01.08.2012 Blur - Winter Gardens, Margate
Just by coincidence, I paid £35 when I saw Blur in Cambridge in 1994. But that was from a tout from a sold-out gig, and even he didn't charge me a booking fee
This was my 300th gig, not bad over 25 years and a bit, almost one a month!
Down to Winter Gardens in Margate to see Blur for the 8th time. This was a warm-up for a massive Hyde Park gig and I was lucky to pick up a pair of tickets for a “small venue”, although it’s not a tiny place as the official standing capacity is 1900. Because of the room’s oblong shape you’re never too far from the stage though, which is a nice touch.
Apparently London Loves was getting its first live performance since 1994, and I was really pleased to hear it again as it was always one of my favourites from Parklife. That might also explain why the video of the song I posted on YouTube is getting between 10 and 40 times the number of views of the other three.
No Distance Left To Run was getting its first play since 2000, too, and it was good to hear songs like Young And Lovely, Caramel and Trimm Trabb too, although more from Modern Life Is Rubbish would have been nice.
The setlist was:
Girls And Boys
Coffee And TV
Out Of Time
Young And Lovely
No Distance Left To Run
This Is A Low
Under The Westway
End of a Century
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Last updated 28 September 2014 15:49
I think I'm meant to do an "About" here but I think you'd be more interested in seeing a random seagull.