Foo Fighting fit at momentous Bowl spectacular

Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters

SOMETIMES, everything just falls into place, and you’ll not hear Dave Grohl dispute that fact following Foo Fighters’ two night stay at The National Bowl at the weekend.

The sun shone and the mood was electric in anticipation of their arrival. Tickets sold out as soon as the shows were released at the tail end of last year, and expectations were high among the 130,000 ticket holders.

Milton Keynes Bowl, July 2, 2011. Crowd shots. Photo by David Jackson.

Milton Keynes Bowl, July 2, 2011. Crowd shots. Photo by David Jackson.

And consummate rock front man Grohl had everyone eating out of the palm of his very rock’ n’ roll hand! Foo Fighters delivered a mammoth beast of a rock ‘n’ roll show, playing for two and a half hours a night.

A few familiar faces came out to play with them too.

On Saturday night the crowds were greeted by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, and orginal shock rocker Alice Cooper, who delivered School’s Out and Eighteen.

On Sunday, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Seasick Steve performed, with Grohl assuming drumming responsibilities.

Event DJ Bob Mould also guested with the band both nights.

“This is not just another Foo Fighters show,” Grohl told the audience over the weekend. “This is special!”

Their endless stream of pleasers included Rope, Breakout, Monkey Wrench, Wheels, Times Like These and Everlong.

Both band and audience will carry the memories of a special weekend spent in Milton Keynes for a very long time.

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