Ongoing History Daily: Depeche Mode’s odd photo service
Back in 1983, Brian McDonnell of Belfast, Northern Ireland, was a massive Depeche Mode fan. That year, he went to a gig at Ulster Hall. At one point in the show, he threw an old-fashioned roll of film onstage. Attached to it was a note with a request and his name and address. “Could you take a few photos and then send the film back to me?”
Unbelievably, that’s exactly what Depeche Mode did. T
hey loaded the film and took some snaps backstage and then mailed the undeveloped roll back to him. Brian died about 20 years ago of a heart attack, but his sister recently found these photos and posted them on a Facebook group called Belfast Concert Photographs of the 1980s.
I wonder if any group would do something similar today?