"And We Are *Still* The Pet Shop Boys!"
Above, Neil Tennant's final words to tonight's sold-out crowd of almost 100% middle-aged gay men at Radio City Music Hall. And indeed they are. An amazing show that took us far back into their catalog, tossing out old, unexpected gems that we've never heard in concert before. My oldie highlight: Domino Dancing. From the latest album, Fundamental, we heard: Psychological, Numb, I'm With Stupid, The Sodom & Gomorrah Show, Minimal. For my little group of hardcore PSB fanboys, we were over the moon to hear so much of the early material, including several cuts from 1987's Actually. The only downside was our realization that the balconies at Radio City are light years away from the stage, but we enjoyed nonetheless, as best one can from a kilometer away. As I mentioned, the Boys gave us a fat set, 25+ songs, but they did not perform my all-time favorite, the elegial Being Boring, which is OK, as it always makes me cry.
UPDATE: According to the NYTimes, "Judging from Saturday’s show, the Pet Shop Boys attract an appreciative crowd in which women are a distinct minority." Shocking!