Thirty years ago today, my favourite band, Depeche Mode, released one of my favourite albums: Music for the Masses.
This album contains some Depeche Mode classics like Strangelove, Behind the Wheel, and Nothing.
The American tour also featured the documentary movie 101, which is often known as The First True Reality Show.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I went through a summer of my life where I watched that documentary every single night. It’s weird to admit, but they all felt like friends to me!
My ultimate favourite song from this album, and all-time favourite Depeche Mode song, is definitely Never Let Me Down.
The chords from the start. The wheat field visuals. The lyrics.
This is why I love this band so much.
Last night was my FOURTH time seeing Coldplay live. They are so worth it, every single time. Chris Martin is always so high-energy and has a way of interacting with the crowd in a way that even when you’re surrounded by 60,000 people, you still feel like it’s just you and him, while also drawing you into a crowd fuelled with nothing but positive vibes.
I don’t know what it is about Coldplay shows that are able to uplift my spirits. Maybe it’s all the glitter, the confetti, the smile plastered on Chris Martin’s face throughout the night. We had close seats but since they were on the floor, me and my short friends could barely see the stage. That didn’t matter though. Everyone in our section was dancing the whole time and jumping up and down and belting out our favourite lyrics. Thankfully, the Dome was open which gave us the chance to point to the sky during Yellow (look at the stars, see how they shine for you) and Sky Full of Stars (such a heavenly viiiiiew).
- shout out to the CNN Tower
- The Toronto song Chris Martin sang which included shout outs to Drake and the Blue Jays
- Dancing my ass off during Hymn for the Weekend, Sky Full of Stars, Viva la Vida
- When Chris Martin choked on confetti at the start of Fix You and had to start over
- Christ Martin thanking the crowd for braving the crowds, lines, commute, expensive concert tickets to show up. Idk why but just having your favourite singer acknowledge the tough parts of attending a concert make him feel down-to-earth and makes it all worth it.
- The pyrotechnics
- Doing the wave before the show started!
Conclusion: great friends+great music = fab night out
My favourite channel in the world, MuchRetro, spent all day playing songs with the word “Love” in them.
Here are some of the highlights:
For some reason, they didn’t play my absolute favourite:
WHY WOULDN’T THEY PLAY DEPECHE MODE?!?!!?
OMG the line-up for WayHome festival have been announced.
It is AMAAAAAZING!
Arcade Fire!! Arkells!!! The Killers!!! THIRD EYE BLIND!!!!
I want to go so badly. But ugh, music festivals are so gross.
Remember when Depeche Mode invented reality tv?
I wish I could go back to the moment when I fell in love with this song. Spring 2004.
And the moment I re-fell in love with this song. Summer 2010.
“Life is full of surprises
It advertises nothing.