Watch The Cure's Robert Smith brilliant start to a red carpet interview

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Cringe-Worthy Award goes to…

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Robert Smith is secure at his villa in France
Any child knows how to do the spiderweb dance
Siouxsie has enough hits to keep the bills paid
Every New Year’s in Los Angeles, you can still see Richard Blade

But the world forgot about Gene Loves Jezebel

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Hey I love The Cure but in my eyes the interviewer, Carrie Keagan, is the sympathetic one here. She keeps doing her job even when one of her personal heroes deliberately makes it hard for her. She also kept the brave face on Twitter and gave forthright, upbeat responses to basically everyone who mocked over this. She’s the hero we need today, not some old man still trying to play the disaffected outsider while being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Robert Smith was always an asshole. I used to think it was cool, but really, he’s just a jerk.

ETA: As far as I know, he’s just a harmless jerk, since I haven’t heard of him doing anything seriously evil, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

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#7

Keagan is doing her job and Smith is doing his.

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#8

Ha! Fair enough.

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#9

That’s just wonderful! That’s satire, right?

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I BSed my way backstage way back when i was 16 or 17 and hung out in the green room with the band after a show. Honestly, I was so scared I was going to get booted I just sat quietly on a couch trying to not be seen. One of the band members, other than Jay and Michael asked to use my lighter which broke the ice enough that I asked for an autograph. In one of my storage boxes I still have the lighter plus a sweat soaked stage towel they all signed.

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I was about the same age in the late eighties when my buddies and I went to a Dead Milkmen concert. We had an intramural basketball team that we’d named the Dead Bowlers and we were wearing our jerseys (which were bona fide button front lime green bowling shirts). My buddy threw his onstage and Rodney actually wore it for a couple of songs.
After the concert we met them and all traded shirts with the ones they’d been wearing. Starstruck I told Jasper Thread (vocalist of their single “Punk Rock Girl”) “I’d kill for you guys!” He looked at me funny and said “you’d kill for us?” I thought about it for a sec and said “only, like, a very small creature” He signed the shirt he gave me “Kill a Very Small Creature, Jasper Thread Talcum”

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I watched a few more seconds of that interview. Smith did a decent professional job answering her questions politely and positively and in good humour telling her they were really glad to be here etc. I only watched a bit because that was boring.

And that’s a killer deadpan start. Nothing to be offended at.

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Hahaha that’s awesome. Such a great exchange.

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Mr. White Pants is really way too excited to be in the Cure.

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“Mr. White pants” sounds like it could be a new single from The Cure.

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hF9735AD0

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I could see him chilling with The Spider Man, heh. Creepy af, lol.

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Ha! That’s Simon Gallup who has been in the Cure since very close to the beginning in 1979. He’s definitely been the most animated member of the band when they are playing live.

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My go to in the 80’s. Can’t beat that EXTRA SUPER HOLD

Aquanet

Vague lyrics started to spring to mind about Mr White Pants and his bulge. And it explode into flowers. And we were lost for hours. And nothing is the same.

Something like that. :crazy_face:

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