Posted: 27 February, 2015
The Foo Fighters played ANZ stadium last night showing why they're one of the biggest bands ever.
(The Foo Fighters blowing the crowd away at ANZ Stadium: Triple M)
The Foo Fighters have blown through on their Sonic Highways Tour providing us with a 'masterclass in rock' as they wowed 52,000 punters from across New South Wales.
It will go down as the biggest and one of the best gigs in the last few years, the Fooies are an incredible live band and last night, once again, showed us why they're one of our favourites, providing a spectacle that we'll be talking about until they come around next time.
ANZ Stadium was the chosen venue and it's a testament to their popularity the amount of people that made the trip out to Homebush from all corners of NSW.
With Sydney locals the Delta Riggs and our favourite Chicago hardcore outfit Rise Against warming up the crowd to the point of desperate anticipation the stage was set for the Fooies to take the stage.
(The light / backdrops for the Fooies were awesome : Triple M)
As the sun went down, and the lights went up, a massive cheer came across ANZ as Dave Grohl (lead vocals, guitar, drums), Chris Shiflett (lead guitar, backing vocals), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar lead guitar, backing vocals), Nate Mendel (bass), Taylor Hawkins (drums, backing vocals), Rami Jaffee (keyboard, piano, organ) all too to the stage.
With an all too distinctive (Dave) 'growl' from backstage, Dave came running out with his famous blue Gisbon Trini Lopez guitar, running straight into the crowd along the gang-plank while they kicked it off with "Something From Nothing". From that point on with Dave leading the charge with his hilarious dialogues to the crowd, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand.
He yelled out to the crowd, "Are you ready to have a good time?" and the response was an overwhelming "Yes!", then went straight into track number two, "The Pretender".
After smashing through some of the band's most popular tracks ("Learn to Fly", "My Hero", "Big Me", "Congregation") it was time for Dave to slow it down a bit, heading down the end of the massive runway that split the front crowd he made his way to a intimate stage behind the sound desk, addressing the second half of ANZ for an acoustic interlude.
(Dave and co kept us entertained for three solid hours : Triple M)
He started off with some acoustic Fooies classics with "Skin and Bones" and "Wheels". We were then treated to a brilliant set of acoustic tracks mixed together from Times Like These to Kiss' Detroit Rock City -Van Halen's Ain't Talkin' Bout Love - AC/DC's Let There Be Rock ending on Queen’s Under Pressure.
Then it was back to the main stage and back to the full specatacle of the lights, the screens and the Fooies doing what they do best.
They finished up on a trio of their best, "Generator" into "Best Of You" into "Everlong".
At the beginning of the show Dave warned us that it was going to be "A long fucking night" but after three hours of seeing the Foo Fighters do their thing, we could've gone for another three.
Until next time...
1. Something From Nothing
2. The Pretender
3. Learn to Fly
5. My Hero
6. Big Me
9. Cold Day in the Sun (Taylor on vocals)
10. This Is a Call
12. Monkey Wrench
13. Skin and Bones (Dave acoustic on catwalk)
14. Wheels (Dave acoustic on catwalk)
15. Times Like These
16. Detroit Rock City (KISS cover)
17. Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love (Van Halen cover) (with Brad Wilk)
18. Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)
19. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie cover)
20. All My Life
22. These Days
24. Best of You
SYDNEY VIDEO OF THE CONCERT: