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Foo Fighters get plug pulled at BottleRock Festival, keep playing anyway

The band finishes its finale performance of "Everlong" with help from the audience

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Foo Fighters // Photo by Philip Cosores

    Feature photo by Philip Cosores

    Foo Fighters returned to the stage on Sunday night to headline the 2017 BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival. The band delivered a 20-song career-spanning setlist packed with greatest hits, rollicking anthems, and brief covers of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and “867-5309”. By all accounts it was a standard Foo Fighters festival show — that was until the very end.

    Midway through the Foo’s finale performance of “Everlong”, the festival actually pulled the plug due to curfew. Undeterred, the band continued playing the song sans sound, with the audience singing along. Watch footage of the epic moment above.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, BottleRock implemented a strict 10:00 p.m. curfew after residential neighborhoods complained about the festival’s sound during its inaugural edition in 2013. The Cure previously had the plugged pulled on them in 2014.

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    Check out Foo Fighters’ full BottleRock setlist below. “The Sky is a Neighborhood”, a new Foo Fighters song recently debuted live by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, was written on the set, but not played.

    Setlist:
    All My Life
    Times Like These
    White Limo
    Learn to Fly
    Something From Nothing
    The Pretender
    Big Me (slow version)
    My Hero
    Another One Bites the Dust (Queen cover)
    Cold Day in the Sun
    Congregation
    Walk
    These Days
    Arlandria (With 867 5309/Jenny Snippet)
    Rope
    Skin and Bones
    Monkey Wrench
    Best of You
    Happy Birthday (to Dave’s wife)
    Everlong

    Foo Fighters 2017 Tour Dates:
    06/16 – Reykjavik, IC @ Secret Solstice Festival
    06/19 – Helsinki, FI @ Rock the Beach
    06/21 – Riga, LV @ Lucavsala Island
    06/24 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
    06/26 – Budapest, HR @ Budapest Arena
    06/27 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
    06/29 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
    06/30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/03 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
    07/06 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
    07/07 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    08/19 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival
    08/20 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival
    08/22 – Seoul, KR @ Jamsil Soccer Field
    08/24 – Bangkok, TH @ Challenger Hall Arena
    08/26 – Singapore, SG @ National Stadium
    09/10 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin
    11/18-19 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital

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