Foo Fighters Get Nostalgic, Then Look Forward To New Album At Firefly Festival

'We did eight songs in eight different cities,' Grohl told the crowd.

By Mary J. DiMeglio

DOVER, Delaware — For his adoring Firefly Festival audience on Friday night, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl started soft, with story time: “Good evening, everyone, my name’s Dave. Let me tell you, it feels good to be back. I don’t know how many of y’all know this, but I spent a lot of time around these parts.”

Giving a shoutout to a local pizza place, Grohl confirmed his status as just one of the guys. Onstage alone, he strummed “Times Like These,” easing into the set with the campfire-ready singalong.

The rest of the Foos’ familiar faces — including guitarist Pat Smear and drummer Taylor Hawkins — eventually sauntered onstage to help him rock out at the end. They kept it heavy with “Rope,” “The Pretender” and their “White Limo” head-banger.

“We’ve been playing festivals all over the world, and I’m so glad the festival thing is becoming a big thing in America,” Grohl proclaimed.

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