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Dave Grohl celebrates Chicago’s music scene at Wrigley Field show

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The Foo Fighters took over Wrigley Field on Saturday for a sold-out show, but for Dave Grohl, it was a chance to celebrate some of the seminal bands that shaped his career.

Grohl has previously discussed how in the early ‘80s, he visited a cousin in Chicago who took him to his first punk show: Naked Raygun at the Cubby Bear, just across the street from Wrigley Field. That show, he said, is what made him want to start his own band.

“Tonight, I’m celebrating as much as anybody else because let me tell you, if it weren’t for your f—ing city, I wouldn’t f—ing be here right now,” Grohl said at Saturday’s show.

Not only did Grohl talk about Chicago’s influence on his own musical carer, he also invited some of the city’s most iconic bands to open for the Foo Fighters, including Naked Raygun, Cheap Trick, and Urge Overkill.

Watch a fan-shot video of Grohl talking about Chicago below. 

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