Top 10 Concerts of 2018 #9
Foo Fighters – Bridgestone Arena – May 4th 2018 – Nashville, TN
“HEY WHAT’SSSSS UP?!?!” Dave Grohl screamed as the Foo Fighters took the stage at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and then didn’t proceed to talk again for roughly an hour. If face-melting rock and roll is what you want, then Foo Fighters are your band. I had seen the Foo’s one before at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Indy back in 2015 (where they also played this summer) and they blew me away with their musicianship, long set, and Dave Grohl’s ability to work a crowd despite having broke his leg a few weeks earlier and basically not being able to move.
(Grohl on his throne)
On this Friday night in May, Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee displayed that after 24 years together as a band, they haven’t faltered at all throughout the decades. Starting out with “Run”, Foo Fighters cruised through 20 songs in the roughly 2-and-a-half-hour show. Highlights of the night included their hits “The Pretender”, “These Days”, “Monkey Wrench”, and “Everlong.”
One of the highlights of the night though was by a young fan who was in the crowd. Grohl brought up a kid he deemed “Lil Fonzie” on stage and this dude stole the show. Check out the video below to see what I mean. (Heads up, there is cussing. It’s a rock band, this is expected.)
Overall, Foo Fighters put on a great show and if you haven’t seen them before, I would highly recommend checking them out at least once. Their energy live is pretty much unmatched and they rock super hard.
Come back tomorrow for the #8 Top Concert of 2018!