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On this day

1995: Neil is in Budapest for a brief visit that provides inspiration for the second verse of 'To Step Aside.'

2005: A performance of the Potemkin score takes place tonight in Bonn, Germany.

2006: The Pet Shop Boys perform at the Electric Picnic in Ireland.

2009: They bring their Pandemonium Tour show to the historic Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. On the same day, the U.K. city of Blackpool—Chris Lowe's hometown—officially launches its 'Brilliance' light and audio show, which features a recorded greeting by the Boys as well as a specially recorded medley of their hits, to which the light show is synchronized.

2014: For the second night in a row they perform in Gateshead, U.K.


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