Thing
- No Doubt: Just A Girl
- Pulp: Common People
- The Killers: Mr. Brightside
- Goodbye Horses: Q Lazzarus
- U2: Out of control (Slane Castle)
- Thompson Twins: Love on Your Side
- REM: Shiny Happy People
- Ray Charles: I've Got A Woman
- Blur: Girls And Boys
- New Order: Age Of Consent
- Depeche Mode: It's No Good
- Liza Minelli: Losing My Mind
- The Cure: Mint Car
- Bananarama: Venus
- The Human League: The Lebanon
- The Beatles: Help!
- The Cranberries: Analyse
- Peter Schilling: Major Tom Völlig Losgelöst
- The Cars: Tonight She Comes
- The Clash: Rock the Casbah
- Travis: Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
- Cyndi Lauper: Money Changes Everything
- Barry White: You're My First My Last My Everything
- The Chiffons: Sweet talking guy
- Brian Ferry: Slave To Love
- The Cure: The Funeral Party (this one to be played at the veeeeery end of the party :P)

will do later another list for people who listen new-wave, gothic, etc.
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