Depeche Mode
2009-08-27
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Morrison, CO

I’ve learned to just accept this one simple fact: Brian has amazing concert ticket karma. He managed to score three seats – 2nd row, center! Just crazy good seats. (Thanks to Deb for putting up with two concert geeks for the evening.)

While the openers, Peter Bjorn & John, didn’t really knock my socks off with their european electronica – the lead singer/bassist did impress with his “Van Halen”-like antics, and electric blue pants. (Yikes!)

Depeche Mode was on their “A” game. The new stuff sounds pretty good – though I’m clearly not as familiar with their new album – and their set was a terrific mix of what I’ll call “classic” Depeche Mode. Even after their nice long set – I still wanted to pull up the Violator album on the ipod for the drive home. (Ah the dark/goth days of my youth…)