Last week's episode of The L Word, one of the songs used was The Cure's "Just Like Heaven". I love it, it's one of my favorite songs ever. My most favorite song by The Cure is "Push", from "The Head On The Door" album. They didn't play it live the first time I saw them, but they did the second time. That show was at the Omni (now Philips Arena) in Atlanta, and it was loud as fuck
. I danced that entire song and sang at the top of my lungs, and you could practically feel the entire place swaying. It was a perfect five minutes where nothing in my world that was ever wrong mattered in the least and I was completely, deliriously happy. The version they recorded at the Orange, France show
sounded a lot like it did when I saw it live on the Wish tour.
Another great show I saw at the Omni was when David Bowie toured in support of Sound + Vision and he did my favorite of all his songs, the amazing "Heroes". I remember that as soon as it started, I knew what it was. I swear I was so overwhelmed that I burst into tears and standing there thinking "OH MY FUCKING GOD... DAVID MOTHERFUCKING BOWIE IS IN FRONT OF ME SINGING HEROES... I'M THE LUCKIEST BASTARD ON EARTH RIGHT NOW..."
I still feel the urge to cry every time I hear this song. This version sounds near identical to what I remember of that performance:
Now all I need is to see Peter Gabriel do "In Your Eyes" and "Here Comes The Flood", and nothing will ever be better than that. I will bawl like a baby, and be happier than I can even conceive of being at any other concert in my lifetime - and I've seen hundreds of shows.