Fanatical for Depeche Mode
An iconic band of the 1980’s, today, Martin, Andy and Dave of Depeche Mode are still very much alive, they continue to put out new stuff, and yes, they continue to sell out shows (how about three sold out shows at the Staples center in 2013. Yes, only TWO years ago).
The first time I saw them in concert was at their famous 1988 Concert for the Masses at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. This concert is now their well known album and documentary 101. At the end of the show, I wept. I’ve been in love ever since and have seen them live nearly 20 times.
I had the chance to meet Depeche Mode in 2006 at their Virginia/Washington D.C. show. (I share this memorable experience in my book that’s out in September). At that meeting, my sister and I met Emma and Carlene who are from San Diego. I have been friends with Emma and Carlene since. Soon after we met, Carlene moved to Virginia. Emma, Carlene and myself kept the tradition and attended the Depeche Mode concerts in 2009 and 2012 at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va. We also decided to bind our friendship with matching tattoos.
In August of 2009, my sister (who is also a big fan) and I dragged our entire family to the Depeche Mode concert in Anaheim, Calif. I don’t care what my niece and nephews and their wives said. It was a blast!!!
My friends think I’m insane when it comes to Depeche Mode. I tell them, there are CRAZIER Depeche Mode fans than me. No joke. Their shows never get old that is why I see them as many times as I can when they tour.
I must agree with Dave Gahan when he said, attending a Depeche Mode concert is a spiritual experience.