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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2007, 04:50:08 »
I want to see it but at the same time I don't want to see Robert being a jerk because I will always think of him as a jerk from then on...and I don't want to.

I don't think Robert was a jerk at all. I think he was actually quite pleasant about it, considering these crazy fans just came and invaded his property. He even spent a bit of time talking with them. He surely wasn't overtly rude. I mean, he could have cursed them out or called the police.



Kind of like the video of Tom Cruise telling off the guy who sprayed water in his face...ruined Tom Cruise for me!  :(

I saw that. He did kinda end up making a fool out of himself there... :lol:

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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2007, 05:14:49 »
Robert was much nicer to them than most other people would have been--I'd have called the police myself! He's definitely not thrilled about it, but he's very polite and kind to them.

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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2007, 22:45:05 »
Oh man, I can't see it! It says "Private video" what do I do?

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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2008, 21:53:32 »
Okay, old thread, but here goes:

I cringe whenever I think about all the creepy people Robert, and most celebrities, must attract to themselves. *shudders* I'd love to be Robert's bodyguard when those people come around, so he wouldn't have to do violence to his British politeness... :smth075

It is part of the "job" though, and like Robert says in one of his interviews (link below), fame is so easy to walk away from, so there's no point in complaining too much about its downsides. But then again, if you're a celebrity and say this bothers you, chances are some fans (who are supposed to have respect for their idols!) might listen and reconsider their plans for barging in on your property like common burglars...



I'd prefer it if I never, ever met Robert actually, and I mean meet as in having a chat with him face to face. I try not to get too personally involved with people who's work I like, it can get in the way (although it's hard with Robert, he's been one of the most intriguing celebrities around for donkey's years...). It would be fun to do thoughtful things for him, like send him creative gifts to show how grateful you are, but I wouldn't hound him for an autograph or a picture. Also, what the heck would I say to him if I met him!? "Do you like...music? Playing the guitar? Good, good...". Either that, or I'd blurt out something he hears all the time, like "YOU'RE. A. GOOOD!", and then I'd have to kill myself for saying something so painfully ridiculous....
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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2008, 00:28:32 »
I'd prefer it if I never, ever met Robert actually, and I mean meet as in having a chat with him face to face. I try not to get too personally involved with people who's work I like, it can get in the way (although it's hard with Robert, he's been one of the most intriguing celebrities around for donkey's years...). It would be fun to do thoughtful things for him, like send him creative gifts to show how grateful you are, but I wouldn't hound him for an autograph or a picture. Also, what the heck would I say to him if I met him!? "Do you like...music? Playing the guitar? Good, good...". Either that, or I'd blurt out something he hears all the time, like "YOU'RE. A. GOOOD!", and then I'd have to kill myself for saying something so painfully ridiculous....

I know how you feel... Shortly before the concert in Milan the friend who went with me said she was getting in touch with someone she knew from the organization to see if she could get backstage passes, and I didn't want to seem ungrateful but I was like "Um, well, you know, it's okay really if we don't get them, I mean I really just want to go for the music..." And like you I was thinking "What the heck would I ever say to him??? Aaaah, hello. How nice to meet you. Oh, I love your music. Been listening to it for over 20 years. Oh, guess what, my 9yr old son likes your music too, really young fan eh, ha ha. Er, bye now, I'm sure you're busy." A true meeting of the minds, a conversation to be remembered. Robert probably would have ended up writing a song about it, I'm sure.

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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2008, 05:01:20 »
I'm easily swayed, so I don't want a bad experience with someone to ruin my perception of them. I too would rather keep my admiration for Mr. Smith purely professional, and for some reason I think that meeting him might be awkward for the both of us. He's here to entertain us and delight us with his marvelous songwriting and music, not to hang out with us.

I get very upset when I read about crazed fans. The more of those whackos we get stalking our favorite icons, the less and less said icons trust in their fans. For all we know, Robert could view us all as a potential threat because of bad past experiences.

So I say, if you REALLY like someone, leave them alone and LIKE them at your own house by buying their CDs, movies, and whatnot. And in the event you do get a chance to meet said hero, it's better to approach them with respect and curteousness rather than running up to them, screaming and waving pens and pads in their faces.

Poor Robert, he doesn't deserve the bother he gets from these fans...

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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2008, 10:01:24 »
Sadly, it comes with the territory...Robert does get unnerved by people rushing up to him, who wouldn't?? But, he treats people with respect, remains calm and tries to diffuse the situation. He moved from London to where they live now because of the "stalking" aspect of some fools. Couldn't have a normal life with his family without someone banging on the car windows, hanging around the house etc... Sure, some people think that he is "public property" because of the life he has chosen, but that is an incredibly selfish attitude. He is, after all, just a man, with a wife and a deep love of family. I think he copes well with the over zealous, much better than I would, that's for sure!!
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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #67 on: April 06, 2008, 06:17:04 »
can you give a more precise link ! The link provided does not show Robert Smith. :? :?
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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2008, 13:07:51 »
can you give a more precise link ! The link provided does not show Robert Smith. :?

the links I published in the first post dont work anymore because the person who published the videos set them as "private"
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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2008, 14:48:20 »
Do you have anyone this video downloaded from youtube...  :roll:
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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2008, 21:59:43 »
found this one:

Q) Is it hard for you to see fans dressed or made up like you?

A) iots more and more difficult.Recently Italian fans came in front of my house..I was ill at ease. When i had to go to london , i had to give them an appointmentin a pub, because i did not want that they disturbe Mary.

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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2008, 22:39:40 »
Thanks for the link monghi and the short clipping from the interview.

I think the answer said it 1997 quite clearly - he wanted and i'm sure still wants that his private life is private.
Really hope that he has it  :)


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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2008, 22:42:54 »
thanks monghi for digging this up - although uh-huh links to mfc make me feel kind of... ill.  :? :lol:
so let's have a good old copy/paste instead:

Interview with Robert

Rock N Folk
December 1997
translated from french by ENAULT philippe
reprinted without permission
Q ) Why does this record call Galore ?

A) In my house i have many pieces of paper where are written words or pieces of sentences, which should be good titles. The word Galore means abundance and I think that is a good title.

Q) Why do you compile the singles rather than doing your own choice of titles ?

A) The last record which would be released under the name of THe Cure, will be a best of that I have myself prepared.Before then no. For my part, Galore is the following of Standing On A Beach. It s only a mere singles collection, which celebrates ten years of music, and which marks the beginning of a new Cure s area. In any case the Greatest HIts that I have in my mind will be mainly compose of dark songs. It will be destinate only for the pure Cure s fans, even if i know that the record company would prefer a compilation made of old songs, which are easy to sell. It s more and more difficult for me to impose my point of views.

Q) really ?

A) I suspect them to want the end of the band, because we do not sell as much records as it was planned . They want before evreythinf to earn many money. I can understand them. Moreover they are frustrated because they can not released any best of without my assent.

Q) After all this time in the show business you must know all their tricks ?

A) Iam older than most people in this company. At the beginning of the Cure, it was possible for us to be linked with people from the record company, but now every week there is a new manager and they have no idea of what loyalty means.

Q) What do you think of this second decade of the Cure ?

A) there is less evolution .For instance about my voice, ihave really found it when i was 30. And I do not like to lean over my past.

Q)Next year its the twentieth birthday of THe CUre. Are you going to do something special?

A: I had vaguely thought of touring with the original line up.

Q) With LOL ?

A) no, or with a dummy, which looks like him. Its hard for me to think of colloborate with him.Anyway i am not sure that it is a great idea to celebrate the 20 years old of the band.We will see....

Q) At the beginning, how did you imagine your future ?

A) I had any plans of carreers. I remind that i thought many times that it was our last record.A bove all during the recording of PORNOGRAPHY. It would have been easy for us to disappear after this record. We did not have a lot of success and i had the feeling that Ihad said everything. After the release of our first lp that we had released in 5 days, I said : This is alredy finished, i had now to find a real job. Then we earn enough money to make another one.It is only after SEVENTEEN SECONDS that i really began to appreciate music. THe only plan that i had for a long period was in 1987, when we had to sign up all our contracts again. So i decided to stop in 1999, when i will be 40 and truly i wonder if i am able to care about it. I have more and more the feeling that i act. But i want to finish this lp and then it will be the end of our contract and i will be allowed to think to something else.....

Q) do you have any idea ?

A) I know that iliked writting soundtracks, so I could hide myself behind the music.I will not be obliged to play an act.

Q) Is it hard for you to see fans dressed or made up like you?

A) iots more and more difficult.Recently Italian fans came in front of my house..I was ill at ease. When i had to go to london , i had to give them an appointmentin a pub, because i did not want that they disturbe Mary.

Q) People said that when you made MIXED UP, you had to rerecord A FOREST ,because Chris Parry have destroyed the master ?

A) He put the SEVENTEEN SECONDS tracks near of his washing machine, and the motor destroyed them. The worst is that there are two or three unreleased songs of this area, which have been destroyed too..

Q) And from PORNOGRAPHY or FAITH are there scraps left ?

A) There are 2 songs of PORNOGRAPHY and 2 from FAITH, and they are good,even if they did not correspound to the album. Next year i will release a Bside compilation with rarities, so i am listening every archives. I am afraid that it was a 3 CD. I have found surrealistic conversations in studio while we made PORNOGRAPHY .these are nonsense things.





i think i have the original article/mag somewhere, i should look it up & scan.
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Re: Robert Smith filmed by italian fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #73 on: February 12, 2009, 11:30:20 »


But the "house people" are just crazy, going around his house like that and peering in the windows. It's no wonder some people keep this as a "no trade" video — the original people who taped it could probably be arrested for this. :lol:

was it really that bad??

poor Bob..

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Re: Robert Smith bothered by fans - Brighton 1994
« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2013, 02:31:08 »
I've been looking for this video for so long and now it's not available... Somebody help me??