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DAVE GAHAN

Living for music

by Viviana on June 23, 2010

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In 2009, I saw Depeche Mode live in Israel, Italy, Hungary, Spain (two shows). I also had tickets for Romania, Bulgaria and Portugal, but the shows were cancelled due to Dave Gahan’s illness. Still, the trip to Porto was good fun!

I also went to two major Gothic festivals in Germany:

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COVENANT IN CONTROL OF BUCHAREST

by Viviana on April 12, 2010

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COVENANT (the band) in Romania

When my colleagues at Viva Music and I decided to invite Covenant to Romania for a gig, we were really excited. We have been listening to the Swedes’ music for quite a few years now, so after enjoying it so much we thought it would be great to share this pleasure with the Romanian audience. Covenant are great on CD, DVD and even greater live.

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MY DEPECHE MODE TOTU EXPERIENCE IN VIDEOS

by Viviana on March 14, 2010

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After a long(ish) period of non-Depeche Mode entries, I have decided to write less and let the videos speak about how awesome Depeche Mode concerts are. As I have repeatedly said, the 7 Depeche Mode concerts in 6 countries I attended in 2009 and 2010 are my life dream come true. I was lucky enough (although I can’t get enough!) to have my friends with me in 5 of these countries! I dressed up, wore my Gothic makeup, jewelry and perfume, I felt I was in heaven  watching my favorite band on stage and I partied with the Devotees after each concert. Thank you DM for some of the best moments of my life! I promise to go back to the next episode I was supposed to write some time ago (Barcelona concerts). :)

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I am a mother and a business woman and I have already accomplished more than I expected in this life. Oh, well… I am 36 and only God knows what lies in store… [click to continue…]

Right after getting off the Germanwings plane (2 hour flight) we jumped into a bus that took us to the Berlin Mitte (center). From there, the adventure of getting to the hotel was no adventure at all, as Germany’s transport is very well organized and logical and you simply cannot get lost. Still, for me even the clearest directions seem complicated! The fact that I managed pretty well with the transport in Berlin, was a first in my life!!! I managed to read maps and figure out quickly how to get to Warschauerstrasse, Alexander Platz or Friedrichstrasse… Well, for all of you reading this it may seem nothing, but for me it was another reason to feel proud!

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Words are not enough to express what I felt in Budapest on June 23, 2009, on the Puskas Ferenc stadium. My heart beat faster and the overwhelming feeling that Depeche Mode is my life was never stronger.

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Cancelling the Universe – Oh, Well…

by Viviana on May 21, 2009

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Starting May 12, we have been receiving scarce news about Dave’s health condition and the Tour of the Universe in general. We have been reading sad jokes about the real reasons why Depeche Mode have already cancelled 9 concerts in Eastern Europe and 2 Baltic States. I have the feeling that Dave Gahan’s health is treated as a political issue and it totally makes me sick. Politicizing is what Romanians are best at. Making things bigger and scarier than they are is also a national trait. So follow my thoughts, and you will probably agree with me.

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All the blues and the reds get to me…

Very subjective comments about the Depeche Mode concert in Tel Aviv – May 10, 2009

Before anything else, here are some photos I took in the Holy Land.

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I’ve read tons of disappointment so far about Sounds of the Universe on the Internet.

Two questions raise in my head:

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MY FAVORITE DEPECHE MODE ALBUMS

by Viviana on April 29, 2009

in Music

This is my personal official Depeche Mode album ranking (in terms of track listening and number of tracks I like on each album)

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