Watch Foo Fighters' Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

On August 30, the Westboro Baptist Church, one of the major sources of embarrassment for a native Kansan such as myself (we have the Koch brothers too! Represent!), picketed the Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, MO for whatever backwards, nebulous, par-for-the-course reason they usually picket stuff. Well, maybe it has something to do with this. So, before the show began, Foo Fighters took to the streets — literally, on the flatbed of a truck draped in American flags — to perform “Keep It Clean (Hot Buns).” Dave Grohl just has a knack for this kind of thing, doesn’t he? Watch:

Comments (4)
  1. The Power of Music.

    2:30 has a pretty classic face from the Westboro leader of those protests. But of course she loves the song…

  2. Does anyone think the Westboro Baptist Church (apart from the family) might just be made up of social anthropologists studying each other, none of them aware that all the others are involved in participant observation.

  3. So… that’s pretty awesome. I was a little unsure how much the trucker video was doing the “we’ll do something gay and it’ll be funny” thing (especially since it was doing the “male nudity is always funny” thing), though now it seems more like it was just goofy because it’s the Foo Fighters being the Foo Fighters.

    I think my favorite WBC counter-protest though is still the fund-raiser where people can pledge a dollar amount of their own choosing for each minute a WBC protest goes on while the counter-protesters hold up signs saying how much money is being raised, because YES.

  4. Brandt Hardin  |   Posted on Sep 20th, 2011 0

    What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/03/fred-phelps-and-westboro-baptist-church.html Drop in and let me know what you think!

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