He might’ve been about two years too late, but Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters finally made it to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage.
The band headlined the festival on Saturday night, and it was a show worth waiting for. They missed 2015’s festival after Grohl broke his leg by falling off the stage in Sweden, but made it back to thrash out all the hits this weekend.
They were replaced by Florence + the Machine two years ago, and she played a version of ‘Times Like These’ in their honour, so this year, to thank her, the Foos played it back to her.
It definitely wasn’t the best dedication of the night, though. Not even close. Because the best dedication of the night came when Grohl decided to sing ‘My Hero’ for a bollock-naked man swinging his johnson around in the crowd.
“It’s starting to get good!” Dave shouts. “I see a naked guy! This one’s for him”, before the band launch into the 1998 single with typical gusto.
It went down well with the crowd, and also with the people on Twitter watching jealously from their sofas.
Earlier in the night, Dave kicked off my making some jokes about about the broken leg incident, telling the crowd: "I'm about two years late tonight, I'm sorry. Traffic was a bitch.
"Let me tell you something, for all of you who were here in 2015… I'm sorry I missed you. But I watched that show on my laptop as I was sitting in a wheelchair with a broken leg, and it looked beautiful."
They then went on to beat Adele’s record for the most swear words recorded in a Glastonbury headline set.
"We were doing an interview and someone said, ‘You know you’re not supposed to swear – there’s no swearing on Glastonbury,'" Grohl told the Pyramid stage crowd. "I was like, what the fuck is that supposed to fucking mean? And then I guess, Adele holds the record for the most fucks in a Glastonbury appearance. Now I love Adele, but guess what..."
Grohl then deliberately smashed Adele’s record of 33 “fucks” from last year’s festival by leading the crowd in a chant of “fuck, fuck, fuck” along to the guitar riff in ‘Skin and Bones’.
After breaking the record, the crowd kept going, leading Grohl to call out: "Dude, shut the fuck up, that’s 34."
The band bashed out a 20-song set, ending as always with The Color and the Shape single ‘Everlong’.
Here’s the setlist in full:
- ‘Times Like These’
- ‘All My Life’
- ‘Learn to Fly’
- ‘Something from Nothing’
- ‘The Pretender’
- ‘Cat Scratch Fever / Another One Bites the Dust / Keyboard Solo / God Save The Queen’
- Cold Day in the Sun
- ‘These Days’
- ‘My Hero’
- ‘This is a Call’
- ‘Monkey Wrench’
- ‘Best of You’
- ‘Skin and Bones’
- ‘Under Pressure’