2001-09-08 Trabrennbahn, Hamburg, Germany

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Allegedly, Dave Gahan said something like "If we all pray together, maybe we can stop the rain" at the beginning of When The Body Speaks.

Here is the diary entry from DepecheMode.com:

In Hamburg, the winds were rather high and small spurts of rain would come in and pound away. The about 10 minutes later, the sun would be out and it would look nice - and this continued on throughout the whole day and night.

MTV was there and filmed the guys as well as some of our crew. Of course Jez entertained them the most, showing them Martin's guitars and cracking them up - he must be the funniest person in the world!

It was a bit scary though because when we got there and did sound check, one of the PAs fell down due to the wind - and we thought that if this happened during sound check, it could easily happen during the show. So after this and due to the hard rain, we were thinking about canceling the show. And if the rain had gotten harder and caused more damage, it was going to be cancelled. But luckily, the audience was amazing, and with all that rain and getting soaked, they seemed to enjoy it regardless.

It was crazy because I was out at the mixing board at the beginning with my TV crews, and when we left during the third song, we were trying to get out and it felt like we were walking miles and miles to get away from the audience. The people went SO far back on the grass, and when you passed this certain point, there were just HUGE speakers playing the concert, and these people obviously could not even remotely see the band, yet were having the best time listening to the music and dancing. It was a great sight.

Author: Nichelle

According to now-defunct DMHotwire.de, there were two large screens at the side of the stage, but the one on the left did not function until Freelove was being played. Also, Marek Lieberberg did an introduction before the show.

Technique and Fad Gadget were the support acts.

Set list

  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. Clean
  20. Black Celebration
  21. Never Let Me Down Again


  • Source 1 is motr1912's good master audience recording.