Hi everybody! Thanks for live report. It seems you enjoyed the setlist. I suppose it was too ambitious for the festival though. Here it's an extract from The Seattle Times article:
On classics like “Pictures of You,” “A Night Like This” “Push” and “The Hungry Ghost,” lead singer Robert Smith, wearing makeup, as in the old days, delivered songs whose lyrics and story lines bristled with clarity, even if they were also a relentless litany of sturm und drang.
The set also went on far too long – an hour and 45 minutes. Watching a band come out for two encores when only 20 or 30 people are clapping and 95 percent of the crowd has fled was just one of the anomalies of a Sasquatch day that will be long remembered.
Only one comment comes into my head: Robert, you'd better just blow festivals off and play only for people who love what you are doing.
See you all tomorrow.
But I don't see And I don't feel But tightly hold up silently My hands before my fading eyes And in my eyes Your smile
I mistook stars reflected in a pond at night for those in the sky.
Due to the weather situation, it appears the band only played 1 hour 45 minutes when they were supposed to play 2.5 hours. If I were a Cure fan & put up with the festival I would've been most disappointed! Glad I opted for the Ridgefield (Portland) show instead.
lioness that report that only 20-30 people were clapping for an encore and that almost everyone had already left just broke my heart I understand that the set was long for a festival...but it's not like there's anywhere for them to go but to bed? Sigh. But I guess those 20-30 people got an amazing 2 song encore. Other reports said Robert seemed very emotional after It Can Never be the Same.
Hmmm, I've read some good reviews of their set, sounds like that reviewer had a bit of a bee in their bonnet about something! 20 people clapping, come off it! Although apparently horrendous weather and shifting stage times troubled the whole festival.
The reviewer also spouted that the set simply went on too long!?! Must have gone to the same idiot school of journalism who scrawled the RAH concert reviews. It's not like they could ever run out good songs!
Conversely , their set was rated as one of the best things of the festival well, that after Simon coming on chewing gum!