The Glory

01/04/16: Who better to have a launch party for ‘Super’, the Pet Shop Boys newest album, than the Glory, one half of the group’s local pub?!

Holestar, Sizzle, and A Man To Pet (in a hilarious meter tall striped hat, white body stocking and foamcore sun-blockers) gave a tribute show and presided over giveaways of the new CD and other merch, whilst spinning all-PSB, all night.

The top floor was absolutely rammed with rabid fans, including Poly Amorous twirling around and looking glorious in a floor length gold sequin gown.

Downstairs, the newly re-designed club (look out for the new plush pleather booths and camp neon lights) had Chris Camplin and Terry Vietheer spinning all the sexiest of disco to boogie to.

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Toward the end of the night, the basement was heaving with boys (and a few girls) grooving to one of the best disco sets I’ve heard in a while.

Popping out for a cigarette, I spotted the ever-glam Princess Julia, in a camp sequin blazer, floor length skirt and a sassy gold heel, holding court in the smoking garden. All in all, a super-enjoyable Friday night send-up for a massively influential band at one of my favourite queer-owned pubs.

281 Kingsland Road, E2 8AS

Words by Bourgeoisie

Photos by Freddy Krave

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