Can he still find the right strings? Despite his sweaty hobby, Robert still
persuades fans to see him live.
Smith strengthens himself before he rises from the telly with a sip of lager.
left photo: Robert in the interview room- always full of alcohol.
Smith: Lives to fall down.
He wanted to die at 25- and still works on it occasionally.
have what it takes to become old. I'll probably die." Cure frontman Robert
Smith has said in many interviews. By "old", he means 25. He is, however,
currently 31 and still living quite extravagantly. He gave up smoking in
December of '84- perhaps that's why he drinks so excessively. To quote Smith,
"It happens traditionally at the beginning of every tour. Everyone feels the
need to drink as much as they possibly can. It helps hold the group together!
We aren't roll models for our young fans."
parents are both indignant and anxious, hoping Robert will one day express
himself publicly against alcohol. Robert seems annoyed. "I know I often mess
around with my life, but at least I do it carefully. At home when the Cure is
not touring, I won't drink for weeks at a time: otherwise I would probably be
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