The Cure, Agganis Arena, Boston 5-12-2008
There are some bands that I just don't want to stand around and watch for 3 hours. Then there are others...
We missed most of the opening band, 65daysofstatic, but the 4 or 5 songs we heard on the concourse and in our seats were good, there's a good chance they'll get $15 from us sometime.
The Cure wrapped us in a blanket of layered chords and rhythms and then crushed our skull with a shovel of jangly guitar and fat bass. It was perfect. They played for three hours with 3 encores and did most of Disintegration, lots of KMKMKM, and just basically spanned the entire last 30 years of music. I guess things that were good to hear were Jumping Someone Elses Train, The Lovecats (he was funny) and Killing an Arab from way-back, all of the late 80's early 90's stuff was great since that's when I was 14 and listening to the Cure a whole lot. And I liked the new stuff.
I mean, seriously, who the hell am I to pick favorites out of that set. If you were there, what would you have wanted to hear that they didn't play? Honestly? What did they play that you wouldn't have wanted to hear? See? Futile. I'm not a "reviewer" anyway, I'm a fan, duh. We had a great time as usual, got to see a band I've loved for 20 years, and they were awesome, and played forever. What else is there?
Enjoy a selection of grainy repetetive photos from a much larger Flickr set of grainy repetitive photos: