“Thank you very much, and good night. And i’ll never see you again.”

Robert Smith to the audience of what was reportedly meant to be the last Cure concert, at the end of The Prayer Tour (Disintegration era), September the 23rd, 1989.

The Cure eventually started performing again the next summer. Still, Robert Smith asked for someone to record World Cup matches that may take place at the same time of some of their shows…

He’s trying to make it grow again” says Smith. “My mum was on the phone telling him that if he took his hat off it would grow much quickier, so he’s taken it off a few times. We’re trying to get him not to wear it onstage. Carol keeps telling him he’s really handsome without his hat on, which, of course, he is… It’s amazing, he’s actually talking to foreign people -who he hates, incidentally- without his hat on, which is the nearest thing to a miracle I’ve ever seen.
—  Robert Smith referring to Simon Gallup’s hair in Disintegration era.  Excerpt from an interview on the magazine Uncut Ultimate Music Guide - The Cure.