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,

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