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1979-08-24 Reading - Richfield Avenue (England)
"Reading Rock 79"

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Mainset:
10.15 Saturday Night
Accuracy
Grinding Halt
Another Day
Object
Subway Song
Foxy Lady
Plastic Passion
Three Imaginary Boys
Boys Don't Cry
Fire In Cairo
Killing An Arab
Encore 1:
Do The Hansa
Robert Smith
Michael Dempsey
Laurence Tolhurst
Songs played: 13  (12 | 1)

Day of the week: Friday

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Mainset:
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10.15 Saturday Night
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Accuracy
thank you. it's the last time we're gonna play one of these numbers. [...] . this one's called 'grinding halt'
Grinding Halt
thank you. this one's called 'another day'
Another Day
this is for wonderfull Lemmy
Object
thank you. this one is called 'the subway song'. [...] in subways.
Subway Song
[...] Jimmi Hendrix [...] introduction to the next number which is called 'the foxy lady'
Foxy Lady
sacrilege
Plastic Passion
this ones the title of our album. Even we've got an album.
Three Imaginary Boys
this one's our single. it's called 'boys don't cry'. it's for the [...] man in the audience
Boys Don'T Cry
only two left. this one is called 'fire in cairo'
Fire In Cairo
it's the final one. it's called 'killing an arab'. it's dedicated to [...]
Killing An Arab
thank you. good bye.
Encore 1:
[...] this is the perfect place for disco [...] like disco, right? [...] is for everybody that hates disco and you must all agree on something. it's called 'do the hansa'
Do The Hansa
so hey, good bye. [...] with disco
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thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to JC Moglia
thanks to JC Moglia
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Petr H.
thanks to JC Moglia
from the book 'Ten Imaginary Years'
On 24 August, The Cure played Reading Festival on a bill with The Tourists, The Police, Wilko Johnson, Doll By Doll and Motorhead. They shared a caravan with Lemmy, dedicated 'Boys Don't Cry' to "the Motorhead men" and went down remarkably well.
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The Cure
15:00 | Bite the Pillow
__:__ | The Jags
16:30 | Punishment of Luxury
__:__ | Doll by Doll
__:__ | The Cure
19:00 | Wilko Johnson
__:__ | Motorhead
__:__ | The Tourists
22:15 | The Police
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    The Cure appearances at this venue:
    1. 1979-08-24 Richfield Avenue
    2. 2012-08-24 Richfield Avenue
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