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Meeting Depeche Mode - 1982

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Ghosthunter, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I found some photo's from Monday 25th October 1982 of a Depeche Mode Concert I went to at Hammersmith Odeon in London. We went to the side dressing room entrance after the Gig and met the boys. Dave Gahan zoomed out so we didn't get to meet him as such but the others were great and signed our tickets.


    Martin Gore _ Depeche Mode by andywest1, on Flickr


    Andy Fletcher - Depeche Mode by andywest1, on Flickr


    Alan Wilder - Depeche Mode by andywest1, on Flickr


    Dave Gahan - Depeche Mode by andywest1, on Flickr


    Depeche Mode by andywest1, on Flickr
     
  2. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    618
    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Wow, so cool! I've only been to less than a handful of large gigs, but I've always wished I'd been able to get photos after the show. Great of them to talk and sign your tickets. Do you still have those?
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I still have the signed ticket. Sadly Dave Gahan didn't sign it but it would be interesting to see how much it's worth. I know theres a huge Dep Mode scene in the US.
     
  4. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

    157
    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    What an experience to catch such a massive band so early on in their careers...:)! I have seen them a few times myself, but only much more recent of course... No chance of a photo opportunity from this close...
     
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    1st time I saw them was at a little venue called 'The Venue' at Victoria in London. New Life had just got to number 1 and we managed to get our parents to let us go up to London in a group to watch them play a special afternoon gig. It was bloomin awesome and they had Vince Clarke in the band at the time.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    those are super cool. I was also guilty of having new wave hair and wearing pretty ridiculous clothes.
     
  7. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

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    Jul 28, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    Mike
    I had my head shaved on one side with huge bangs flopping down the other parted on the side a la Ho-Jo. That's when I still had hair (in HS) to do it. Great shots!
     
  8. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I had hair just like Phil Oakley from the Human League. It was a real pain!! LOL

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  9. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    I am not going tp discuss my choice in clothing or hairstyle in the 80s. That era is proof of the fact that you shouldn't backup all of your images. These, I would have backed up. Again and again. Awesome memories.
     
  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    That's awesome!!! One of my favorite groups of all time. I attended only one of Depeche Mode's concerts, and it was awesome. It was the Music for the Masses tour.
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Andy, I think that first photo suggests that the title of the thread should Metering for Depeche Mode? :rofl:
     
  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thanks guy's. I did manage to get Daniel Millers autograph which 'may' be one of them on the ticket I have. I did meet him and he was a nice guy. Just in case anyone doesn't know who Daniel miller is, he is the founder of Mute Records who Depeche are signed to. Mute have produced some awesome talent over the years.
     
  13. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    618
    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    OMG, I had hair kind of like that in the 80's. Shaved on one side, long fringe on the other, and undercut all around. It wasn't as extreme as that singer, though. Dad used to tell me to, 'get a proper haircut', whereas Mum would say, 'he's just a kid, he can have whatever hairstyle he likes!'