Post by funkymango on Jan 3, 2017 5:33:47 GMT 1
Glad to have joined TCC recently. I've found myself "recharged" since seeing the band this summer. Been a fan since your average OMG-squee adolescent adoration years - I maybe discovered the Cure around age 13 or 14 during a coming-of-age intersection of exploring existentialism & Camus, listening to everything I could get my hands on, and exploring boundaries and life. I'm fairly certain I heard "Lovesong" and "Lullaby" on the alt-rock radio stations, then was intrigued when I saw the band in music videos, so I remember buying Disintegration as a youth on cassette and listening to it in the dark on a Walkman..."Fascination Street" in particular was unlike anything I'd ever heard and absolutely blew my teenage mind - it's still one of my favorites. Since then, fast forward 25 years and as many live shows, and The Cure are still unlike anything I've ever heard and are my absolute lifelong love.
There are so many songs that speak to me on so many levels, and something about Robert's voice against those absurd phasing chorusing melodies of guitars and keyboard chimes just makes my ears and head zing with sheer happiness. It doesn't make any sense how much I love this band - sometimes it's like my heart physically aches how transported and euphoric listening to them can send me.
When I saw them again this summer, I had forgotten a bit what an absolute sense of *community* there is at a live show. All the more loyal fans, both older and new, showing up and singing along and knowing how special it is when the band plays an obscure song just for us- you can look around in a crowd like that and feel not just that you belong there, right there, in that moment, but that my word, THESE ARE MY TRIBE! I wanted to find others who feel the same way.
So, there! That's why I joined! I'd love to find some face-to-face friends on here to hang and bum around with and listen to tunes and talk about life, so if there's anyone relatively close by who'd be interested in that, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm currently in Raleigh, NC where I'm a teacher. Teaching is a bit life-consuming and isolating in nature, but I also like to get out and have a cider listening to live shows, do some amateur gardening, go to the beach whenever I can, and cozy up with a book now and then. I'm decidedly queer and nerdy, love my Doctor Who and British TV, and would like maybe to learn some French in the future (seems like a good idea). Thanks for having me!