Saturday, September 28, 2013

Depeche Mode - live in Chula Vista

I went to see Depeche Mode in San Diego last Sunday.

Hello San Diego
Nokia 808 Pureview | San Diego Bay

My sister planned the whole weekend.  She was staying at the San Diego Airport Hilton on Harbor Island*.  Despite many trips to San Diego, this was my first visit to Harbor Island.  I arrived around 9:30am and took this photo mid-morning.  It's a little dark due to the 808's ND filter.  I spent the day eating, drinking and watching football from the hotel bar.

Nokia 808 Pureview | Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Depeche Mode was playing at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre.  The traffic was a little heavy on the way in after exiting the 805 freeway.  Parking was terrible.  It took about 30 minutes to find parking which was half a mile away from the venue.  It took over an hour to get out of the parking lot after the show.  While this place may have free parking, do yourself a favor and buy the VIP parking. 

Reach out and touch faith
Nokia 808 Pureview | Personal Jesus

The search for parking meant we missed the opening band.  Sleep Train Amphitheatre has two sections for concessions.  One big area right after the entrance and another on the other side of the seating area.  The far side was a lot less crowded which made lines easier to deal with.

Nokia 808 Pureview | Just Can't Get Enough

The concert was amazing.  Depeche Mode got the right balance of songs from their new album Delta Machine and classics from their massive 30+ year catalog.  Quite a few songs got new arrangements, my favorite being Precious.  Enjoy these videos I recorded from the show.

*It's really a peninsula