Foo Fighters performed at California’s BottleRock Festival at the weekend, but their set was cut short by festival organisers, who pulled the plug on the band during their closing song — but that didn’t stop Dave Grohl and company from finishing off their set.
As The San Francisco Chronicle reports, Foos headlined BottleRock on Sunday night, but midway through ‘Everlong’ the sound cut out and video screens were turned off. Footage of the moment (below) sees the band continue playing, as the audience sings along in support.
Grohl’s long monologues between songs added to the length of Foo Fighters’ two-hour set, as did a ‘Happy Birthday’ singalong for his wife, Jordyn Blum. That said, we reckon the festival would have known what they were in for when they booked the band.
BottleRock implements a strict 10pm sound curfew because some of its residential neighbours complained about noise from the festival during its first event back in 2013. The Cure also had the plug pulled on them during their performance in 2014.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins recently debuted a new song called ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’ at a charity concert, but it wasn’t performed live at BottleRock.
Meanwhile, it looks like Foo Fighters could be gearing up to tour Australia later this year.