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Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2005

Dave!I am now officially totally psyched over the prospect of seeing Depeche Mode's "Playing the Angel" tour in a mere ELEVEN DAYS! The reviews have been fantastic, and I have yet to read anything but raves. If only I could have gone to the Seattle show on the 16th as well. Oh well. The fact that I am getting to see DM at all is practically a miracle, so I shouldn't be complaining.

The set looks to be a perfect blend of old and new (though it seems odd that Master and Servant isn't in there somewhere, because it is amazing when performed live)... A Pain That I'm Used To, John The Revelator, A Question Of Time, Policy Of Truth, Precious, Walking In My Shoes, Suffer Well, Damaged People, Home, I Want It All, The Sinner In Me, I Feel You, Behind The Wheel, World In My Eyes. Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence; ENCORE: Somebody, Just Can't Get Enough, Everything Counts; ENCORE 2: Never Let Me Down Again, Goodnight Lovers.

Sweet! I love that they're keeping Just Can't Get Enough and Everything Counts paired up in an encore, just like their "Music for the Masses" tour, which was killer.

Speaking of Depeche Mode, pop quiz hot shot...

You've just rocked out at a Depeche Mode concert in Chicago after working in Wisconsin for four days. Do you...
A) Go back to your hotel and sleep-in until 8:30 before hopping a plane home. Then skip going into work so you can spend the afternoon unpacking, resting, and reflecting upon what an awesome show you got to see the night before.
B) Go back to your hotel room for a 4-hour nap, then hop a plane to L.A. so you can go to a meeting the next morning. Spend two days in L.A. both dazed and deaf... hoping nobody important notices.

I thought the answer was "A" but apparently I'm wrong. The proper response is "B" -- yes, "B" is the correct answer.

Fortunately, I don't usually get more than four hours sleep anyway, so that's not an issue. It's more the fact that I have to hang at the airport for 90 minutes, then take a 4-1/2 hour flight after having only 4 hours of sleep that's the scary bit.

But who cares! I get to see Depeche Mode in ELEVEN DAYS!!

Depeche Mode Angel Tour

Depeche Mode Angel Tour

Whoo! Dig that freaky futuristic stage. It's like out of The Jetsons or something.

Eleven days and counting...

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  1. Kevin says:

    I love “Just Can’t Get Enough.” Great song. Happy to know it should be on their playlist when they get here.

    And happy to help you with your DM fix. I’m looking forward to it, too!

  2. MRKisThatKid says:

    Ugh so jealous. But what no question of lust? OK so sure the high notes may be stretching things for him these days but still he could give it a crack. Haha I think that song might be a me thing.

  3. James Deonier says:

    Some of us have never gotten to go to a concert of any kind…let along a good one. Rock on.

  4. Just make sure you sneak in a webcam or something so I can enjoy the show, too.

  5. Alessandra says:

    Ohhh I’m so jealous!! They canceled the South Florida concert due to Hurricane Wilma – but I went to U2!! :)))
    I just love Dave! And his solo album is pretty good too!
    But where is It’s No Good????? Man, this song is the sexiest song ever!! Hehehe…

  6. xtine says:

    I love the “life in the so called space age” set DM has going in- glad you got us pictures. I cant wait to see the show in NYC.

    As far as you pop quize, I’d vote for C. Staying an extra night in the hotel and buying tickets to the next DM and following them on the road.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What’s your favourite depeche mode album?

  8. Dave2 says:

    Dave’s Top Ten Depeche Mode Albums:

    1. 101 (Live)
    2. 101 (Live)
    3. 101 (Live)
    4. 101 (Live)
    5. 101 (Live)
    6. Songs of Faith and Devotion
    7. Ultra
    8. Violator
    9. Music for the Masses
    10. Black Celebration

  9. MRKisThatKid says:

    Nice list. Ignoring the duplicate 101’s (you little scamp you), I’d move violator above songs of.., it was my first DM LP so as such is my own magic dm moment.

    I had a violator poster on my door. aww the memories.

  10. I’m another who’s envious! Here in little ol’ New Zealand I have to make do with repeated viewings of my newly acquired DVD ‘Depeche Mode Videos ’86-’98’.

    Fave songs ‘Personal Jesus’ and ‘Blasphemous Rumours’; fave album ‘Ultra’; fave videos ‘I Feel You’ and ‘It’s No Good’.

  11. Neill says:

    Wow, that sounds great. I didn’t even know they were still together.

  12. Megan says:

    Just saw this concert in Seattle on Nov 16th. Amazing. I am a long time fan and this is my 3rd time seeing them- it was great! Enjoy!

  13. Hilli says:

    Cool – Hope you will fill us in on the details after the show. Actually, after reading your blog, I would expect nothing else 🙂

    I have personaly got myself (And friends) a ticket for their show in Copenhagen (DK) – Only problem is the waiting time: It’s on the 25th of February 2006.

  14. Some guy says:

    You’re the epitome of loser. Lol.

    You screen responses so nobody can say anything you don’t agree with? Lol.

    What a retard.

    I can understand a woman seeing a Depeche Mode concert, but a guy? ROFL. What a faggot.

  15. Dave2 says:

    Uhhh… I only screen comments so that I can stop spam. People have always been free to say whatever they want here.

    Even if they are rude and so insecure in their sexuality that they think listening to a band makes people “faggots”.

    Of course, to me it’s the people who make anonymous comments who are the epitome of loser… I sign my name to what I say. Are you too embarrassed to sign your name to the crap you say? LOL! LOL! LOL!

  16. Patrick says:

    Haha. I think “Some guy” misspelled his name – it should have been “poor guy”…
    And to top that off: running around calling people faggots when his own name rhymes with gay. LOL! Where do these people come from?? 🙂

  17. d'laynee says:

    i went to the depeche mode concert in dallas. I could not talk about anything else. I also couldn’t remember anything about the concert 4 two weeks!!!! I love Martin Lee Gore.

  18. Dave2 says:

    It was an incredible concert, that’s for sure. I don’t think that it beat out “Music for the Masses” but was still up there as one of the best concerts I’ve seen.

  19. Me says:

    I think that depeche migh be goin a little commercial—expecially because of gay ass k-roq whihc burns its music by only putting their 3 most famous songs, which everyone should know what im talkign about in you are a true fan–:enjoy the silence, personal jesus, just cant get enough—i hear the k-roq and thats all they got—sure these are great songs, but they are getting burned because of the radio—k-roq has created a new generation of dm posers–this new album , i think people should not buy it if they havent had any of thier old cd’s—i just hate the shit out of posers

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