Pet Shop Boys Triumph At The Tower
Magical night of disco for Tennant and Lowe...
The Pet Shop Boys played the best gig of their 20-year career at the Tower Of London Last Night.
Camp as a row of Wendy Houses and twice as colourful, they popped out their musical crown jewels and showed why they're still the understated kings of British pop.
Fans unsure what to expect after previous wobbly and ill-advised acoustic outings were delighted by just the right balance of classic hits and new songs. They opened with Left To My Own Devices, and despite the laid-back greatness of Neil Tennants voice, a troupe of PSB lookalike dancers and the slick stage show, it took a while for the crowd to warm up.
But four golden cowboys, a dancing hat and a cracking-out of Where The Streets Have No Name later and everyone was up and dancing. Chris Lowe on keyboard duty, as ever, didnt dance, but wore a nice yellow hoodie.
Then came the quiet bit of the show when Neil sat down to do an acoustic version of Home And Dry and disco banger Before. Old hits like West End Girls, Opportunities (Lets Make Lots Of Money) and newies Im With Stupid and Minimal got it all going again.
They saved very disco-esque shakedown of Its A Sin for a well-deserved encore to the triumphant night.