Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Foo Fighters at Fenway

First opener was a band called Royal Blood, they were pretty good and made a lot of sound for two people.
The night before we saw the show had The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the second spot, I love them and would love to have seen them. For our show, it was The Dropkick Murphy's-whose music I was familiar with and kind of liked but they were really outstanding live.

Let's talk Foo, Dave Grohl broke his leg weeks earlier on the European leg of the tour and they ended up cancelling dates - this had me worried that they would cancel here as well. Fortunately, Dave Grohl is awesome, as are his team, who constructed what is being referred to as a rock and roll throne (among other things) that allows Grohl to perform without compromising his leg or healing - it also doesn't compromise the greatness of his perfomance ability which stems from his incredible ability to connect with his audience, despite the size of the venue.

Two and a half hours of amazing rock and roll, storytelling and surprises (most notably by his actual orthopedic surgeon coming out and doing lead vocals on the White Stripes song "Seven Nation Army"..

Here's the set list:

Everlong
Monkey Wrench
Learn to Fly
Something From Nothing
The Pretender
Up in Arms (Slow version with extended intro with Dave telling the story of his broken leg and his moving throne)
Congregation
Walk
Let's Go (The Cars cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
I'm the One (Van Halen cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes cover) (With Dave Grohl's orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lew C. Schon, MD on vocals)
Cold Day in the Sun
My Hero (Acoustic)
Times Like These (Acoustic)
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie cover)
All My Life
These Days
Outside
Breakout
Arlandria
School's Out (Alice Cooper cover) (with Sully Erna)
This Is a Call
Best of You

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