Foo Fighters Troll Westboro Baptist Church and brings a fan on stage for “Monkey Wrench” in Kansas
The summer of 2021 is shaping up to be the summer of the Foo Fighters.
Fresh out of the way Hail satin– the Bee Gees cover record of the group’s alter-egos, the Dee Gees – Grohl and his company have toured the United States as part of their current world tour … and last week in Kansas, the rockers well- loved ones from the 90s made the headlines again.
On August 5 in Bonner Springs, Kansas, the group met old friends: The Westboro Baptist Church. And being the unrivaled entertainers and laid back dudes that they are, they couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a little fun. Jumping out of the back of a flatbed truck, the group assumed their identity as Dee Gees and delivered a flamboyant rendition of “You Should Be Dancing” for the hate group’s demonstration.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I have something to say,” Grohl said as the truck passed. “Because you know what?” I love you I love you. The way I see it, I love everyone. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do? Can’t you love everyone? Because I think it’s about love. You shouldn’t hate, you should dance!
Watching the recorded video over the phone of the rock band’s trailer (with a single roller skater as the caboose) taking on the infamous hate group is kind of a meta-experience in that thinking about American culture over the past two decades goes. However, this is not the first time that the two groups have crossed paths. On the contrary, Westboro Baptist Church has a habit of showing up at Foo Fighters concerts in Kansas – in 2015 the group did a similar stunt, Rick Rolling the protesters.
After confirmation last week, the band gave a phenomenal performance at the Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, even bringing a fan on stage to join them for a rendition of “Monkey Wrench”.
“Have you ever played such a big show?” It’s really cool, ”said Grohl when he invited the young guitarist on stage. After a stunning performance of the song (including Grohl giving the fan some advice on how to pose like a rock star), the crowd responded with overwhelming approval and Grohl sent his new friend backstage, saying, ” Go get a Diet Coke or something! “
Foo Fighters tour set to run through mid 2022 – check out their remaining dates HERE and listen to the original version of “Monkey Wrench” below: