It’s not very often that you see Robert Smith ditching the Cure for an acoustic set, but he didn’t have much of a choice at a recent show.
At the start of last night’s headlining Cure concert at Spain’s Bilbao BBK Festival, Roger O’Donnell’s keyboards failed. As he and the tech crew scrambled to find the problem, Smith told the crowd, “While they fix it, I’ll sing something to you.”
He then picked up an acoustic guitar and launched into “Three Imaginary Boys.” When technical problems still persisted, Smith continued with “Fire In Cairo” before closing the impromptu set with “Boys Don’t Cry.” The rest of the band then joined him sans technical malfunctions and performed a 38-song set. Robert Smith: total professional. Watch the full undertaking below. [NME]