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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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Watched it yesterday. They were great, even though I find most of the songs a bit boring. I take it Robert Smith usually isn't that animated and happy?

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2 hours ago, Nudenut said:

 

Could get some here but listening to Lovecats yesterday did have me wonder if that maybe a slight stretch for RS vocally now, it’s just a little more demanding ??

That was my theory too - it's a tricky vocal and he didn't want to fluff it on national TV :)

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I’ve watched the recording of this set three times now. This is up there with Radiohead 2017 in terms of replayability

i cannot... stress enough... how good his voice sounds. His voice hasn’t aged a day

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That set was just the perfect end to the festival. I was up the hill near the disabled platform and all around there were rows of gently swaying bodies from the start. No groups sitting down for chats or to roll one, everyone just drifting along with the band.

Bob's genuine joy at being there was like The Cure's version of pyro.

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5 hours ago, Anarion said:

Watched it yesterday. They were great, even though I find most of the songs a bit boring. I take it Robert Smith usually isn't that animated and happy?

It's pretty much unheard of, I think he felt just how well that had worked as much as any of us. Which is bloody lovely.

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Lovely to see such positive comments about my favourite band.

I was on the barrier for the set and was blown away and have watched it back a few times since. The people around me had never seen The Cure before and loved it. 

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On 10/17/2018 at 9:10 PM, crocodiles said:

Bought three imaginary boys after hearing 1st John peel set . Saw them at liverpool mountford hall supported by Bauhaus and the mighty wah . Great gig . Next time I saw them they supported siouxsie and the banshees when Robert Smith played guitar with them . Last saw them about year ago in Manchester still fantastic still stunning live

Hi I used to go mountford hall in the late 70's early 80's remember seeing the Cure but I always thought Wah Heat and Bauhaus supported Magazine, maybe you are right and I am wrong it would be good to get a full list of all the acts that played there, dates as well because I saw so many bands at that time. Happy days 

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15 hours ago, Matt42 said:

I’ve watched the recording of this set three times now. This is up there with Radiohead 2017 in terms of replayability

i cannot... stress enough... how good his voice sounds. His voice hasn’t aged a day

Totally agree. I last saw them in 1983 and Robert sounds as good now as he did then, if not better. 

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Didn't go this year, but The Cure are my favourite band and I watched the set on TV.

Wow. So good.

The last seven or so years I keep going back to the Bestival set that they released as an album as I was at that and it was fantastic. But it sounds like shit compared to their set at Glasto - that voice! 

I could properly feel the absolute joy radiating for the last half hour, and I was sat at home. Totally brilliant. 

Bob dancing without his guitar, couldn't stop grinning! 

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I’m not a huge Cure fan and I didn’t know everything they played, but that was absolutely magnificent. Loved it. Going to see them again in Glasgow in August.

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19 hours ago, DavidY said:

Hi I used to go mountford hall in the late 70's early 80's remember seeing the Cure but I always thought Wah Heat and Bauhaus supported Magazine, maybe you are right and I am wrong it would be good to get a full list of all the acts that played there, dates as well because I saw so many bands at that time. Happy days 

No bauhaus and wah supported the cure . Was first time I heard a forest live .

1st time i saw magazine was at the empire and they were supported by simple minds .

Mountford hall was great loads of top gigs there .

Buzzcocks supported by joy division 

Specials with dexys and selector 

Undertones so many great concerts....a long time ago 😂

I stand corrected you are right I just looked it was magazine with bauhaus and wah .

The cure were supported by the passions. 

Blimey I'm older than I thought 

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2 minutes ago, Tranquility of Solitude said:

I am just rewatching it on iPlayer... it was fantastic at the time, but watching again on tv is making me realise how absolutely sublime it was.

Have downloaded but not had chance to watch yet will watch over weekend 

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3 hours ago, crocodiles said:

Have downloaded but not had chance to watch yet will watch over weekend 

It really is a treat. An album-like journey with zero filler that still managed to be daring even with a big pop finish.

Being haunted by that version of Disintegration. Driving, that's the word. Maybe relentless.

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13 hours ago, frostypaw said:

It really is a treat. An album-like journey with zero filler that still managed to be daring even with a big pop finish.

Being haunted by that version of Disintegration. Driving, that's the word. Maybe relentless.

I'm half way through watching it now truly magnificent. So glad I was there definitely my favourite headline set of the ones I've seen . 

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5 hours ago, stuartbert two hats said:

Absolutely love the photo of him half way through the interview when he looks almost childlike and ridiculously happy 😊

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On 7/3/2019 at 10:09 PM, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

Done two rewatches over here, fucking hell it was good.

I love how there wasn't much in the way of enthusiasm for them on here before hand, and we've all come away from the gig with our tiny little minds blown. One for the ages.

That's what struck me, everyone I know who ever saw them told me that they were dull, a magical experience and amazing end to the festival 

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Well I've been listening to Disintegration all week, so they've certainly made a fan of me with that set. Bit of regret that I didn't put in more effort to get to know the songs beforehand, but I guess it was seeing the band live that made me properly understand what The Cure were all about.

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21 hours ago, Lubic87 said:

Well I've been listening to Disintegration all week, so they've certainly made a fan of me with that set. Bit of regret that I didn't put in more effort to get to know the songs beforehand, but I guess it was seeing the band live that made me properly understand what The Cure were all about.

Lucky you. Enjoy bedding in with one of the rare absolute front to back 10/10s in this life.

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What a set. Special mentions to Plainsong, Inbetween Days and especially A Forest, which was otherworldly and song of the festival for me

Only knew 3/4 of their songs a month ago...nothing better than finding a new young band to get into 😎

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22 hours ago, Lubic87 said:

Well I've been listening to Disintegration all week, so they've certainly made a fan of me with that set. Bit of regret that I didn't put in more effort to get to know the songs beforehand, but I guess it was seeing the band live that made me properly understand what The Cure were all about.

Same here, had a copy of their GH album but after last Sunday had to explore further so popped into HMV and picked up Disintegration. Plainsong is so fucking gorgeous.

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