Dave Grohl had another ‘Good Guy Dave’ moment onstage at Foo Fighters’ show on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Grohl noticed a young child looked tired in the crowd near the pit, and he invited the kid and his father onstage and that he would ‘sing a song’ for him.
“Bring him up on the side, bring him up on the side.”
The scene was filmed by Matthew Vinge and uploaded on Twitter.
The Star Tribune wrote about the show:
The party took a while to get going, though. First came more songs from the “Concrete and Gold” album, ones mostly forgotten a year and a half later, but they at least gave Grohl a little time to save his voice. A trio of unannounced female backup singers added a little swagger to “La Dee Da.” Then drummer Taylor Hawkins sang his album contribution, “Sunday Rain,” from a Kiss-worthy, two-story drum riser.
As if telling the crowd to be patient, Grohl said, “We’ve been around 25 years. We’ve got a lot of songs to play.”
The rise-up song “Walk” did the trick, raising the audience’s enthusiasm level 45 minutes into the set. Then “The Pretender” — one of the band’s crunchiest and best hits — put it over the top, where it stayed through most of the second half as the Foo crew picked the cream of its nine albums save for the 1995 eponymous debut (an unfortunate oversight). “Breakout” and “Best of You” were ecstatic crowd pleasers, but it’s still hard to beat the highlights from 1997’s “The Colour and the Shape” that served as the pre-encore finale, including “My Hero,” “Monkey Wrench” and the ever-thrilling “Everlong.”
Dave stops song when he spots an exhausted child in the front with his dad and he offers them a seat on the stage. #FooFighters #MyXEC @foofighters pic.twitter.com/QMMw10MOSG
— Matthew Vinge (@mvinge) October 19, 2018