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Blur live at Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert, 2012

Setlist:

   Girls & Boys
   London Loves
   Tracy Jacks
   Jubilee
   Beetlebum
   Coffee & TV
   Out Of Time (with Khyam Allami)
   Young & Lovely
   Trimm Trabb
   Caramel
   Sunday Sunday
   Country House
   Parklife (with Phil Daniels)
   Bugman / Colin Zeal / Oily Water
   Popscene
   Advert
   Song 2
   No Distance Left To Run
   Tender
   This Is A Low

   - - Encore - -
   Sing
   Under The Westway
   Intermission
   End Of A Century
   For Tomorrow (Visit To Primrose
      Hill Extended)
   The Universal



 

Poster for the concert
Poster for the concert



Harry Enfield as a 'tea lady'
'Tea lady' Harry Enfield joined for "Parklife" to represent the lost British tradition.

Date: 12 August 2012 at 21:00
Event: BT London Live: Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert
Location: Hyde Park, London, UK
Attendance: 40,000* SOLD OUT
Tour: 2012 tour

* An estimated audience for Blur. Altogether 80,000 tickets were sold for the concert.



Notes:
  • The London Olympics' closing concert tagged as "The Best Of British". Part of BT London Live's event series.
  • Bombay Bicycle Club, New Order and The Specials performed before the headline act Blur
  • Recorded and filmed for Parklive live album. Also broadcast live on Absolute Radio.
  • Before "Song 2", Damon praised Team GB's gold medalist Mo Farah and made the crowd do the 'Mobot'
  • "The Puritan" was not performed most probably due to technical problems or time constraints
  • "Colin Zeal" performed instead of "Bugman" and "Oily Water"
  • As it was Sunday, Damon changed the lyrics for "Under The Westway" to "...said rain would come on Monday"
  • Many people complained about the sound being too quiet. Read NME's article about the issue.


Reviews:

 


The stage
A huge model of London's Westway decorated the stage (photo by Linda Brownlee).

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