The Pet Shop Boys (Yes they’re still around. They never left, actually) come to the Hummingbird Centre tonight, 8pm (some seats still available), bringing their campy, more politically-charged pop tunes to the colonies (who knew I’m With Stupid was about Tony Blair’s love affair with GW Bush?). Judging by the various bootleg Youtube cell phone videos out there, the show is more militaristic and yet not as over the top as their “Very” tour. Neil is very 80’s expressionless, played with such irony, although his voice is weak. It doesn’t really matter ’cause the music is so loud. Of course it’s all on tape, but no one will find out.
If you’re a fan you should check out the Pethead gallery of mostly geeky men, empowered by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s nod-and-a-wink lyrics (Your Funny Uncle, anyone?). Warning: not too intuitive Flash navigation site!