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September 7, 2012 / jhsaeger

Foo Fighters Kill It At The Democratic National Convention

           As if capping their lengthy Wasting Light Tour with high-profile gigs at the Reading and Leeds wasn’t enough, the Foo Fighters briefly stepped into the spotlight at the zenith of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday evening. An evening after playing a three-and-a-half-hour set at the Rock The Vote event where they covered Pink Floyd’s “In The Flesh”, Paul McCartney’s “Jet”, and Tom Petty’s “Breakdown,” the band preempted Barack Obama’s acceptance speech by trotting out two of their most appropriate songs for the moment, “My Hero” and “Walk.” 

         The band typically pours everything into their live shows, but this brief set seemed to even rise above  their normal levels. Dave Grohl’s face turned beet red, Taylor Hawkins overplayed even in the unplugged, and Pat Smear still appeared to have as much fun as anyone could have on stage. The band joined Marc Antony, Jessica Sanchez, Mary J. Blige, and James Taylor in the evening’s lineup.
            Check out the Foo Fighters’ emotional performance:

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