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  • Blur @ Hyde Park Olympic Closing Ceremony Celebration, London 8/12/12
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During the official Olympics closing ceremony last night, a brass band played Blur’s song “Parklife.” But the band themselves held their own sort of closing ceremony nearby at London’s Hyde Park, playing what may or may not be their last-ever show and topping a very British bill that also featured New Order, the Specials, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Phil Daniels, the actor who did the “Parklife” monologue, appeared onstage with the band, along with comedian Harry Enfield, who was dressed as a tea lady. According to many reports, the show itself was way too quiet, but the career-spanning setlist was nothing to quibble about. Below, check out a few fan-made videos from the show, as well as the setlist.

SETLIST:
01 “Girls & Boys”
02 “London Loves”
03 “Tracy Jacks”
04 “Jubilee”
05 “Beetlebum”
06 “Coffee & TV”
07 “Out Of Time”
08 “Young And Lovely”
09 “Trimm Trabb”
10 “Caramel”
11 “Sunday Sunday”
12 “Country House”
13 “Parklife”
14 “Colin Zeal”
16 “Popscene”
17 “Advert”
18 “Song 2″
19 “No Distance Left To Run”
20 “Tender”
21 “This Is A Low”
22 “Sing”
23 “Under The Westway”
24 “Intermission”
25 “End Of A Century”
26 “For Tomorrow”
27 “The Universal”

UPDATE: You can now buy the concert on iTunes.

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Comments (4)
  1. “playing what may or may not be their last-ever show”

    Thoughts like that are a shot through the heart my friend. As for the Bon Jovi reference, I just don’t know. Move along.

  2. Let it always be known that Country House is my favorite Blur song and is so flllllipin amazing. I am disappointed that they didn’t pull out Crazy Beat and Charmless Man though. If it’s your final performance, you oughta bring out all the big singles.

  3. you can see the emotion there at the end, that’s what it’s all about…i hope that spurs them on to keep going and NOT let this be their last show, that would be a stupid waste. anyway, ‘good on ya’ UK, i’m happy for ya, it’s been a great fortnight…you won way more medals than anyone thought you would and it was nice having an olympics in an english speaking country again (like Oz 2000) so i could actually enjoy the music and cultural references haha…though RIO should be a blast even though no one on the planet understands Portuguese;)

  4. they just put out two new tracks some days ago, they’re just playing with medias (How many times Albarn talked about the end of Blur ?), this would be extremely silly to quit without a world tour.

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