Motto: A Lifetime Waiting for This Night!
There were indeed people at this concert that have been waiting for it all their life. I remember, as I was 8, groups of fans going around the cities, with rockers as major oponents. They were my age now back then and loved this completely personal style that Depeche Mode had. And still has!
I got my tickets pretty late, two days before the concert, as a result of a miracle :). Anyway, it was my first concert on a stadium and as you can see, the view of before the concert was impressive. I am going to do this a few times more a presume. Actually, if I didn't have a day job and need of it, I would really go travel around the world to see each and every "Touring the Angel" concert of Depeche Mode!
Opening acts, Sue Paparude and System. Nice, cool, but we were all waiting for them to be over. We wanted DM, not the opening acts! In the mean time, we tried to get some drinks! Or something to eat! That was quite daring of us, impulsive and with no result...All drinks finished before the actual concert started and they didn't really bring more supplies...Really dump! Bad points for those organizing the concert!
When the actual concert started, we all forgot our thirst, hunger, whatever else was bothering us. In my case, mosquitos who have a passion for me! They sang new songs, old songs, their songs...Each stirring the crowd more, each making them scream, whistle and applaud harder and louder.
Most of the pictures here are from before the concert. I was way far and did not have a professional camera. But cameras (digital, phone, whatever), were the new lighters of the night. You could see flash lights everywhere, all that crowd trying to immortalize a sight, a song, a feeling actually!
The lights and images aired were a true delight! The very Depeche Mode style, perfectly harmonized with the 21st century! There were lifelong fans, fans my age and teenagers screaming in delight. They were all captured by the show and probably thinking " I cannot believe what I am actually experiencing!"
For me, Depeche Mode live had the same effect it always has. Putting me in a trance. Contacting the past, the present and all the times their music was the right tune to describe everything, what I felt, what I wanted...
My personal favorite, then, now and always: "Enjoy the silence"! They played for about 2 hours, with a 10-15 minutes encore. Yet they have so many amazing songs that I think a double in lenght show couldn't have been enough for all the songs I love!
Now, while writing this post, I realize taking photos, writing about it, this is all a failed attempt of describing a feeling, a vibe, an experience. A concert this big can only be lived!
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