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- Posted on Jul 13th 2009 11:30AM by Stephen Dowling
The band took to the stage over an hour-and-a-half late after guitarist Graham Coxon spent most of the day in a nearby hospital with food poisoning. The guitarist had said on his Twitter feed that he was about to enjoy some "oysters and mackerel" on Sunday -- and then he was taken to hospital. Snow Patrol went on late to give Blur a little more time to make it -- a decision which hadn't gone down well with the crowd.Coxon managed to overcome whatever bug had laid him low and the band carried off a 15-song set which included 'Beetlebum,' 'Country House' and the Coxon-sung own 'Coffee & TV'. On Monday, he wrote on Twitter, "Oh god that wasn't nice." That's probably about as much detail as we need.
Frontman Damon Albarn said, "We nearly didn't make it. Graham literally walked out of a hospital to come here. He's alright. This is our last gig." But there were no details on whether this finale was just for the summer or for good.
The appearance -- at Scotland's biggest festival, and one of the U.K.'s most well-regarded musical weekends -- was the last in Blur's short run of summer performances, which included the closing set at Glastonbury. Blur had never said they were embarking on a world tour -- all four members have enough on their plates without that -- but news that the reformation might be over so soon is bound to cause furrowed brows for those who couldn't make their handful of gigs.