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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Pet Shop Boys at The O2...

Last week Stuart and I went to see The Pet Shop Boys at The O2. And what a dazzling disco of a show it was.

Ostensibly to promote their new album we were treated to an amazing weave of new songs from last year's low-key Elysium, pumped up techno versions of PSB classics along with songs from the forthcoming dancefloor-dedicated Electric.

The brilliant light show criss-crossed green lasers, illuminated the huge orange flutter bombs and clevery made the shaggy skulled Minotaurs seem to almost float across the stage. We were basically in an enormous, ecstatic rave.

Other highlights were Love Etc where the boys were in adjacent upright beds as writhing dancers' bodies were projected on to the sheets beneath their heads. And rapper Example showed up to sing on joyous new song Thursday which went down a storm.

We'd been whipped into a frenzy when we were asked to crank it up a notch further... Neil bellowed out "OK London, let's do it" as It's A Sin thundered out around the venue and we hurtled towards the finale dancing like loons.

What an ending! What a show! Can't wait to see them a again.

Here's the full set list:-
One More Chance / Face Like That
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
Memory of the Future
I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing
I'm Not Scared
Last to Die (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein cover)
Thursday (with Example)
Love Etc.
I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)
It's a Sin
Domino Dancing
Go West (Village People cover)
Always on My Mind (Brenda Lee cover)
West End Girls

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