The Grown Man Who Cried Onstage At The Foo Fighters Concert Has An Emotional Reason For It
If you clicked on this article, you’ve probably seen the video of Dave Grohl bringing a crying fan up onstage to sing the song “My Hero” with him during a show this weekend.
I, for one, have gotten emotional every time I hear that song play in Varsity Blues. I’ve always had a lot invested in the West Canaan Coyotes. But this isn’t about me and my youth nostalgia.
It’s about the man (aged around 40 or so), who was spotted sobbing in the crowd and being called out by Dave Grohl for being hammered before being invited onstage to sing the remainder of “My Hero.” The dude had “Oh my God this is incredible” written all over his face, and it made me feel incredible.
But we never found out why exactly the crying, until he called into local rock station KBCO to explain the root of his tears.
“My mom died about six months ago, and I’d just got back from Europe putting her in her crypt, and he just started singing it and I just got all emo. What I hated is he was like, “Oh he’s a drunk guy.” I was dead sober. I don’t drink. You know, I might have had a little Colorado green, but I don’t drink.”
After Anthony got onstage, he had a few moments to whisper his story to the rock star and revealed to KBCO what we already know: Dave Grohl is the coolest man on the planet.
“We chatted, I told him what was going down. What a cool man he was. Just a super cool dude.”
Although the incident serves as no consolation for the loss of his mother, hopefully the memory of being called up on stage to sing with one of the most famous rock bands in the world will provide some comfort in a tough time.