Dave Grohl takes a stab at bands who play two-hour shows

Foo Fighters are known for playing for up to three hours at various gigs, finishing with the same high energy enthusiasm as they started. As the lead singer, Dave Grohl is very proud of this. He was sure to let their fans know during a gig at Calgary, tearing apart the bands who don’t play as long in their own “two-hour concerts.”

“You don’t want one of those little hour and a half long shows do you?” Grohl said, as he pumps up the large crowd. He claims they “don’t want that shit.”

“All of those new bands that play those little two-hour concerts, you don’t want that shit. Two hours and 15, I don’t think is enough. Two and a half hours, does that sound okay? That’s not enough is it? Here’s our fucking problem. We’ve been a band for 20 fucking years, we have a lot of fucking songs, and then add my big mouth on top of that, and we’re going to be here all night.”

This isn’t the first of Grohl’s monologues between songs that have proved to be more entertaining than your usual scripted crowd-pumping dribble. Last week he decided to rick-roll some Westboro Baptist Church protesters, who were gather outside before their concert in Kansas City. He explained further before playing an acoustic version of My Hero.

“Tonight, we were sitting backstage, and someone said: ‘Guess who is coming tonight?’ And I said, ‘Who?’ They said, ‘Them.’ I said, ‘Why?’ They said, ‘Cause.’ And I said, ‘Cool, let’s go out and fuckin’ hang out with them,” he recounted.

“So we didn’t have enough time to put together the big old show that we put on last time, so we figured, you know what, why don’t we just fucking rickroll their ass? Cause nothing says love like a little Rick Astley in your life, you know what I’m saying? Never gonna give his ass up!”

“You can’t just sit there and do nothing; you got to go out and say what you want to say. So we did,” Grohl said as he began strumming the song’s intro. He dedicated the song to “the people who go out and speak their mind, to stand up for what they think is right”.