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PostSubject: Blur!   Tue 30 Jun 2009, 16:57

no thread for them!

This years Glastonbury had one of the best gigs ever, Blur at the pyramid stage on the sunday, i was at the barrier, i touched damon albarn (im such a fangirl!) and the sing-alongs were mental.

They were absolutely mind blowing good! loved every minute of it! want to do it again!

wish i had tickets for any of their other gigs.
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Tue 30 Jun 2009, 22:35

I saw them at the MEN last Friday and they were fantastic, definately in my top 5 best ever gigs. They seemed genuinely appreciative of the audience, Damon was a bit emotional a couple of times, and he said that gig gave them the courage to do Glastonbury. Really cant rate them highly enough Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Wed 01 Jul 2009, 09:18

AAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH! I JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR FRIDAY IN HYDE PARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Fri 03 Jul 2009, 21:15

i want to do it toooooooooooooooooooo!
i'll have to get the cd/dvd and enjoy that instead
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Sat 04 Jul 2009, 09:54

They were FANTASTIC!!! My 15 year old daughter is a complete Blur freak, so we had to push as far down the front as possible - trying vainly to avoid the plastic beer bottle grenades. (I really hope that was beer left in the bottles......). We had such FUN - singing and screeching and bouncing up and down. I do hurt today though, AND we had to drive back to Wales immediately afterwards. They only played 1 duff song - something about death of a teenager - Christ it was awful!! Apart from that we all had a wonderful day.
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Sat 04 Jul 2009, 21:15

They seem so happy to be playing together again.
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Mon 06 Jul 2009, 11:37

ticky wrote:
They only played 1 duff song - something about death of a teenager - Christ it was awful!!

Death of a Party, from their 1997 self-titled album. Quite appropriate under the circumstances - my friend was there and said that before they played it, Damon announced that Hyde Park was going to be their last ever gig in England (the implication being that the reformation was a one-off and once the festival season's over that's it)

Shame, I'd almost forgotten how much I love Blur and now I'll never get to see them - I don't really go to gigs any more but they're one of the few bands I would actually pay to go and see.
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Mon 06 Jul 2009, 11:48

I agree, Lee - I've never seen them either and would have loved to - one of my favourite bands. I'll just have to catch up with vids from some of this summer's performances.
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Wed 16 Dec 2009, 19:42

i cried at hyde park :'(

actually mother death of a party is the shizz

it was not great live though :/
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PostSubject: Re: Blur!   Wed 20 Jan 2010, 08:45

Caitilin and I went to see the Blur film last night - No Distance Left to Run. I'm not a huge Blur fan, although I thoroughly enjoyed the gig in Hyde Park last year. However the film was riveting. Graham Coxon does most of the speaking, closely followed by Damon. They really come across as an intelligent bunch of people (well, not Alex James so much - even though he's obviously not dull) and although I'd had pre-conceptions of Damon being a rather obnoxious individual, by the end of the film I'd really warmed to him. There are lots of funny anecdotes, which help us non-Blur fanatics connect to the band. I thought the footage of the band on stage at Glasto and Hyde Park was incredible - not just for the actual music but moreso for their facial expressions. It's a shame that they only showed it once on the big screen, or I would recommend any Blur fan (or semi- Blur fan) go and see it. Definitely one to buy on DVD (Your birthday's coming Caitilin!)
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