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06.11.1996 Paris - le Bataclan (France)
 

The Cure
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Mainset:
subway song
grinding halt
play for today
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primary
the funeral party
the figurehead
the hanging garden
let's go to bed
the walk
dressing up
piggy in the mirror
push
inbetween days
catch
just like heaven
lullaby
prayers for rain
high
from the edge of the deep green sea
treasure
bare
Encore 1:
10.15 saturday night
killing an arab
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Songs:  ()
Length: ~ min
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Mainset:
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announcements may be wrong or incomplete
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Robert Smith
Simon Gallup
Jason Cooper
Perry Bamonte
Roger O'Donnell
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from the 1996 "T.I.B." interview thecure.com/tibpages/tibints/1996en.html:
Bataclan
...I hated Bataclan. Horrible. That was the worst concert actually. Lots worst than Stuttgart.
I thought it was much too hot. We didn't have any fans on stage. I asked for fans and there wasn't a single fan in the building. That was incredible. Even if I was like 21, I would need a fan!!! It was so hot I was gonna die, and I kept running out of water on stage because they forget to give me some. That is a minor point, but when it turned out you have five seconds to get a drink and there's nothing there... I was really angry. It just didn't work for me. Just I really hated ever second of it from the moment we started to the moment we finished. There was a foul mood when we got back to the hotel.

But every fan enjoyed this show!!!
Do you reckon? I think it's one of the things there's kind of a nostalgia or like "I was there" ...

No I think they enjoyed it because you played unusual songs. You we're wondering before if the people cared about "Subway Song" and I can tell you yes. The people there were real fans.
Yes I suppose that's what made the difference, but as a concert it was rubbish.

Do you really think that?
Yeah. If you compare that as a performance, and everything about it to the Bercy show, I think the Bercy show was infinitely better. I was really angry the next day because Bill phoned up and said "oh people said it was the best show you've done in France in ten years" I thought "It's fucking bollocks, it is."

That's not the same thing. I don't think we can compare
I thought doing "Funeral Party" was good. But even "Subway Song" was really fucked because they got me the wrong harmonica, in the wrong key.

Nobody noticed that!
I did. It's supposed to be B flat, and they gave me B. They just said don't blow as hard and it'll sound the same. And also I think because there was so many things going on that day that I didn't really enjoy it. There was too much, and I think going back through Paris, when I got on stage my head was just spinning. If I had gone for a beer for a couple of hours and got into the mood I would have enjoyed the concert. But I felt like I was just part of the side show.

You got stressed?
I didn't get into the atmosphere at all. That would have been the kind of show if we'd have been up in the dressing room for an hour before we went on, everyone would have been really excited. It would have been really good, but we just kind of arrived, and went on stage. It wasn't really that much fun. I don't know about the others, but I don't think Simon enjoyed it. They said the reason it wasn't really good, is because it was too long, and because I was too pedantic about having two songs from every album. I should just have one song from every album.

That's why you skipped "Never Enough"
Yeah. I mean I could see that point actually. If we had done one song from every album it would only have been a thirteen song set.
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  • 'Subway Song' was played for the first time since November 1980
  • 'The Funeral Party' was played for the first time since 10. August 1983
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from :
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Attendance:
Capacity:
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Venue address:
from this venue's website le-bataclan.com/content/index.php:
Bataclan
50 boulevard Voltaire
75011 Paris
Venue related links:
Map:
Cure appearances at this venue:
17.12.1979 / 05.06.1980 / 06.11.1996
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unknown if or who was support
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