As the first leg of the Delta Machine Tour, is heading into it’s final week, we’ve made it to ancient city of Rome for the second stadium show in Italy. Two nights ago San Siro in Milan played host to an amazing audience, and tonight it was the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
One thing really stuck in my mind today: What an absolutely awesome bunch of fans Depeche Mode has. Defying the sweltering temperatures to queue up for hours before doors open, then stand in the sun in front of the stage for hours, and still have enough left in them to be full on throughout both support bands and the 2 hours and 20 minutes of Depeche Mode’s set. I am simply in awe!
I caught Motel Connection’s set today, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A great mixture of live performance and DJ set (including everything from Donna Summer to The Prodigy no less) – they really got the crowd going.
For the encore Martin and Peter performed “Somebody” for the second time this tour.
After the load out it’s a 17 hour drive to Prague for a couple of days of, and then Martin will be celebrating his birthday with about 40k friends at SynotTip Stadium in Prague!