Rock n Roll Gods and Garage Band Kings

Robert Smith

Robert Smith 1992

Most Cure fans have followed the band since the beginning and never lost faith. I found out about the band around the time of the pornography album, from that point on I have embraced every note strummed. It was like getting a bad headache when Robert Smith announced it was the last tour and it seemed he was serious. A group of us New Yorkers went up to Boston's Great Woods to see these last Americans' concerts in 1989. The band really "kicked ass" and even pulled out some old gems like "Figure Head" and "Faith". We all walked away very happy to be a part of this memorable event. We shared our feelings with the band after the show in the dressing room. I was very happy to hear "Friday I'm In Love" and I can dance to this tune, even on a Monday. I never wanted to go see a live performance again. These shows in 1989 at the Great Woods can never be beat and I want to remember this band in their glory. Did you ever feel like the only way to enjoy something is when it first happens?

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