3 July 2009

Blur @ Hyde Park

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year and Londoners were out in force with sunhats, spfs and six packs (beers, unfortunately, not abs - this is England) in all the parks. I was in Hyde Park, watching Blur storm through their catalogue of massive tracks.

The devoted crowd sang along to every word and their varied setlist was rammed with indie disco anthems, quieter euphoric songs and Sounds Of The 90's. They helped define the Britpop era and it's great to see them commanding audiences like their old rivals Oasis (playing a string of Wembley Stadium dates next weekend? Overatedsis).

Alex James still looked hot, rocking out the double bass, tossing his foppish hair whilst dancing around with his guitar (mmm, that's enough...) and they were all grinning, energetic, tight and seemed relaxed together. Stripped of the boyish, egocentric arrogance of yesteryear, the important stuff remains: great music and a talented band. The Britpop Boys have grown up!

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2 comments

Mr Christopher said...

"But it would have been better if Mr Christopher was there."

Emma Louise Layla said...

Most definitely. Fly to London for tonight's show...?

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