Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage By Festival Security After 5-Hour Set

Damon Albarn
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Damon Albarn being carried off stage by security after refusing to end a set lasting five hours at Roskilde Festival in Denmark on July 4, 2015. 

Try as he might, the Blur frontman couldn't make a "great escape" (we'll be here all week).

Last month, Gawker opined that every concert should end at 11 p.m., because people have jobs and stuff. Looks like Damon Albarn was behind on his internet hot takes.

Over the weekend at Denmark's Roskilde Festival, the Blur frontman refused to leave the stage after a five-hour set with the Africa Express Project. Around 4 a.m., Albarn literally needed to be carried offstage by security while the audience cheered for more. It's all in the video below:

Albarn wraps a cover of the Clash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go," after which a security guard demands he leaves the stage. After a couple minutes of back and forth, the burly, baldheaded man finally lifts Albarn off the ground and carries him off, amongst a flurry of boos from the crowd.

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Africa Express is an organization that facilitates cross-cultural music collaboration; in that spirit, Albarn collaborated with Nick Zinner, Songhoy Blues, Laura Mvula, and many others at Roskilde.

Blur has a handful of worldwide festival spots this month; next up, Albarn and company hit Portugal's Super Bock Super Rock fest on July 17.