1981-08-02 Jenkinsons, Brighton, England, UK

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Notes

There were two concerts played at this venue on this date: an early one at 5pm, and a late one at 8pm. A recording from this date exists, but it has not been verified if this is of the 5pm or 8pm concert. The recording contains two performances of Boys Say Go!, as the second and thirteenth song of the set list. Since the quote below states that the 8pm concert ended with 'The Price Of Love', it is likely that the recording is of the 5pm concert. This concert is also notable for having a complete recording of the "metallic" intro that sounds similar to a slowed down version of Shout.

Attendee Nick Linazasoro has said here on Facebook:

"The matinee show was for the younger fans and the evening was for the older ones. Luckily I blagged both. On entering the door on the left hand side, you walked in and the stage was in front of you but to the right, slightly. To your immediate right was the bar with a few chairs and tables. OMG, at the furthest table on the right were three of the band (no Martin Gore) with their girlfriends. I stood there behind them and then Dave Gahan's girlfriend lightly whacked Dave on his right arm as I had been hovering and he hadn't noticed. He turned and said "Oh Sorry!" to me - awesome! I got my half ticket stub signed by him Fletch and Vince Clark. It made my month! As far as I can recall, both sets were exactly the same, except at the end of the evening performance they added the Everly Brothers 'The Price Of Love', which I believe they never released! They started the set both times with 'Television Set', which I don't think got released either. One of the best gigs ever!"

Another attendee, David McLean, commented here on Facebook: "I think this was the [concert] where the tape for their drum machine broke." Since the audio recording contains no evidence of a drum machine breaking down, and since the recording is most likely of the 5pm concert, the mishap with the drum machine must have happened during the 8pm concert.

When Dave Gahan was asked in August 1983 about his most embarrassing moment thus far:

"Once, it was at Brighton Jenkinsons, I was thrown out of the dressing room with no clothes on, only my pants, and found myself right in the middle of the gig. I was banging on the door and there were all these people asking for my autograph. They let me back in after a while."

5pm Set list

The set list below is based off the recording found below.

  1. Summer 1981 Intro
  2. Television Set
  3. Boys Say Go!
  4. New Life
  5. Puppets
  6. Ice Machine
  7. Big Muff
  8. Just Can't Get Enough
  9. What's Your Name?
  10. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  11. Photographic
  12. The Price Of Love
  13. Dreaming Of Me
  14. Boys Say Go!

8pm Set list

The set list below is based off information stated by attendee Nick Linazasoro.

  1. Summer 1981 Intro
  2. Television Set
  3. Boys Say Go!
  4. New Life
  5. Puppets
  6. Ice Machine
  7. Big Muff
  8. Just Can't Get Enough
  9. What's Your Name?
  10. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  11. Photographic
  12. The Price Of Love
  13. Dreaming Of Me
  14. The Price Of Love

Sources

  • Source 1 is a good audience recording, although there is some distortion perhaps from being recorded at too high of a level.