REVIEW: The Pet Shop Boys deliver a great night out at BIC

The Pet Shop Boys have slipped into the Bournemouth International Center on the final leg of their Dreamworld tour.

The venue was absolutely packed with a crowd expecting a spectacular show and you were not disappointed.

The crowd is a real mix of ages, which was great to see and also speaks to the longevity of the songs this band has produced over the past five decades.

Following a bit of a theme from my last shows at BIC, they had no backing and instead opted for an earlier than usual start and a set full of all the hits.

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A theatrical intro culminated with Neil and Chris appearing under two individual spotlights resplendent in long white coats and silver helmets with horns.

The opening bars of Suburbia drew a huge roar from the crowd, as did Can You Forgive Her and Opportunities.

With such big tracks so early in the set list you wondered how they were going to keep the momentum going and then they continued with When The Streets Have No Name, Rent and another two full hours of some of the best electro pop songs ever written. .

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At the Pet Shop Boys concerts I’ve attended in the past, they’ve always guaranteed flamboyant costume changes and a stage production that will blow your mind and tonight was bound to be no different.

The background screens were really effective, as was the light show and the great backing band and singers.

While we were treated to Domino Dancing, Love Comes Quickly and What Have I Done To Deserve This, the energy in the crowd only grew and grew, so by the time we hit the main stage Go West and It’s A Sin, the whole place was bouncing.

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A short encore of West End Girls and Being Boring closed the show on a high, but I’m sure the evening didn’t end there for a crowd that looked set to keep the party going late into the night.

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