It’s 1:07am Pacific Time and I’m still packing. I have Bong Tags to print and laminate, an iPod/iPhone to organize and some t-shirts to finish. I leave for the airport in four hours. There was a time I was concerned I may not be able to make myself sleep on the flight over to curb jet lag. No longer. Now the question is.. can I hold off sleeping until I’m headed over the Atlantic for the long leg of the flight?
Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.