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Hello curefans....no more posts since 2008,I found this recently and this made me so curious....how did Simon called you Adriana,there is no reason for shame....First of all I adore The cure,it's a special music,special voice,special words...the base....they are unique but I am not a fanatic.I have met Simon because I lived 2 doors up from his house from the end of 2010 till the end of May 2011 and he is such a sweet human being,he was shy,but friendly,he is veeeeery POLITE,he hate to talk about his music,I mean he dosn't refuse to speak about but he prefers do not talk about it....Belive it or not I don't have a photo or an autograph,I saw him moore as a normal person and I prefered do not bore him with everyone wants so we chatted about other things(It's not the same thing when you meet him backstage,there it is normal to ask for autographs and photos,but when you are not expected to see him....)Anyway,maybe I can understand him Adriana if u tell me what he called you,maybe he drank too many beers?Maybe he had some personal,family problems....Ive seen the scars too,he said that he was stupid and drank so...people make mistakes but if he has those scars because of a thing that I know.....then i understand him and please don't judge...
The story I heard was that the kids got a hold of markers, pencils, etc. and decided to give Simon some "new tattoos". His arm was a total mess. : )
Whether these two things are linked, I'm not 100% sure.
Yeah I know what you mean, I wanted to but I didn't have money for anything like that. It's so odd to hear people say how he is really shy, because he didn't seem shy at all. I hope if you ever do get to meet him again, it's a better experience. To be honest with you, I actually followed the tour bus to his hotel, so I was thinking that he was going to be pretty mean, or pissed off. He wasn't at all and agreed to take pictures, and sign autographs for everyone that was there.
A Nightingale Like This
Craig, can you reassure people that Simon isn't cutting himself?!
Aw Im so jealous, kroq had mentioned how nice he was on the radio. Just my luck ive seriously been wanting to meet him for over 20 years, I finally get the chance and have to pay a shit load of money for the passes and i meet him on a bad day. Bummer! The sad thing is that if they ever auction off meet and greet passes again I would do it again in a heart beat though:)
I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad meet and greet. I met Robert at the Shrine show, and He was so nice and polite! You must have caught him on a bad day. He was joking around, and having conversation with everyone. The only mean person there was his security.
sorry, somehow my older comment just posted again. craig please do tell us instead of letting rumors fly. people are worried.
do you think simon is cutting himself? if so, so sad.
So, Craig, tell us the truth. It's funny so tell us.
Simon is not cutting himself. The truth is funny, not sad.
do you think simon is cutting himself? if so, so sad.
Seems like Simon was still feeling like he was at The Hollywood Bowl. He was incredibly rude to me at the after party. Maybe he has decided that his rude behavior is not so becoming anymore. Nice that he said he was sorry in his own way.
unfortunately yes :(
i notice he is hiding the arm with his jacket in you photos...?
adriana, did you notice simon's arm? were those cuts?
To nyclou Yeah it was that picture that made me have some doubt but these pics were taken about 10 minutes after the incident so there's still a chance :) and I know they must meet alot of overly excited fans but we really did keep our composure and to
terminalbliss66 we noticed the same thing it was kind of sad:(
with the amount of idiots that seeem to surround the cure (myself not included of course), its really little wonder that he'd get sick of that "company"...ive had first hand experience of some the so called "die-hard" cure fans, who have absolutely no clue about social boundaries or how to not come across as retarded hang-ons...not implying that that was the case here...but fuck, oz has got its fair share of cure idiots so I cant even imagine what the US must be like...
"Uncomfortable little boy" pretty much sums up how Robert carries himself ... all the time. I guess it can be cute or not cute.
Don't worry about that shit! Robert is just pissed he's fat now! LOL! Nah, they are all very nice guys, even Robert, they are just like us, you can catch them on a very bad day.
That stinks that you had a somewhat unpleasant experience. That's what happens sometimes when we meet people we admire- we never think they may let us down, you know? Porl and Jason are so kind in person and Simon is totally as well, when he is in the mood. I have caught him on both good days and bad days so it is a mixed bag. Having met Robert a few times I can honestly say that he is normally very sweet but always a little standoffish. I can't blame him for that.
If Simon wrote sorry on your autograph then he probably was- and if he was rude to you, then he should be.
I think you can make out the sorry on his right arm (the r and y)in the third photo. So I guess he'd already written it for some (other) reason.
So spill the dirt! What did he call you out on?!?
Not that he needs any defense from me, but please remember that Robert was still suffering from his illness at this show.
San Diego Cox Arena 6/3/08
I was the winning ebay bidder for the Amnesty International auction to meet the band in San Diego. Excluding Robert, the band could not have been nicer. Im a huge fan so I was pretty bummed out that Robert was so unfriendly and unapproachable. Ive always heard that he's shy but very polite. Unfortunately he was just unfriendly. He reminded me of a child who didnt know how to socialize. I hope that doesn't sound too mean but it is just how i felt at the time. Its kind of funny when I look back at the pictures to see Roberts body language as compared to the rest of the band. Everyone else was so relaxed and Robert was so stiff and uncomfortable. I don't know maybe it was just a bad day for him. I still admire him anyway though.
Simon, Jason and Porl actually made an effort to make small talk with us which I thought was very sweet.
Simon was the one who made this experience the most memorable for me. Although it wasnt in the most ideal way. He actually called me out on something that really caught me off guard. When he heard my response and saw my reaction (Its pretty emarassing for me so I won't say what happened) he was so apologetic and seemed to feel really bad for what he had said. He was so sincere that I just couldn't be mad at him.
After the back stage meeting I was able to enjoy my front row seat right in front of simon At that time my girlfriend noticed that simon had written SORRY on his arm with a black marker. .Now im not 100% sure that it was written for me but im really hoping it was. When I got home and looked at simon's autograph i realized that he also had written sorry next to his name. I've attached some photos as well.
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