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1981-06-24 Sittard - Terrein Serviam Haspelsestraat (Netherlands)
 

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Robert Smith
Simon Gallup
Laurence Tolhurst
Day of the week: Wednesday
Tour: 'Picture Tour'

Attendance: 903
Capacity: 903
Sold out

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Mainset:
Encore 1:
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thanks to Petr H.
thanks to Sven
The Picture/Circus tour on the "Knoakeveldje" on the Haspelsestraat made it to the Sittard council meeting in 1981. Council member Jules Hendriks spoke about the noise pollution that the surroundings would have experienced. "It was a unique concept in which we as Bureau Pinkpop, Donkiesjot and the organizer, brought a great act to Sittard. Fortunately, we had a good permit. 903 visitors (sold out) paid 16 guilders entrance fee, with a budget of 13,000 guilders. A glance at the list of additional "things" yields the following information: a bottle of dry white wine, medium white wine and 12 cans of beer. We later crossed out another bottle of white wine". In the Biography of The Cure we read that during the Circus tour in Sittard something remarkable happened. The audience is calling for an encore, which is not forthcoming. The drummer Laurence Tolhurst (Lol) of The Cure gets a phone call after the set in the tent. His mother has passed away. Despite this message, the band decides to give an encore. After a minute, the drummer can't take it anymore and The Cure stops. At the funeral of the drummer's mother, The Cure play a few acoustic songs and the setlist of Sittard. As thanks the drummer decides to go with The Cure to a very successful American tour.... The whole gothic concept of Faith was based on the death of Robert Smith's grandmother and the illness (cancer) of the drummer's mother. The music magazine "Melodymaker" spoke of a depressing but seriously underrated album. ...
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