[photogallerylink id=93826 align=left]It was the toughest ticket in town for good reason. [lastfm]Foo Fighters[/lastfm], the Lollapalooza final night headliners playing at Metro? Are you kidding me? Show sold out in minutes, as you would expect, but seeing as though I’m your intrepid XRT Lollapalooza reporter, I was assigned to cover the event. It was, ahem, official business.
[pullquote quote="We have a lot of hits, and we're only half way through." credit="Dave Grohl"]Well, I am here to tell you, it was quite the show and the event. I saw Wynonna Judd in the balcony. Seriously.
I also saw Dave Grohl in the balcony. Playing Guitar. At one point he left the stage and I thought it was for a bathroom break. Within seconds he was right next to us in the upper level finishing the song. It was like at Buddy Guy’s in January. Pretty amazing.
Watch video from their set last night and get ready for tonight’s near 3-hour spectacle to close out Lollapalooza’s 20th anniversary.
[photogallerylink id=89816 align=left]As was the show. Dave and band hit the stage around 11p with Mr Grohl saying that at Lolla they will be limited to two hours, but not at Metro. They started the almost three hour epic club show by ripping through the new album Wasting Light from beginning to end. Nice warm up
At the end of the record, Dave said , “That’s our new album” and then we were treated to a Foo Fighters greatest hits show. Every song you’ve heard on XRT, one right after the other. You realize how many great songs they have. In fact after a string of hits, Grohl said, “We have a lot of hits, and we’re only half way through”. Then they played, “Learn To Fly”. The hits stopped for a cover of The Who’s Live At Leeds verson of “Young Man Blues”. They nailed it.
At one point Grohl talked about how the Cubby Bear was the first place he ever saw a live rock show.It was Naked Raygun.
Look, if you’re going to Lolla on Sunday, you are in for a treat. This is one of the best pure rock bands today. There’s a reason they have so many hits. These are songs that bridge the gap between good hard rock and really good pop.