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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2018, 19:15:02 »
So far Simon, Reeves, Roger and Jason in the CURAETION25 the soundcheck. No other special guests that we know of, so far.
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2018, 21:01:17 »
I sure hope this gets real interesting real quick...
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2018, 21:03:58 »
The show starts in exactly 27 minutes, someone is streaming here: https://www.pscp.tv/SnuffybearScope/1kvJpaYNPNgxE

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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2018, 22:07:57 »
The boys did a review from the first to last and then backwards. To those who were there...you are so lucky!

Part I: Review from first to last album

Three Imaginary Boys [From TIB]
At Night [From 17 Seconds]
Other Voices [From Faith]
A Strange Day [From Pornography]
Bananafishbones [From The Top]
A Night Like This [From THOTD]
Like Cockatoos [From KMKMKM]
Pictures Of You [From Disintegration]
High [From Wish]
Jupiter Crash [From WMS]
39 [From Bloodflowers]
Us Or Them [From The Cure]
It's Over [From 4:13 Dream]
It Can Never Be The Same [Unreleased]

Part II: Review from last to first album

Step Into The Light [Unreleased]
Hungry Ghost [From 4:13 Dream]
alt. end [From The Cure]
The Last Day Of Summer [From Bloodflowers]
Want [From WMS]
From The Edge of The Deep Green Sea [From Wish]
Disintegration [From Disintegration]
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep [From KMKMKM]
Sinking [From THOTD]
Shake Dog Shake [From The Top]
One Hundred Years [From Pornography]
Primary [From Faith]
A Forest [From 17 Seconds]
Boys Don't Cry [From TIB]
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2018, 01:08:33 »
I wasn't able to see the streaming :1f631: :1f631: :1f631: can anyone give their first impression of the show? Setlist looks amazing!

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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2018, 03:41:32 »
The pre-gig hype is usually wrong, doesn't hurt to hope for the best.  I can't say I'd have been disappointed; any Cure gig these days is usually great.  Idle gossip can get blown TOTALLY out of proportion, to the point that some fans start having expectations long before the show gets into town...or out-of-town as the case may be.  They could have done any or all of these songs (and did...) on the 2016 tour.  Was this viewed as just a warm-up gig for Hyde Park?  The 'doom-and-gloom' RS predicted was pretty far off the mark too.  At least the lucky people who got tickets for Hyde Park won't feel cheated.  After all, when the Park gig was announced it said "Only European Date of 2018"...which also turned out not to be true.  Actually, I CAN say there is a fair bit of disappointment after all...
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2018, 09:01:22 »
The pre-gig hype is usually wrong...
Actually, I CAN say there is a fair bit of disappointment after all...

Were there any "friends" (guests) playing or "just" the current Cure line-up?  :1f636:
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2018, 09:04:39 »
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Lol, Pearl and Perry will be there in one capacity or another.

Yeah, well, if I'd mounted up such expectations I'd feel disappointed too.  :winking_tongue
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2018, 09:56:40 »
The pre-gig hype is usually wrong...
Actually, I CAN say there is a fair bit of disappointment after all...
Were there any "friends" (guests) playing or "just" the current Cure line-up?  :1f636:

It was a The Cure concert, i.e. Robert, Simon, Jason, Reeves and Roger.
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #69 on: June 25, 2018, 10:10:38 »
It was a The Cure concert, i.e. Robert, Simon, Jason, Reeves and Roger.

So it was basically a "warm-up" for Hyde Park and the only reason not to call it "The Cure" was that Hyde Park promoters wanted an "exclusive show".   :expressionless:
I do understand the disappointment about that, after all the "official" announcements were like:
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...four of his curious friends – and other, imaginary accompanists
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2018, 10:48:24 »
To be fair: I'm not disappointed. The absence of B-Sides and former band members
shows that Meltdown was indeed a minor event compared with BST 2018 - knock on wood.
Good job, Robert!

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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2018, 11:25:29 »
I assumed The Cure I was interested in was dead a long ago. The quartet of 4:13 Dream was something good, an "audacious" move, I was happy with that. But time told it was just a lapsus. Gig last night was a Cure covering The Cure gig. Current line-up is the nastiest ever. Reeves Gabrels doesn't fit in, definitely. Roger sounds are unbearable (please Lol, get back with your two-finger wonder, the Cure magic and spirit is in you no matter what). A trio with Simon and Jason would be the best solution if Robert doesn't want to call ex bandmates.

Besides that, it's kinda a lack of respect the "mystery" announcement. Ok, yes: 4 curious friends could be the other for members of the current line up. The "plus some imaginary accompanists" was crap. Just a line to make expectations high. Yes, there's still some people in the audience that dream with a good amount of fantasy and imagination. Those things The Cure has lost.

Anyway, I just do not blame or point out the band. I just feel they became a sad number. There's not a bit of soul in it. Just a mise en scène (not a very inspired nor inspiring one). Finally, it was the last one for me.

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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2018, 11:36:43 »
Now that I think about it, it all makes perfect sense.  They wanted 'exclusivity' so it was described as a special show, with special songs and 'imaginary accompanists'.  There were all SORTS of 'imaginary' accompanists on stage with them...I saw them, didn't you?  Or HEARD them anyway...  Sounds like a great way to give the event people what they wanted AND to mess with them at the same time.  Everything that was 'promised' was delivered, and in a way that left very little room for disappointment.

I thought maybe we'd see a 'guest' on one song, another 'guest' on another song, that kind of thing, but that would have meant lots of interruptions and a waste of valuable stage time.  It wasn't touted as some great 'reunion' gig, but I never expected that in the first place.  Never even bothered to HOPE for it.  Now it seems likely that the Hyde Park gig will be along the same lines as the Meltdown gig, but with all the 'hands-in-the-air' stuff thrown in.  I have no expectations whatsoever for the Hyde Park gig, but if something out-of-the-ordinary does occur, it'll be a nice surprise.
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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2018, 11:43:32 »
I don't care what Hyde Park will be like. I won't be there. The saddest thing is that last night I've heard the worst live versiones of From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea and Shake Dog Shake of my entire life. And I didn't need that. Nobody did.

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Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2018, 11:50:53 »
There were all SORTS of 'imaginary' accompanists on stage with them...I saw them, didn't you?  Or HEARD them anyway... 

Oh, yes I did!  :D

Now it seems likely that the Hyde Park gig will be along the same lines as the Meltdown gig, but with all the 'hands-in-the-air' stuff thrown in.

Yep, like "Friday...", "Inbetween days" and so on!
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