|PET SHOP BOYS SONG-BY-SONG COMMENTARY - MY CURRENT PSB SURVEY -> Venue is important||Start A New Topic | Reply|
|Post Info||TOPIC: Venue is important|
|Posted By: Gabby|
Posted On: Jan 21, 2019
|Venue is important|
I see some mixed reaction to their performances and I think a lot has to do with venue.
I saw the Electric tour at the Sony Centre in Toronto and it was awesome, and my missus and I decided to get tickets a couple of days later at the Caesar Casino in Windsor for an encore.
What a disappointment. The venue reeked of beer soaked carpet, and the atmosphere of desperate people pumping money into the slots was soul destroying.
The Boys themselves put on a great show, but I sort of regret going the second time because the first time in Toronto was just so awesome, and it rather took the shine off of that experience.
FWIW I think my count of live PSB is 9.
Performance - Birmingham NEC
Nightlife - Birmingham NEC
Somewhere - Savoy, London
Release Uni tour - Bristol Uni
Potemkin - Swan Hunter, Newcastle
Fundamental - Toronto, Canada
Electric - Toronto, Canada
Electric - Windsor, Canada
Super - Toronto, Canada
I also caught Closer to Heaven in London (I know it doesn't count).
|Posted By: DrewTO|
Posted On: Jan 22, 2019
|RE: Venue is important|
I agree, which is why after a dull experience at Toronto's Sony Centre for Fundamental, I didn't try to get Electric tickets because it was again at that venue. I found the Fundamental crowd lame, and the security over-bearing. Maybe I was too close to the stage (and hence security) but it turned me off.
Harder to get people up out of their chairs in soft-cushioned theatres. That said, I loved the Super tour there.