Posted in music | pictures on November 27, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

The Cure
The Cure

The Cure conclude their three-night run at Beacon Theater in NYC tonight (Sunday, 11/27). Like on Friday (pictures in this post) and Saturday, they'll be reflecting back on their career, like this:

SET 1 (approx 40 minutes)
'THREE IMAGINARY BOYS' (1979)
The Cure Trio - ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums

SET 2 (approx 40 minutes)
'SEVENTEEN SECONDS' (1980)
The Cure Quartet - ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums / ROGER O'DONNELL: Keys

SET 3 (approx 40 minutes)
'FAITH' (1981)
The Cure Quintet - ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums / ROGER O'DONNELL: Keys & Percussion / LAURENCE TOLHURST: Keys & Percussion

SET 4 (approx 30 minutes)
'ENCORES' of the period...

The United States only got these special Cure shows in NYC (these shows at Beacon Theater) and in LA (at Pantages Theatre last week). You can look at the setlists from both cities, multiple encores included, along with more pictures and some videos from the first NYC show, below...

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The Cure, Beacon Theatre (Night #1), New York, 11.25.11





THE CURE AT PANTAGES THEATER in LOS ANGELES, CA 11/21 - 11/23/11 (via)
Three Imaginary Boys
10:15 Saturday Night
Accuracy
Grinding Halt
Another Day
Object
Subway Song
Foxy Lady (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Meathook
So What
Fire In Cairo
It's Not You
Three Imaginary Boys
The Weedy Burton
Seventeen Seconds
A Reflection
Play For Today
Secrets
In Your House
Three
The Final Sound
A Forest
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At Night
Seventeen Seconds
Faith
The Holy Hour
Primary
Other Voices
All Cats Are Grey
The Funeral Party
Doubt
The Drowning Man
Faith
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World War
I'm Cold
Plastic Passion
Boys Don't Cry
Killing An Arab
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Another Journey By Train
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Descent
Splintered In Her Head
Charlotte Sometimes
The Hanging Garden
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Let's Go To Bed
The Walk
The Lovecats

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THE CURE AT BEACON THEATER 11/25/11 SETLIST
Three Imaginary Boys set
10:15 Saturday Night
Accuracy
Grinding Halt
Another Day
Object
Subway Song
Foxy Lady (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Meathook
So What
Fire In Cairo
It's Not You
Three Imaginary Boys
The Weedy Burton
Seventeen Seconds
A Reflection
Play For Today
Secrets
In Your House
Three
The Final Sound
A Forest
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At Night
Seventeen Seconds
Faith
The Holy Hour
Primary
Other Voices
All Cats Are Grey
The Funeral Party
Doubt
The Drowning Man
Faith
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World War
I'm Cold
Plastic Passion
Boys Don't Cry
Killing An Arab
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Another Journey By Train
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Descent
Splintered In Her Head
Charlotte Sometimes
The Hanging Garden
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Let's Go To Bed
The Walk
The Lovecats
In Between Days

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Comments (229)

Love this band, but fuck them for $105 tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 5:39 PM

Hey lazy moron bitcher 5:39pm, scalpers were giving tickets away this weekend. I got a ticket outside right when the show started for $40. Back of the orchestra and with the lax security and empty seats up front I ended up being in the 3rd row. Maybe if you stopped whining and got a clue you could have seen this great show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 5:48 PM

Nice attitude, both of you. Let's hang out!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:03 PM

everyone in the band, except for fat bob, seem to be aging quite well.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:06 PM

Yeah you dumb mother fuckers, scalpers were literally giving away tickets. I got a prime spot up front for 25 dollars. You can't beat that you cheap mother fucker.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:07 PM

Great show!!! They've still got it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:10 PM

Absolutely amazing show, and the photos are fabulous - well done!!

Posted by Ruby | November 27, 2011 6:10 PM

Yup, I got a cheap tickets too. Paid $80 for two great seats. I guess the first guy didn't try to get tickets at the show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:11 PM

$105-$40=$60 for a trip to Fairway. And then, go all the to the back, turn left at the olives.....you know what I'm talk' about.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:14 PM

Why are the mother fucking god damn videos in mother fucking jesus fuck black and white????

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:23 PM

What time do they go one

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:30 PM

It's really time for Robert smith to cut his hair and put the make up away. I doubt a single Cure fan would care.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:46 PM

it puts the lotion in the basket

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 6:54 PM

I'm outside the venue tickets are going for 40 bucks, come on down.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 7:05 PM

First poster dude is too goth to try and find a ticket

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 7:24 PM

Shit was tiiight. Pretty much walked up to the front of the stage, security was n

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 7:47 PM

i hope anyone who paid less than face value gets sick. very sick.

i paid $245 for 2 orchestra seats from ticketmaster and they should have cost double that. this show was a life changer.

but the fucking cheap nyc pseudo hipsters wouldn't know a thing about that.

die hipster scum - die!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 8:45 PM

I was able to get orchestra for $75 for two tickets. It was a life changer all right as I saved so much money on the night of while dumb fucks above me paid his pay check for a ticket hahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 9:07 PM

all the shows were boot*legged

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 10:30 PM

lets get a kickstarter going to get robert a treadmill

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2011 11:07 PM

Dude, Robert Smith has turned into ELIZABETH FUCKING TAYLOR!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 12:34 AM

Paid face value...no complaints here....48 songs in about 4 hours, worth every cent.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 2:07 AM

not 30 min of anchors, more like 80 min.
17 anchors on each sat and sun, 3 hours 20 minutes show!

Posted by ME | November 28, 2011 3:27 AM

I didn't see any anchors at the merch table, matey. They did have some nice t-shirts and I think hats as well. I sure hope that the t-shirt I bought lasts more than 80 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 7:22 AM

Wow 50 songs were played last night!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 7:40 AM

I went Friday night. I paid full face to Ticketmaster. I was on the floor.

I hate to use the term, but I think that it may be the show of the year (in a year of really exceptional shows). A chance to see an extraordinary band, with a reconstructed almost-original lineup, doing their first three albums in their entirety would be awesome enough, but the life and energy that the band put into those performances is what made it great.

The "original" setlist (with encores) - followed in Sydney and LA - told the story of the band up to the historic decision to turn to pure pop (The Lovecats closer, listen closely to the lyrics). But then, NYC got Inbetween Days, the point of embarkation for the 2nd chapter of the band and the perfect desert to the banquet that came before.

Could it have been better? Sure, I would have preferred more from Pornography and The Top (100 Years? Give Me It? Dressing Up?), but for what they set out to do (reconstruct the beginnings of the band, in the shadow of it's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame) it was perfect. And I'm with 8:45 - I would have gladly paid double for this show.

3 plus hours of music (with no song from later than 1985) from a iconic band in a beautiful seated venue for less than the cost of a Broadway show - I'd take that over Radiohead Roseland be-seen-scene any day of the week.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 7:52 AM

the cure will never change, they are one of those bands that does what amounts to a vegas stage show but it's still solid, even as camp

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 7:55 AM

Friday = 46 songs; Saturday = 48 songs; Sunday = 48 songs
"extra" encores: In Between Days (all 3 nights); Do The Hansa (Sat.); The Caterpillar (Sat. + Sun.); Close To Me (Sun.)

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 8:00 AM

2011: GYBE, Portishead, Radiohead, maybe the last NYC Sonic Youth show ... I'd put these Cure shows against any of them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 8:03 AM

too many pictures of my fat old grandma

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 8:07 AM

^What row was she sitting in?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:01 AM

spotted in the crowd: zach galifinakis, dylan mcdermott, jack black and bill clinton

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:11 AM

I think I would have left the 70-200 at home...Robert not looking all that good in the zoom lens.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:12 AM

Last night's show was unreal. I've been listening to the Cure since I was 14. The Cure were my favorite band in HS and College. I've seen them 5 prior times, and they always put on a great show, but never like the one last night.

I wish there was a way to explain last night's show to the uninformed or skeptics. What band eschews their entire catalogue for the past 25 years and focuses entirely on early material?

Last night, the Cure played songs that I've loved for decades and never thought in a million years I would hear live. They played 5-6 of their cherished B-sides for cripes sake! Do you kids even know what a B-side is?

It's one thing to hear some of the hits during a normal show (e.g. A Forest, Play for Today, Primary), but hearing them in the context of the entire album was a completely new and unexpected experience. I've seen many great shows this year (LCD, Portishead, Deerhunter, PJ, Lolla), but I think this one out did them all.

Thank you Robert Smith and Co.

Posted by Dan | November 28, 2011 9:17 AM

OK, here's a good game ... what was your show highlight (from what night).

I'll start ...

I went Friday, and the highlight for me was All Cats Are Gray, because Robert sounded amazing singing that one.

Next >>>

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:24 AM

i wish i went saturday instead of sunday. i would've loved to hear do the hansa. i would've traded caterpillar, inbetween days and close to me to hear that song...

did they ever perform cult hero during this reflections stint?

i was near the front amazing how loudly people were talking. i guess ppl did pay 25$ for their last minute scalped tickets. that explains why they were louder than the band during half the songs. it seems most people around me had no clue about these albums except the singles. also the drummer was pretty awful. he is the consummate stadium drummer - all bang, no finesse. really a shame that lol tolhurst didn't play the main drum kit. but my favorite set ever since seventeen seconds and faith are my two favorite albums. thank heaven for the cure. it was so much fun.

thankfully i can avoid ticketmaster mafia for the rest of my life and at least find a live do the hansa on youtube.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:30 AM

...on Saturday night, did Smith allude to a US tour next year? I see Miami dates, but think NYC will be lucky to get them again?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:38 AM

if they do a tour next year unfortunately it will be one night at the garden or something.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:59 AM

One night at Beacon doing the first 3 albums >>>>>> one night at the Garden / anywhere else

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 10:00 AM

i was there sun night and i think when they finished their final encorces robert said "thank...we'll see you next year"

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 10:23 AM

heard Tim Burton was there as well..

Posted by Dickie Greenleaf | November 28, 2011 11:03 AM

Nobody paid $25 for tickets and security was on top of where people were standing/sitting, I was actually there last night. Just saying, in case anyone feels like they missed out on getting cheap tix and sneaking up front - it wasn't possible... Don't listen to trolls!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:07 AM

Agreed, Friday had a lot of cheap tickets on stubhub, but i was seeing people getting screwed outside on Saturday. That said, I was happy with the show and if they do return to play the garden, I'd gladly go again, but yeah, these were special shows indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:24 AM

thanks for clarifying, because i couldn't go friday but saw tickets on stubhub for $40 so I assumed I could do the same thing for Saturday. No dice...

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:28 AM

"Nobody paid $25 for tickets and security was on top of where people were standing/sitting, I was actually there last night. Just saying, in case anyone feels like they missed out on getting cheap tix and sneaking up front - it wasn't possible... Don't listen to trolls!"

Listen you piece of shit, the only troll here is your mother. Maybe security got wise on Sunday but I was there Friday and I got a ticket outside for 40 and snuck right into the 3rd row all show. Friend went Saturday and indeed bought a ticket outside for 25 dollars about 15 minutes after the show began. .Also snuck up close. So shut the fuck up. What did you do, stand outside and police everyone buying tickets. Fucking idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:57 AM

saw night two in LA. the show was amazing and i've been a cure fan for a long long time. wow. def show of the year without any lame hub-bub. they quietly came out and did their thing and to the few who made it will know this was an amazing experience.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:57 AM

Pretty sure that 11:57(a) is this guy: http://canitbesaturdaynow.com/images/fpics/2536/sep_moto_246___large.jpg

If you don't feed the troll, it will die. And if you shine a bright light on it, it will explode.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 12:44 PM

Why hipsters hate The Cure = because The Cure called them out on their shit 30+ years ago ...
http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/7489/

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 1:37 PM

"Fuck them for $105 tickets" what are you poor? This is NYC junior, not Kansas, and the cheap seats went off for $65 - but I bet that was also too much for your cheap weenie roasting ass..Tosser

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 3:19 PM

everything's coming to a grinding halt

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 3:33 PM

I love when BV posters diss people who actually want to pay a reasonable price for a concert ticket.
I'm assuming that asshats who think it's normal to pay $100+ per ticket to see a band are under 25 (and don't remember seeing shows for $30 only 10 years ago) and live on trust funds.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 3:47 PM

Saw them the first time ever in Germany in 1981 (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds), the second time in in 1982 (Faith tour) - and then again and again and again. But I never thought I'd hear these songs live again - ever. What a very special treat, indeed!

Posted by Karin | November 28, 2011 4:45 PM

3:47 - I'm sure that you really don't regard yourself as a total imbecile, but $100 for a sub-3000 capacity venue to see an iconic and influential band like The Cure is amazingly reasonable. The problem is not the price of a ticket to one of these shows, but rather that you are a cheap asshole that drinks PBR and is too lazy to get a job. Here's a piece of advice, me to you, free of charge - go screw. Mkay?~?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 5:17 PM

The Cure. Fuckin Aye. What a good time. Glad I went.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 5:18 PM

These shows were priceless and were easily worth double the price.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 5:57 PM

These shows were meant for the real fans, not the fools who want to pay only $30 and hear all of the hits. I guess it mostly worked, but there were still a lot of people who had no idea what was going on until they heard Boys Don't Cry and Inbetween Days.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 6:11 PM

Inbetween Days on Friday night was super-fucking-amazing, because it was completely unexpected. I am super glad that they left it there instead of doing a few later songs. I'm glad it was just enough, and the crowd was totally ape shit at the end. They left the whole house wanting more. What a gift to the true fans.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 6:21 PM

11:57 #1 - You need to either double or halve your meds. Just sayin'...

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 6:35 PM

We have gone crazy, this band

Posted by Rede de proteção | November 28, 2011 8:34 PM

5:17. I only regard myself as a partial imbecile, but that's besides the point. I could probably buy and sell you, but that's not the point either.
My point is that the concert industry has fleeced the general public, and they general public has gotten used to it to the point that they gladly accept being gouged. People forget (or don't know because they are too young to remember) that ticket prices were a whole lot cheaper only 10 years ago. It's not because of inflation.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:08 PM

I don't fee; gouged by concert tickets. I feel gouged by the federal government, yes. I feel gouged by the legal industry, yes. I fell gouged by the universities and their excessive infrastructure, yes. There are plenty of culprits that are far more worthy of my hatred and derision, oh yes, oh yes. Get mad over a $100 concert ticket? Sorry, I was wrong ... you are a total imbecile, bereft of the common sense to even wipe your ass.

And, you go on ahead with your delusional view of your personal worth (monetary and otherwise). You live in a refrigerator box and feast on discarded pizza crusts.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:26 PM

6:11 - Why would someone be a fool for only wanting to spend $30? Does the amount of money you are willing to spend on a ticket directly correlate to how much of a fan you are? To me, that's horseshit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:31 PM

Straw man, 9:31. Never said any of that shit.
You want to spend $30, no one is stopping you.
Conversely, if a show comes around that I want to see and the ticket is $100, I don't feel that I need to justify it to you.

Now, feeling gouged ... lots of that to go around. Once again, the federal government is so corrupt and gluttonous I choose to focus my ire against that monolith since I do have the power to try to do something about that. Concert tickets are a luxury; taxes and oppressive legislation is something actually worth fighting to bring justice and constraint to.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:43 PM

anyone arguing over $30 vs. $100 for a ticket is clearly not able to "probably buy and sell you". if you're going to live in fantasy, at least devote enough thought to actually make the fantasy believable.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 9:49 PM

the right wing nutcase makes an appearance.

yay.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 10:17 PM

DUDE

this is a post about the Cure

please find a different venue for your libertarian belief spouting. no one here cares.

$100 is a ridiculous price to pay to see this nostalgia act Vegas stage show, by any measure.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 12:15 AM

I hate the Cure and I hate people who like the Cure. I love how Robert Smith is always focus of the $$$. What an asshole. He should hire a make up artist bc he still doesnt know how to put on lipstick.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 12:27 AM

The comments and arguments in this post are so fucking stupid. The people who got tickets outside for far cheaper and great seats are the winners. They played the game,rolled the dice and won the jackpot. Any of these fools who paid face or said they would gladly pay double would jump at the chance to pay far less like the people mentioned above. If you think different you are delusional.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:09 AM

Finally a voice of reason (1:09).

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 6:30 AM

1:09 and 12:15, agreed. The fact is, the market ultimately dictated what the tickets should be worth. The fact that people were able to buy tickets outside the venue on Friday for around $30 (wayyy below the face value) is testament to the fact that the original face value was too high. Speculators/brokers/scalpers (whatever you want to call them) bought up tickets, and ended up eating them because the demand simply wasn't high enough.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 6:35 AM

9:26 - I didn't achieve my financial successes in life by being fiscally stupid. Spending $100+ on concert tickets is fiscally stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 6:43 AM

^Yeah if you don't make a lot of money it is

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 7:28 AM

1:09 I agree with you..however I took a risk too. I bought at the minute it went on sale for face because I didn't want to risk it and the prices go through the roof on ebay etc. It was a gamble as you say and I didn't anticipate the drop in price but it happened. That being said I still enjoyed the show and had no qualms about spending the $100 (Actually cost me zero anyways as I had a gift certificate so whatever!)

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 7:37 AM

anyone who feels $100 is too much for a concert ticket (ESPECIALLY for these cure shows) simply doesn't deserve space on this planet.

to even mention "$30" ten years ago is a striking sign of a disconnect from reality OR a deep psychosis.

go see vivian girls or f'd up or some other hipster piece of shit and leave the cure and other bands deserving of $100+ tickets.

you can't afford it and we can't afford people like you taking up sensible people's oxygen.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 7:53 AM

well put 7:57am and 5:57pm.

i have to laugh at these CHEAP, tea-party hipster assholes who complain about ticket prices. they view music as a commodity like cheese that can be measured, weighed and priced accordingly.

i feel very sorry for the empty lives they live. they THINK they like music, but it evades them. they CANNOT understand or appreciate it as an art form. it is a commodity for them - something to be bargained for.

you think you "won" because you "claim" to have gotten tickets for less than face value? you may have gained financially, but you are aesthetically, morally and spiritually bankrupt. and no hispter jargon or reasoning can save you.

you are empty and hopeless.

the only consolation is you didn't recognize 75% of the songs the cure played so you paid "$30" to hear in between days.

how does it feel to be a complete loser? not good i guess.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:03 AM

Wow. 8:03 you are a blithering fool.

If you had an IQ over 40 and actually read the thread you would know that the crazy Commie posters were the ones that wanted something for nothing and the Conservative posters were the ones that defended the $100 ticket price.

Nice move, Ex Lax.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:33 AM

Vegas lounge act LOL
Have fun at the Atlas Sound show, douche troll

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:34 AM

I love it when people that didn't attend a show comment on the ticket price or crowd at that concert. I love it almost as much as people that "speak for all of us here".

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:36 AM

6:43 bwahahahahaha my financial success in life bwahahahahahaha would you care for fries with that sir bwahahahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:39 AM

I bought my tickets when they went on sale because it was important to me for me to know I had a seat. I suppose that I could have risked not getting in, or getting a fake ticket, in order to save $60 - which incidentally I earn in less than one hour on my job. I could also hold a piece of doodoo in my hand too, if I so chose.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:55 AM

So let me get this straight...some of these hipster bands play 45 minutes for $20 and Cure play 210 minutes for $100 and it is a bad deal??

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 9:07 AM

Well when you put it that way, $100 doesn't seem much at all.

Posted by the voice of reason | November 29, 2011 9:20 AM

WATCHING THESE FAT OLD GUYS WHO DON'T EVEN LIKE EACH OTHER PLAY SONGS THEY WROTE WHEN THEY WERE TEENAGERS AND DON'T EVEN RESPECT ANYMORE IN A BLATANT MONEY PLOY CHANGED MY LIIIIIFFFFFEEEEEE!!!!!

SPENDING $100 ON A TICKET VALIDATED WHO I AM AS A PERSON!!!!!

I HAVE STATUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:14 AM

you are so well paid, please let me suck your cock, please please please

you're such a NEAT person. I really ADMIRE you

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:16 AM

this educational video really sums it up about you neato super successful guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke9iShKzZmM

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:21 AM

8:03, you are a moron. The market dictated that tickets were only worth about $30 (considerably less than face value) on the night of the show on Friday. Supply exceeded demand. The demand at the price point set by the face value clearly was wrong.
I'd say that people who paid $30 were the smart ones.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:26 AM

^That was only the value on that day right before door time. If you looked on ebay a week before the show tickets were going over face.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:43 AM

I had an extra for Friday..Sold mine for exactly what I paid for it outside the Beacon around 530pm. It was a loge ticket

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:44 AM

10:14, 10:16, 10:21, 10:26 - you are not smart. you are not cool. YOU ARE CLUELESS.

i am NOT super successful. i work a union job that pays me less than 74K a year. what's that i hear? you think that's a lot of money?

I'M OVER 50 YEARS OLD WITH 25+YRS. EXPERIENCE, ASS-WIPES, AND I HAVE 12 YEARS LEFT ON A 30 YR.MORTGAGE. I PAY MY BILLS. MY CAR IS 11 YRS. OLD.

they should have charged $200/ticket for those Cure shows because that's what they were WORTH. don't tell me about supply/demand/market price. go practice your selfish, self-serving economics elsewhere you useless, poor excuses for human beings.

you are empty shells, not that different than the empty PBR cans scattered around your hovels. now go away.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:48 AM

10:43 - Yes, that's usually how it goes. Ticket prices (unless brokers/speculators bought way too much stock)usually don't go below face value until close to showtime.
10:44 - That's because you sold it early. Had you waited until 7-8pm, you probably wouldn't have sold it for over face.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:49 AM

10:48 - Any item (whether it's a concert ticket, a widget, an underwater-woven basket, whatever) is only worth what people are willing to pay. That's what living in a capitalist society is about. In the end, people who were trying to sell tickets for face, ended up selling them for much less, because as a whole, people were not willing to pay that much.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 10:55 AM

I love it when trust fund socialist apologists like 10:55 try to lecture all of us about what capitalism is all about, when really she's just looking to feel superior to everyone else. Just like that Mr. Show clip, only substitute "coolness" or "having bought a ticket for under face" for making more money than everyone else. The shame on her is that she is too stupid to realize the hilarity of their own ignorance and hypocrisy. So, keep posting 10:55 - I really love it when you speak on things. You make this shit write itself.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:03 AM

10:48 - if I knew you I'd buy you a beer. I paid face too, and would again. At some point you just grow out of trying to put a scam on everyone around you and accept the fair price for living the life that you choose. The funny thing is that silly bastards probably get raped in other areas that they are too stupid to see.

Life is not about putting a scam over on others. Life is about finding what you enjoy and doing it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:07 AM

"In the end, people who were trying to sell tickets for face, ended up selling them for much less, because as a whole, people were not willing to pay that much."

i'm afraid your reasoning is wrong because the VAST majority of attendees at the Cure concerts paid FACE VALUE (which was much lower than it should've been). only a very small minority of last-minute tightwads paid less.

so ON THE WHOLE, people paid what they felt was more than reasonable - $100 for an orchestra seat in a 3,000 capacity venue for a life-changing concert that was only performed SIX times in the usa by a band that routinely sells-out arenas.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:07 AM

11:03 - You're funny. Keep typing. I am a capitalist. Not sure where you get socialism out of anything I just typed. Supply/demand. Simple concept. When you get your MBA in Finance, start talking to me. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:08 AM

Too late 11:08 - got the MBA (not in finance though). Where did you go to school, Skippy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:09 AM

lol 11:08 you're not a capitalist you are a trust fund hipster lol

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:10 AM

Betcha Barack Obama's kids have a trust fund waiting for them, care of daddy's pals the convicted felons Tony Rezko and George Soros

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:12 AM

11:07, how is paying what the market dictates "putting a scam on" anyone? Fair is fair. Brokers bought too many seats, couldn't get rid of them, prices went down.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:13 AM

Good lord, people. How about Splintered in Her Head? Amazing version!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:15 AM

Dude got to see The Cure for $40 by buying ticket in front of venue 8:05 night of show = good for him

Dude got to see The Cure for $100 by buying ticket directly a month before the show = good for him

Dude writing endlessly about how he paid $40 for his ticket to see The Cure and how that translates to the fair market for all Cure tickets at all times = the height of ignorance and arrogance

Give it a rest, you douche. We're all reeeeeeeaaaaaly proud of you. Now go get a sammich and chill out.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:20 AM

I love The Cure but you have to admit that this picture is pretty funny
http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/620*350/cure_robert_smith.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:27 AM

11:20, just to clarify.. My point isn't that the fair market value at all times is $40... I'm saying that, in general, the fact that people ended up selling tickets for less than face, is proof that the price point was slightly too high from the get-go. An item is only worth what people are willing to pay. A front row center ticket is worth 5-10x more than face value. A ticket in the 3rd balcony is probably only worth about $30.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:28 AM

fucking dude, enough with the blovinating already

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:34 AM

The word is "bloviating". Just sayin'.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:40 AM

whatever. go bug your parents or something. fuck!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:50 AM

how many billionaires have MBA's in finance?

that's right: ZERO

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 12:21 PM

How fucking pathetic.

Calling people,who know how the concert business works and played the game and got really cheap great seats, scum and uninformed about the band. Even worse trying to claim it is all one person commenting.

Really? Really? Are you that stupid or is your jealousy that great?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:56 PM

a few people on friday paid less than face. but there was such a big demand the other nights that the scalper men were begging concert goers to sell them tickets because they did not have any to sell to people. THAT IS THE TRUE STORY.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:11 PM

Typical 2:11 who has no idea and just spouts nonsense. Moron, scalpers always ask outside the venue if people have tickets to sell. Even when there is a glut of tickets in their hands. You fucking dummy.
Oh and how would you know it was only a few people on Friday who paid less than face? You were outside keeping track of the sales? Oh that's right you have no clue.You are just talking out of your ass.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:40 PM

They may be older now, but still an amazing group. Wish thye would come to the UK.

Posted by hampers | November 29, 2011 2:42 PM

I paid $65 for upper balcony. I would have paid double to sit in the same seat. I just wish I could remember every second of an excellent concert.

They were, to put it simply... brilliant. Smith's voice still holds true, and not a lot of artists of his calibre and longevity can say the same.

I look forward to next year!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:42 PM

I am 2:11 and I was there all 3 nights. No wonder you are bragging about paying less. YOu have no life and obviously no money since all you do is pend all day on this site spewing nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:48 PM

there are many, many cheap assholes posting here about their alleged cheap ticket finds and others complaining about how much the tickets cost at face.

but THANKFULLY the vast majority of posters here (and concert attendees) KNOW the show was one for the ages and worth even more than face value.

revel in your empty, shallow lives hispter douche bags and pride yourselves on getting a "cheap" ticket.

i pity you and your shallow lives.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:03 PM

Yes please pity those who are smart and got to see the same amazing show for far less and probably in a better seat than you. Also continue to claim they "allegedly" did this. Finally please still claim the comments from these people are all the doings of one person.

With all that you certainly make the claim to being a stable, coherent and intelligent person.

As someone stated above, delusion is clearly the order here in this comment section.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:13 PM

obvious troll 3:13 is obvious
bitch

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:30 PM

Hey douche 3:13 - you took a chance and got lucky. Good for you. Do you want a medal? And, since you're too stupid to realize your foolishness, luck is not "smart". You could have showed up and found nothing, or rather nothing in your price range. So, when you're done patting yourself on the back why not go have a chamomile tea and chill the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:34 PM

Personally, I could give a shit how much I paid if I had a good time. Moreover, I think that anyone that judges how good a time was to be had based on the amount that it cost under published value is probably not the kind of person I would want to spend any time with.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:36 PM

Well said, 3:34. I agree on all points.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:37 PM

I always judge how good a time I am having based upon how much I am spending. Or rather, how much of other peoples' money I'm spending.

Posted by Michelle Obama | November 29, 2011 3:37 PM

I got row DD center for Sunday night out front for $10. But I had to give this old fat guy head along with it. And he smelled, and grunted and belched constantly. I guess your ticket buying secret is out now too, 6:07 et. al.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:43 PM

I saw them in 1989 and again in 1992.

I was a kid then, and don't need to see them again.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:49 PM

Thanks 3:49 for making the decision that may have allowed a true fan to experience this once-in-a-lifetime concert.
And, thanks for posting on this thread too - we need more folks willing to add to the conversation like you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:57 PM

1-Knowing multiple shows over consecutive nights usually means more tickets available the week of the show

2-Knowing the shows were on a weekend of a major holiday when lots of people are out of town visiting families

3-Understanding the concert scene in NYC and understanding that most of the time SOLD OUT never means sold out. Promoters put many tickets in hands of scalpers, especially ones like this, and put more tickets on sale the week/day of.

4-Scoping out online sites a few days before the show to gauge what the market is demanding, seeing that many tickets were available for face.

5-With all that info, correctly assuming there would be plenty of tickets outside night of going for cheap

Yeah 3:34 schmuck, it's not smarts at all. Only luck.

Are we done yet?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:01 PM

Please, I hope you guys are done. How about Three? It sounded awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:05 PM

4:01... you forgot one: not wasting money on old farts farting out their old material for the zillionth time to make a buck, at any price

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:14 PM

Hey 4:01 - how did that grunting guy's cum taste? Yummy I bet - just like your daddy's?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:15 PM

these guys were already phoning it in back in '90.

that was 21 years ago!

why oh why can't people just let washed up old shit go?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:40 PM

Exactly 4:15, when you are left with nothing to say then you revert to an idiotic unfunny comeback.

Now how's about you get off the computer and head back to school to grab that GED you were always planning to get

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:47 PM

Damn, had tickets in my cart when they went on sale and let them go because I just couldn't justify paying over $200 for 2 tickets. Sounds like it would have been worth it, oh well.

When they played "A Forest" did they play the version from 17 Seconds with the extended intro (as opposed to the shorter version from "Staring at the Sea")? Love the version on 17 Seconds. Also surprised they didn't play "Exploding Boy" - I thought that was a b-side from that era.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:48 PM

What a great show all three nights. I was able to use counterfeit money and buy cheap orchestra tickets for all three nights. Only paid $100 each night but in reality that money is only toilet paper. Haha to you losers who paid face.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:30 PM

it doesn't matter how much you payed or you think the tickets are worth

no amount of money is going to evoke the band that made the classic records, 30 years ago

these fat 50 year old men in makeup ain't it. your money would be better spent bidding on classic first edition vinyl of the albums, or vhs boots of old concerts. the band you want to see are dead and aren't coming back

a tribute band would probably do a more faithful job

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:58 PM

I give the Cure a lot of credit for doing these shows. No one does 4 hour shows, especially at 50+ years old. Props to them, and to the fans who got to see this, especially if you paid half price or less (don't worry, the Cure still got paid.. it was the brokers/scalpers/speculators who got screwed).

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 9:25 PM

So like, did he still have the bandage on his hand from when he got bit by a dog like 2 months ago?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:05 AM

8:58 If you saw the show then your opinion might be valid but you are another one of those who comments on what they don't know. Find a good youtube video from the concert as this is the best you can do now and tell me it is not a great show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 9:36 AM

LMAO at the trolls whose high point of their day is to come on BV and bitch about how someone else's good time is invalid because _______ (fill in the blank).

No soup for you .... 1 year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 10:33 AM

As for the cost, I work for a living and have earned everything I own, I hate trust fund kids as much as you do, and I was more than happy to pay half of my paycheck to see these guys play the Beacon. For nearly 4 hours of amazing music by one of the most crucial bands of the past 30 years, it was well worth it.

The band was tight and actually seeemed to be enjoying themselves, Robert's voice was extremely impressive and clear (especially compared to his contemporaries--ahem, Moz), and the light show was probably the most effective I have ever seen.

Bob got a little more drunk towards the end and started phoning in the hits a little, but the really obscure stuff was amazing to hear. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience, those of you who are dissing the people that paid good money to be there are a bunch of haters.

Posted by Othervoices | November 30, 2011 12:05 PM

12:05 - I'm not a hater. How you choose to spend your money is your business. I just think that the industry has gradually conditioned people to accept the higher prices over the last 10 or so years, to the point that now it's the norm.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:55 PM

There's some truth to that, but the industry has had to adjust with the times. Thanks to downloading, bands no longer make as much money on album sales. Instead, now they make more money per show by touring, with higher ticket prices being the result.

But no doubt, promoters and Ticketmaster are definitely still raping people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:02 PM

@ 12:55 I hear you, I saw modest mouse play for $10 in 1999 and $50 in 2004, it was the same band the second time around, but it was a worse performance, a bigger and more obnoxious crowd, so why the extra $40?! Yes, I would have liked to pay less, and I agree that promoters are enjoying a unfair monopoly.

I guess my comment was more directed at people who insinuated that those of us who were able and willing to pay a high ticket price, were also people that had no concept of value because we were trust fund kids or overpaid capitalist swine. Hardly (in my case). There are many times in my life I've had to watch opportunities pass me by because I had no money, or seen other people get to take advantage of opportunities that were only for the rich. I wasn't going to let the Cure show be one of those times. There were probably better deals to be found, but I won't remember the cost in 20 years--I'll remember the performance. The show was expensive, but worth it.

Posted by Othervoices | November 30, 2011 1:12 PM

The country is $3T in the hole, and you all are bitching about concert tickets ... Well, easy to see why we'll all be speaking Mandarin in a couple years.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:24 PM

^14 Trillion!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:28 PM

"I guess my comment was more directed at people who insinuated that those of us who were able and willing to pay a high ticket price"


Just because someone was smart enough to put his mind to work and score tickets to this for far less than face does not mean they were not able to pay regular price. Being able to afford what these rapists are charging and refusing to do so and figuring out how not to only makes them more clever than you.

You were able to and willing to. Many were able to but not willing to and found a way to see the same show without having to. In my book they win. That is not hating but rather the truth. Deal with it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:40 PM

Damn 1:40 no suprise why you went to the show alone. Yeah, yer so fucking smart and great, and we all have nothing but respect and fear of you. Come to think of it, what are you doing Saturday night? How about you come out to a bar with a few of us, and after you charm the wimmenz with your insight and bravado they'll be throwing themselves at us. I won't have to even open my mouth and fuck it up, I'll just not be you and I'll be in like Flynn.

You may be the best lucky charm in all of Iowa!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:04 PM

this guy who is going on and on about the price of these tickets missed the whole point of the show. I guess that happens when you only recognize 2-3 songs out of 48.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:08 PM

Another thing to consider..this tour was 7 shows total London, LA and NYC...it cost money to get the gear between places. Even more reason the show was reasonable..

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:28 PM

did they take a boat over from Europe again?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:36 PM

"Damn 1:40 no suprise why you went to the show alone. Yeah, yer so fucking smart and great, and we all have nothing but respect and fear of you"

I made the comment at 1:40. Hmmm I went to the show alone? Well Sherlock, unfortunately I did not go to the show at all. I was out of town. Just happened to be reading the comments and put in my 2 cents worth. But I guess I would expect a dunce like yourself to assume what with that part about "we all". I never got that notice you were speaking for everyone in the comment section of Brooklyn Vegan.

Also, 2:08 if you are referring to my comment you are apparently swimming in the same small tank as the rocket scientist above. For the record though I can assure you I know much more about The Cure than you do.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:42 PM

^ Ooh Cure Challenge! What is the B-side to "Do the Hansa"?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:48 PM

1:40 / 2:42 - so, you admit that you're just a bag of shit troll then, huh? Just coming in and stirring shit up? Well, I guess that makes you a lower form a refuse than 2:04 and 2:08. Ha ha - piece of shit little twat ha ha

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:54 PM

Well, Do the Hansa IS a b-side. The other b-side is Pillbox Tales. I'm not 2:42, btw.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:55 PM

That's factually correct 2:55, but not what 2:48 meant. But, you know that already.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 2:56 PM

so we can finally conclue any negative comments about this show were
1. from people who did not attend show(s)and/or
2. Felt cheated about price since they only recognized a few songs.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:01 PM

I would like someone who had a negative opinion who actually attended the show to say something...I think you would be hard pressed to find some one who really didn't enjoy the show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:14 PM

Hey 2:54, you sound incredibly stupid. Where did it say that the only people who can make comments in threads for shows are the ones who went? I,1:40/2:42, never claimed I was there. i was making a completely legitimate comment about an issue of differences of people who were there. Unlike your comment which was as dumb as they get. "Stirring up the pot", seriously? Loser calm down and back away from the computer. Don't let the comment sections get you so worked up. I'm sure you have little to no life but still.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:15 PM

I'd say that a troll that feels compelled to write a paragraph in response to "Ha ha - piece of shit little twat ha ha" is the loser without a life.
Oh, the truth stings, like a ZING!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:20 PM

I'd say you are a pea brained jackass, 3:20 but don't let that stop you from thinking you are zinging anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:41 PM

1:02, I agree. But it also came down to greed. There's a great book about this called "Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped" by Dean Budnick. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to understand why you're paying a $14 service charge per ticket, or why prices in general have gotten so high. It's not just inflation, or trying to offset lost revenues from downloading.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:47 PM

Yeah, kind of like how our MetroCard fees go up while the MTA tools get car service rides to dinner every night. Or how unregulated lawyers take a huge cut of proceeds meant for cancer victims and parents of disabled children.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:51 PM

Or how our elected representatives are immune to the same insider trading laws that constrain our ability to get rich by exploiting, oh for instance, legislation around MasterCard that allowed Nancy Pelosi and her husband to profit from Nancy's direct knowledge and actions in the House. Way to clean up that moral swamp of Washington, Nance!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 3:57 PM

3:57 - Yeah, the look on Nancy's face when 60 Minutes questioned her was priceless. Don't forget to mention that John Boehner also profited from that insider-trading-immunity too. Both sides of the aisle suck.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 4:00 PM

Yup, all of them. Institutional corruption.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 4:03 PM

Oh my god, what a lot of idiots on this post! What is this, an economics debate? Christ!

My only real comment is to the guy who said "the scalpers were literally giving away tickets; I got mine for $25!"

If the tickets were LITERALLY being given away, you wouldn't have paid anything.

To my 50-year-old bro who's about to have a coronary over the fools on this board: it's not worth it, man! Don't try to argue with these twerps!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 4:35 PM

It's easy to dismiss someone as an idiot if they don't agree with your point of view.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 4:43 PM

the "the downloading has made bands have to charge higher ticket prices" argument is complete horseshit.

especially considering that 99.999999999% of all bands have never made ANY money under any system, and it's only the truly lucky few bands that already make boatloads of cash who ever bring up this argument that they "can't make money because of downloading" and so are now allowed to be total whores in a way that gouges and insults their audiences.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 5:01 PM

4:35 / 5:01 - I am SO GLAD you posted here on this thread today. What the world has been waiting for is your great knowledge and tact. Personally, I'd like to see more of your posting, being barely better than illiterate myself having only 3 graduate degrees. Of course, that is nothing compared to the way you just take all these posters apart with your simple clear categorizations.

Here here my good fellow. I want more of your wisdom!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 6:11 PM

3 grad degrees and you post on brooklyn vegan all day?

also, your sarcasm is LIMP

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 7:21 PM

I thought Sunday night was the best night of all three that is because I only paid $20 for a ticket. No I'm not a trust fund scum like all the posters are in here and no I'm not a cheap hipster like everyone in NY, I'm just frugal. Great show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 7:39 PM

fat and 50

but also money grubbing, rich, and apparently shitty to work for

enjoy this band in their recorded legacy, not their phoney baloney nostalgia act

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 1:09 AM

^again another idiot who didn't go to the show!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 7:14 AM

LOL 1:09
I saw your band last week. I walked out because you had nothing new to say.
Just like your post here! Well, points for consistency.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 7:54 AM

this is like defensive brooklyn vegan fanboy thread 101.

hey there losers defending these chubby rich guys and their olde time act, here's some advice...

you'd get eaten alive on another comment thread on BV. here, I don't see the point in dressing you down, you wouldn't even get that it had happened! But damn man, try harder than just calling me an "idiot" and saying I "didn't go to the show" and then saying my band-that-only-exists-in-your-imagination in lame and I'm therefor embittered. That's kidstuff bro! Enough with the cliches!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:10 AM

^bwahaha man are you thick!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:26 AM

910..there are pleanty of bands in their 50's who could run circles around these younger bands...Cure happens to be one of them...fact!

It is also very assinine to comment on the their show etc without knowing what the show is like. Sure you can state your opinon, not like a band etc that is your right but to say a band is a vegas act, nostalga act etc is disingenious unless you were there to witness it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:30 AM

^Got a point...how many younger bands play 3 and half hours at every show on a tour. Cure due it. It is a testiment to their catelog of music, and dedication to their fans! I appreciate it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:35 AM

^do it...whoops..need my coffee

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:36 AM

IT IS _VERY_ _IMPORTANT_ TO REVERE THE CURE

after all, if we don't show them we appreciate them, they might give up and resign in penniless obscurity! it's tough out there for these old troopers :(

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:36 AM

9:10 obvious troll is obvious

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:38 AM

obvious IS obvious, it's true!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:40 AM

910 probably thinks any band is a nostolgic act after it release their second album. After all they probably might play some of the earlier songs in concert! THE HORROR!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:16 AM

horror? more like who gives a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:27 AM

^have you seen the thread you are in!?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:31 AM

Wow, if I had known that scalpers were charging that little for the tickets then I would've gone!! Yeah, I love The Cure but those prices were pretty steep! They didn't play anything from Disintergration? That's fucking crazy! I guess I will never get to see this band live though if this what the prices will be everytime unless or course I find a dumbass scalper! Lol!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:35 AM

Last tour at MSG tickets were $40-75...pretty reasonable...

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:46 AM

what I see in this thread:

1) several baiters

2) one very angry and defensive middle aged man to whom the Cure is very important and who is posting on this blog for the first time

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:46 AM

Yeah a real bunch of MASTER "baiters" here!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:53 AM

hardee har har har!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 10:59 AM

See the problem is..I got your old id and you're all dressed up like The Cure!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 11:01 AM

all the anti-Cure people are pro- Girl Talk.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 2:29 PM

I dunno if you applied the scientific method to them conclusions there 2:29

alternate theory: no

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 2:43 PM

"I love The Cure but ... They didn't play anything from Disintergration"

Bwahahahahaha little hipster
You can't handle The Cure
Bwahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 2:59 PM

friday i'm in love is totally their BEST tune

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 3:28 PM

very brave to comment anymous.....the price isnt made by the cure anyway...been the the londonshow for more money than ur prices.....but i love it, seeing them since 1982 so these are the missing albums i havent seen an heard complete at all...curefans dont swear to eachother, the are 1 big family...

Posted by poppa curesmurf | December 1, 2011 3:44 PM

anonymous*

Posted by poppa curesmurf | December 1, 2011 3:45 PM

popa curesmurf, lemme go out on a limb and guess that English is not your first language, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 3:53 PM

I also, love pictures of you sooooo goood

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 3:58 PM

The people making negative comments were all really big on grunge bands in the 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 4:02 PM

people making negative comments are huge bob seger fans

HUGE

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 4:04 PM

AH THANK I'M GOIN TA KATMANDU

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 4:32 PM

interestingly, in 2011 upper middle class white people are so conditioned that they have somehow psyched themselves out of ever feeling ripped off - even for things for which they got greater value at lower prices for earlier in their own lifetimes

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 9:12 PM

9:12. These shows cannot be compared to any earlier Cure concert.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 11:26 PM

^I have been seeing the cure for a long time..I think they can.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 10:46 AM

the people making negative comments are really into old vaudville records

they got tons of 78s in their houses... you know what I mean??

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 11:00 AM

IT IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPARE THESE CURE CONCERTS TO ANY PREVIOUS CURE CONCERT

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 11:20 AM

^Physcally? How bout musically that works for me! and for 11am...no, I don't know what you mean!

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 11:28 AM

Hey all,

Had a question for anyone who went to any of the shows but it has gone unanswered, I guess it got lost in the big argument about something involving ticket prices, capitalism, trust funds, scalpers, and whatever else you're all arguing about. Just wanted to know:

When they played "A Forest" did they play the version from 17 Seconds with the extended intro (as opposed to the shorter version from "Staring at the Sea")? Just curious.

Posted by exploding boy | December 2, 2011 1:12 PM

They played the slow intro a la Seventeen Seconds.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 1:24 PM

Haha, awesome, thanks for responding. I'll try to find a vid somewhere, really wish I just bit the bullet and bought tix, oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2011 2:49 PM

how much older fatter and richer did robert smith grow during the course of the set

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 12:04 AM

^ how much older, fatter and richer did you get on your couch in Brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 9:23 AM

more than you did on your mom's dial up connection in the den in westchester

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2011 10:52 AM

Everyone on brooklyn vegan, including me, is a loser. Let's go outside.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2011 11:32 AM

comments at the top made me laugh so hard

Posted by s | December 11, 2011 5:48 PM

actually, a lot of these comments

Posted by s | December 11, 2011 5:50 PM

The fact that anyone would base the value of anything solely on how much they PAID for it tells me that that persons value system is a superficial one and not one based in reality.

Ultimately, whether you paid $30 or $300 is irrelevant since the genuine intrinsic value of anything does NOT lie in its monetary value. The true value of anything is immaterial, that is, it's not material. Only the deluded believe that a huge price tag is somehow equal to any genuine, authentic value. Spending any large sum of money does not make us better than anyone else, nor does it mean that the object we purchased is any better than something that's less expensive (especially not with everything being made in China nowadays).

Anyone who bases their own or another's worth and value on how much money they make, should do some research on the criminal Federal Reserve and realize how worthless that fiat currency (printed and backed by nothing unless you count the mountains of debt) really is.

The sad fact is that America is a fascist corporatocracy and all these folks who feel they're better than anyone who makes less money than they do when all that money they make is in reality owned by the government (that's not you, btw), there's something you should know; the beliefs you hold regarding 'capitalism',
'wealth' and value, you have only because it's yet another lie that the system WANTS you to believe - it's something you've been inculcated to believe-, not because you came to such a conclusion through your own discerning intellect. Until the day you start thinking for yourselves you're only slaves to the machine. It's time to wake up now. The protesters around globe losing their lives are dying because they started thinking for themselves; they're dying for eternal values which can never be bought or sold.

Posted by M | December 12, 2011 12:55 AM

Robert Smith is lookin' more and more like Mike Meyers ala "Coffee Talk" with every passing day.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2011 1:08 PM

Judging from the comments above, I would have to gues that either vegans or Cure fans are colossal douchebags.

Posted by Anonymous | December 25, 2011 9:00 PM

outside for 40 and snuck right into the 3rd row all show. Friend went Saturday and indeed bought a ticket outside for 25 dollars about 15 minutes after the show began.

Posted by Avioes a Venda | January 6, 2012 6:31 PM

I hope everybody enjoyed the concert as much as possible. Robert Smith is very unwell, and he won't be around much longer.

Posted by UnSpecified | May 15, 2012 1:55 AM

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Posted by UnSpecified | May 15, 2012 1:57 AM

Too bad there are no sites in Brazil with many details like this because more people could enjoy this beautiful posts

Posted by redes de proteção | October 9, 2012 2:39 PM

The cure sempre foi o melhor ,não da para explicar o prazer de estar num show desta banda. obrigado

Posted by redes de proteção rj | November 13, 2012 11:41 AM

I really liked your post, very interesting indeed

Posted by Redes de Proteção | December 19, 2012 7:27 AM

I love this band, and now this week I will have the first opportunity to see a show here in São Paulo! I'm super happy! The Cure in vein!

Posted by Casas de Massagem | April 4, 2013 11:09 AM

muito boa a som da banda.

Posted by William | April 30, 2013 6:03 AM

very good sound of the band.

Posted by Redes de proteção | April 30, 2013 6:04 AM

I love the cure

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 3:55 PM

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