Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2018

Depeche Mode in Hamburg, January 11 or " The World we live in or live in Hamburg"

After a normal office day I took the train to Hamburg.  I plonked my luggage into my huge hotel room and met a big group of friends and we went by taxi to the Barclay Card Arena.
Happy to was on tour again, happy to was in Hamburg again. I came here the first time in 1984 for the concert which was filmed for the the video tape" The world we live in and live in Hamburg.
34 years ago, can you imagine this?
 I wrote the blog together with my friends Thomas and Michael for the blog of David " Almost Predictable". He is the owner of this great blog I wrote the Manchester review for.
Check the full blog out here :

The world we live in and live Hamburg,
review by Thomas Ostermann, Michael Pinzon and Claudia Schulzi

The tour started again two days ago in Copenhagen and we all are happy to meet us again in Hamburg.
Ohst and me we met the first time in 2001.
And we met Michael the first time on the Delta machine tour.
Sometimes the chemistry works and we three are like the Stooges.
We were almost in the arena, as we read, that David didn't have a reviewer for the Hamburg concert and we decided out of the belly to takeover David's blog for Hamburg.
So here we are in the train to Amsterdam with the first wine of the day and start to write this blog.

Hamburg was always a good Depeche Mode location. They recorded the genious Video there: „the world we live in and live at Hamburg“ at December 14, 1984.

Schulzi was there, she saw Depeche Mode including this concert 9 times, Thomas 5 concerts, Michael 3.

Now is time to answer some questions.
Only one sentence to answer.

Depeche Mode:
Thomas: What can I say?
Michael: Oh Shit!
Schulzi: Can't live without them

Dave Gahan:
Thomas: strongest man of the universe
Michael: best ramp pig of the world, in German we say Rampensau
Schulzi: love of my life

Martin Lee Gore:
Thomas: „Spielführer“
Michael: Martin, my genius
Schulzi: he wrote the soundtrack of my life but I have a split relationship to him, a kind of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Thomas: my personal highlight of this tour
Michael: my secret hero
Schulzi: the one and only

Peter Gordeno:
Thomas: are you kidding me?
Michael: unfortunately he is in
Claudia: who?

Christian Eigner:
Thomas: Trommelkasper
Michael: I like him
Schulzi: Mr. Fletcher gave us the hand in Torino in the band hotel, Mr. Eigner didn't want to do a picture with us there, that's all I have to say about him

Thomas: The fishmarket, „ Schlagermove“, friends and very good concerts of Depeche Mode
Michael: Elphi, Manja, miniature wonderland
Schulzi: lived there a year, not my mentality, but always good concerts of Depeche Mode

Barclaycard Arena:
Thomas: best organisation of the whole tour
Michael: best organisation ever
Schulzi: well organized arena, such a good FOS area, good sound

Audience in Hamburg:
Thomas: not like the Hesse, but quite good
Michael: very good
Schulzi: I'm a bit surprised, we could walk to row 5 after the first five songs

Best song of the evening:
Thomas: „Everything counts“
Michael: „ Cover me“
Schulzi: „ Personal Jesus“

Worst song of the evening:
Thomas: „ Precious“
Michael: „Barrel of the gun“
Schulzi: „ Precious“

Going backwards:
Thomas: great opener
Michael: I love it
Schulzi: Mr. Gahan comes on the stage, best moment

Cover me:
Thomas: highlight
Michael: my secret highlight
Schulzi: what a performance, show all what Mr. Gahan can do. Best frontman of the world for ever and ever.

Thomas: thank you for bringing me here
Michael: for showing me home
Schulzi: for singing these tears

Everything counts:
Thomas: I love this song from the first moment I heard it. 1983 my brother played a self recorded tape, altough he hates Depeche Mode
Michael: I was surprised that they play this song again, my highlight
Schulzi: my hymn

Special moments of the evening:
Dave greeted the fans twice, after „ Barrel of the gun“ the first time and again after „ World in my eyes“. Very funny moment as he said it again: „ Good evening Hambuuuurg!“
„World in my eyes“ : the screening was longer than normal.
Dave was in an unbelievable mood, he smiled the whole evening.As they left the stage Dave clapped Andy's ass. The mood was very good on stage.
In total conclusion a very very good concert, a great comeback.
After the concert we were on the Aftershow Party in the Markthalle with DJ Niggels.
We all are happy to be on tour again and looking forward to this wonderful year with Depeche Mode.
Only one hour ago from Amsterdam we looking forward to meet you, David.... almost predictable.

#depechemode #globalspirittour #devotess #hamburg

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