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Close your eyes and come with me on a journey back in time. It’s 1985, and you are preparing to see Depeche Mode with your friends—even though you don’t like Depeche Mode. Everyone else seems to, and you assume you are wrong about everything because you are 16. Years from now, you will have methodically and vigorously destroyed all photographic evidence of this particular phase in your young life, because you will have gotten wise to the fact that the ’80s were the most shameful era in fashion’s history. Some would apply the same sentiment to this era in music history—the years of synth-pop. Still, it is undeniable that Depeche Mode made a generous, if unsolicited, contribution to popular music. So plug in your curling iron and hike up those leg warmers, foxy. We’re, like, totally going to a concert at 8 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $33-$48. (202) 432-7328. (Arika Casebolt)