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Dave Grohl Cries, Remembers Nirvana Shows

Dave Grohl discussed Nirvana’s history in Chicago, what Chicago means to him musically, and not wanting to cry at Foo Fighters’ show at Wrigley Field over the weekend.

“Let me tell you something, tonight is much more than just a Foo Fighters [concert]. Don’t get me all choked up, because I will fuckin’ go there if you want me to. No no no, no no no, I don’t want to be the crying guy on YouTube tomorrow morning! But I will say, I’ve been coming to this city for a long fucking time.”

Grohl then got nostalgic, “Some people got to see the Foo Fighters at the Metro, a long time ago. Some people got to see Nirvana at the Aragon Ballroom, you probably saw that shit. How many people saw Nirvana at the Metro?”

After discussing Chicago’s importance to him musically, he discussed his broken leg and the medication he was given. He told fans, “Kids, stay in school, don’t do drugs, because you’ll end up fucking headlining Wrigley [Field].”

While Grohl pledged not to cry, he did tear up at one point during the show, as seen in the photo above. Watch video below of Grohl discussing Chicago, Nirvana, and more.

Foo Fighters Sing Happy Birthday To Dave Grohl’s Mom

At Foo Fighters’ epic show at Wrigley Field in Chicago last night, Dave Grohl brought his mother Virginia Grohl and cousin Tracy on stage so that fans could sing happy birthday to them! Grohl also discussed his mother drinking with Green Day. Watch video below!

Happy birthday to Dave's cousin Trac(e)y and his mom! @foofighters

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Foo Fighters Wrigley Field Setlist:
Monkey Wrench
Learn to Fly
Something From Nothing (with Rick Nielsen)
The Pretender
Big Me (slow version)
Van Halen covers (Snippets during band introduction)
Roundabout (Yes cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
School’s Out (Alice Cooper cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
Cold Day in the Sun
My Hero
All My Life
Happy Birthday (Mildred J. Hill cover) (to Virginia Grohl and Tracy Dave´s mom and cousin)
Times Like These
These Days
Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover)
White Limo
This Is a Call
Best of You

Foo Fighters performed at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA on Tuesday, and Dave Grohl discussed his throne, broken leg, and his roots in the area, as transcribed by Alternative Nation. Grohl first discussed he would be happy if he had to stay in his throne.

“You know why I’m sitting in it, don’t you? You know why? Cause it’s fucking cool as shit, that’s why. Oh, and also I can’t walk! But let me tell you, if I never, ever, have to stand up again, I think I might be perfectly happy in this thing because it has a drinkholder, and lights.”

Grohl then changed his tune, hoping he can soon be ‘learning to walk again.’ Grohl said, “But I hope it’s just temporary, because I sure love running around when we play, for anyone who has ever seen us before. I’m singing a ballad right now, and I’m not going to dedicate it to the ladies. I’m not going to dedicate it to the wonderful people of this part of the country where my people come from, just so you know. I think this is as close as I’m going to get on this tour to the place that I was born. I got a little Pittsburgh in me! Sweet Miss Virginia Grohl, my mother, was born in Pittsburgh, I don’t know if you know, it’s true. All of my family comes from that other turnpike, that’s over there.”

A fan also requested “Low” with a sign, and Foo Fighters obliged the request and performed the song live for the first time since 2009!