from 'Ten Imaginary Years':
On 29 July, The Cure played an open air festival in Sterrebos, Holland, their first trip abroad as a band.
Lol: "It was pissing with rain and we thought we were going to get electrocuted on stage. But we liked the gig so much that we went to a club that evening and played a second gig at the request of various people. I remember they paid us the drinks. And then we went on to Amsterdam, we had rooms booked in a hotel that looked alright from outside but, after 10 flights of stairs, we arrived a room with six camp beds, dirty curtains and an open pipe running across it giving off this stinking smell. We went back out immediately and stayed out drinking 'till five in the morning before we could face going back."