Watch Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Invite A Fan In A Wheelchair Onstage During Everlong
Rock titans Foo Fighters aren’t shy when it comes to bringing fans up onstage with them: in fairly recent memory alone, last year Dave Grohl invited a blind child up to play his guitar, as well as a 10-year-old boy to jam on a cover of Metallica’s Enter Sandman.
Now, as the band return to Europe to headline a bunch of massive festivals (including Reading & Leeds at the end of the month), Dave invited a crowdsurfing fan in a wheelchair up to join them for the show’s closing number and watch the performance at Sziget Festival in Hungary.
Ahead of Everlong, the frontman spotted the fan and told the crowd: “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to say, even to the guy in the fucking wheelchair. He’s the fucking star of the show right there – that’s the fucking star of the show. My man! My man! I have a question: do you wanna come up and watch the show from up here?”
Once the track was over, Dave then encouraged the fan to chuck his guitar down the ego ramp. Amazing.
Check out fan-shot footage of the entire thing below.
In other news, we recently asked Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett about the band’s enduring appeal, and if he could pinpoint the secret to their continued success.
“I don’t know that it’s any specific one thing, but I think you have to credit a lot of it to Dave and his personality,” Chris pondered. “People love that dude. I think he represents something to a lot of people out there. He has that gift that means he can make 80,000 people feel like they’re his best friend. He has that kind of magic, that x‑factor thing. I don’t know how you define that, or explain that.
“On top of that, we’ve consistently put out records every couple of years. There’s never been a point where we’ve taken 10 years off because we all fucking hate each other and have broken up. Or we’ve all gone off and made reggae records, or whatever. We go out on the road and we play. There’s never been a huge diversion from consistently doing the work. And for people of a certain age when Nevermind came out, our band triggers an emotion in them. And now they bring their kids to the shows.”
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