Berlin / Olympiastadion / Depeche Mode

Posted: June 10, 2013 by vals81 in Berlin, New Wave, Olympiastadion, Rock
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Depeche Mode (8/10)
Start 20:50 / End 23:10
Depeche Mode is one of the most influential 80s pop band, and once I read it was going to play an open air concert at the Berlin Olympiastadion, I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss for any reason. The Olympiastadion was built during the national socialistic time by Hitler’s entourage for the Olympic games of 1936, and it has kept its mighty and majesty presence unchanged until today. As most of the band´s tour dates, this date was sold out, full of a nice audience of mixed age, music taste and nationality. After an electronic dj set by Danish performer Trentemøller, which lasted for about 30 minutes and resulted quite negligible, Depeche Mode came on stage and started its more than two hours performance. The stage featured a huge widescreen behind the band, and two lateral ones as well, in order to let all the audience, even the far away people, see what happened on stage. Appropriate light effects and images casted on the widescreens, which alternated luminous delta geometrical forms to shots of live shows, were just a support for the already amazing show offered by Depeche Mode. The set list proposed several new songs of the brand new “Delta Machine,” alongside many old famous hits and a few old hidden pearls. Dave looked like a really stage devil, jumping and dancing in every single moment; Martin behaved similarly, and also sang a couple of songs. All the band members offered a great performance, which surely made the amount of rain taken by the audience in the stadium inner space and the high ticket price worthy, although the latter was not easily affordable by everybody.

Venue: Olympiastadion
Price: from 68,00€ to 90,00€ at Koka36
Setlist: Depeche Mode (at the end of the article)

Berlin, 09.06.2013

  1. Luis says:

    I was there

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