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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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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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It all started 22 years ago when I saw Depeche Mode on TV for the first time in my life.

Robert, my all time best friend, at that time my high school mate (9th grade) and I were on a camp in Baile Herculane, a beautiful Meditarrenean-ish resort in southwestern Romania. Unfortunately, the last time I visited Baile Herculane (I think about a year ago) I noticed that the entire town was falling apart…

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ROUTE "69"

by Viviana on April 16, 2009

in Music

A MUST LISTEN BEFORE YOU GO TO A/AS MANY AS YOU CAN DEPECHE MODE CONCERT(S) TRACK LIST

My dear friend, as promised I have put together the list of Depeche Mode songs that you need to listen to before we leave. Brace up and load your i-pod.
So it happened that there are exactly 69 songs in this list, and as I was true to myself when I started it, I am not going either to add one or take out one…No way!
Enjoy! Let me know what you think afterwards.
One thing: don’t think that they are going to play none/most/some… They are just going to play, and whatever the setlist is, we’ll rejoice! In 5 countries.

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As mentioned before, Sounds of the Universe is about me. It is entirely about me, and sometimes (only sometimes) – although not entirely – extensively. It is my right (probably wrong!) to say that it is about me. The second any track is released, people have the right to apprehend the lyrics, the music, the innuendos, the history and the experiences behind it. It is not important for me, at this point, to understand why other people feel connected to SOTU. Not anymore. I stopped thinking of what other people think about my likes and dislikes a long time ago. I don’t need anyone’s approval for anything anymore.

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DM’s Sounds of the Universe – My Universe

by Viviana on March 31, 2009

in Music

A few things that I have been feeling/thinking of lately thanks to you know who! [click to continue…]