Sunday, March 22, 2009

Poll: Should I Go To The Depeche Mode Concert?

27 of the Twelfth Month 5769

Depeche ModeI have been a Depeche Mode fan for over 25 years. I have not seen them in concert since 1988, and my last opportunity would have been Motza'ei Tisha b'Av 5766, when it would have been assur (prohibited) to go to a concert. As it happens the concert was canceled, apparently due to complications caused by the Second Lebanon War.

Depeche Mode is expected to come back to Israel on May 10.

So, the question is, should I go to the concert?

Please participate in the poll in the upper, right-hand corner of this page.

You may list your "other" and "none of the above" answers, wise cracks, and queries below in the comments section of this post.

Here are a few videos to help you decide. Let me know if any of you begin to feel any nostalgia.

"Shake The Disease" (1985)




"Never Let Me Down Again" (1987)




"Enjoy The Silence" (1992)



8 comments:

LB said...

Why would it be forbidden to go on Motzei Tisha B'Av - because the Temple burned until midday on the tenth?

Ben-Yehudah said...

Yes. As you know various mourning observances remain in effect until noon 10 b'Av.

Jack said...

Foodfight at the Rosebowl. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Ben-Yehudah said...

Jack, I don't get it.

Benji Lovitt said...

How much are tickets?

Ben-Yehudah said...

My guess is at least NIS 300,... I haven't checked yet.

BrooklynHabiru said...

Taanios 5:14

וכן גזרו שלא לנגן בכלי שיר, כולם; וכל מיני זמר, וכל משמיעי קול של שיר--אסור לשמוח בהן, ואסור לשומען: מפני החורבן. ואפילו שירה בפה על היין--אסורה, שנאמר "בשיר, לא ישתו יין" (ישעיהו כד,ט); וכבר נהגו כל ישראל, לומר דברי תושבחות או שיר של הודאות לאל וכיוצא בהן על היין.

Ben-Yehudah said...

{sigh} Well, in a sense the decision has been made already.

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