1994-06-17 Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY, USA

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Notes

Here is Daryl Bamonte's entry for the famous Devotional Tour Diary, published in Bong magazine in 1994:

Another night at Jones Beach tonight. Looking out of the dressing room door I’m sure that I recognise those haircuts being mobbed by Stabbing Westward – Sure enough, my brother and Robert Smith decided to “hop over” on Concorde and surprise / heckle / applaud me. [1] In fact, I think they only came because we’ve got a private box at Giants Stadium tomorrow for the Italy / Ireland game…

June 18th, NEW YORK CITY: A short trip down to New Jersey to Giants Stadium, sporting the T-shirt that Perry had made with a bedsheet and some vegetable dye. In our private box, there are 30 people – 27 supporting Ireland and 3 supporting Italy: the two Bamontes (obviously) and Mr. Smith… Italy’s flag is Red, White & Green and Ireland’s flag is Orange, White & Green, and if you look into the crowd they all look the same. I suspect that our merchandisers have printed up some flags that were Deep Tangerine, White & Green and sold them to both sets of punters: Yeh yeh, Paolo, the red’s faded a bit, Nah nah Paddy, orange always prints dark…

June 19th, NEW YORK CITY: We went to an excellent restaurant last night, Café Tabak. We were given a table in the exclusive upstairs area, and looking around at all the beautiful people, I thought, “Yes, I’m playing in the world’s greatest band, I’m in Manhattan in a noted restaurant and I’m sure that Naomi Campbell is looking across from the next table and thinking ‘Wow, look at that cool rock-star, at the zenith of his career, the way he conducts himself…’ – at which point Robert announces that he’s fed up with that skinny woman staring at HIM…

According to Billboard, this gig and the previous gig together had an attendance of 20,867 out of 21,766 people and grossed $802,932 in total.

Stabbing Westward and Primal Scream were the support acts.

Set list

  1. Rush
  2. Halo
  3. Behind The Wheel
  4. Everything Counts
  5. World In My Eyes
  6. Walking In My Shoes
  7. Stripped
  8. Condemnation (*)
  9. I Want You Now (*)
  10. In Your Room
  11. Never Let Me Down Again
  12. I Feel You
  13. Personal Jesus
  14. Somebody (*)
  15. Enjoy The Silence
  16. A Question Of Time

Sources

  • Source 1 is a decent complete audience recording; it's fairly hissy and muffled, but it's still listenable.

References

  1. Daryl's brother being of course Perry Bamonte of The Cure.