For the primary time since COVID-19 decimated the dwell live performance business, New York Metropolis’s iconic Madison Sq. Backyard was crammed to 100 per cent capability on Sunday night time for a Foo Fighters present.
The rockers performed a protracted and animated set; concertgoers raved concerning the three-hour runtime, particularly because it’s been about one-and-a-half years since anybody has been in a position to see a dwell efficiency on such a grand scale.
The Foo Fighters invited shock visitor, comic Dave Chappelle, up on stage, the place he sang Radiohead’s Creep together with the band.
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Earlier on within the present, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins switched locations with the band’s singer, Dave Grohl, for a canopy of Queen’s Any individual to Love. The band additionally coated the Bee Gees’ You Ought to Be Dancing, just a little style of what’s to return — the band plans to launch a disco album within the close to future (sure, you learn that appropriately).
The live performance was the primary in additional than 15 months that had no masks requirement, no social distancing protocol or capability caps, and all concertgoers had to supply proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
Followers posted pictures of the live performance to social media, showcasing the group measurement and expressing euphoria at with the ability to attend a packed present once more. Many additionally used the chance to encourage others to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
A small group of anti-vaccination protesters gathered outdoors Madison Sq. Backyard earlier than the present, saying it was unfair for individuals who select to not get vaccinated.
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The live performance was confirmed originally of June.
“We’ve been ready for this present day for over a yr,” Grohl stated in a written assertion on the time. “And Madison Sq. Backyard goes to really feel that HARD.”
Grohl definitely lived as much as that promise.
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