Pet Shop Boys play living room gig
Published 03/02/2010 | 07:49
They wouldn't normally do this kind of thing, but Pet Shop Boys surprised a fan by playing a gig in her living room.
The duo took a ride to suburbia to swap full houses for a half-empty home as they played a selection of hits.
Lorraine Sands, of Twickenham, south west London, won the private performance in a competition to tie in with this month's Brit Awards.
The MasterCard Priceless Gig was arranged to celebrate this year's 30th anniversary of the Brits.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe recreated part of their spectacular Pandemonium tour live in the front room, performing hits such as West End Girls and It's A Sin.
Ms Sands, a project manager, said: "When I opened the front door and saw Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe standing on my doorstep I thought I must be hallucinating.
"I've been a massive Pet Shop Boys fan for over 20 years and to have them play a gig right in my front room, for just me and my closest friends, was too good to be true. It was the best day ever."
Tennant, shortly to release a DVD and CD of their Pandemonium tour, said: "Reproducing part of our tour in someone's living room was surreal but it was very good fun. It's amazing how much you can do in such a relatively small space compared with a stage.
"That was the whole point of it, to recreate an arena production, or elements of it anyway, in the intimate environment of a living room."
The Pet Shop Boys, who were awarded the outstanding contribution to music prize at last year's Brits, arrived with coloured cubes over their heads which feature in the show.