July 26

50 before 50- numbers 44 & 50

No I’ve never been to gig. Shocking I know. Don’t know why. Never got round to it.

But when The Pet Shop Boys announced their residency at the Royal Opera House earlier in the year – I realised I could rectify this omission and remove two from my list in one fell swoop. So we bought the tickets and waited, with increasing excitement, for the big day to arrive.

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OH is, of course, no stranger to gigs (he did rodie for Pink Floyd after all), but I wasn’t sure what to expect – having only seen gigs on the TV  – except an extravaganza.

The light show was amazing; the songs – a good mix of old and new. I don’t think anyone sat for more than a few minutes at anyone time – and that was only during the bits you couldn’t dance to. My favourite bits – obviously “It’s a Sin” and “Always on my Mind” but the show stopper were the dancers in the inflateable suits. Fabulous!!

It was two hours of nonstop entertainment – and (according to my fitbit – whose flower was on dancing overload)  – I managed to rack up  18 minutes of elliptical exercis,  and there was me thinking I was dancing!!

As for the Royal Opera House: it’s so beautiful. From the red velvet drapes; the gold wall sconces, and the oppulence of the gold leaf. Amazing. I also like the way the stalls were on a noticeable rake.

All in all a fabulous night out, topped off with a visit to one of my favourite all night restaurants – VQ for breakfast!