|Best band and a good modem.
||[Dec. 8th, 2009|03:00 am]
First a brief note for those who miss me (*g* sounds nicer than to say: who are waiting for a post, doesn't it?): modem is a good modem and went back to work after 5 phone calls to the support service.|
Second and much, much more important: I managed to see Depeche Mode again. It took me ten years but who cares? I finally made it and gosh, it was worth the wait.
Best band in the world. Ever.
I slipped through the years in my mind and realised while I counted, that I listen to their music since I was 13. Which means for 21 years. I am old. They are old. I think I will never stop listening tho their stuff and whatever they do I will like it. I am not talking about the stupid kind of fan love. In fact they did a lot of crap during the years - but never when it came to their music. Whenn I look at their CDs I am hardly able to find a track I do not like.
To be honest I forgot when exactly or why I started to listen to DM. I think I saw a picture somewhere and it looked pretty interesting but I cannot tell anymore (shame on me). With DM and 101 my likes turned more... well, dark. I think this was the first step into this direction. Martin Gore fascinated me, I loved Alan Wilder, tried to look like Dave Gahan and I did not like Andrew Fletcher. I kind of grew up with their music and it was kind of a shock to hear the news back then when Dave Gahan almost died. I was in my car, driving home from work and I stopped, thinking: this was it. DM are gone. Possible to remember them but in fact they are gone. Sad thing. There was no need to cry or panic or do anything similar but it WAS a sad moment because a part of my life was gone. I try not to sound pathetic but you will probably get the point.
I remember my reaction to the news about their comeback tour 1998 but more I remember the reaction of my friends. It was Saturday evening and we went out when I told them pretty excited: DM will be back on tour. Are we going to see them? We ARE going to see them, don't we?
Well, what can I say? All I got were some doubting (and I am using the kind description here) looks and a kind smile (the ones which feel like patting the head, you know?). It took me three days to convience them that it was no media joke but a fact. The concert was great because it was a comeback no one had expected. It was like a 'welcome home' but it was nothing compared to this Universe tour. Nothing.
The stage setting with the huge screen and LED and movie effects was just great, delivering the perfect feeling for each song.
In Chains was followed by a perfect Wrong. It took Dave one song to control the audience. And respect, his voice has more power than the years before. Some young, so-called artists could learn quite a bit from his performance and presence. Looking at what he had been through during all these years it is fascinating how he looks today and what shape he is in. They played an impressive Hole To Feed and I think Walking In My Shoes was the first song he just listened to the crowd. The band could have gone home and let the people sing. It's No Good was done pretty well but it is not my favorite song, followed by A Question Of Time - the whole stadion went crazy - and Precious. I love these lyrics so much. World In My Eyes was just pure sex (and thank God we had chosen such a good place to stand at!). Dave might getting older but he will never lose anything from his charism. I think this whole song is a huge invitation for sex. *laughs*
I think it was Freelove when they projected balloons on the screen on stage - and piles of coloured balloons fell from the roof. The pingpong effect was cute and entertaining.
Well, not going into all the songs in detail. One highlight was (as always) Never Let Me Down Again with all the waving arms of the audience (as always). It must be an impressive feeling when 20.000 people do what you want them to do. Want have that feeling once in my life...
I liked that they played songs they normally do not play on tour like Dressed in Black and well, last but not least, Personal Jesus is always the ... the WHAT? I running out of words and superlatives to be honest. I think this song represents everything DM stands for.
What else can I say?
I missed two songs I was sure they would play them. Everything Counts (because it is always the last song on their concerts - why changing?!) and People Are People (because it was the key to their huge success). The concert was too short as always. One of my friends who were with me said that Martin Gore is a cutie pie (DON'T ask). I would never ever kick Dave Gahan out of my bed. And I still do not like Mr. Fletcher.
More than enough rambling for tonight, so good night
Forgive me if there are piles of typing mistakes... it is three o'clock in the morning now.