[For continuing coverage of the Foo Fighters' secret shows of February 2011, see "Foo Fighters' Secret Show Last Night is Also Last Night Ever for Spaceland Club: Here's How It Went Down", "Foo Fighters' Secret Shows: Here's Where They Will Be (Plus Review of the Dragonfly Set)", and the slideshows "Nightranger: Sexy Bands and Foo Fighters" by Lina Lecaro, and "Secret Show: Foo Fighters @ The Roxy" by Jena Ardell.]
WHAT: Foo Fighters' Secret Show
WHERE: The Roxy
"It was supposed to be a secret!" Dave Grohl announced at the start of a not-so-secret Foo Fighters show held at the Roxy last night where opening acts included Scream and Bob Mould.
Thanks to some tips published by an "anonymous" source (ahem) and deductive reasoning, fans arrived as early as 11 a.m. to secure a spot in line outside the Roxy Theatre.
By 5:30 p.m., minutes after The Foo Fighters posted their second scavenger hunt clue, the line of eager fans wrapped past The Whisky and had already exceeded venue capacity. Only 150 lucky fans were allowed inside. Noteable celeb attendees included Nick Hexum and Pnut of 311 and Kat Von D.
This marked the third secret show where The Foo Fighters played their new album in its entirety from start to finish. At this rate, Southern California fans can expect to learn the lyrics before the album drops.
Fans have bassist Nate Mendel to thank--since performing the entire album at this recent string of club venues was his idea.
During a break in between songs, Grohl asked the audience what they are doing tomorrow. "Another secret show!" a fan yelled. To which, Grohl responded, "Maybe".
Grohl was talkative in between hits and paused to dedicate "Big Me" to fans and thank them for their 16 years of support. He also flubbed the lyrics to "I'll Stick Around", then called the mishap his "Christina Aguilera moment".
Fans and insiders are busy spreading word of another secret show scheduled for tonight. The Foo Fighters have yet to confirm said show, but the probability of seeing a white limo parked outside another well-known L.A. venue is high--so plan on calling in sick or leaving work early... again.
- All of the new album
- All My Life
- Times Like These
- My Hero
- Up in Arms
- Big Me
- Cold Day in the Sun
- I'll Stick Around
- Learn to Fly
- For all the Cows
- Stacked Actors
- Monkey Wrench
- Hey Johnny
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