Last night my friend Matt and I saw The Cure perform at the Houston Toyota Center. It was a great, and very long, show. They took the stage around 8:30 pm and didn’t finish up until just before midnight after their 3rd encore.

The set list:

  • Out of this World
  • Want
  • Fascination Street
  • A Night Like This
  • The End of the World
  • Lovesong
  • A Boy I Never Knew
  • Pictures of You
  • Lullaby
  • Maybe Someday
  • From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
  • The Perfect Boy
  • The Kyoto Song
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • The Only One
  • The Blood
  • Sleep When I’m Dead
  • Push
  • How Beautiful You Are
  • Inbetween Days
  • Just Like Heaven
  • A Letter to Elise
  • Us or Them
  • One Hundred Years
  • Blood Flowers

1st Encore- Plainsong

  • Disintegration

2nd Encore- Boy’s Don’t Cry

  • Jumping Someone Else’s Train
  • Grinding Halt
  • 10:15 Saturday Night
  • Killing an Arab

3rd Encore- A Forest

I had not seen The Cure in concert before, so I wasn’t sure what the crowd would be like. Not surprisingly, it was almost entirely people who grew up with the band. More surprisingly, to me, was just how much the crowd was into it; several times it seemed the entire hall was singing outloud with some of the songs.