Saturday, October 14, 2006

After 25 years, the Pet Shop Boys still got it...

2006 Fundamental Tour - Boston: 3rd show in North America
Friday, October 13th, 2006

What a concert!

Not only did we have FANTASTIC seats, but their show turned out better than I expected, especially since they played songs I didn't expect them to since I had seen their set list from their summer-leg of this tour. It was my first time ever seeing them in concert, and I've been a huge fan of theirs since the first time I heard "West End Girls" back in '86 when I was just 9. Wow, twenty years later, I finally get a chance to see them live. It was just a blast!

Check out this massive list: mostly in order

God Willing
Left to My Own Devices
Can You Forgive Her?
I'm with Stupid
Dreaming of the Queen
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)

- - 20 minute intermission- -

Domino Dancing
Se a Vida e (That's the Way Life Is)
Home and Dry
Always on My Mind
Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
West End Girls
The Sodom and Gomorrah Show

- - Encore - -
So Hard - sung by the three back-up singers
It's a Sin
Go West

The Opera House is quite a venue, and with their stage sets, I can see why they would perform here, BUT early in the show, I would have loved to have seen them perform at a small club venue, because it wasn't until "Integral" that I had to get up and dance. It took a little bit to get the crowd up on their feet, especially since you can get stuck in the seats with no room to go wild and then possibly annoying the seated folks behind you. But by the end, everyone was dancing, and in the orchestra section, you couldn't tell where the aisles were. It was awesome!

Here are some photos & video: dedicated to David, who was so fortunate to see them perform in New York during the Nightlife tour in '99-'00, but could not make it to this concert.

"God Willing":


"I'm With Stupid":


"Minimal" & "Shopping":


"Dreaming of the Queen":

"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)":




"Domino Dancing":

"Home & Dry":

"Where the Streets Have No Name":

"The Sodom and Gomorrah Show":

Before the encores:

Video Highlights: I'll be upgrading the quality at a later date

"Can You Forgive Her?" "Integral" "Always on My Mind" "Where the Streets Have No Name"

Encore: "So Hard" "It's a Sin" "Go West"

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