So I know what you are asking yourself, why is a "theme park" site writing about a concert? I come here to see pictures of rides, and parks, and dirt and wood. What's the deal?
The deal is, we like lots of different stuff. But honestly, we do a lot of non theme-park stuff, and we don't always write about it. But we're making an exception for this one because it was just that awesome.
Written by Gregg Condon
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I've been on this planet for 39 1/2 years. In that 39 1/2 years I've been to a lot of amazing concerts. Like A LOT. Rush 12 times. The Rolling Stones. Lolapalooza 1994 (when it was still amazing). Rod Stewart. Elton John. Tool. Paul Simon. Weird Al Yankovic (yes, he puts on an amazing show, you should see him). Primus. Paul McCartney. 2012 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Induction Concert. Nine Inch Nails. Radiohead. Morrissey. Guns N Roses (the good version). Bon Jovi. Aerosmith. Green Day. Dave Matthews Band. Depeche Mode. Rage Against The Machine. Metallica.
You get the idea.
Out of all of the bands I've seen, I could literally count on one hand my remaining "Bucket List" (active) bands. Those would be the likes of Muse, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Genesis and Foo Fighters (as far as mainstream bands are concerned. I won't bother you with the bands you've never heard of). The reasons I never got to see any of these bands live are way too involved and unnecessary for this particular article. =)
So when a "surprise" Foo Fighters show was announced last week, with actual reasonable tickets ($65 for all tickets, with ticketbastard fees) we jumped at the chance.
What followed was an epic night of music, special guests and pretty much one of the most epic concerts we've ever seen.
When the band came out, Dave pretty much announced that it was going to be an Epic night, that we shouldn't plan on going home for a LONG time and it would be a night we wouldn't forget. He was right.
When the show started, right off the bat they brought out Paul Stanley from KISS to sing Detroit Rock City and Do You Love Me. As you'll see from the setlist below, they weren't messing around.
Now a cool thing about Monkey Wrench, it contained one of the most awesome crowd participation moments ever. I'm usually not one to take a lot of pictures or videos at shows (most of these were taken by my wife) but I'm glad I got this one. Dave really had the audience in the palm of his hand and it shows here.
Another note about this Jam, it doesn't even come remotely close to describing how awesome this moment was. If you saw the Sonic Highways Documentary (and if you haven't, why not) then you'll know who this guy is. If not, check out the video below, this guy is amazing.
At this point it was about 11:30pm, they'd already been playing for over 3 hours, and you'd think it was coming to an end. You'd be wrong.
The show started at around 8:25 and they played until about 12;15am. And everything about the show was amazing. Sure, some of the special guests didn't sound great (David Lee Roth) but the moments were amazing. Even my wife who doesn't really like KISS or Alice Cooper or even know who Motörhead is was thoroughly entertained. Plus she got to stare at her musical crush for 4 hours.