2001-09-06 Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany

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Notes

Allegedly, Dave didn't sing the first two lines of the third verse of I Feel Loved (and Martin had to help him sing it) and was a little late with doing the vocals on Black Celebration. Dave noticed that the crowd was better than yesterday's crowd, so he commented "Much better than yesterday" after Freelove. Before Breathe, Martin said "Ruhe bitte!" ("Quiet please!").

Here is the diary entry from DepecheMode.com:

The Berlin shows were amazing and probably the best crowds we have had so far. They were singing so loud to the songs that you could barely hear David!

The venue was so very beautiful and had a great deal of history behind it. It is in the middle of the woods and Hitler used to make speeches there at the heighth of his glory. And the way you walk to the stage is through this underground tunnel that constantly curves toward the stage. Hitler used to walk through the same walls, so when you make your way down it, you get this eery feeling - it is rather creepy. The reason why the tunnel is curved, I was told, is because tat way, no one could hide behind anything and make a straight shot at Hitler. With it curving, his guards could see ahead and make sure he was safe. Crazy!

The venue is also amazing because instead of the audience going straight back, the venue goes steeply up a hill (you can see from the pictures). That way, from the stage, you can see ALL the people rather than just the ones in the front half. So during "Never Let Me Down Again," I cannot even tell you how great it looked. That song is always incredible, but with that setup, it looked amazing.

Author: Nichelle

Fad Gadget was the support act.

Video

Setlist

  1. Easy Tiger - Dream On (Intro)
  2. The Dead Of Night
  3. The Sweetest Condition
  4. Halo
  5. Walking In My Shoes
  6. Dream On
  7. When The Body Speaks
  8. Waiting For The Night
  9. Sister Of Night (*)
  10. Breathe (*)
  11. Freelove
  12. Enjoy The Silence
  13. I Feel You
  14. In Your Room
  15. It's No Good
  16. I Feel Loved
  17. Personal Jesus
  18. Home (*)
  19. Condemnation
  20. Black Celebration
  21. Never Let Me Down Again

Sources

  • Source 1 is Falko N's good master audience recording.