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Monday 23 May 2022.

Sunday 22 May 2022. PET SHOP BOYS live at The 02 Arena. Pet Shop Boys are playing a UK arena tour... "Dreamworld : The Greatest Hits Live". I have seen them perform a few fantastic visually stunning shows in the past. They have had a staggering 22 x Top 10 hits in the UK, including four number ones. They have sold over 100 million records (albums and single singles) worldwide. ------------------- Pet Shop Boys reputation for putting on top notch shows has worked a treat as their fans have come back in huge numbers to sell out The 02 Arena tonight, despite tickets in the front stalls blocks and the best Level 1 side blocks costing a whopping 125...and don't forget the 25 programmes. Legendary travel journalist SIMON CALDER was sitting a few rows in front of me in Block 112. PET SHOP BOYS arrived on stage at 8.20pm and played for 1 hour 55 mins. For the first 30 mins it was just the two of them at the front playing their classic dancy synth pop, then the first of a few costume changes and a big reveal as the rear of the stage opened up and the band appeared and the full visual treat of four big screens and a dozen mini-screens mixing live footage and pre-recorded images that looked fantastic. The second half of the show had all the big hits as the crowd got up to have a dance. A great show. Full PET SHOP BOYS setlist played tonight.... Suburbia Can You Forgive Her? Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) Where the Streets Have No Name (U2 cover) Rent I Don't Know What You Want but I Can't Give It Any More So Hard Left to My Own Devices Single-Bilingual / Se a vida (That's the Way Life Is) Domino Dancing Monkey Business New York City Boy You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk Jealousy Love Comes Quickly Losing My Mind (Stephen Sondheim cover) Always on My Mind (Gwen McCrae cover) Dreamland Heart What Have I Done to Deserve This? It's Alright (Sterling Void cover) Vocal Go West (Village People cover) It's a Sin Encore: West End Girls Being Boring