Sounds Of The Universe Shudder The Mexican Capital, Depeche Mode At Foro Sol
By Mariel Argüello ~
To write about Depeche Mode may result difficult to me. Mainly because I have to admit I could loose my objectivity between my words and the memories of Depeche Mode’s last night presentation (October 4th 2009) at El Foro Sol, not to talk about the devotion and admiration I have for the this band in particular.
Far from having lived through a moment where some fans would behave in a selfish manner at the beginning of the show (behavior usually associated with such a high profile act); everything turned into a very pleasant and one of a kind experience that made me forget all the worries in life and it’s little incidents.
Right around 8pm The Raveonettes played a solid but charming 30 minute set consisting of songs like ‘Love in a Trashcan’, ‘Aly, Walk With Me’, ‘Dead Sound’ and their most recent single ‘Last Dance’ walking away with the respect and applause from the Mexican crowd.
It was close to 9pm when everybody started getting ready, cell phones where in the air and cameras were aiming at the stage. There was loud screaming, adrenaline and euphoria as Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher and Dave Gahan along with Christian Eigner and Peter Gordeno as their backup band inaugurate their second night with ‘In Chains’, the title track that opens ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ following along the same line with ‘Wrong’ and ‘Hole To Feed’.
The highlights of the show were of course when the band played their classic repertoire, songs like ‘Walking In My Shoes’, ‘It’s No Good’, ‘A Question Of Time’, ‘A Question Of Lust’ – one of the songs that Martin Gore perform vocals taking full command of the microphone. Also ‘Come Back’, ‘Policy Of Truth’, ‘In Your Room’, ‘I Feel You’, ‘Enjoy The Silence’ and ‘Never Let Me Down Again’ were the ones that got everyone singing including me. After the second encore, ‘Shake The The Disease’, ‘Stripped’, ‘Behind The Wheel’, ‘Personal Jesus’ and ‘Waiting For The Night’ were the peak moments of the concert in my opinion.
The evident passion and devotion of the Mexican crowd towards Depeche Mode that night was transformed in to a very intimate relationship where artist and public met in a very special common place. To me, that’s why they are considered one of the best bands in the world and there is no doubt that in this day and age their shows continue to shape and create emotions that words still fail to describe. Only being there in the flesh is where you can understand the power of these performers.
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Source: SPIN earth