Photos by G.
What could be better than having your mind blown by seeing Florence and the Machine in concert for the first time? I know! How about rushing to the opposite side of town to see a member of one of your all time favorite bands (Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode) performing live with his musical project Recoil. As an added (and extra amazing) bonus, Depeche Mode’s lead singer Dave Gahan was in attendance watching the show! I unfortunately missed seeing the opening acts, but I got to the Highline Ballroom at 10:30 pm just as Recoil hit the stage. They performed for a little over an hour in a megamix format that featured banging beats and trippy visuals. Unfortunately, Dave Gahan did not perform with Recoil, but a dark industrial instrumental of Depeche Mode’s “Never Let Me Down Again” was played during the set. I met Alan Wilder after the show and he was really cool. A photo of that encounter is coming soon, so stay tuned. After the jump, see my secret spy picture of Dave Gahan that I took.