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Foo Fighters Rickroll Westboro Baptist Church protest in videos

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When the Westboro Baptist Church picketed the Foo Fighters concert at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Friday, the band responded with the power of song — specifically, a Rickroll. 

Fans cheered and crowded around as Dave Grohl and his bandmates clapped along to Rick Astley’s 1987 single “Never Gonna Give You Up” from the back of a pickup truck. He brandished a sign that read, “Keep It Clean,” while Taylor Hawkins waved another that read, “You Got Rick Roll’d (Again).”

Watch video of the Foo Fighters in action below, as taken by bystanders.


#Repost @sprintcenter ・・・ @foofighters taking the party to the streets in front of @sprintcenter tonight.

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The last time the band pulled a stunt against the Westboro Baptist Church was back in 2011. They uploaded a video showing how they dressed up in fake wigs, beards, and a ton of flannel so they could pull up in a flatbed and sing a country song of their own making. “Keep it clean,” Grohl sang. “My mama says, ‘Keep it clean.’”

In the middle of the song, the frontman gave a speech. “I don’t care if you’re black or white or purple or green, whether you’re Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, men loving women and women loving men and men loving men and women loving women — you all know we like to watch that. But what I’d like to say is, God bless America, y’all!”


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