Friday, September 13, 2013

Depeche Mode Concert

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:











By the way, Happy Friday the 13th, everyone.


14 comments:

  1. Cool! I've never seen Depeche Mode in concert. Good to see they're touring and healthy. My favorite song is probably See You or Everything Counts. What great early 80's memories... :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They played See you, but not Everything Counts. If they're ever in your area, they're worth seeing.

      Delete
  2. Looks like fun! They're going to Florida soon, and I was planning on seeing them. Of course, then we moved so that plan went out the window...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! They're going to Tampa I believe. I'm sorry about that.

      Delete
  3. I am deeply, unabashedly seething with jealously.
    I grew up on D-mode, but never found a chance to see them live! How great that you got to, and shared it with us =D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! It was a great show. I should have gotten seats instead of lawn tickets. It was so crowded, but I had a good time despite the fact.

      Delete
  4. I am so happy for you, it looks like an amazing experience! From people I know that DM sound live exactly like in the recording, which is very rare for artists who play electronic music in my opinion.
    Glad you had fun! I will definitely see them next time when they tour, I hope I could have money.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh wow, Depeche Mode is one of those bands that I still want to see pretty badly :3 Looks like a wonderful concert! ^^

    ReplyDelete
  6. WOW, this looks like it was awesome!!! JEALOUS!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was awesome. I hope you get to see them on tour!

      Delete
  7. I'm glad you had such a good time and stood up for yourself when those excited people cut off your view. I'd have been screaming, "off with their heads!"

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've been looking for someplace like this ever since I went under new management and started getting bored. Came here for the first time last week to see a friend.
    santa monica wedding venues

    ReplyDelete