How often does Robert throw a mic into the crowd?
Fun show, great crowd tonight. Robert was having a good time on stage. During Fascination Street, I was holding up my "HOLY HOUR" sign. He noticed, made some funny faces at me for a bit, then sort of shrugged, and gave me a maybe sort of look. I brought the sign back out during the pop encore and made sure Robert saw it again. At the start of Close To Me, he stood directly in front of me and tossed his mic right at me. Well, I was holding the sign and didn't react fast enough to catch it. It fell to the ground, got kicked a bit, and a guy two seats over ended up with it. Not that I wanted to sing a duet of C2M with Robert, but it was pretty funny. After A forest, he did his side to side walk like he does to close a show, stopped in front of me and gave me a pouty, sort of I'm sorry look. This whole sequence of events really made my night and was a nice way to end my run of shows. I'd have rather heard The Holy Hour, but I'll take some interaction with Robert during a show. 8)
A bit about the show. GREAT to get Baby Screams! I was wondering if songs from The Shrine would begin to filter into the sets now. Looks like one has. Let's hope for more. Before the show even started we all knew The Blood was going on tonight. Pretty obvious since Robert's nylon acoustic was being tuned and setup on stage. After Sleep When I'm Dead, Robert mentioned it being the first time they played it. After a few seconds of laughing from the band he added that at least it felt like the first time. Needless to say it wasn't the best version. Not sure why, but for some reason the vocals on disintegration seemed to have a little something extra. I don't know, I just felt something during that one. Maybe being so close, the last night. Whatever it was I just really enjoyed hearing that one close the set.
So it's over for me. The last two weeks have been wonderful. 9 shows, meeting some forum members, seeing several of the same people at different shows, making new friends, hanging out with 65dos (who are cool as f#ck), meeting Simon, not meeting Porl today because I didn't recognize him in a normal car without tinted windows, much chatting with The Cure's sound engineer (Anthony), the venues and sites, continental breakfasts, and so much more. Good times. I miss them already.
btw, after much chatting with Anthony, I may as well say the rumor that he told me. Start saving your pennies for traveling. The 30th anniversary is right around the corner
Ah, I'm sure people are wondering why they haven't been playing A Boy I Never Knew. I got this info second hand (from a guy that one the Amnesty auction for Santa Barbara and asked Robert about it). Robert said something about technical difficulties and that they'd have them worked out soon...maybe in nine more shows. So, hopefully it will return to the set in a few more days. And about the song itself. It's a combination of two stories/ideas. One is a child lost (miscarriage?). The other is simply having no child.