Blur - To The End: Was Olympic Concert Blur's Final Gig?13 August 2012
To The End: Was Olympic Concert Blur's Final Gig?
They didn't give much away in truth. There was no heartfelt final farewell speech, not even before an encore that comprised of a rare outing for early 90s single 'Sing', new track 'Under The Westway' (the band performed under a giant model of the famous London overpass of the same name), 'End Of a Century', 'For Tomorrow' and 'The Universal'. Damon Albarn might've revealed that the group were paid only $480 for the performance, but that didn't stop themselves committing wholeheartedly towards the performance. The group spanned their entire career through their set, and were joined by familiar guest Phil Daniels for a raucous version of 'Parklife', with Harry Enfield also getting in on the act as they celebrated the "British institution" of the tea lady, according to the NME.
The most surprising rarity of the night was B-side 'Young And Lovely', dedicated by Albarn to the band's various children. It was one of many moments during the evening that could've been read as the group waving farewell, but the overall feel remains that they might yet be back again.
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