Welcome to yet another instalment of Dave Grohl being incredibly wholesome. On Tuesday, August 13th, Foo Fighters performed a blistering headliner set at the Sziget Festival in Budapest. During the final song of the set, Dave Grohl beckoned for a fan in a wheelchair to crowd-surf to the stage and see the show out with a bang.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to say, even to the guy in the fucking wheelchair,” Grohl shared. “He’s the fucking star of the show right there—that’s the fucking star of the show. My man! My man! I have a question: Do you wanna come up and watch the show from up here? … Bring that motherfucker up here.”
The crowd gleefully met Grohl’s requests, and the man was sent on his way. Once the man made it to the stage, Grohl gave him a hug and invited him to watch the spectacle from side-stage. After the band delivered a raucous performance of their track ‘Everlong’, Grohl gave the fan another hug and invited him to smash his guitar onstage.
Grohl also invited a girl who he had noticed blowing bubbles throughout the show to join the band on stage and showcase her fine skills next to drummer Taylor Hawkins — both a heartwarming exchange and a fantastic return on investment production-wise.
We’re not sure what we did to deserve the Foo Fighters, but we’re so glad we have them. Check out the footage below.
Watch: Foo Fighters – ‘Everlong’ Live @ Sziget Festival
Back in May, Dave Grohl surprised a nine-year-old fan and drum prodigy. Yoyoka Soma is a youtube sensation, who has been uploading her drum covers for a while now. Soma appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she was surprised by Grohl who congratulate her on her masterful skill.
During the show, Soma revealed that Dave Grohl is her favourite drummer because of his “really heavy groove”. The wunderkind then took to stage to showcase her rendition of ‘The Pretender’.
After her performance, Ellen DeGeneres shared a pre-recorded message from Grohl, congratulating her.
“I’ve seen you play ‘The Pretender’ before and you’re amazing!” Grohl said. “So keep it up, because the world needs more drummers.”