July 5, 2008 -
last time Blur played at Glastonbury
Festival in 1998 (photo:
Alex James writes in his
for The Independent that Blur were
very close of performing at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
"Blur very nearly played
Glastonbury this year, and there was a pang of regret when I
heard Damon's mum had nixed it at the eleventh hour."
Despite the cancellation,
Alex appears to be quite happy they never made it to the stage: "I was
looking forward to showing off to Claire and the kids, but I
suppose the important thing was to have been asked, and
listening to all that screaming I felt pleased about how
things had turned out."
He concludes with optimistic
words: "I'm sure it'll happen one day".