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The Cure

March 29, 2008

Almost two weeks ago, on March 18, we went to see The Cure in Rotterdam. I won’t complain about their performance, which was solid and long (more than 3 hours), but the sound quality in Ahoy was terrible. The newspapers didn’t complain about the sound quality, saying it was marvelous, but at least where we were seated the sound was boomy and not loud enough. The batteries of my camera were empty before I had shot a decent picture, so I’m putting up some downloaded pictures made by others. I’ll bring some extra batteries for the “Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-la-la-band” -concert next week (April 5) :P.

Oh yes, the support act was 65 Days of static; we’ve seen them before, but now their set was very short (or we were much too late). I didn’t like their performance (for what I’ve seen of it); much less impressive than the previous time. But the acoustics were probably the culprit for this as well.

Reminder: Ahoy’s sound quality sucks.

The Cure - Ahoy, Rotterdam The Cure - Ahoy, Rotterdam

Setlist:

plainsong
prayers for rain
a strange day
alt.end
the walk
the end of the world
lovesong
pictures of you
lullaby
from the edge of the deep green sea
kyoto song
hot hot hot!!!
please project
push
inbetween days
just like heaven
primary
a boy i never knew
maybe someday
never enough
wrong number
one hundred years
disintegration
– “six popsongs or four Faith songs? or both?” –

Encore 1:
the lovecats
let’s go to bed
friday i’m in love
freak show
close to me
why can’t i be you?

Encore 2:
three imaginary boys
fire in cairo
boys don’t cry
jumping someone else’s train
grinding halt
10:15 saturday night
killing an arab

Encore 3:
faith
a forest

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More concerts

March 12, 2008

This blog may appear to be dead (probably not too far off) because I’m very busy doing my internship, and the traveling doesn’t help either.

Anyway, concert-wise, this is going to be a good year. In a few days we’ll see The Cure, a few weeks after that A Silver Mt. Zion, then Roger Waters and Leonard Cohen. Massive Attack, REM, and Radiohead will also perform in the Westerpark near my room. Needless to say, a very exciting time!