Graham Coxon and Alex James go back to their old school


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’
‘Bad Head’
‘Out Of Time’
‘Trimm Trabb’
‘Coffee And TV’
‘Country House’
‘Oily Water’
‘Chemical World’
‘Sunday Sunday’
‘End Of A Century’
‘To The End’
‘This Is A Low’
‘Song 2’
‘For Tomorrow’
‘The Universal’

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