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30.07.1983 St. Germans - Port Eliot (England)
"Elephant Fayre '83"

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Mainset:
the figurehead
in your house
m
the drowning man
cold
siamese twins
primary
three imaginary boys
at night
lament
one hundred years
play for today
a forest
faith
pornography
Encore 1:
10.15 saturday night
killing an arab
forever
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Songs:  ()
Length: ~ min
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Mainset:
sorry about the wait
the figurehead
thank you. this is called 'in your house'
in your house
thank you
m
thank you. this is called 'the drowning man'
the drowning man
thank you. this is called 'cold'
cold
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siamese twins
this is called 'primary'
primary
this is another really old one
three imaginary boys
thank you. this is called 'at night'
at night
this is called 'lament'
lament
this is called 'a hundred years'
one hundred years
this is called 'play for today'
play for today
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a forest
thank you. i am suppossed to tell you move back a bit as people are getting crashed [...] but i've said it anyway
faith
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pornography
thank you, good night
Encore 1:
[...] exactly [...]
10.15 saturday night
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killing an arab
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forever
[unknown]
announcements may be wrong or incomplete
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cold
pornography
the holy hour
all cats are grey
siamese twins
pornography
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Robert Smith
Laurence Tolhurst
Phil Thornalley
Clifford "Andy" Anderson
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This show is often mislabeled as "Cornwall - Elephant Fayre Festival". But Cornwall isn't a town it's something like a district but NO town. The correct town name for this show is "St. Germans" which is also very often misspelled as "St. Germains" but although this spelling error appears in the books "Ten Imaginary Years" and "A Visual Documentary" the real name of this town is "St. Germans".
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from 'Ten Imaginary Years':
Robert had also been offered the headline spot at Elephant Fayre, an outdoor festival in St Germains, Cornwall and, after consulting The Banshees who'd played there the year before, he accepted because he was beginning to realise the convenience of having a working band on stand by. Both Phil and Andy stayed put and The Cure played the gig as a fourpiece.

Phil: "I was happy to get out of the studio and, to be honest, I thought after 'Pornography' that they'd call on my services again. But they did the two singles without me so, when Lol asked, I said 'I'm your man'.
"We played two warm up dates - one in Bournemouth and one in Bath and we'd only been rehearsing for a week so they were horrible. I was playing the wrong basslines, Andy was playing the wrong drums but, strangely enough, it didn't seem to annoy Robert at all."

Robert: "I remember this tiny little club with the audience only a yard away. Our equipment wouldn't fit in the room and i sang louder than the PA ... it was so small, I didn't even need a mircophone."
from 'A Visual Documentary':
The Cure - Robert, Lol, Andy and Phil - headline the Elephant Fayre at St. Germains, Cornwall. They warm up for the show with two low-key gigs in Bath and Bournemouth.

"People came up after we played and said, 'Oh it was really enjoyable,' but we didn't want it to be. It was so nostalgic, all those songs we played. Somehow I feel I've compromised it, this big leap between 'Pornography' and what we do next, by allowing us to play live. I've recognised the history of the Cure again.

"It was simply entertainment ... Admittedly there wasn't the same power as before but that would have been impossible. I can't imagine being involved in anything as intense as the Pornography Tour again. We definitely are not concerned with striving to recapture past glories. It is completely different with Phil and Andy from how it was with Simon in the group.
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Attendance:
Capacity:
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