Foo Fighters are the band you want to see live! The five of them put on a show like you wouldn’t believe. This was a Thursday night on November 10, 2011. I showed up before the two opening acts came on. That is how badly I wanted to see this band and I’m sure glad I did. The two opening acts were Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable. These two were pretty good, but it seemed as if no one even cared they were there. There was Foo Fighters chants all around the Wells Fargo Center before the band came on. Once the lights went out right before the Foo Fighters took the stage, was an awesome moment to be a Foo Fighters fan. You knew you were in to see something awesome!
The band came out and played “Bridge Burning” loud as shit! The tour was called The Wasting Light Tour. Wasting Light was the album that was put out a few months before the Foo Fighters kicked off this tour. The setlist consisted of a lot of songs off of the Wasting Light album, but the Foo Fighters also played all their major songs, such as “Everlong,” “The Pretender,” “Best Of You.” The setlist was pretty solid overall. I thought the Wasting Light album was one of their best ones they came out with so I loved seeing some of those songs played.
After 2 hours and 30 minutes, the Foo Fighters came back out for a six song encore. At this point Dave had lost a lot of his voice and relied on the crowd to sing the big parts in these songs. This didn’t bother anyone because the crowd never gave up. The first few songs were played acoustic by Dave in the back of the arena on a little stage that was very high in the air. This was the best part of the show. After Dave was done with his songs on the acoustic guitar, the rest of the band came out and they finished the show with “Everlong.” I left that concert with little to no voice.
Overall, Foo Fighters put on an unforgettable show that leaves you saying, “Those guys are fucking awesome!”
Concert Rating: 9.5/10 (Must Attend!)