n the following table you’ll find detailed history of Being boring
with most important dates and events:
22nd October, 1990.
Being boring released as first track on Behaviour album.
12th November, 1990.
Being boring released as a single throughout UK and Europe.
22nd November, 1990.
First live performance of the song on Top of the Pops in English TV.
Marshall Jefferson mix appears on US release of How can you expect to be taken seriously?
27th May, 1991.
Added to the Performance tour set for last concerts in UK and Ireland.
3rd June, 1991.
Clip released on Promotion compilation video.
15th October, 1991.
Performed at the Heaven Nightclub in London, UK.
4th November, 1991.
7 inch mix released on compilation album Discography, videoclip included on complementary video Videography.
(page 43, page 94)
13th May, 1992.
Performed at the Haçienda club in Manchester, USA.
28th September, 1992.
Edit of instrumental version released on Performance video.
Being boring projection released as a bonus on Projections—a
collection of video backdrops used on Pet Shop Boys concerts.
26th October, 1994.
First performance of Being boring during Discovery tour in Singapore.
1995 (exact date unknown).
The garden, Merril Bainbridge’s album released; one of the songs featured is a cover of Being boring.
Exotron’s happy rave cover played for the first time
on a rave event Hiroshima Mayday in Budapest.
7th August, 1995.
Live version released on Discovery video.
Exotron’s cover released on their Mindfusion EP.
7th December, 1996.
Merril Bainbridge’s rendition of Being boring released as a B-side
on single Mouth.
7th April, 1997.
Album version released on Dutch triple album
26th May, 1997.
Autopulver’s cover of Being boring released as a B-side on
Norwegian single Frisbee.
5th June, 1997.
First performance of the song during Somewhere concerts in London, UK.
26th October, 1997.
On Equality Show, the medley of Being boring and Sixteen going on seventeen is performed.
24th November, 1997.
Live version released on Somewhere video.
31st March, 1998.
Extended mix released on US compilation album Essential.
16th April, 1999.
Being boring by Autopulver released as a separate single.
28th August, 1999.
Unique version of the song performed at Creamfields Festival in Liverpool, UK.
20th October, 1999.
First performance of the new Nightlife tour version of the song in Miami, USA.
3rd January, 2000.
Live version from Houston released on third CD of You only tell me you love me when you’re drunk single.
16th January, 2000.
First performance with slight change of lyrics (“by the 1990s”) in San Sebastian, Spain.
22nd February, 2000.
Live version from Houston released on Mini PSB, Japanese compilation CD.
28th April, 2000.
Performed live at Equality Rocks concert in Washington, USA.
Extended mix released on Sampler, promotional CD including songs from upcoming first six album reissues.
4th June, 2001.
Remastered versions of album and extended mixes released on reissued Behaviour double album.
5th June, 2001.
A tribute album very introspective, actually released, including Being boring cover by David J.
12th November, 2001.
Composition of several various live performances of Being boring
during the Nightlife tour released on DVD and VHS entitled
8th February, 2002.
First performance of the slightly modified version of the song in Bristol, UK,
as a part of the short University tour.
13th March, 2002.
Being boring performed at a special BBC Theatre concert.
10th April, 2002.
A surprise performance of Being boring (even moreso considering that the latest
single at the time—I get along—was not played) at
Jools Holland TV show.
14th May, 2002.
The date of the concert in Miami launching the Release tour,
with Being boring as the first song of the encore.
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