So they happily
They decided to play for about forty minutes and just play recent songs.
"Good dance tracks, so people could jump around a bit." (They
were going to play "Opportunities" but eventually chose not
to.) The full set was "Music For Boys'. "Where the Streets Have
No Name'. "Domino Dancing" (the original version. Not the 1989
tour version), "DJ Culture", "So Hard 'Was It Worth lt.?
"It's Alright' and, as an encore. "Being Boring (introduced
by Neil as "our favorite Pet Shop Boys song"). Cicero supported
them. Singing and playing keyboards on five songs against a DAT backing
The Pet Shop Boys on-stage cast featured Pam, Sylvia and Derek on backing
vocals, JJ Relic on guitar and, the only new addition, Lawrence Cedar
as program keyboard player. They also brought in lasers and asked Simon
Tutchner, who also worked on the tour, to operate the lighting. Behind
them they showed the video loop made last year for performing in the Los
Angeles Mayan Theater and on The Arsenio Hall Show.
They rehearsed two days the previous week, and then again on the day before,
but felt a little bit unrehearsed as both Sylvia and J,J. had missed some
rehearsals, They did a run through at Heaven on Tuesday afternoon to which
Derek Jarman brought the boy who plays the Prince in Edward ~l (he was
too young to attend at night) with his little brother "who danced
around chasing spotlights".
Neil and Chris didn't attend the film premiere itself (they'd seen the
film a couple of weeks early at a private screening and liked it very
much). Instead they went out to dinner with Jill Wall then went to Heaven.
"I was 40, nervous Neil remembers, "it was unbelievable. I thought
I was going to he sick beforehand, because it was all so really"
In the event they both enjoyed it. Despite one accident. At the beginning
of "It's Alright" Chris forgot to play the opening chords
and then the computer failed and only the drums and has line begun. "Do
you know," Neil told the audience, "I think we've played live
about 70 times, and the computer. Has never screwed up? Well, they have
now." Eventually. After much worried fumbling. Everything worked.
Afterwards they were joined backstage by Chris's family, Stephen and Gillian
from New order, James and Ian from ENif, the drummer from Nitre Ebb and
Derek Jarman, At about three o'clock they headed for a club in Earl's
Court being hosted by Di Pat Tony which was supposed open "till late",
hut when they arrived it was shut. So they went home. -rickets were £30
a head, and all the proceeds from the concert (approximately £23,000)
went towards an Aids research unit at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
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