Graham Coxon and Alex James go back to their old school

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Blur played an intimate show at London’s Goldsmiths University in South London on Monday (June 22), a return for former alumni, band members Graham Coxon and Alex James.

Opening with debut single “She’s So High”, the reformed four-piece performed a lengthy 24-track set to just a few hundred fans, stark contrast to the band’s forthcoming headline apperance at Glastonbury on Sunday (June 28).

Referencing Blur’s recent small warm-up shows (at the East Anglia Railway Museum and London’s Rough Trade East), frontman Damon Albarn told the crowd: “I didn’t think we’d do this kind of gig again. I’m pleased we have, thanks for coming.”

Earlier in the set Albarn also said, with a hint of nostalgia: “I remember this place being cavernous, running around when there were bands on. It seems a lot smaller now.”

Other famous alumni of Goldsmiths include artists Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor-Wood and Lucian Freud as well as muscians John Cale, Placebo‘s Brian Molko and Dire Straits‘ John Illsley.

Blur’s Goldsmiths College set list was:

‘She’s So High’

‘Girls And Boys’

‘Tracy Jacks’

‘There’s No Other Way’

‘Jubilee’

‘Bad Head’

‘Beetlebum’

‘Out Of Time’

‘Trimm Trabb’

‘Coffee And TV’

‘Tender’

‘Country House’

‘Oily Water’

‘Chemical World’

‘Sunday Sunday’

‘Parklife’

‘End Of A Century’

‘To The End’

‘This Is A Low’

‘Popscene’

‘Advert’

‘Song 2’

‘For Tomorrow’

‘The Universal’

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