1986-08-05 Stadio Comunale, Pietra Ligure, Italy

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As stated in the August 27 '86 issue of Smash Hits magazine:

Out on the football field the gathering crowd doesn’t seem half as big as the previous night’s but they make up for it by being twice as bonkers. Near the front a scuffle breaks out between a fan and a local security bloke and, without further ado, the police move in and give the unsuspecting fan a quick squirt of what looks like fly spray. At the back, young spooning couples revel in the chance to be intimate in a secluded corner, until the local coppers cotton on and rudely interrupt their activities. As Dave said before, “These are the ‘funny’ gigs.”

Backstage things get even “funnier”. Three Italian girls make a direct beeline for Alan and won’t leave him alone, demanding kisses and taunting him with the fact that they’d somehow managed to get his home phone number. He isn’t too chuffed. Dave is also looking mightily irritated and is heard to mutter “Get me away from all these Italian girls” after they’ve unsuccessfully mobbed him as he tried to retrieve more beer from their coach. Fans are blocking every exit and thumping their fists against the glass. Eventually the group get on the coach but still the fans won’t leave them be. One girl in particular seems to have a deathwish – they christen her Psycho as she tries everything possible to get on the coach. As Dave Gahan would say, Depeche Mode concerts can sometimes be really “heaveee”...

Eyeless In Gaza was the support act.

Set list

  1. Christmas Island
  2. Black Celebration
  3. A Question Of Time
  4. Fly On The Windscreen
  5. Shake The Disease
  6. Leave In Silence
  7. It's Called A Heart
  8. Everything Counts
  9. It Doesn't Matter Two (*)
  10. A Question Of Lust (*)
  11. Blasphemous Rumours
  12. New Dress
  13. Stripped
  14. Something To Do
  15. Master And Servant
  16. Photographic
  17. People Are People
  18. Boys Say Go!
  19. Just Can't Get Enough
  20. More Than A Party