I don't mind festivals per se but I wouldn't travel for one unless it was somewhere I actually wanted to go. Detroit, not so much. Plus I think I have been spoiled after the fantastic shows at the RAH ...
It will be just like National Lampoon's Vacation when they went to Detroit:
Post by picturesofyou on May 19, 2014 22:10:57 GMT 1
Arrrgh if they really do The Cure in its entirety my jealousy will increase at never seen before levels! I re-evaluated that album so much in the last months, and usually they never play anything from it apart of The End Of The World
I would love to see them at the Chicago concert, it may be the only way I can see them again. But I really don't expect I will get to go. And I really don't want to go to a festival, honestly. But who knows. Glad others will get to see them if I don't though.
My least favorite Cure album? The Cure? Played in its entirety? Yeah I'll rush right out for tickets.
I bought this album at Best Buy when it came out. I liked a few songs, but didn't hear anything like my favorite era (Kiss Me/Mixed Up/Disintegration).
I only learned years later that the North American 2004 album was completely different from the one sold in Europe. All sorts of different tracks between the two albums, as detailed by Wiki.
I had to order the 2-disc special edition, purchase some used CD singles, before I was able to assemble the full album. Obviously the crass commercialized intent.
So with all that in mind, what on earth would they play in playing the 2004 album 'in its entirety'?
Fake, Going Nowhere, This Morning, and Truth Goodness Beauty were all left off the North American release. If Robert plays any of those, Riot Festival fans will say: "What is that? It's not on the CD that I paid full price for back in 2004".
You say that this kind of festival 'would allow them to play more esoteric songs', but I think if they finally toured with their own shows then they could play such songs all the way through.
To be fair, if you look at practically any The Cure setlist from a "regular show" they always throw the "hits" in. It's not just at festivals. On the other side of the coin, there have been instances of festivals where they have played bonkers sets (Zillo 2002 for one)
& there's still most of this year left, so who knows? Some European dates might emerge