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.
Mira, Depeche Mode has fans everywhere. Their creativity has long been appreciated, and they've garnered respect in countries with distinctive musical traditions such as Brazil, Portugal, and Spain. It's good that the devotee of singing lyrics faded from your consciousness because that can be quite annoying: no way that someone in the crowd is going to sing as well as -- or better than -- those artists on the stage.
One of the best!
Awesome indeed, love how they incorporate such impactful visual imagery, takes me back to the original MTV years when imagery and the story spelled out in movie form was a big part of the music. Great Band!
Thank you for stopping by, Tolovaj! Ever since the concert, I keep singing DM songs all day long, thinking how awesome they all are :D:D
I see you had great time in concert. It's good to see Depache Mode is still alive and kickin'... Thanks for bringing some of the highlights here!
Thank you, Robin! They're truly wonderful! :)
Mira...thanks for this article!
I was a Depeche Mode fan in my younger years, too! Listened to them in college in the late 80s...great walk down memory lane!