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Blowing Up Glasto With Mark E. Smith

The Fall’s President-For-Life and Unofficial England World Cup Mascot, Mark E. Smith, joined fictional comic supergroup Gorillaz for their headlining set at the UK’s gargantuan Glastonbury Festival Friday night, along with a host of other notables, including Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg and Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder.

Gorillaz were a late replacement for original headliners U2, who were forced to pull out of the festival after lead singer Bono injured his back taking the world’s largest dump.

“Mark E. Smith, looking more and more like an evil baby with every passing day, grimaced and glowered through ‘Plastic Beach’s ‘Glitter Freeze,'” opined Spinner.com, while the always cranky Guardian shouted that Smif and Ryder were “seemingly beneficiaries of a Make-a-Wish foundation for raddled northern indie icons.”

No one in the entire world thought to take a picture or record a video of the spectacle, so you can watch MES reading football scores on the BBC instead, below.

UPDATE: Video located. Look up! Look up!

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