• Jimmy Broccoli

Depeche Mode & Songs of Faith and Devotion

Hi All


I've been a Depeche Mode fan for as long as I remember having the ability to listen.


In 1993, me, my girlfriend (yes, it's been a minute) and another friend of mine attended the "Are You Devoted?" tour to support the album, "Songs of Faith and Devotion" in Las Vegas. It was the tour before Dave Gahan's suicide attempt and before Alan Wilder left the group.

As a huge fan of "Music for the Masses" and "Violator", I absolutely loved "Songs of Faith and Devotion" and, unlike many fans, rank it among their best.


The night of the concert was magical. We had tickets for row 5, but ended up in row 2, with Martin on stage, not more than 10 feet away. It's an evening I'll always remember. It would be the last event I attended with a girlfriend - only a few months later I would embrace and accept I was gay. But, that evening, I wasn't the outcast or the "other' or the thing my mother referenced in conversation with a disapproving look.


Depeche Mode played many of my favorites and my friends and I danced wildly. It really was an enchanting evening and I'll never forget how much fun I had.


Years, later, "Songs of Faith Devotion", is still a favorite of mine. I listen to the album a few times a year. It's amazing - and the last great Depeche Mode album. It's a celebration of my youth and I absolutely love it.


With all that said, here is Depeche Mode with, "I Feel You" - one of many favorites.


I hope you enjoy it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTKJ_itifQg



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