London Lite Friday, 3 July 2009 MoSS IS A BLUR BABE AT THE BANDS SPIRITUAL CoMEBACK KATE MOSS kept cool in the soaring temperatures as Blur made their spiritual homecoming in Hyde Park. Chic in hotpants and boots, the super- model, 35, joined 55,000 other fans at the gig last night. She and boyfriend Jamie Hince watched from the side of the stage, along with producer Mark Ronson and film director Terry Gilliam, as Blur kicked off a two- night run with their debut single Shes So High. Fresh off the back of their set that closed Glastonbury on Sunday, frontman Damon Albarn told the crowd that playing in the park was their spiritual comeback, adding: When we first thought maybe it would be a good idea to do some gigs, the first thing we did was to book this place. The reunited band -- Albarn, bassist Alex James, lead guitarist Graham Coxon and drummer Dave Rowntree -- played a two-hour set that included Girls & Boys, Country House and Song 2. They then launched into their breakthrough hit Parklife, featuring an appearance on stage by former EastEnders actor Phil Daniels, who narrated the 1994 track. And Albarn revealed that the setting for the evening had inspired the song. I had the idea for this song in this park, he said. I used to come into the park and watch the people and the pigeons and all that stuff. Absolute Radio is broadcasting Blurs Hyde Park set from 5pm on Sunday. THE pretty boy in the Fred Perry shirt was emotional: We feel so privileged to do nothing for so many years and to come back to this -- its incredible. Damon Albarn, who was visibly moved at Glastonbury, was a little frayed around the edges again last night, as the crowd hollered their approval after Parklife. There was a good deal of whingeing if Blur wandered off-piste. This audience wanted hits and only the hits. But if Britpops Blur have anything, its a vast stock of great songs. Alex James and Dave Rowntree, the almost laughably sloppy rhythm section, may play as though theyre wearing concrete mittens, but Damon and Graham Coxons tunes and way with dynamics ensure nobody goes home without a grin. They out-Jam Paul Wellers old outfit on Tracy Jacks, show Oasis how to do The Beatles on the wondrous Beetlebum and tingle the heck out of the spine on the anthemic Tender. Sure, there were low points -- Trimm Trab was dull -- and Damon dances as though music was a foreign language, but overall this was a triumph. A warning for those of you going tonight: Damon sounded spent by the end of the show. I just dont know if we can repeat this tomorrow, he sighed. Perhaps, but I bet he says that to all the Girls & Boys. by GeorGina LittLejohn Review blur HHHHI by Paul Connolly at Hyde Park Inbrief Scorcher over as rain hits London The heatwave came to an end today as rain lashed London. But sunshine is due to return tomorrow -- though temperatures will not reach the heights they have this week, with a maximum of 25C. On Sunday, it will again be rainy, but with lighter showers, which will continue into Monday. Yesterday was the hottest day of the year, with temperatures topping 33C. Angrypeopledo getrushofblood Anger does bring a rush of blood to the head, according to a study. Tests on volunteers showed that blood flow to the brain increased significantly with stress. But the rush of blood to the head with anger did not affect those who had high-blood pressure, the research at the University of Southern California found. Great stink at the Commons WOrK has begun on a Thames supersewer -- right under MPs noses. Thames Water has begun a 2.2bn project near the houses of Parliament terraces, more than 150 years after the great Stink from sewers closed the Commons. A rig is boring 100 metres under the river so engineers can prepare for the main tunnelling work in 2013. Britishnudists rushtobareall BrITS are flocking in record numbers to nudist colonies to get all-over body tans. enquiries have risen six hundred per cent in the last week, the British naturism Foundation said today. Thousands -- mainly women -- are phoning naturist colonies to enquire about bookings. Spokesman Andrew Welch said: Its been staggering. Holly to replace Fern on the sofa hOLLY WILLOUghBY is set to replace Fern Britton on This Morning, it was reported today. The giggly presenter was endorsed to bosses by Phillip Schofield, who co-presented Dancing On Ice with her. And Willoughby, 28, who gave birth to her first child, harry, in May, is said to have impressed during her stand-in stint on the show, according to The Sun. 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