Friday, December 15, 2017

That Time We Went to A Foo Fighters Concert


Foo Fighters came to Salt Lake City on December 12th, and we bought our tickets almost 6 months ago. I have been a fan for almost 20 years and I was not going to miss another chance to see them since I'd been such an idiot before and never thought to get tickets in the past... plus I was a broke student for a lot of the years I loved them. 

I had no idea what I was in for. It was a literal face melting heavy rock concert, and the energy was enough to lift the roof off the arena. Dave and his band members are in their late 40's and 50's,  yet they run all over the stage head banging, screaming, and rocking the roof off. Also, they play 3 hour sets, with hardly a break between songs. If you've never been, I urge you to buy tickets. They're touring again come January. Be forewarned though, if it's not outside, you'll need ear plugs if you can't handle the loudest concert you've ever been to. They literally shake the walls, floor and ceiling with their music. I could feel it in my rib cage.

Since I was too busy having fun, I opted not to take any useless concert footage or photos (who looks at those after the fact anyway, besides to post on social media?) My only photos are the two above, of me wearing my Foos merch the next day.

I've loved the Foo Fighters since I first bought the Varsity Blues movie soundtrack in high school and heard the song My Hero. That would be somewhere around the turn of the century for those not familiar.

All My Life was my jam when I first moved to college. Everlong is everyone's favorite. Learn To Fly,  and Monkey Wrench as well.

I kind of drifted away from them for a brief stint in college (I'm so ashamed) when all my roommates were always big top 40 pop and hip hop fans, but I would inevitably find my way back to their perfect lyrics, amazing rock riffs, and my rock roots from my teen years.

When my mom died, these two songs: These Days, and Walk were my grief anthems. I felt like they explained my situation perfectly as I lost my mom, fell apart completely, and quit my job after being humiliated in front of the entire company after 5 years of loyal awesome work. I was a broken mess, and these songs healed me.

Then, as I climbed out of the darkness of grief and depression, Something From Nothing and Arlandria enveloped my spirit and I played them on repeat regularly. Their music saves souls, you guys.

Plus, if you've ever researched Dave Grohl, you'll find he's a phenomenal example on living your passions, staying focused, and making things happen for yourself. (Look up his Youtube interviews on success. You'll thank me. )

Example: After Kurt Cobain died, and Nirvana broke up (his first famous band), he grieved heavily, and then got back to the music world and recorded a demo of the first Foo Fighters album, in which he plays every single instrument on the record, and sings. He didn't form a band until AFTER his demo was picked up.

If you're not familiar with the band and want to be, or are and want to hear all my favorites... you can check out my Foo Fighters playlist here:

++ What concert have you been to recently? 

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