Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy 50th Birthday Dave Gahan

Dave (David) Gahan
May 9, 1962

Happy Birthday Dave Gahan!! Happy Dave Day and a Happy Dave Day to Russian Devotees!!
It's here!! I've been counting down the days as if it were christmas!! Today is a great day in DM and Music history! Lead singer and frontman of Depeche Mode, our Devotees 'Personal Jesus' Celebrates his 50th Birthday!!
He has sang to us, he has danced for us, he has understood us and saved us!! The greatest frontman of all time has died and come back and it's truly a miracle he's with us today! After surviving drug addiction and an overdose in the ealry to mid 90's and his heath and cancer scares on the last DM tour in 2009, I'm really grateful he's still with us. I don't think I could express the many thoughts and feelings I have for Depeche Mode and their music, other that they for me or the closest thing to godliness. Being that I look to their music in times of hope, pain, and happiness.

I created this back in 2010 when I saw one similar for Morrissey. I've noticed it's spread around the world with DM fans, I've pleased that everyone feels the same!

A picture of Dave when he was baby, how adorable!

Oh look at all those cute Russian Dave look a likes!! Here's an excerpt from the documentary "The Posters Came From The Walls" a brilliant film made about DM fans around the world. It was only screened in certain cities around the world and has not been released on dvd. I was fortunate to go to one of the screenings when it was released back in 2010. For those that Don't know Dave Day is a term coined by Russian Devotees, who celebrate Daves birthday in the streets of Russia, which also happens to be the same day as their national military day. I think more US fans should start having DM parades in the middle of the streets! Some of my Russian friends tell me it's not like how it used to be anymore but, darn those Russians stay devoted!! I love you Russsian Devotees!!

A Beautifully made tribute video for Dave!

Here is an awesome fan made video for Dave's 50th!!

Happy Birthday Dave Gahan!!
Wearing my 'Girls Gahan Wild' shirt by SlickMode and my custom buttons I made with Dave's cake

My custom bottle cap buttons made and designed by me

Voila! Dave's 50th Birthday Cake with a version of the Violator Rose

I baked Dave a cake, like I always do! I think my cakes are getting better if you ask me! I also always wear my Girls Gahan Wild shirt and my custom made DM & Dave pins!! If you've noticed I even altered my blog playlist to feature Dave & DM songs. Today I'm celebrating by blasting Depeche Mode and Dave's music at all hours of the day, spreading the good word of DM & Dave and going out for Depeche Mode Karaoke tonight at the local bar Eastside Luv! (which now sadly isn't happening do to my depressed state due to some upsetting news, but like always DM is there to comfort me)

Have a Black Celebration Tonight!

Happy Birthday Dave Gahan!!
I love you soo much thank you for doing all that you do with your music!!
Happy Dave Day Devotees!!
Mode On & Stay Devoted

***Later in the week for Dave's Birthday there was a Black Celebration at The New Wave Bar with a special DJ set and performance by Devotional Dave of the Depeche Mode Tribute band Strangelove!***
 I made some custom Dave Gahan Birthday Cupcakes!

 With Devotional Dave of Strangelove at the New Wave Bar

Devotional Dave shows off his new Gahan Tattoo and belts out Dave's solo work

Devotional Dave debut performance of Dave Gahan's "Saw Something"

For the first time Devotional Dave beautifully performs the song "Nostalgia"

(photos & video by Victoria Inez Rivera)

Much Love,

Friday, May 4, 2012

Upcoming Events

May 4th
Das Bunker: Star Wars Night

If you're a Star Wars Nerd and love some industrial music like myself, then you won't want to miss this event at this world famous nightclub!! I've never been to the club, but I've always wanted to go! Once I found out about this event I just had too go!! Unfortunately I don't think I could make it out. Check out the dancing in that video, nothing but strobe lights in a dark room oh yes!!
 Only $10 and 18+ Early arrival strongly suggested!

Rhythm N Booze presents:
Pre Cinco De Mayo Fiesta with Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in advance! With Pachuco Jose!! It's time for some swinging, strolling, jiving and bopping at Spikes for what's sure to be a fun night of dancing and singing with an awesome band and djs!

May 5th- 6th
Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo
The vintage expo is here yet again!! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo while shopping or pick out a Mothers Day gift or just spoil yourself!! You never know who or what you'll find or bump into at the vintage expo!! It's a complete treasure trove!!

May 6th
Part Time Punks: Depeche Mode Night
Dave Gahan's 50th Birthday Celebration
Yes!!! I'll be here for sure!! Part Time Punks host DM Night in celebration for Dave Gahan's 50th birthday!! Dance the way to a night full of DM plus other synthy beats and songs! Oh and Dave Gahan cutout will be there to take pictures with, yay!!

May 10th
Morrissey-oke at Eastside Luv

Morrissey to be found in the eastside? It's inevitable with all us Latinos in love with him!! Eastside Luv, an awesome little wine and cheese bar dedicated to to love and culture of the Boyle Heights and East LA neighborhoods! They've hosted the famous Morrissey-oke! Were fans belt out nothing but Smiths & Moz songs and without monitors! They celebrate they're 1 year anniversary! I've never been to this bar, I've always wanted to and know I'm finally legal too haha So this is an event I don't want to miss!

May 11th
Dave Gahan's 50th Birthday Celebration 
with Devotional Dave at the New Wave Bar

Yes!!! This is surely a unique event not to be missed at all!! One night only, with a very special performance for the greatest of Black Celebrations!! Celebrate Dave Gahan's 50th Birthday with a special performance and DJ set by Devotional Dave of Strangelove!! Not only will there be singing, dancing and celebrating the worlds greatest frontman for the greatest band ever, but I'll be providing some very special Dave Gahan cupcakes, so get them while you can!!!! I bet there will be much much more than what you'll be expecting!! I'll be seeing you there!!

May 11th- 12th
Dita Von Teese presents: Strip Strip Horray!
at the House of Blues Hollywood

Boy am I excited for this! Beautiful, exciting and glamorous women undressing under the spotlights! But not just anyone Dita Von Teese and her amazing lineup of performers!! Dita performs in LA two back to back nights!! This will be my first time seeing Dita, even though I've met her three times, I can finally see what she does for a living!! I"m pretty excited to see all the glamour so up close and personal and plus all the other amazing talent that will be there!! I've had the chance to see the outstanding Perle Noire at the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase and I was blown away!! I can't wait to see more!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dior + Depeche

"All I ever wanted, all I ever needed..."
I was completely overjoyed when I saw this video, it's like someone said let's make Victoria's Day!
My favorite fashion house and my favorite band merged together! And not only that featuring my favorite song!! Yes! It's a match made in Fashion Heaven! After all  Depeche Mode (Fast Fashion) got it's name from a French Fashion magazine!
I thank Dior immensely for doing this, someone there is a DM fan!!

Song Featured:
Depeche Mode 'Enjoy The Silence'

with love