The recent Foo Fighters concert at the Sprint Center rates as one of my favorite concerts of all time. It was amazing to me how intimate it felt even thought it was held in an arena with about 20,000 people.
Dave Grohl is probably one of the coolest guys in the world. Not even a broken leg slows him down. You realize after seeing the show that all of the dancing and trapeze acts are not necessary. It is the person’s energy that makes a show. Dave Grohl was seated for the whole show, but kept everyone engaged for the 2 1/2-hour performance.
I also love the fact that FF are not an encore type of band. He said it himself at the beginning of the concert – “I am not into that encore *%$@, and we will be here until we are kicked off the stage.” I hate encores because it wears you out clapping and screaming in the hopes that the band will come back out on stage.
Dave Grohl not only appreciates the fans but everyone in the band and on his crew. He introduces everyone — and I mean everyone — from the sound guy to the tour manager, to whom we sang “Happy Birthday.” He also gave the band two breaks during the concert. His throne is brought down to the end of the stage or one time he used his crutches to come and sit on a stool to talk with the audience. He even showed pictures of the EMT that held his leg into place after re-setting it so he could finish the concert in Sweden.
We also enjoy FF so much that we are big fans of their HBO show, “Sonic Highways.” My favorite was the one filmed in Chicago. My husband and I were so engaged that we did not speak a word until after the show. Their love of every genre and for history is apparent in all the cities that they visited. It’s also contagious because I would like to learn more about the history of music in KC.
Grohl asked the fans who are first-time FF goers to yell if they will come see another show, and I found myself yelling at the top of my lungs. You can bet that I will be at their next concert in KC.