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Midnight Movie: Depeche Mode Unplugged... Oops

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What happens when 100,000,000+ record-selling, synth-pop pioneering, Depeche Mode, go unplugged?

Myself and 4,500 others found out last week when the sold-out Santa Barbara Show was met with a fizzling crackle as the sound and visuals shut down. Depeche drummer Christian Eigner trudged on for an acoustic minute before the band stepped offstage. The gaff was fixed about ten minutes later. The SoCal faves returned to right the technical wrong and performed "Walking in My Shoes" in full. And the kids danced, and rejoined, and singed.