***OFFICIAL FOO FIGHTERS THREAD***

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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,577
    goldrush said:
    I'm going to try to get over there at some point. My brother in law went yesterday and sent me this...


    Did you make it to the bar? Are you going to the show tomorrow night?
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,717
    goldrush said:
    I'm going to try to get over there at some point. My brother in law went yesterday and sent me this...


    Did you make it to the bar? Are you going to the show tomorrow night?
    I didn't make it into the city to get to the bar in the end. Oh well.

    I was at the show and it was awesome! We had great seats, really close to the stage. It's the first time I've sat at a gig for years, but we had our 11 year old nephew with us so GA would have been a nightmare. He was shattered by the end of it - I think he air-drummed himself to a standstill!

    I know some people on here don't like Foo Fighters, but you really can't fault a 3 hour show from a band who are clearly having the time of their lives onstage. A 2 hour 20 minute first set? Sounds good to me! The covers were cool, so was the banter between Dave, Taylor, and Chris. Although if my nephew screams "motherfucker!!!" at his brother, I'll know who to blame!
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  • goldrush said:
    goldrush said:
    I'm going to try to get over there at some point. My brother in law went yesterday and sent me this...


    Did you make it to the bar? Are you going to the show tomorrow night?
    I didn't make it into the city to get to the bar in the end. Oh well.

    I was at the show and it was awesome! We had great seats, really close to the stage. It's the first time I've sat at a gig for years, but we had our 11 year old nephew with us so GA would have been a nightmare. He was shattered by the end of it - I think he air-drummed himself to a standstill!

    I know some people on here don't like Foo Fighters, but you really can't fault a 3 hour show from a band who are clearly having the time of their lives onstage. A 2 hour 20 minute first set? Sounds good to me! The covers were cool, so was the banter between Dave, Taylor, and Chris. Although if my nephew screams "motherfucker!!!" at his brother, I'll know who to blame!

    The band is awesome.

    Don't feel the need to qualify your statement.

    The band is awesome. Period.
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,577
    goldrush said:
    goldrush said:
    I'm going to try to get over there at some point. My brother in law went yesterday and sent me this...


    Did you make it to the bar? Are you going to the show tomorrow night?
    I didn't make it into the city to get to the bar in the end. Oh well.

    I was at the show and it was awesome! We had great seats, really close to the stage. It's the first time I've sat at a gig for years, but we had our 11 year old nephew with us so GA would have been a nightmare. He was shattered by the end of it - I think he air-drummed himself to a standstill!

    I know some people on here don't like Foo Fighters, but you really can't fault a 3 hour show from a band who are clearly having the time of their lives onstage. A 2 hour 20 minute first set? Sounds good to me! The covers were cool, so was the banter between Dave, Taylor, and Chris. Although if my nephew screams "motherfucker!!!" at his brother, I'll know who to blame!
    Great to read about your night. I agree they were awesome! Loved the new songs, as well as the covers and of course the older favourites. Dave must be exhausted every night with the amount of running he does. I loved the lights out for Breakout. 

    The bar was cool....but the show was so much better!! We did seats too, because my husband has a medical condition that means not standing for long periods. But our seats weren't so close,  I got them in the presale, think I should of waited for the normal sale. But we still had an awesome night, I was also happy because I could dance behind my seat! 

  • HannahRoseHannahRose Brooklyn, NYPosts: 32
    edited January 2018
    Thanks Pap, I had a great time. Very cool pub! Here's some photos. 
    Those Russian nesting dolls though! :plus_one:
    Were they for sale at all? or just a gimmick as part of the bar setup and decor?
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,577
    Thanks Pap, I had a great time. Very cool pub! Here's some photos. 
    Those Russian nesting dolls though! :plus_one:
    Were they for sale at all? or just a gimmick as part of the bar setup and decor?
    I have to laugh...because I wanted a set! Unfortunately they were not for sale...But they did have dressing gowns and slippers with the Foo Fighters emblem on them for sale!
  • HannahRoseHannahRose Brooklyn, NYPosts: 32
    I have to laugh...because I wanted a set! Unfortunately they were not for sale...But they did have dressing gowns and slippers with the Foo Fighters emblem on them for sale!
    Aw man, that sucks! I would have totally bought a set if they'd bothered to have them available.
    How was the overall merch? Besides the site-specific posters, any other special merch for that particular concert date?
    Or just the usual items with a few others thrown in with their new logo?
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,577
    Overall, lots of great merch, mostly different to what was available at the show and different to the Melbourne bar. They had a few Sydney specific shirts (without tour dates) and a tote tote bag for sale with opera house (not available at the show). Also a few other shirts that were Australian related, including a cool Foo Fighters shirt in the colours of a vegemite logo.  They had some beer glasses, beer coolers, old posters and hats, think that was it. 
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,183
    I think those nesting dolls were only available in a package when you preordered the new album.
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  • HannahRoseHannahRose Brooklyn, NYPosts: 32
    JK_Livin said:
    I think those nesting dolls were only available in a package when you preordered the new album.
    Aww...damn :disappointed:
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  • SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,577
    JK_Livin said:
    I think those nesting dolls were only available in a package when you preordered the new album.
    Aww...damn :disappointed:
    I feel disappointed too! 
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,577
    SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
    Hard to answer....I think my favourite would be In Your Honour. 
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,355
    SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
    Hard to answer....I think my favourite would be In Your Honour. 
    My top 3 would be

    Wasting Loght
    In Your Honour...
    The Colour and the Shape

    Don’t care much for Echoes Silence Patience and Grace.
    The rest fall somewhere in the middle.
    Sonic Highways to me is a little underrated Concrete and Gold I quite like too, but that’s sits comfortably behind my top 3. 
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,717
    The Colour and The Shape or Wasted Light are the ones I play the most.
    Sonic Highways is the most disappointing - ithe first half would have made a great EP, but the second half does nothing for me
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

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    (Tim Rogers)
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998
    edited January 2018
    SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
    1) In Your Honor
    2) Wasting Light
    3) One By One
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,183
    All of them
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • Oh, cool people like In Your Honor. I'm a big fan of it. Thought everyone would answer Color and the Shape.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,848

    Nothing Left to Lose is my favorite with the self titled a close 2nd.

    I am not what you would call a "fan" of the Foos though.

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,250
    SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
    Raygun. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,250
    Pap said:
    SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
    1) In Your Honor
    2) Wasting Light
    3) One By One
    funny. Dave hates One By One. 
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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,719
    edited January 2018
    The New one is pretty good - but the Colour and Shape is up there for me in overall most favorite rock records.
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  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 2,194
    SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
    Raygun. 
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,577
    I like Concrete and Gold, and I'm probably in the minority but I love Sonic Highways. 
  • HannahRoseHannahRose Brooklyn, NYPosts: 32
    I like Concrete and Gold, and I'm probably in the minority but I love Sonic Highways. 
    I love Sonic Highways too! I feel like that album really didn't get the love it deserved :(
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  • HannahRoseHannahRose Brooklyn, NYPosts: 32

    Natashapearljamfan said:
    I feel disappointed too! 
    Yeah, I feel like if they actually bothered to have that as an item at the Merch tables, it'd sell really well.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,250
    I like Concrete and Gold, and I'm probably in the minority but I love Sonic Highways. 
    I have tried and tried to like SH, but just can't. it just seems so disjointed and contrived. 
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998
    Pap said:
    SO GUYS -- WHAT'S THE BEST FOO ALBUM?
    1) In Your Honor
    2) Wasting Light
    3) One By One
    funny. Dave hates One By One. 
    It was the first Foos' album that I've ever listened to. When did he say that?
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,717
    The band tensions were pretty well documented at the time. They scrapped the first sessions because they hated the songs, and there were a lot of arguments within the band. It seemed like they may split up around that time - Dave joined QOTSA for a while, Taylor was hospitalised...

    I think it still holds up as a good album - All My Life is such a great song - but it's clear it was a pretty dark time for them.
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998
    Oh yeah... You're right. I totally forgot his QOTSA stint.
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
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