Jim Carroll

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Oxegen – Blur show the love

Nice touches from Blur in what was an all-hits set. They dedicted “There’s No Other Way” to the late, great Leo Finlay, a Dublin-born music journalist who worked for a rake of publications including Sounds and Music Week. He was …

Sat, Jul 11, 2009, 02:59

   

Nice touches from Blur in what was an all-hits set. They dedicted “There’s No Other Way” to the late, great Leo Finlay, a Dublin-born music journalist who worked for a rake of publications including Sounds and Music Week. He was one of the first people to write about the band (in their Seymour incarntion) and Damon Albarn explained that Blur’s first Irish gig was at his wedding reception in 1990.

And, later in the set, Damon Albarn dedicated “The Universal” to another late, great – Joe Dolan, the dude in the white suit who covered that song.

Full review to follow, though I did feel that the audience weren’t quite as mad for the gig as they were for earlier sets from Snow Patrol, Lily Allen and The Script. Tiredness? Drunkeness? Unfamiliarity with the bulk of the set bar the big tunes? A combination of all three?