The Pet Shop Boys have been clear about the “technical glitch” that plagued the start of their epic Glastonbury set.
The legendary duo, who recently wowed Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on their Dreamland Tour, closed the festival on the other stage on Sunday night, kicking off with a sublime slice of Suburbia pop, with Neil appearing in front their captive audience with his face covered by a mask.
If you’ve been to their tour, you’ll know Chris pops up nearby, sporting the same outfit, but for the opening numbers of the Pet Shop Boys’ Glastonbury performance, he was nowhere to be found. North Shields-born music icon Neil has confessed things didn’t quite go to plan halfway through the set, although it seems most in the audience didn’t time it .
After taking things to a crescendo with It’s a Sin, West End Girls and Being Boring, a post appeared on The Pet Shop Boys’ Twitter on Monday morning addressing the issue, with the following message: “What a night in @glastonbury! The front screen didn’t come up at first, so Chris went to play keyboards backstage. Fantastic, huge crowd!”
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Fans were quick to reassure the duo that the unfortunate error did not detract from a fabulous 90+ minute performance, with one replying: “Phenomenal. Thank you. Go West m ‘brought tears, it was so powerful. 50 years of British pride and PSB, owners of Glastonbury, lasted well. Peace and love, and may you continue your brilliant journey”, with another comment: “Great set yesterday night you should have been the main headliners was!”
A third reacted: “You were totally amazing, fantastic sound, great visuals, nice to hear some anecdotes too. And regarding the technical issue, whatever, it’s live music”, while another tweet from the band’s account thanked Years and Years star Olly Alexander for being their special guest for a performance for Dreamland.
The Pet Shop Boys ensemble was a career-spanning musical masterpiece with other tracks straight out of the locker including Can You Forgive Her, Always on My Mind and Left To My Own Devices.
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