Aren’t they adorable? I always loved this brief moment on the Trilogy Concert DVD (I attended the original show in 2002, by the way), where The Cure frontman Robert Smith and longtime colleague Simon Gallup share a fleeting smile during the intro to “Pictures of You”.

There’s so much genuine friendship, joyful musicianship and lifelong camaraderie compressed in these few frames.

I love those guys!


I Want You (Intro)
BJ The Chicago Kid - Good Luv’n
Pharrell - Take It Off (Instrumental)
The Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
Zapp & Roger - Computer Love
Mos Def - The Panties
Kelis - Freak Me Slow
Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Make You Feel
Janet Jackson - Would You Mind (slom. Edit)
KING - Hey
Dwele - Old Lovas
Drake - Bria’s Interlude (SAVON Bootleg)
Dom Kennedy - Room 323 Intermission (ESSNTL Rare Slowed Edit)
Jeftuz - S E X Y
Dwele - Obey
Jeremih - Late Nights
Evil Needle - Gleam
Fwdslxsh - 4 U
Usher - Can U Handle It
Dreamclub - All For Her
Sango - Affection ft. JMSN
Goapele - Undertow
MARKAI - Love All Night ft. Jeremih
Atu - Soul Child
SWV - Rain
Jill Scott - Crown Royal
Beyonce - Rocket
Dwele - Vain
Toro Y Moi - Imprint After
Andre 3000 - Prototype (Bonus)

The Cure at the Hammersmith Apollo: first night setlist


Shake Dog Shake
Kyoto Song
A Night Like This
Wailing Wall (Robert on flute!)
The Caterpillar
The Walk
A Man Inside My Mouth (!!!)
Birdmad Girl
Just Like Heaven
Pictures Of You
Before Three
Like Cockatoos (!!!!!!!)
From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
The Hungry Ghost
One Hundred Years
Give Me It

Encore 1:

The Empty World
Charlotte Sometimes
The Top

Encore 2:

Dressing Up
Piggy In The Mirror
Never Enough
Wrong Number

Encore 3:

Three Imaginary Boys
Play For Today
A Forest

Encore 4:

The Lovecats
Let’s Go To Bed
Why Can’t I Be You?
Boys Don’t Cry
Hey You!