Ta-dah! Popstarz presents… Scissor Sisters

The Scissor Sisters returned to the UK last night to play a special one off gig at our very own Popstarz.  The bands first ever UK gig was at Ghetto so it was great to see them remembering their UK roots and returning to the same crowd.

The Scala was absolutely rammed and we were DJing for 2 hours before the band as well as an hour immediately after.  Some rubbish photos are on my camera but I’ll have a look through them later and try and put a few online.  We played things like Dead Disco – Automatic, Sarah Nixey – Strangelove, Shiny Toy Guns – DIsko, The Automatic – Raoul, Morningwood – Nth Degree, Skunk Anansie – Lately, Peaches – Tent in Your Pants as well as all the usual Kaisers / Killers / Hole stuff.

The band were awesome. When we arrived, Ana was in the DJ booth talking to the sounds guys and has seemed to lose lots of weight since the last album. Her hair was much shorter and almost Geri Halliwell esque!  Jake was the blonde we’ve seen recently and the rest of the band looked great. The hairy side of the audience were loving Baby Daddy, but a lot went very doe-eyed over Del Marquis who was looking uber cute and declared ‘I first came to Popstarz when I was 19!’ with Ana retorting ‘Oh bless, and now you still look 12!’ As had been rumoured, Sir Elton John and David Furnish showed up and got a mammoth round of applause and cheers when he appeared on the balcony with camera flashes going like crazy.

The band played a selection of songs old and new, and the new stood up just as well as the old. The highlight of new songs was the Ana-led incredibly funky and danceable Kiss You Off. Paul McCartney is the new Filthy Gorgeous while the Elton penned I Don’t Feel Like Dancing got everyone, including Elton, dancing along. Comfortably Numb was AMAZING and I was pleased they played karinski favourite Music is the Victim where they were joined on stage by the tour manager’s son (probably about 5 or 6?) doing some adorable dancing! Ana and Jake were very vocal in their appreciation of the UK audience, and said how brilliant it was to be performing to a mostly gay crowd who could do anything they wanted and were proud of it.

This was their setlist :

Take Your Mama
I Can’t Decide
Tits on the radio
She’s my man
Paul McCartney
Everybody wants the same thing
Kiss You Off
The Other Side
I Don’t Feel like Dancing
Comfortably Numb
Music is the victim
Land of A Thousand Words

Filthy Gorgeous

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