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Thursday by Pet Shop Boys featuring Example
It’s Thursday! There’s no better way to celebrate this glorious day than by watching this glorious live video of Pet Shop Boys’ recent single “Thursday,” which they performed at Terminal 5 in New York on April 26, 2014. Released in 2013, the track is one of PSB’s best singles in years and unlike most of their contemporaries who continue to release extremely lackluster new music, Pet Shop Boys most recent album “Electric” is up there with their best work.
I think it’s a crime this song did not get more attention, but by sharing this video and seeking out the original, there is still time to make this track a hit. The song features an unlikely appearance by the rapper Example and as you are going to see/hear, this song is classic Pet Shop Boys.
I cannot wait for the Pet Shop Boys’ Electric Tour to come out on DVD (at press time no date is planned, I am just assuming one will surface eventually as the Boys are good about releasing their tours on DVD) so I can relive the memories of this awesome show over and over again. At New York’s Terminal 5 on April 26, 2014, Pet Shop Boys closed out the second leg of their US tour and when you watch the below video for “It’s A Sin,” you will see exactly why you should never miss a PSB concert.
Warning: if flashing strobe lights make you go crazy, you might want to sit this one out. If they don’t, click play and throw yourself a dance party.
To say I love Pet Shop Boys is the understatement of the decade! Their amazing show, The Electric Tour got a second life in America due to their performance a few weeks ago at Coachella, so the Boys swung back through New York’s Terminal 5 for a sold out show and the final date of their 2014 US tour on April 26, 2014. The setlist was nearly identical to the first leg of the tour (aside from swapping out “Memory of The Future” off “Elysium” for “Love is a Bourgeois Construct” from “Electric”) but that didn’t stop the show from being as amazing as it was the first time around. You can read my gushing reviews of their show here (for night one) and here (for night two).
I attended the meet and greet with the band and though they are still not into taking photos (read: please reconsider this for your next tour as a photo with you is what ALL of your fans that attend these meet and greets really want), but I had a great chat with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe nonetheless. I was wearing a G-Shirt that features the line “Being politically correct or discreet is lying” from my book “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy” and both Neil and Chris loved it. They wanted to know more about the book so I gave them my card and I pray that they contact me so I can get them each a copy (or if they are out there reading this, it’s on Amazon.com 🙂
Over the next few days, you’ll be seeing a few videos from the show and for the casual fan, if you think that Pet Shop Boys peaked with their worldwide smash hit “West End Girls,” you are sadly mistaken. For close to 30 years, they’ve consistently made great albums, b-sides, plays, ballets, videos and tours that prove that the Pet Shop Boys just get better with time.
Pet Shop Boys, I love you… etc.
Speaking of Love Etc., here’s a video of the track from their genius 2009 album “Yes.”
Just press play.
The setlist was:
Axis / One More Chance – Face Like That / Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) / Love is a Bourgeois Construct / Fugitive / Integral / I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing / Suburbia / I’m Not Scared / Fluorescent / West End Girls / Somewhere / Leaving / Thursday / Love Etc. / I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too) / Rent / Miracles / It’s a Sin / Domino Dancing / Always on My Mind
A few weeks ago, Pet Shop Boys brought their extremely visual and super awesome “Electric Tour” to New York’s Beacon Theatre. I of course loved every minute of the show (and I went both nights) and one of the highlights was the visual extravaganza during the song “Fluorescent” off their excellent latest album “Electric.” Many times the lights and lasers were so powerful, it nearly made my camera explode and several times, people having a conversation instead of paying attention to the show may be in the frame, so ignore that and enjoy this fabulous song!
On September 17, 2013, Pet Shop Boys closed out their sold out 2 night stand at New York’s Beacon Theatre. On the first night (see close up photos and full review at this link, which will open in a new window). As I stated in that review, casual fans heard many of the classic Pet Shop Boys hits (such as “West End Girls,” “Always On My Mind,” “Suburbia,” “It’s A Sin,” “Domino Dancing” and “Rent”). Die-hards got to hear rarely performed songs (such as “Fugitive,” “One More Chance,” “I’m Not Scared,” “Miracles,” and “I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too).” And everyone got to hear all of these great songs plus see a visual extravaganza!
Pet Shop Boys
I had a front balcony seat for the second night, which worked out well because I really got to see all the amazing visuals that Pet Shop Boys utilized for the Electric tour and I’m grateful to have experienced the show really close up as well as sitting a little further back to really take in the entire stage set up.
Pet Shop Boys
At the meet and greet, word had obviously gotten back to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe that nearly every fan was upset that you could not take photos with them. The PSB have typically been a band who go out of their way to make their fans happy (in the form of performing rare gems to keep it interesting, always releasing non-album tracks, putting out cool packaging for their product, etc.), but for some reason, they WILL NOT TAKE PHOTOS WITH FANS! They repeated this mantra over and over again that it was almost to the point of irritation. I am not sure what the problem is since people are allowed to take photos during the show, bands much bigger than Pet Shop Boys (not a diss, just a fact from my thousands of experiences meeting famous people) have no problem with it (or at least appease their fans because they know how happy it will make them), but hopefully Neil and Chris will soften their harsh view and give the die-hards the one thing they really want on the next time around. Neil even said to me “we may not do meet and greets next time because everyone is complaining.” That is so un-Pet Shop Boys to be so bitchy about something that is such a no-brainer. But I digress…
Pet Shop Boys with Example
Enjoy the visuals from the Electric Tour. I sure did!
Pet Shop Boys
Opening act/DJ/producer Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont.
Stuart Price aka Jacques LuCont
Pet Shop Boys
Thanks PSB! I heart you!!!
Pet Shop Boys
The setlist was:
Axis / One More Chance – Face Like That / Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) / Memory of the Future / Fugitive / Integral / I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing / Suburbia / I’m Not Scared / Fluorescent / West End Girls / Somewhere / Leaving / Thursday / Love Etc. / I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too) / Rent / Miracles / It’s a Sin / Domino Dancing / Always on My Mind