The Cure was playing a gig at the Bilbao BBK Festival in Spain when they had some equipment issues. Instead of calling it a night, Robert Smith played three songs with just him and a guitar until they got the instruments back up and running. And when they were ready to jam as a band again, they played 38 more songs much to the delight of the audience.
Listening to him do the set all by himself like that, I think those lucky fans got more than their money’s worth because he was freaking flawless. While I would never want to screw anyone out of a job, I almost feel like he should do a solo tour. I once saw Howard Jones perform by himself with just a synthesizer and it was one of the most enjoyable concerts I have ever been to. Seriously wouldn’t you pay to see Smith just like that?