On Sunday June 20th, the Foo Fighters rocked the Garden with the venue’s first full capacity concert since the pandemic.
Concerts and shows have been highly anticipated due to the fact that Covid-19 stripped away all live performances for a very long time. When the Garden announced that the Foo Fighters would be kicking off full capacity concerts at the venue, frontman of the band, Dave Grohl, had this to say, “We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year and Madison Square Garden is going to feel that hard. New York, get ready for a long-ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”
New York shut down completely during the pandemic and was among one of the last states to begin lifting restrictions. This put a pause on the functioning of New York City which has some of the best attractions and venues in the world, one of those being Madison Square Garden.
However, the wait recently came to an end when the venue announced that live concerts are back and here to stay. Thanks to the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine, more places are beginning to open back up and MSG is one of them. The Garden is now hosting concerts for fully vaccinated audiences at 100% capacity, and the Foo Fighters were the first to get the ball rolling this past Sunday.
The Foo Fighters opened up their show with “Times Like These.” The crowd roared like never before and the cheers were endless throughout the night. Grohl soaked up every moment of this touching experience and continuously asked the crowd, “Did you miss it?”
At one point, surprise guest Dave Chappelle joined the stage to sing Radiohead’s “Creep.” This seemed to be the cherry on top for fans in the crowd, making the night complete in ways they didn’t know they needed completed.
While the pandemic is not over yet, times like these do give hope that normalcy is on the horizon and indicates a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
Due to the long hiatus of live shows and the tragic reasoning for it, the night was truly special and there was a feeling of magic at MSG. The love could definitely be felt in the Garden on Sunday night, and the Foo Fighters are just the first of many to be back.