Depeche Mode "Exciter"
Once again Shoreline Amphitheatre is a buzz with excitement as
concertgoers adorned in black came to see pop icon Depeche Mode. Is it the mysterious pull
of Martin Gores dark lyrics and alluring melodies? Or is it front man Dave Gahan as
he rips off his shirt and struts around the stage like a peacock in heat? What ever it is,
Depeche Mode has the Faith and Devotion of their fans.
Gahan starts off the show with a trio of Exciter,
Dead of Night and Sweetest Condition. Keeping the crowd on the
edge of their seats, awaiting the flood of 80s hits. Keeping them waiting even
more with Dream On and Freelove. As Martin Gore goes back in time
to 97 with Breath and Sister of Night, Gahans pathetic
effort to connect with the audience seemed staged at best.
Bring back the crowd with a slue of songs from the early 90
like Enjoy the Silence, Halo and Personal Jesus from the Violator album and
Walking in My Shoes, I Feel You, and In Your Room got the nostalgic people
back on their feet again.
the band came back for an encore and the hits Black Celebration and
Never Let Me Down Again rang loud through the clear nights sky. We all knew
why we came to this show. DM had a place in our life. And the screaming masses seemed to
validate this. Some music never goes out of style and Depeche Mode will stay on top for
years to come.