Pet Shop Boys make T In The Park debut

Synth-pop legends also cover Coldplay

Pet Shop Boys played a hit-filled set at the King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent on the final night (July 12) of T In The Park, dazzling a delighted crowd with dancers, an elaborate stage set and an unexpected cover.

They performed against a backdrop of enormous white cubes lit in different patterns, and were accompanied by a troupe of cube-headed, block limbed dancers.

They played songs from new album ‘Yes’, including ‘Pandemonium’ and ‘Love Etc’ as well as older classics such as ‘Suburbia’, ‘King’s Cross’ and ‘Always On My Mind’.

Singer Neil Tennant acknowledged his band’s status as T virgins, saying “Making our first ever appearance at this festival, we are the Pet Shop Boys. It’s always good to be back in Scotland.”

As they played ‘Se A Vida E’ from 1996’s ‘Bilingual’ album, they segued into a banging house version of Coldplay‘s ‘Viva La Vida’, Tennant donning a king’s crown and velvet cape.

They thanked the crowd and made to leave the stage after ‘Suburbia’, only to come back on for an encore of ‘Being Boring’ and ‘West End Girls’ in feathered hats.

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Pet Shop Boys played:

‘Did You See Me Coming?’
‘Love Etc’
‘Building A Wall’
‘Go West’
‘Two Divided By Zero’
‘Why Don’t We Live Together’
‘Always On My Mind’
‘Left To My Own Devices’
‘Do I Have To?’
‘King’s Cross’
‘The Way It Used To Be’
‘All Over The World’
‘Se A Vide E’/’Viva La Vida’
‘It’s A Sin’
‘Being Boring’
‘West End Girls’

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