Fundraiser allowed rare footage of Blur at The Square to be seen

Entertainment / Sun 9th Aug 2020 at 09:58am

A FUNDRAISER for The Square allowed rare footage of an early version of Blur playing at The Square to be seen.

The Square’s Adam Smith had been running a fundraiser on behalf of The Square to raise money to pay for acts to perform at the Town Park as part of the LinkFest celebrations originally due to take place on the August bank holiday.

With it all postponed Adam is still fundraising but will be waiting to run the event, alongside LinkFest, when safe to do so.

Adam set a couple of fundraising milestones with various activities for when he hit them:

Adam said: “When we hit £1000 we did a draw for a brand new pair of custom Dr Martens boots

“As we’ve now passed £2000 we showed the full never-before-seen video from when Blur played at The Square (under their previous name, Seymour) in December 1989.

“One song from this performance has been released and was used in the documentary ‘Blur – No Distance Left To Run’ with the audio being issued on 7′ vinyl as part of the Blur 21 box set.

“The 30 minute performance includes a rendition of ‘She’s So High’ which was eventually released as Blur’s debut single in October 1990.

Seymour played at The Square on 18 December 1989 as support to The Keatons. The footage is available thanks to Rhodri Marsden (of The Keatons) and Anthony Chapman who booked the show.

The video was shown on facebook.com/thesquareharlow at 7pm on Tuesday 4th August.

The GoFundMe campaign will continue and people can contribute via www.gofundme.com/the-square-community-event

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