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  1. 1. If The Cure were to headline would you be there? I'm intrigued due to the varied opinions of them on here.

    • Yes - Definitely, regardless of who else is on the other stages.
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    • More than likely - Depending on strength of the clashes on other stages.
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    • Unlikely - Know a couple of songs but there would probably be something else on you'd watch instead.
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    • No - Never been a fan so will definitely be elsewhere.
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47 minutes ago, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

Ended up front centre on the barrier for these boys. It was an experience I'll never forget, that first 90 minutes was nothing short of spellbinding. The sound was phenomenally clear and balanced and rich, the band themselves were note perfect and visibly really passionate about the gig.

Throughout those songs I was thinking about how long I've loved this band and how many times the lyrics and the feelings behind them have been relevant to me. It was odd but marvelous to be stood right at the front of one of the biggest and most iconic gatherings the in all of global pop culture, and having an experience which felt so personal, in a crowd of hundreds of thousands of strangers.

When they played Disintegration I was so happy to hear those opening notes because I've never heard them play it live before and I love it. As it went on it became clear that this wasn't just another performance to Robert Smith, in his head he'd dug down right back to the place he was in when he wrote it. By the end of it he and I were both in tears, and I suspect we weren't the only ones. It's a fucking tough song, but it's one that speaks to feelings a lot of us have dealt with in our lives and would probably rather not revisit, but there's something so moving and cathartic about it.

Frankly, I feel fucking honoured to have been there and lived that show. There'll never be anything like that headlining the Pyramid ever again, which is a shame really because last night proved that the field can be a whole different beast when you let the weird kids take over every now and again.

Just spontaneously burst in to tears again reading this on the journey home feeling very nostalgic at being one of those weird kids

They were just incredible. My favourite set at any festival ever 

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I was chatting to a bloke before Elvana in Williams Green on Thursday who said that he'd been following The Cure around Europe for a month or so. Austria, Italy, Netherlands and a few more.

He was crushed that Plainsong wasn't featuring in their sets. Although The Cure do often mix up their setlists, he said he'd given up any hope of it on this cycle.  

I got fucking chills when they opened with it. I hope he enjoyed it too :D.

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Really enjoyed it - up there with there 95 set. Quite a few of my friends who aren’t particularly fans enjoyed it too. Seeing them at Nos Alive in Lisbon next week. Will be interesting to see if they’re on the same form.

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Loved it. Saw the first half of Janelle who was alright I suppose and then the Cure from Just Like Heaven to the end. Sounded massive. 

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So good. As a Cure newbie, part of me now wishes I'd spent more time investigating them beforehand. But what a way to hear some of these songs for the first time. Their sound blew me away - much more epic than I anticipated.

Will be working my way through the back catalogue, and very keen on seeing them again.

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They sounded great, was a brilliant performance. Shame the crowd weren't feeling it as much the performance deserved. Was a bit flat for 80% of the set I thought 

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Caught up on the second half of the set on iplayer. Got a bit teary-eyed over Robert Smith's happy face! 

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I had been torn all day over The Cure v CATQ. A few songs in it felt a bit flat (the crowd) and I wasn’t feeling it. I was proper gutted but then Last Dance oddly enough just got me. Ended up with zero regrets for seeing them. Felt an iconic set in the end. Filled with lots of emotions for me and like the above poster I feel very privileged to finally have been able to see The Cure headline The Pyramid. You could see how much it meant to Robert. 

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I last saw the Cure at the Elephant Fayers festival in 1983 (got to talk to Robert over the fence to back stage. Autograph scribbled on the back of a bootleg cassette tape). Seeing them this weekend ended up as my highlight. Robert still has a beautiful voice. I loved how nervous/ thoughtful he looked before the start. The set was perfect, even got a smile. There was no need to bring on anybody else, they were perfect headliners. 

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One of the things that got me through not having a ticket this year was the fact I was going to see them twice this summer, Dublin and Glasgow. Watched it last night and simply put its the best I’ve ever seen them and so wished I was there watching my favourite band in my favourite place. 

Glad to see so much love for their set last night on here, it looked so special!!

Disintigration!! Holy shit what a performance 

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4 hours ago, The Nal said:

Loved it. Saw the first half of Janelle who was alright I suppose and then the Cure from Just Like Heaven to the end. Sounded massive. 

I watched 20 minutes of The Cure, then left for Janelle. No regrets.

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They were fucking great. Couldn't put it better than some others here have but I'm so glad I had them as my closer to a great weekend. We were stood way back but it was lovely to have some space to enjoy it and while the crowd was maybe a little sparse you felt that everyone who was there wanted to be. Seeing Robert at the end was glorious.

Oh and I felt he summed up the festival with his: "It's been hot and fucking excellent." :)

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Crowd seemed very subdued near me until the last few songs. I was front centre, hugging the barrier that chopped a hole into the crowd for Stormzy to stand on. Or maybe it was cos of the idiots in front of me constantly talking and messing about, distracting me and everyone else nearby.

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I thought the crowd were pretty into it - maybe that was just my perception because I was though.

 

was by the sound stage, so about halfway back, and didn’t notice any kind of exodus.

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Watched half of The Streets but that was rammed we weren't inside the tent so came to watch the last 80 mins of this, came around the path at the back and seemed quite a lot there to be fair. Not Stones levels but more than a lot of the headliners I have seen.

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Where were the Sunday crowds at? Janelle had half the crowd Jorja had.

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I had the opportunity to see the cure in 2012 when they headlined Nos Alive in Lisbon. A combination of overindulging in booze and a really late set time (Starting at like 12.00) meant I missed out as I fell asleep at the back of the dance stage..! I felt like I owed it to Bob and the boys to see them headline the Pyramid.

The combination of his voice and the bands sound was amazing. I knew that at best I would know probably 1/2 the set, but forgot how many songs I did know. I felt that some of the people I was with had an unrealistic expectation for the set when they only knew 2-3 songs and felt disappointed by it which I didn’t feel was very fair!

 

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1 minute ago, Wooderson said:

Where were the Sunday crowds at? Janelle had half the crowd Jorja had.

The Streets was very busy. I thought The Cure was pretty busy too and my mate said quite a few were at The Park for Rex Orange County.

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Absolutely incredible performance, best of the weekend for me. The sound, lights, tracklist and overall performance was phenomenal. Great ending to a great (albeit a bit too hot at times) festival.

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Loved it! Was the absolute right energy for me, completely knackered by then and I was just swaying away to it. 

"Never Enough" was a highlight of their set.

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Regardless of whether or not it was one for the history books, I think they certainly quashed that bullshit that they aren’t good/big enough to headline the Pyramid these days.

 

they were pretty clearly quite low in the pecking order but they stepped up. 

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