“Let’s see how close we can get to the curfew without breaking it.”
That was Robert Smith of the Cure, addressing a capacity crowd at the Hollywood Bowl as the veteran British band began its fourth (!) encore Monday night.
And how close did he and his mates get? Walking offstage at 10:56 p.m., they finished four minutes before the Bowl’s strictly enforced curfew — and nearly three hours after they started playing.
Here are five thoughts on the Cure’s marathon concert, the second date in a sold-out three-night stand that wraps Tuesday.
1. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a...