Dave Grohl’s Only Expectation From Foo Fighters Fans During Live Shows
Unfortunately, there are times in the history of music when live performances caused the audience to have the worst day of their lives, or in the worst case, their very last day. Crowd surges and mosh pits aren’t uncommon as overpopulated venues and unexpected incidents during live shows happen pretty often.
While it’s not entirely the musician’s fault not to see these incidents coming, there are also several examples of artists preventing accidents or fights while onstage. Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl also had one of those stage moments. The musician didn’t only stop a potential fight from happening, but he also made an announcement to his fans regarding this issue.
Dave Grohl Asked A Fan Leave To Convey His Message
It was another regular concert day for Foo Fighters at the 2011 iTunes Festival on July 11, 2011, in London, United Kingdom. Towards the end of their performance, the band played their song, ‘Skin and Bones,‘ from their acoustic album with the same name.
While Dave Grohl was singing the song, he had to stop the entire performance after seeing two people fighting each other. The frontman wanted to detect the people to kick them out, and he eventually found the guy with the striped shirt.
It would be a total underestimation to say that Dave Grohl kicked out the man from the venue. He basically insulted him aggressively before commanding him to leave the show. What angered the musician the most was that his fans were there to have a good time while a few people were ruining the show by fighting.
After firing those who were fighting, Grohl made it perfectly clear that anybody who comes to his shows must consider that the entire audience is there to have a good time. Therefore, the musician signaled that if something like this happens again, the offender will also be kicked out of a show after being slammed.
In the middle of the performance, Grohl said:
“Hey, hold on a second. Hey, motherf*ckers stop. You don’t f*cking fight at my show, you asshole. Who’s there right there? Let me see him. Who’s fighting right now? Let me see him. Is that the f*cking guy in a striped shirt right there? Hey, motherf*cker look at you.
Hey, in the striped shirt, look at me right here motherf*cker. Get the f*ck out of my show right now. You don’t come to my show and fight, you come to my show and f*cking dance, you asshole. Get the f*ck out of here. I don’t put up with that bullshit. You people come here to have a good time, and that guy can f*ck off.”
While his furious manner is open to commentary, fans love seeing musicians who pay attention and protect the crowd, especially after the heartbreaking Astroworld Festival tragedy where nine people were killed and hundreds were injured due to a crowd surge.
You can watch those moments below.