The Cure Night 2 at The Hollywood Bowl
Getting around LA on a Monday night is no easy task. Due to time constraints, we skipped the picnic and instead headed over to Spice. This is a very small, Italian restaurant located in the Best Western hotel one block from the Hollywood Bowl. An evening of pizza and beer with a series of hits from The Cure was the right start to the evening. After a quick dinner, we headed into the Bowl for another sold out night of The Cure. For night two, we had some great seats. We were in Section H, or, the Super Seats. What makes them so super? These seats are directly center to the stage and have actual seats – no bleachers for us!
Hollywood Bowl Super Seats
The Cure came on stage at 8 p.m. and rocked through a 33-song setlist. This time, they opened with two songs from the Wish album; “Open” and “High”. There are so many songs that stand-out from last night’s playlist. Robert played two B-Sides, “This Twilight Garden” from the”High” single, and “The Exploding Boy” from the “In Between Days” single. Two B-Sides in one night? Thank you, Robert. My favorite songs of the night were, “A Letter to Elise”, “Screw”, “The Caterpillar”, “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep”, “The Edge of the Deep Green Sea”, and, “The Snakepit” (a perfect song for the cloudy, dank California air that even Robert made a joke about). It’s hard to pick which night has been the best but the crowd was really into the performance of the second show. The final pop encore had the crowd on their feet with a big sing-along to finish the night.
The only disappointment for me was that most everyone in our section was sitting for most of the show. To quote my friend, Cat, “This is a concert, not the symphony!”. As we head into tonight’s show, I’m hoping that the crowd will be there to dance. I expect The Cure to open the show with “Out of This World” and to pepper in some Bloodflowers songs after that. An encore featuring songs from “Seventeen Seconds” would be pretty awesome too.
For those keeping tally, The Cure has played a total of 65 songs during two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. Of those, 25 songs were entirely different, three songs have been B-Sides and 20 songs have been played twice.
Tonight’s show is sold out so I hope you’ve already purchased your tickets. Maybe I’ll see you there. Off to the show now.
Hollywood Bowl Seat View: Section H Row 12, Super Seats
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