1984-03-05 Teatro Tenda, Bologna, Italy

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Notes

A power failure reportedly occurred during Just Can't Get Enough and the song was played twice as a result. Info thanks to Stefano Delmonte.

Alan Wilder explained in 1987: "[T]he power cord ran through the crowd and, just as we started the last song, [a fan] cut through the cable and everything went off!"

Il Resto Del Carlino reported in March 1984 (translation by Jalè Mirhadì):

Just Can't Get Enough had begun playing and, coup de thèatre, the lights and sound system shut down: later on it will be discovered that a mixer cable has been cut off, perhaps by an overzealous fan wishing to give his personal contribution to the group's performance, or perhaps even by someone who was annoyed by the event's success. The mishap however did not influence the audience's morale, who, cheerful and clumped, patiently waited for the glitch to be fixed just so they could listen to the British band playing for a few minutes more.

A Swiss fan named Sebi Bach, recollected:

Numerous photographers from different music magazines waited for DM's appearance in front of the circus tent. The lights flashed as they stepped out, and only ONE photographer seemed to have trouble with his apparatus. While Alan, Martin and Dave disappeared into the bus, Andy had compassion for the unfortunate photographer and waited patiently until he fixed his camera. (which surprised me because I know Andy hates to be photographed!) When the photographer was finally ready, he took a deep breath and as he was ready to take a picture, Andy stuck out his tongue and threw him "the bird". The photographer was so surprised, he completely forgot to snap a shot and so the priceless photo was lost. Andy disappeared with a laugh into the tourbus while the photographer turned green and blue with annoyance...

Setlist

  1. Everything Counts
  2. Now, This Is Fun
  3. Two Minute Warning
  4. Shame
  5. See You
  6. Get The Balance Right
  7. Love In Itself
  8. Big Muff
  9. The Landscape Is Changing
  10. And Then...
  11. Photographic
  12. Told You So
  13. New Life
  14. More Than A Party
  15. The Meaning Of Love
  16. Just Can't Get Enough (played twice due to power failure)
  17. Boys Say Go!

Sources

  • Source 1 is a very good audience recording.