Thursday, July 29, 2010

World In My Eyes - Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode has to be my all time favorite bands. I loved them since I was a kid. It is still something me and my older two sisters bond over. The last time they came into town we all called each other and planned to see them. At another time I will tell you a story about that concert. Let's just say at the end of the night my husband said "You completely lost it". Feel free to refer to the 7 things about myself I listed a few days ago to get a little insight about how I feel about being trapped.

On with today's blog.

Depeche Mode was my first concert. It was actually supposed to be Erasure but my mom saw an MTV News update where they were dancing around the stage with tutus on and she freaked. My sister saw Erasure later on (after she left home) and said they weren't as good in concert but it was still fun. I was so happy that Depeche Mode ended up being my first concert!

Let me set up the story for you. I was 13 years old and completely in love with David Gahan - I even sent him a fan letter with my 7th grade picture. DORK! Anyways I even remember what I wore. I wore black shorts with a little black belt and a white rayon shirt with huge buttons (oh good lord)! That shirt quickly was replaced by the DM t-shirt I quickly purchased at the concert. I curled my hair and tried to look super cute at all times because you never know if Dave Gahan has eagle eyes and could see me all the way in the yellow section of Dodger Stadium.

Anyways this concert experience still makes me smile. Right before they were going to come on it started to rain and everyone started to scream louder for them. So right when the music for World In My Eyes starts a friggin' bolt of lighting streaks through the sky right behind the stage. Everyone in Dodger stadium went ape shit. I'm not joking. At 13 - this moment was the most exciting point of my life. I felt like crying, but I didn't because I am super cool. The rest of the evening I screamed my lungs out to every song and danced with my sisters. My sister Heather at one point leaned over to me and said "You know all the words to every song! I didn't know you like them this much! You are cracking me up!" I looked at her like "DUH! Of course I know all the words!" Then I immediately went back to snapping my fingers and singing my heart out to Dave Gahan!


I also wanted to give a shout out to my girl Rhonda! She shared her morning music with me and I love it!! It's the Munchkin Land song from Wizard of Oz. We were chatting this morning and I said "Remember when you had to wait to see this movie on TV?" It was always a family event for us. I think they showed it around February every year (I could be wrong). But I remember one year my grandparents came down to watch it with us. We would make popcorn and get blankets and eagerly wait for it to start. I loved those days when you had to wait for movies - they made them so much special.

If you guys have morning music - please share!


  1. Happy to contribute the weirdness/greatness that enters the 'ol noggin! ;)

  2. I never knew you sent him a fan letter with a pic! Did I tell you that I wrote a poem after that concert and planned on sending it to Martin Gore thinking that maybe they would actually sing it? I had visions of collaborating with the band. Ha! Ha! I changed my mind about sending it once I realized that it seemed a bit desperate.

  3. What a great story!! And now, of course, I'm going to be singing the munchin land song all day!! Have a good weekend!!

  4. So funny! I think there was some point when Blasphemous Rumors played that there was lightning or it started raining! Weird! SOOOOO FUN & MEMORABLE!