Depeche Mode - Stadium Gig

Silver Arts Award Review on a stadium gig I went to

Depeche Mode - Stadium Gig

Stadium Gig

Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour

The event I attended was at the London Olympic Stadium, where I had seen some athletics and some football before. Seeing music instead of sport meant I saw the stadium being used in a different way.

It was at the beginning of June, so it was good weather until it poured down with rain at the end. Although we got quite wet it added to the experience.

There were two bands involved, The Horrors, who were the supporting/opening band and Depeche Mode, who was the headlining band.

The art form was music, specifically alternative rock and electropop from Depeche Mode and from The Horrors gothic rock and shoegazing (a genre of the late 80s and early 90s British indie rock music), which I hadn't heard of before.

I had been to two gigs/concerts before but this was very different because it was in a stadium and I was standing the whole time. As I was standing up I moved with the crowd and it was more informal.

My favourite part of the gig was the atmosphere with the lights and the noise. It wasn't my choice to go to the gig as it isn't my sort of music but I enjoyed the experience much more than I thought I would. I enjoyed The Horrors as much as Depeche Mode and I have listened to more of the music from each band since the gig. I didn't enjoy everyone moving around at times, as my view was obstructed and there was a bit of pushing and shoving.

I would recommend going to a stadium gig because it's a different atmosphere and experience. As I was standing I felt more evolved, which made the experience more enjoyable and I was able to pick up some of the lyrics from the songs where everyone sang along

I learnt that even when it's raining you can still entertain a crowd.

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