from Jeffrey W:
I attended the above mention show in the fall of 1984. The Bismarck Theatre was in a state of horrible disrepair and the show was held in a sort of banquet room on the second floor...Rather odd to say the least. We packed into this small room and my date and I were perplexed at the venue as we thought it was going to be held in the actual theatre.
Well, to the point. I was a real music hound, and still am I guess. This was their first Chicago appearance. I was a fan since "Boys Don't Cry" lp. Most bands of the time had performed in Chicago several times in that span of time. So, we were "chomping at the bit" top see the band. They did not disappoint. The crowd was electrified and the whole room was shaking and the floors were bouncing up and down with the actions of the crowd dancing. We had waited a LONG time to see them perform and were pumped up. A damn fantastic show with several encores !! Caterpillar being one song....my fav.
I found out later that the building was being condemned and ready to collapse.No wonder ! I guess we bid a fine farewell to that landmark building as it was the last show ever at that original part of the theatre. It was completely gutted and refurbished after that night. I guess The Cure tore the house down ! :)