Last night, Depeche Mode came to town. After a long week and much time spent looking forward to this, I'm glad to say I was in attendance. Justean and I ventured off to the venue with little incident this time (meaning not getting horribly lost like before). When we arrived, we noticed what a broad spectrum of fans Depeche Mode reached. There were a lot of drunken middle aged people, but besides that, there was a range of alternative types as well as more mainstream looking people. One thing is for sure that most everyone seemed excited to be there. In fact, at one point, I almost got in an altercation with a couple who was so excited, they decided to squeeze right in front of me and cut me off! Let's just say I got them to vacate my vicinity.
It was a great night for a concert. The moon shone brightly, and looming rain clouds dissipated. As for the show itself, Depeche Mode knows how to work a crowd. They sound mostly the same in concert as on their albums. They even debuted some acoustic versions, which was a good variation to some of their more up-tempo songs. The whole crowd sang and danced (especially to "Policy Of Truth", "Enjoy The Silence", and "Personal Jesus"), and I was no exception; I sang and danced my little heart out. Depeche Mode said goodnight to the crowd after singing "Personal Jesus," but they came back for a 6 song encore. It was immense fun, and I recommend anyone to see their show.
Here are some shots of the Concert: