The star studded (can you say Julia Stiles, Lance Armstrong, Gina Gershon…), semi secret Foo Fighters show last night at NYC’s Fillmore at Irving Plaza rocked my eardrums to an extent they haven’t been rocked in a while. The whole Foo crew, including founding member Pat Smear, gave the packed like sardines audience the time of their lives. And Dave Grohl never missed an opportunity to crack a joke or two. He even took a stab at bassist Nate Mendel as well as the Spin Doctors. Well, for that matter none of the guys (guitarist Christopher Shiflett, drummer Taylor Hawkins) missed any beats.
The set was chock full of favorites: Everlong, Hero, Monkey Wrench; surprises: Aurora; and new songs: Pretender, Let it Die. Mixing acoustic sets with electric sets and combinations of everything in between the Foo Fighters proved an intimate setting is the best setting to see such a group as big at the Foo Fighters. Arguably, the Foo Fighters may be the only surviving rock band in the world! Yes, the world!
By Jocelyn Vena