February 2, 2010
Roaming suburban Boys
PSB, arriving for their performance in Twickenham
This is surely one the greatest promotional moments ever. Pet Shop Boys, The Greatest Pop Duo In History, in a promotion for the Brits (and in celebration of the CD/DVD release of their Pandemonium Tour), played a house in Twickenham, UK.
This reminds me of the over-the-top 80's MTV promotions in America, when people like John Mellencamp would show up to play in some "small town" backyard. The home owner, Lorraine Sands, was a contest winner, but supposedly had no idea the Boys were showing up to perform in her living room, where they played All Over The World, It's A Sin, West End Girls and, naturally, Suburbia. Neil Tennant said, "The whole point of it was to recreate an arena production, or elements of it anyway, in the intimate environment of a living room.”