Dave Grohl stops a concert

Listen up, motherfuckers. If you're going to a Foo Fighters concert, be advised: there's no motherfucking fighting. There's only motherfucking dancing. If you break this rule, Dave Grohl might just stop the show, give you a dressing down, and then throw you out

Case in point: in this video from a recent Foo Fighters concert, Grohl apparently sees a guy starting a fight near the front of the crowd. Rather than relying on security, he stops the song and starts yelling at him — for a full minute. He calls him out directly, like a substitute teacher ("You, in the striped shirt, look at me!") and, also like a substitute teacher, says fuck a lot more than you think he should. Whose side you'll take can probably be precisely calculated based on how much younger than twenty-eight you are, and how many extraneous pieces of metal are affixed to your outfit. 


You hear that kids? There's no fighting in rock 'n' roll. 

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Commentarium (23 Comments)

Jul 13 11 - 2:10pm
anon

"There's no fighting in rock 'n' roll." That would imply that Foo Fighters play rock 'n' roll.

Jul 13 11 - 2:50pm
Jeff@DTM

Oh, don't be a douche... they are one of the last bastions of rock n roll in an era full of "rap rock" or whatever some of these assholes are playing.

Jul 13 11 - 5:29pm
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rap rock died 10 years ago....but i see what you're saying

Jul 13 11 - 5:33pm
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also i fucking hate it when assholes start fighting at shows...it's like you can be at a foo fighters show, passion pit show, or taylor swift show, as soon as some dumbass pushes his way to the very front, he gets surprised that he is getting little bumped and bruised and that no one is respecting his personal space, so instead of heading to the back of the crowd he starts swinging. advice to dickheads with little patience....STAY IN THE BACK!!!!

Jul 14 11 - 1:31pm
thinkywritey

Rap Rock died 10 years ago? Then someone needs to bury Kid Rock. Oh, too late, he's already putrefying.

Jul 13 11 - 2:51pm
Jeff@DTM

Nice work Dave, this needs to happen more. Eddie Vedder did something like this at a show in St. Louis where he tossed a guy who was texting during a performance.

Jul 13 11 - 3:05pm
Not Ian MacKaye

Fugazi used to do this all the time.

Jul 13 11 - 4:06pm
Someone

Amen, Jeff. I've been to way too many concerts where a small group of a-holes seemed to be there for no other reason than to ruin the evening for everybody else. Never seen anybody get kicked out, but one band did repeatedly tell a group of people trying to have a shouting-conversation over the music to shut the fuck up.

Sep 26 11 - 11:25am
Seb

Seriously, what's wrong with trying to talk to a friend during a show. Sometimes you have to, especially at festivals :L

Jul 13 11 - 3:41pm
Roy Lee Harwell

This sounded much cooler on paper.

Then I heard the almost matronly tone of Dave Grohl's reproach, and I hit stop before I could stop myself.

Jul 15 11 - 8:39pm
Robert Paulsen

Roy's response seemed much cooler on paper.

Then I read the almost matronly tone of Roy Lee Harwell's reproach, and I hit Submit before I could stop myself.

Jul 23 11 - 9:54am
Bron

Poetic, Robert. Nice one!

Jul 13 11 - 5:14pm
BrosephofArimathea

There goes my hero.... No, literally, my hero has left.

Jul 13 11 - 6:48pm
Scott

Josh Homme is like an artist at doing this.

Jul 13 11 - 9:43pm
Shayna

I love this. Too bad the Foo Fighters suck.

Jul 14 11 - 8:20am
LadyB

In the guy's defense, Dave Grohl is a pretty big douchebag himself.

Jul 14 11 - 11:23am
Jinna

Hmm, I've always happened upon interviews and clips of him coming off as surprisingly down-to-earth with a pretty great sense of humor, regardless of the adult rock his band produces now (and always has, imho).

Jul 17 11 - 5:39am
thundercarl

dave g. Is a down to earth guy who actually respects his fans, some people cant deal with that.

Jul 20 11 - 12:51am
Deanna P

I am 51 years old and love the Foo Fighters and have been to one of their concerts. What Dave did is on of the reasons to LOVE this man...and I gave my age so you can see what side of 28 I am on:)

Jul 23 11 - 10:29am
Anisha

And to think I was going to talk to seomone in person about this.

Jul 26 11 - 12:49pm
nyc

can we address assholes that crowd surf? I resent getting kicked in the face.

Feb 12 12 - 1:59am
Headinass

Musicians do this all the time...and I wouldn't be surprised if for all the wrong reasons.

..To enforce mind numb fans of their delusions towards them and their music.

Feb 27 12 - 5:24am
Antinet

Grohl justifiably kicking out a 1000 aholes at 1000 shows isn't going to make his terrible weiner rock songwriting any better.