1985-07-23 Volan Stadium, Budapest, Hungary

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Notes

Andy Fletcher said on the Saturday Picture Show later on: "Oh, [we were definitely glad that we went there]. You're not allowed to take any money out, so it actually cost us money going there, but it was well worth it, the experience."

When Hungarian magazine Pesti Musor asked Martin Gore in 1986 what some of his most beautiful experiences in life had been so far, he mentioned the moment when they entered the charts, as well as...:

"The other big moment of my life was in Budapest when it was my birthday. The audience all sang happy birthday at the same time. I was so impressed."

Satöbbi were the support act. Bandmember Péter zenész told Recorder in 2013 (where you can read more fan reports):

"Hegedűs László had arranged the concert, and he wanted something fresh, a new-wave band to open the concert, so the choice fell on us. Of course, with New Wave, the two set-ups were completely different, and there were some problems. Depeche Mode were totally isolated, and muscled bodyguards watched over them, we could not speak a word to them. We could not use the entire stage either, we played a fenced area and could not touch anything. Interestingly, there were four hidden tape recorders on stage, the manager told us afterwards that they were completely gone during the concert. This suggests that some things are not played live, but of course that may not be the case, since this was not witnessed. We started to play in front of German DM fans who really resented not being in front of their favourites. They called for Gahan and threw everything that was in their hands. It was not very pleasant, but when something else happened. Suddenly I noticed that a cheer by the hard core fans broke out and they start pointing fingers, waving it in one direction. After the concert we found out what had happened. Behind the stage there was a clubhouse building which was the band's dressing room. Martin Gore walked out to the balcony, visibly showing himself. The audience saw him, we did not. It was not a very sympathetic touch. We obviously were no competition, we're suffering on stage while the star comes out to wave behind us and distract the audience's attention. It was bad for us to be ignored because we were only a part of the production. But that's how it happened. Apart from this, there are pleasant experiences: we played in front of a large crowd, and I saw Satöbbi flags in the audience for the first time. After the concert we had to go back to the clubhouse, we couldn't go into the audience, so we heard but not saw the show."

Setlist

  1. Intro (Master And Servant Voxless)
  2. Something To Do
  3. Two Minute Warning
  4. Puppets
  5. If You Want
  6. People Are People
  7. Leave In Silence
  8. New Life
  9. Shame
  10. Somebody (*)
  11. Shake The Disease
  12. Lie To Me
  13. Blasphemous Rumours
  14. Told You So
  15. Master And Servant
  16. Photographic
  17. Everything Counts
  18. See You
  19. Shout
  20. Just Can't Get Enough

Sources

  • Source 1 is a good audience recording. There are some talkers around the taper.