The Guardian festival blog: Cureation review – scenic-route excursion through the Cure’s career | Music

It might represent the grand finale of this year’s Robert Smith-curated Meltdown festival, but by the Cure’s standards at least, the show titled Cureation counts as the height of understated minimalism. In recent years, their live performances have become legendary for their length: if you catch them on a night when their frontman is enjoying himself, you can find yourself wondering if you’ll ever see your home and loved ones again. But tonight, hemmed in by strict curfew, they play for a little over two hours.

Whether you find that a relief or disappointment doubtless reflects the depth of your devotion to the band. There are people here whose loyalty is visibly fathomless. Gentleman of a certain age still express their fealty by getting themselves up like Smith in the mid-80s, which means that even before the usual eruption of disagreements about whether to enjoy the band standing or seated, there are people struggling…


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