We know Dave Grohl knows how to make his fans feel like they’re #1, and we know his band the Foo Fighters know how to put on a show like you’ve never seen before and closing this year’s Reading Festival was no exception.
Playing what would be their “last show for a long time”, the band took the stage the final night of the Reading Festival Sunday night and performed their hearts out with a tw0-and-a-half hour set.
At one point Grohl told the audience how he saw the night as being special in that it marked the end of the Foo’s Wasting Light tour. He said, “Well, well, well. The f**king Reading festival. You guys realize we’ve got a lot of songs to play. It’s the last show of the tour and it’s the last show for a long time.”
During the show the frontman dedicated the song “These Days” to former Nirvana buddies, the late Kurt Cobain, and bassist Krist Novoselic, telling the crowd, “I’d like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn’t be here tonight. This one’s for Krist and this one’s for Kurt.”
Merging his rockstar persona with his inner family man, Grohl brought daughters Violet and Harper onstage, while dedicating songs “Walk” and “Monkey Wrench” to them.
All in all, they played a fantastic set, performing 26 songs taken not just from their most recent album, but all seven albums from the 18 years that they’ve been together.
The boys deserve a nice, long break, but let’s not hope it will be too long, otherwise the Foo withdrawals will set in. Not a happy place to be.
Update: I guess Grohl was speaking only about playing England when he mentioned their upcoming long “break”. He took to his Twitter to write, “Jeesh! Relax… I was only talking to England!! About England … Stop eavesdropping internets!” Ha!