Photo: Lauren Keogh
After tweeting about attending Scissor Sisters' Shepherds Bush gig, a Gigwise follower said: 'I didn't know straight people went to Scissor Sisters gigs'. Well, they do - there's no reason why gay people should have all fun.
Need any more proof that straight people go to Scissor Sisters gigs? Well, perhaps the section when a fan (male) proposed to his girlfriend on stage. She said yes, obviously. It was a cute moment, but it is still beyond us why people do these things...
The rest of the night, however, was anything but cute as Jake Shears and Ana Matronic thrusted and pouted through a breathless 75-minute set, showcasing tracks from new album 'Magic Hour' among classic hits and fan favourites. Leaving much of the onstage banter to Matronic, a one-woman vault of sparkly smut, who discussed how 'sore' she was after a session with her personal trainer and revelled in telling the audience how pleased she was to be back performing in 'Shepherds M*nge'. Cute, she ain't.
Having lost none of their energy over 11 years and four albums, their new release is their best since their debut, and it was tracks from 'Magic Hour' which stood out across the night. While great to hear 'Take Your Mamma Out' and 'Comfortably Numb' again, the fun felt fresher on tracks such as 'Keep Your Shoes On' and 'Shady Love'. The highlight of the night was, without question, new track 'Let's Have A Kiki', an Ana Matronic track which has already become something of an anthem among fans - and perhaps the one most likely to terrify the more conservative, heterosexual attendees with it's outrageous lyrics and ridiculous chorus.
Watch: Scissor Sisters perform 'Lets Have A Kiki' at Shepherds Bush
A spectacular show, and if straight people aren't going to Scissor Sisters gigs - they should. They've got no idea what they're missing.
Below: Scissor Sisters live, Shepherds Bush Empire 16/05/2012