from 'Ten Imaginary Years'
On 22 December, the band played twice in one day - in the afternoon they were booked to provide the knees-up for the Upjohn Christmas Party.
Robert: "My Dad worked there and pulled strings to get us booked as the cabaret. It was really funny - we got no reaction at all! We played for 25 minutes, got very drunk, then drove like madmen to the Music Machine where we sat outside for two hours because the bouncers wouldn't believe we were the support group to the pirates.
from 'A Visual Documentary'
22 DECEMBER 1978
The Cure celebrate the release of their first single, 'Killing an Arab'/'10.15 Saturday Night' with two gigs on one day. During the afternoon they play the Christmas Party at Robert's dad's company, in the evening they support The Pirates at the Music Machine.