ANDY BRINGS

This is Andy.

Andy is not afraid of guyliner.

Andy is historical part of Sodom and Shopping Queen.

Andy is rockin´the shit out of the audience with his band.

All things considered Andy is not giving a damn.

Be like Andy.

Susanne

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DEPECHE MODE – GLOBAL SPIRIT TOUR 2017/18

Algiers / Depeche Mode / Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen 04.07.2017

 

Where to start? Maybe with the fact that my first Depeche Mode show was brilliant! Being a teenager in the 90s my personal contact with their music started in the 90s with their new release „It´s No Good“. Some years later I started to spend nights out on „80s Sound“ parties. No wonder Depeche Mode were a constant companion music-wise. While absorbing a lot of different music during my late teen years, my main interest in the early twenties stabilized on Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and the Bowie universe. That´s simply the reason for my first Depeche Mode record „Some Great Reward“, as it was somehow Bowie related ( Bowie-Berlin-Hansa…google it). Since then DM were always there. Maybe not main attraction, but as to many other people solid part of my personal soundtrack of life.

Also being a fan of any kind of rock/heavy metal/on the road/documentary I stumbled over „101“ concert/documentary by Depeche Mode at that time. Being more on the Metal side of music, it was so funny to watch the DM fans meeting some Heavy Metal people on the road. Since then I´m also using the perfect term „Guns´N´Posers“. Thanks for that!

This week it was finally time to see them live after all these years. As I´m more into club shows and smaller festivals, this was a big difference after all these years. My last big „stadium rock“ show was in 2011, my last show at Veltins Arena was in 2008, payment nonsense „Knappenkarte“ sucks….One of the reasons! Talking about personal concert behavior it was weird to just go home after the show, not having a drink or a conversation with the main band or some other music related people afterwards. Yeah, club shows made me talk like this ha ha…Positive side as this was not a Metal club show, no one broke „the van“ of the band and stole instruments…

Pictures taken from „Front Of Stage“ section  2, about fifth row. Photographers habit, we can´t stop, even when gigs are private pleasure.

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01. Going Backwards
02. So Much Love
03. Barrel Of A Gun
04. A Pain That I’m Used To
05. Corrupt
06. In Your Room
07. World In My Eyes
08. Cover Me
09. A Question Of Lust
10. Home
11. Poison Heart
12. Where’s The Revolution
13. Wrong
14. Everything Counts
15. Stripped
16. Enjoy The Silence
17. Never Let Me Down Again
18. Judas
19. Walking In My Shoes
20. Heroes ( Bowie Cover )
21. I Feel You
22. Personal Jesus

What else to say? See you soon? No, quoting „Just Can´t Get Enough“ sounds terribly „Wrong“ here.

Susanne