Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Blowout Is On, But No Weird Weapons Or Uncured Meats Allowed
After Dave Grohl broke his leg during a show in Sweden, the Foo Fighters had to cancel all their European touring plans, including a headlining set at Glastonbury. All those cancellations have led to random-ass replacements like Florence + The Machine and Faith No More covering the band at those festivals. And the injury also called into question the band’s big July 4th headlining show at RFK Stadium, in Grohl’s Washington, D.C. hometown. The show celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary, and it’s also set to feature Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, LL Cool J, Trouble Funk, and Trombone Shorty. And now, the band has announced that the show is still on. If you’re going, though, take a look at the show’s list of prohibited items, which includes a very extensive rundown of forbidden fare (missile/projectile-like objects, spray paint, vuvuzellas, wallet chains, selfie sticks, backpacks (!), and drones) along with nonstandard things like uncured meats, copies of Boy’s Life magazine, “bubble and/or squeak,” and “weird weapons that may have been used on the show Vikings.”
I saw the Foos headline a radio-station festival at that exact same venue in 1996, and if wallet chains had been banned at that thing, I would’ve been shit out of luck.