I saw the Cure! I have some friends who are fans, so we went to their show in Vancouver back in early June.
I knew two things about the Cure going in: they were some sort of goth band, and “Friday I’m In Love” was their big pop hit (and a legit bop). They’ve been around for ages, so surely I knew more of their music, right?
… Well, maybe. They saved their big hits for the second encore. I knew the Friday song for sure, and it was the twenty-third song.
It was fun, but it was a slog. They played some slow moody jam songs for the first encore, and that sucked all the energy out of me. By the time they started playing the hits, I was ready to go home.
But still, I’m glad I went.
The Cure on stage.
The view inside Roger’s Arena. We were pretty far back, which is why the first picture looks like a blown-up JPEG — it is.