Got to see the Cure
quite unexpectedly and spontaneously Sunday night in NYC. A stunning and breathtaking show…
I received an urgent text from friend Guach
on Thanksgiving Day: “The Cure @ Beacon Theater. They are playing first 3 albums in entirety with original lineups!!!”
Dan & I are original Cure fanboys, so I frankly thought his text deserved a few more exclamation points…
Recently nominated for 2012 induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
, the band looked and sounded great, and it was a genuine treat to be able to hear all the original Cure songs as they were initially produced.
Robert Smith was always the smiley face of the Goth rock scene…for as dark as some of the music sometimes seems, you always get the sense that’s he’s winking and smiling through it all.
Opening song: 10:15 Saturday Night
. A gem.
Closing song? How about this: Boys Don’t Cry
, my favorite Cure song ever.
In between? The entirety of Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, and Faith, followed by a full hour of encores (which included all the songs from Japanese Whispers B sides collection)… maybe 45-50 songs total.
An amazing experience all around...
Enjoy some Cure music right here.