Dave Grohl goes viral all the time — when you go to a Foo Fighters concert these days, it’s more or less guaranteed — but usually his eccentric live moments have a relatively positive message. But the rocker wasn’t inviting fans on stage for beers or teary singalongs at a concert Wednesday night in Wichita.
A recently-surfaced video shows Grohl directing his audience’s attention to the INTRUST Bank Arena’s box seats to criticize concertgoers he thought weren’t engaging enough with the performance. “I can see you,” Grohl shouted. “Yeah, I can see you motherf–kers in the top, you know I’m looking at you! Don’t make me make you do the f–king wave, cause I’ll do it. I will get a wave going before the end of this f–king show.”
Grohl didn’t stop there, though. “They own car dealerships and s–t up there,” he commented to Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins. “I know who you are, you’ve got a f–king carpet cleaning company. I get it. You got tickets from the hockey team or some s–t. It’s all good. Just so you know, I’m going to rock your f–king balls just as hard as these f–king motherf–kers. You can sit there eating your chicken fingers, but your ass is mine motherf–ker. That’s just how I roll. Hope y’all got some f–king ranch with that s–t!”
But it didn’t take Grohl long to reclaim the feel-good Foo Fighters vibes. He brought out Jewel — who had collaborated with the band onstage just days before in Phoenix — Sunday night in Atlanta to perform the Stevie Nicks classic “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” Grohl, of course, had also played that song onstage earlier in the month with HAIM and Nicks herself.
Check out video of Grohl’s (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) “chicken fingers” tirade below.
And his latest performance with Jewel.