July 23, 2024

Foo Fighters headlined the first concert at Madison Square Garden in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Comedian Dave Chappelle joined the band for a version of Radiohead’s “Creep.”

Many audience members were masked as they entered what would become New York’s largest indoor concert since March ’20.

A small group of protestors carried signs that railed against both the COVID vaccine and the Excelsior Pass, the NYC-only digital “passport,” a proof of vaccination that was required for entry.

Foo Fighters opened with “Times Like These,” followed by “The Pretender” and “Learn To Fly.”

“For the last year, I had this reoccurring dream that I would fuckin’ walk onstage and we would look at each other for the first time,” Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl (pictured above) told the crowd during “Best Of You.” “‘Thank God we got here tonight.’ I fuckin’ walk out onstage tonight. It was just like that fuckin’ dream.” 

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