Depeche Mode prepares for the 101st and final concert of its massive world tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California, while a group of fans who won a contest travel to the concert through the United States on a bus.
I am a big Depeche Mode fan with about 120 of their songs spanning several years and albums. When I rented the "Devotional" film it was the second live performance I had ever seen, with the first being the live footage of "Everything Counts".
What I saw when I rented this was almost too much to bear. It wasn't that there was bad audio and it wasn't that the songs DM picked stunk. What put a damper on the whole thing was lead singer David Gahan. I don't think I've ever seen such arrogance onstage. I understand that the life of a rock star goes to most of their heads and they become mini-gods, but with Dave it was pathetic. He looked like he was on coke or something, constantly running about and sweating profusely. Then he started flagrantly shaking his rear end in front of the crowd. This got real annoying after about the second time. And every five to ten minutes he would yell "oh yeah" or "uh huh" right in the middle of a great song, totally ruining it. The only good thing I can say is that at least he was REALLY into getting the fans involved and being an entertainer. Too much so to be exact. 2/10
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