1993-07-27 MTK Stadium, Budapest, Hungary

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Notes

Hungarian band Sonic Smell were the support act.

Here is Daryl Bamonte's entry for the famous Devotional Tour Diary, published in Bong magazine in 1994:

It was a long trek from Belgium yesterday, and we had to drive out into the Hungarian countryside today for Anton to shoot the “CONDEMNATION” video. Dave seemed to spend most of the day being dragged around by Sam and Hildia. He wasn’t complaining though. It could have been the other way round…

From Jonathan Miller's 'Stripped' biography:

When encountering a group of Hungarian fans gathered outside his hotel, "Wilder staggered up towards them. 'Go on, fuck off!' he said. 'Get away from the fucking window.' Unsurprisingly, Wilder told a different story: "I remember in particular being chased through the streets of Budapest with Hep once during the Devotional Tour. It started out with a few fans seeing us eating outside a restaurant and following us back to the hotel, asking for autographs. Then, as onlookers became more inquisitive, the crowd began to grow. My security nun, Joel [Hopkins], started getting nervous, and said, 'One, two, three, run! 'And we had to leg it back to the hotel with a crowd of excited Hungarians hot on our trail. When we eventually made it inside, they were all banging on the windows of the bar, so I went out to have a word. I explained that we weren't the only guests in the hotel and it may be slightly unsettling for the other people in the bar to feel like they were in Night Of the Living Dead, but that I'd sign a few autographs if they promised to leave us in peace. "In the kind of situation I described, the whole thing becomes a bit like a hunt, where the chase is actually more of a thrill than the original point of getting an autograph out of someone. Hep and I laugh about it now, and at the time we never felt physically threatened; it was just alarming to witness the power and speed with which the event turned from a simple lunch to loads of people baying for blood, if you will. That said, the aspect that I did find rather hurtful was the fact that people reported that I'd told them to 'Fuck off.'

Video

Set list

  1. Intro
  2. Higher Love
  3. Policy Of Truth
  4. World In My Eyes
  5. Walking In My Shoes
  6. Behind The Wheel
  7. Halo
  8. Stripped
  9. Condemnation
  10. Judas (*)
  11. Death's Door (*)
  12. Mercy In You
  13. I Feel You
  14. Never Let Me Down Again
  15. Rush
  16. In Your Room
  17. Personal Jesus
  18. Enjoy The Silence
  19. Fly On The Windscreen
  20. Everything Counts

Sources

Ticket scans