The Cure circa 2013

It’s well-documented that The Cure likes to play long, even in festival settings. Friday night, the band headlined the BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley, Calif., where they were given a two-and-a-half hour time slot… which apparently wasn’t enough.

As Robert Smith and Co. launched into their 34th song of the night, “Why Can’t I Be You?,” festival organizers cut the power — as you can see below (via Chain of Flowers). This, of course, is not the first time that’s happened to The Cure at a major festival.


Video: The Cure, “Why Can’t I Be You?” @ BottleRock Festival, 5/30/14


Setlist: The Cure, BottleRock Festival, Napa Valley, Calif., 5/30/14

1. “Shake Dog Shake”
2. “Fascination Street”
3. “alt.end”
4. “The End of the World”
5. “Lovesong”
6. “Sleep When I’m Dead”
7. “Push”
8. “Inbetween Days”
9. “Just Like Heaven”
10. “Catch”
11. “Before Three”
12. “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea”
13. “Pictures of You”
14. “Lullaby”
15. “High”
16. “Never Enough”
17. “Wrong Number”
18. “The Caterpillar”
19. “The Walk”
20. “Mint Car”
21. “Friday I’m In Love”
22. “Doing the Unstuck”
23. “Bananafishbones”
24. “Want”
25. “The Hungry Ghost”
26. “One Hundred Years”
27. “Give Me It”

28. “A Forest”

29. “The Lovecats”
30. “Hot Hot Hot”
31. “Let’s Go To Bed”
32. “Freakshow”
33. “Close To Me”
34. “Why Can’t I Be You?” (cut off)






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