Monday, July 04, 2011

Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes Bowl Arena

Last night, I went to watch the Foo Fighters supported by Jimmy Eat World and Biffy Clyro at Milton Keynes. WOW! What an amazing night!

Jimmy Eat World came on first, after another support act but I don't know who they are. Not a huge amount of people there knew who they were but I was up dancing singing along to their old songs mostly like The Middle and Sweetness. They were a very good start to the evening! Certainly had a few people dancing along!

Then Biffy, having seen them for the first time last year, it was even more spectacular to see them in an open air field, that felt more like a mini-festival, surrounded by 65,000 people! Singing mostly songs of the Only Revolutions album, there was a lot more people dancing and singing along to them. They played two of my favourites God & Satan, giving me goosebumps and Born on a Horse, which I danced like an idiot too! It was perfect sunshine when they performed Many of Horror and the feeling of most of the 65,000 audience singing the chorus back at Simon Neil and the rest of the boys was something truly special. Finishing with Mountains was a perfect end to the set.

Finally the Foo's! My god they know how to put on a show! Opening with Bridge Burning of the new album every person in the crowd feeling the excitement as they came out to perform the first song. When they played My Hero, you could see the passion of the song across Dave Grohl's face and having everyone sing the chorus to him as he walked down the catwalk stage in to the crowd. When they moved on to perform Dear Rosemary with Bob Mould who inspired Dave Grohl in to music, it was an amazing feeling to see how much he respects other artists. The passion and energy in his performance is something amazing! To think how long the band has been in the music and to still have that energy is remarkable! They are one of a kind!

Best of You, I don't think I have ever loved a song being performed as much. When he took a break at the end of the song to drink, 65,000 people singing back the "oooooohhhooo" "Oooohhhhhhhhhooo" bit of the song. I had goosebumps all over as Dave Grohl was speechless on stage by what was happening, it was an amazing feeling! I don't think he expected that to ever happen, this is what made it more special.

The encore...This was definitely the highlight of the show. Singing Wheels and Times Like These was amazing enough. But then he invited to the stage Seasick Steve and John Paul Jones (guitarist of Led Zep) for a jamming session where Dave Grohl played the drums. This is made it the most surreal nights of my life. I never expected that, it was truly a one-off! Three legends on stage at once...and acting like its something common! 

After that show stopper, they came out to perform the last song of the night Everlong, Wow! Putting every last bit of their energy into the song. They commented on how this night probably won't happen again and it's very true, the audience was hyper and the band was electric! Finally ending the last note of the song with fireworks. It was truly the best performance I have seen!

If you get chance to see them, take it!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds amazing :) I'm glad you had such a good time!