Twenty years ago, when I was a teenager, I had a notebook with lyrics to Depeche Mode songs. I loved them, as song lyrics went. I still do. I loved it at 15 when they sang “A Question of Time,” from their 1986 album Black Celebration. They sang it last night. “Black Celebration” as well!
A guy behind me screamed the lyrics to every song. I was worried I might hear his voice over Dave Gahan’s when I replayed the short video clips at home. Unfortunately I got such a buzzing noise over the beautiful, creamy, dark, shadowy baritone voice that Dave Gahan has that I can’t bear to replay the clips. And I so wanted to relive last night’s experience a bit more!! Gotta love Dave Gahan’s timbre. And his showmanship, with his twirling and shimmying.
They performed many songs from their Delta Machine album, as expected. They sounded really, really good in concert! Go see Depeche Mode!! Here's the setlist they did in Bucharest, Romania, on May 15, 2013, along with more of my observations on their concert. Photos included.