Tour Of The Universe - Tour Blog
Paris - January 19th
date posted: January 26th, 2010
The Bercy in Paris has seen a lot of Depeche Mode over the years - the 2001 Tour DVD was filmed there, and the audience has always been considered as one of the best.
I arrived at 1pm, and there were already a lot of Depeche Mode fans around - some of them taking shelter in a tent, it really was cold - however it was a lot warmer than my last show in Berlin.
Inside things weren't going too well - there were problems with cables and chains and general riggings issues, and things were some 2 hours behind schedule, but it was all done in the end.
The doors opened shortly after 6pm and the fans ran into the hall and as close to the stage as possible. Just as the background music started building up the "in house" music kicked in to offer a few advertisements - which was funny as you could hear Hawaiian music over the electronic set that is normally played - this caused a few eyebrows to be raised in the mixing desk, as they struggled to find out how to stop it happening again. It all got sorted out and Nitzer Ebb got things started nicely - they seem to be going down a storm.
At 9pm Depeche Mode took to the stage. I watched the show totally from the side tonight, and I enjoyed it more than any other show so far - to watch Christian drumming is breathtaking, I watched him for the duration of "Stripped" and it blew me away - he gives so much with each performance, and the energy from Dave was amazing, he really is on fire, he simply couldn't have given anymore tonight, he was clearly loving it - I hope the pictures capture some of the shows magic.
The crowd lived up to expectations, they were awesome - and the "Home" jam was a classic. Martin even played the riff from "Just can't get enough" on his guitar tonight as the crowd were yelling for it during the encores.
It's a shame that we are on the last leg of the tour now, because the band's performance is getting better each night, and I am again having to change my favourite shows list around again to slot a Paris show in there - tonight really was that good!
All in all it would be hard to top this show - it was pure perfection.
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