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Foo Fighters Agree To Play Gig Organized By Fans Without Their Knowledge

I pity the Foo

I pity the Foo

It all began with the Mentos video, that and a lousy opening set for the Rolling Stones and an interminable set at Forest Hills while all I wanted was to see was Blur back in 1997 and BOOM I was a committed Foo Fighters and plus? The songs did nothing over the years to change my mind and all that recorded the album in my garage was too self-serving.

Dave Grohl is always a little too self serving, he wants to be the Paul McCartney of hard rock, all thumbs up, hal fellow well meant. Well, I’m not buying it.

Except the bastard keeps on doing nice things.

I took this off gigwise: “Foo Fighters have agreed to play a gig in Richmond, Virginia, that was organised by fans without the band’s knowledge.

Over the past three months, 1,400 Foo Fighters fans in Richmond have purchased tickets to a show that doesn’t exist, in the hopes that it will persuade the band to visit the city for the first time in over 15 years.

In a video posted alongside the campaign’s crowdfunding site, which was powered by Crowdtilt Open, Andrew Goldin explains: “Foo Fighters, one of the biggest bands ever, and for years they’ve played all over the world… but there’s one place they haven’t played in over 15 years – Richmond, Virginia.

“We need a Foo Fighters rock show in Richmond, Virginia, this year. We’re selling 1,400 tickets to a concert to be held somewhere in Richmond, sometime in 2014. The exact location and date to be determined.”

Not only is it cool of Andrew to do this at all, it is also cool of Foo Fighters to agree to perform. There is something so sweetly good natured about the entire enterprise, it is like taking things into your own hands and forcing an issue. What’s not to like, right? Well except for the music of course… Lock up your daughters, the new album is due in November.

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