Apart from owning (at some point in the distant past) the 12" of 'A Forest' and tapes of 'Head on the door' and the 'Standing on the beach' I wouldn't exactly call myself a Cure fan. However, I enjoyed their Hollywood Bowl show despite our seats being in a different zip code than our seats for REM (courtesy of Daniel McCoy who is Peter Buck's cousin) and it being a three hour show (4 encores!) Unlike REM (who loaded all their new material at the start of the gig) the set was a perfectly paced mix of old and new songs. The band sounded spot-on (except a half-hearted Love Cats) and Robert Smith's singing was faultless. His look? Well, it is what it is - a fat bloke wearing makeup, although it may be time time to get the hair cropped again!
65 Days of Static opened up - a goth/emo/shoegaze instrumental combo... They were very average - bands like The Workhouse do this kind of thing 100 times better...
In search of a cure for acrophobia!
Sneaking into the garden section for a closer look!