I was lucky enough to get amazing seats at the sold-out show in Vegas. Before the show started I just sat there, looking around, thinking, I am going to see them! Depeche Mode is going to be on THAT stage. There was an old life that just came back to me. I was in high school all over again. I was thinking of old friends that would have been so jealous to see them.
Before Depeche Mode came on Warpaint wowed the crowd. This all female group had the attention of everybody in the place. I really enjoyed the rotation of the vocals. There is something about a group that is cohesive, and they definitely are. I was impressed on how each voice had a distinct sound yet when they sang together, the harmony was flawless. The set was just enough to tease you but not so long that you wanted them off stage.
Once Depeche Mode took the stage there was not one person sitting down. The energy was insane. Starting the set with a song from the new album got everyone in tuned for an amazing show. Dave had spark and life from the get go. There was no warm up needed for this performer. His ability to glide and dance across the stage still have me in awe. From one song to the next the spirit was alive and well, not only with the group, but the audience as well. Hearing Never Let Me Down Again and Everything Counts were two of my highlights. Depeche Mode paid respect to the LGBT community in Walking in My Shoes with a great background video. Martin also gave a great performance in his performances as well. His voice is one I could listen to repeatedly. There was an emotional cover of David Bowie's Heroes that really showed their respect for the late artist. DM ended the show with Personal Jesus with all the enthusiasm that they started with. Even as I was leaving the arena I was still in shock that I was able to witness one of my favorite bands live.
Of course, afterwards I started telling myself to see more shows. There is nothing quite like watching a group that you have admired for so long do a live show. If you still have a chance to see them before the tour ends, DO IT!