Experiencing the Cure – 30 years later

The last time I saw The Cure at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota in 1986, Robert Smith had just cut his hair short, confounding all the spiky long-haired goths who showed up to pay homage.

30 years later….


The Cure, June 7, 2016, St. Paul, MN

More than three hours of Cure, four encores, many hits, many deep cuts…. Way too many mid-tempo, newer songs at the expense of older brilliant tunes … No close-ups of Robert’s face on the big screen… But just when you thought the show was dragging, Robert Smith and Co. would shift into high gear.

The precise guitar lines are underpinned by a thunderous rhythm section.

So many classic tunes and Robert’s voice still sounds as clear and eccentric as the day he wrote Boys Don’t Cry…

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