Just a day after the Foo Fighters invited a KISS mega-fan onstage to play ‘Monkey Wrench,’ Dave Grohl has again turned his niceness up a notch, this time serving as a fan’s ‘dad’ during a recent gig.
As the Houston Press reports, the Foo Fighters’ Thursday night show in Houston, Texas saw Dave Grohl perform some fatherly duties after a teenage fan named Landon Mabe held up a sign that read “No Dad – Be Mine?”
Grohl introduced the band’s performance of ‘Big Me’ by stating, “This song is older than you. For the next four minutes, I’ll be your dad.” Following a rather emotional performance, Landon was invited onto the stage where, after hugging Dave, he addressed the crowd and exclaimed “I hope this is the best show you’ve ever been to, ’cause it certainly is for me.”
“I got three daughters under the age of twelve, now I have a fucking 20-year-old?”, Grohl joked to the crowd as Landon then sat side of stage to watch the rest of the show.
Speaking to the Houston Press after the show, Landon explained that it was a rather emotional experience. “I came here like, you know what, this is my first time being in the pit, I gotta do something, I want to get this guy’s attention because Dave Grohl is like, my idol,” he explained.
“So I think, hey, let me make a sign and I felt like it would get his attention. I didn’t want to (show) it in the beginning, so I did it in the end and it worked out,” he continued.
“I’m being completely serious when I say I’ve dreamed about that exact thing happening for years.”
Check out Dave Grohl and Landon Mabe onstage in Texas:
Foo Fighters @ Houston, Texas, 21/04/18 Setlist
‘All My Life’
‘Learn To Fly’
‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’
‘Under My Wheels’ (Alice Cooper cover)
‘Another One Bites The Dust’/’YYZ’/’Imagine’/’Jump’/’Blitzkrieg Bop’ (Covers medley)
‘Under Pressure’ (Queen cover) (with Luke Spiller)
‘Times Like These’
‘Best Of You’
‘This Is A Call’