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Foo Fighters Concert

Thursday, October 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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“When was the last time you were at a rock concert and got to see a fucking triangle solo?”
– Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters
Glens Falls Civic Center, October 9, 2007

Tuesday night Sarah, Patricia, John, and I cruised up the Northway to see a rockin’ Foo Fighters show. (Jen, unfortch, could not make the show, since she was busy getting an edumucation.) The band was excellent as ever and played a great mix of old and new songs, including Times Like These, My Hero, Monkey Wrench, and selections from the new album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

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Grohl is a man of the people, running across the floor of the not-so-crowded Civic Center at one point to rock out from the back end of the building. Later, when a fellow band member refused to smash his guitar as he had at a previous show, Grohl took matters into his own hands and, much to the pleasure of the crowd, smashed his own (then later told us how the equipment manager was mad at him for doing it). His comments about the triangle solo were followed by something to the effect of, “See? You thought your Ticketmaster surcharge wasn’t going to get you anything.”

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The last time I saw the Foo Fighters live was with Jonty during our freshman year at Vassar. We saw them at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City (it must’ve been either 12/01/1995 or 04/06/1996). It was shortly after Nirvana was no more and that band’s drummer (Grohl) started his own. I was also lucky enough to see one of Nirvana’s last shows (12/31/1993 @ Oakland Coliseum) before Cobain capped his own ass.

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  • 1 Johnny Roastbeef // Oct 12, 2007 at 6:10 am

    Damn!!! I wish I’d have known about the show; I’d have driven up for it!

    Glad you had a blast!!! Foo Fighters are incredible!!!

    Cheers, all!

    Johnny

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