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The Cure: In Search Of El Dorado

Johnny Black, Q, July 1987

EARLY IN THE evening of 27 March 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Robert Smith is sipping tea in the air-conditioned cool of The Cure's luxury coach outside Meracanzinho Stadium. The heat is oppressive and the stadium has no air-conditioning, so the whole band has come out here to escape the strength-sapping sauna effect of the dressing rooms.

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