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Offline rodney

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2008, 01:12:28 »
This is the first time I've followed a tour so closely, so yeah, I guess I expected something a little special.  After looking at the other tours though, I see you're right.

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2008, 02:01:18 »
2004 might have competition now for the worst tour ever award.


Not a bit excited for the US tour.
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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2008, 03:55:42 »
Oh, I dunno.  I watched the first half of the Milan show while having a few drinks, and I'm still pretty excited.

But....the only show I ever saw was in 2004, and that might have something to do with it.

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2008, 04:56:27 »
Does this surprise you?  I mean when was the last time they played a good or memorable gig in London during a tour?  I'd have to say 1992.

But the last time they ended a tour in London was 1992. So I'd assume they would at least do SOMETHING different to close it out.

This setlist is actually less interesting than the first show of the tour. Virtually the same, but without The Kiss and How Beautiful You Are. That makes it a downgrade for me.

Might have been a great performance, but it just doesn't give me a good feeling about the U.S. tour, unless the new album does actually happen to come out by then.

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2008, 07:05:18 »
Especially when you consider The Cure's history of playing darker sets in Europe and poppier sets in the US. (Swing Tour, Prayer Tour, Wish Tour, etc.)

I'll enjoy it regardless, because it'll be my first time seeing The Cure. But I'm definitely disheartened by the crap London setlist. I was SURE they'd do a Faith encore tonight.  :smth011
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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #65 on: March 21, 2008, 07:14:01 »
It was a good gig but I thought the set list as a whole and some of the songs didn't work.

Hot Hot Hot was really poor, as was WCIBU and Never Enough.

There seemed to be a lot of very old fans (i'm 31!) and lots of ladies near me. Most of them didn't show any enthusiasm until Friday I'm In Love.

I would like to have seen some more Faith/Pornography tracks + the Kiss, How Beautiful You Are, If Only Tonight but you can't have everything!

I really enjoyed it - thought the encores were great. And now off to bed.

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #66 on: March 21, 2008, 09:53:37 »

I was SURE they'd do a Faith encore tonight.  :smth011


I was sure too... I expected a setlist more special, 'cos it's the last show of European tour, 'cos the venue is Wembley Arena, 'cos it's the only date in England...

In my opinion from 2004 they are more close to U.S. (they have signed a contract with Geffen) and Europe isn't so important like in past years.
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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #67 on: March 21, 2008, 12:56:52 »
i really can't understand what's happening with them.
this is really a disappointing setlist, because , as gioez said, there were a lot of "special" things yesterday night.

but "they went away with nothing" more than the same setlist they played over and over again this tour.

i really hope the best for the American leg,
but at the moment, i really can't see how this could be better...the only thing could be the album released though, it's been 3 years with the same songs.

and i'm not criticizing their perfomance, because they were EXCELLENT... but some surprises and some "changes" in the setlists would be appreciated... they've never been like this.
so static.

are they still promoting the 4 lineup??????????? wasn't the 2005 Festival tour supposed to be for that matter?

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #68 on: March 21, 2008, 16:11:23 »
does anybody have any news on Porl, he seemed to collapse during WCIBY and there was a lot of concern for him especially from Simon and Porls guitar tech, he managed to carry on for the rest of the show but did not look well or comfortable and Simon kept looking over to him in a very concerned way. I was right at the front, centre stage and he really did not look good from that point onwards :(
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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #69 on: March 21, 2008, 17:26:07 »
In my opinion from 2004 they are more close to U.S. (they have signed a contract with Geffen) and Europe isn't so important like in past years.

I don't know how much difference this makes. I mean, they were heavily tied in with Elektra during the '80s and '90s.

As for the U.S. tour, I doubt it could be any more "poppy" than some of the stuff we've already seen — unless they start adding some different pop songs. Actually, I don't think I'd complain since it would be a change of pace!

I really have nothing against these kinds of songs, except that they've been played to the point where it's just like a cliché anymore.

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #70 on: March 21, 2008, 17:26:53 »
The setlist may have been a bit boring but it was an amazing show (at least is was for me seeing as it was my 2nd cure concert).
The crowd was a bit sleepy until Lullaby but things still didnt get really crazy until the encores. I was shocked at the amount of people who went to get drinks during the new songs especially A Boy I Never Knew. Most of the songs were fantastic - WCIBU was a bit weird though - A Forest was brilliant and Friday was lots of fun!
I think some of the English crowd were too shy to dance or something but what made it really excellent for me were the guys "sat" behind me. They took it upon themselves to conduct everyone when to sing and tried to get everyone to dance! It still puzzled me how people could just sit and yawn through One Hundred Years and Disintegration... :?
The seventeen seconds encore was my favourite, it was just amazing and people started to loosen up a bit but the pop encore sent them in to a frenzy!! Many seated people made a dancefloor at the bottom of the seats and were running, jumping, spinning(?) all over the place.
There was a real mix of people, like quite old and then kids of about 8!!!
Thats all i can remember at the moment... not sure what time i got to bed...

@boneheadhaggar I noticed Porl didn't look too good, i hope he's okay.

Oh and Roberts excuse for not talking much was that he can't speak english!

One word to sum Wembley up = MAGIC!!!

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #71 on: March 21, 2008, 17:32:59 »
Oh and Roberts excuse for not talking much was that he can't speak english!

so finally he admits it! :-D
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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2008, 19:07:48 »
does anybody have any news on Porl, he seemed to collapse during WCIBY

In Oberhausen he was very in hurry for leaving the stage. After the second encore he left verz quickly, and after Killing an arab he left, thought the rest of the members still stayed on the stage.
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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2008, 20:08:26 »
Maybe it is time to try more comfortable shoes, Porl?
(I kid...I do hope he is ok; sounds like these long shows are wearing him out, poor guy!)

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Re: 2008.03.20 London - Wembley Arena (England) *Sold Out*
« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2008, 20:25:04 »
if i remember correctly i never saw porl hanging around on stage (on this tour), i think he always walked away fast, right after the set was done.
so i wonder if london was really any different then, and does that have to "mean" anything at all(?)
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