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Albarn: The corporate side of the Olympics is depressing

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012

Damon Albarn

So, if you’re based in London, it’s entirely possible that you’ve missed that there’s some sporty stuff about to happen. But you won’t have missed the huge amount of corporate dollar being spent in the capital though. Hooray for capitalism!

Or not, as Damon Albarn will tell you. His band, Blur, of course, are playing a big corporate-sponsored concert to mark the end of the Olympics. But they aren’t doing it for BT’s benefit, before you say anything. Speaking to The Sun, Albarn said: “I’m just anti the capitalism of it all. We’re not doing the gig for the corporate side of the Olympics, we’re doing it for the human beings. It feels like you’re drowning in commercialism at the moment. It’s depressing”.

Oh, you lucky human beings.