Watch the Foo Fighters Give Richmond Their Crowdsourced Show

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The highly anticipated Foo Fighters’ show in Richmond, VA has now come and gone thanks to the band and the guy behind the crowdsourcing campaign, Andrew Goldin.

During the show, the band played some of their biggest hits as “Big Me,” “The Pretender,” “Learn to Fly,” “Everlong” and of course “Times Like These” which was part of their three song encore.

In the middle of the show, frontman Dave Grohl paid a special tribute to a Richmond legend who sadly passed away back in March from and accidental overdose, GWAR frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie.

“[He gave me] one of the greatest compliments, or non-compliments, I’ve ever gotten in my life,” Grohl began.

“I remember seeing this interview with Dave Brockie where they asked Brockie about [GWAR’s] Grammy nomination, and somehow, he made his way to me and he said, ‘Dave Grohl? He’s actually had teeth removed so he could fit more Grammy dicks in his fucking mouth.’ So, right now, I’ve gotta give t up for Brockie. C’mon, let’s give it up to Brockie.”

It seems like the other members of GWAR were so impressed and touched by Grohl’s tribute to their late leader, they decided not to “kill” the musician.

Guess he dodged a bullet there.

Check out some fan shot footage from the show.

Showing the power of social media, tenacity, and hope , all 1,400 fans that attended the event paid for their tickets way ahead of time, even before the band officially agreed plans to perform at the event. Now, that’s all a whole lot of faith, trust, and pixie dust.

Coheed and Cambria Help Fan Save Her Home

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Coheed and Cambria have shown just how dedicated they are to their fans, especially those that are in serious need.

Over the weekend, TMZ had reported that the band had gone out of their way to help one of their biggest fans out of a sticky situation she was in. We know, we were in shock too when the gossip news site wrote about something good than some untalented celebutants.

Hardcore Coheed fan, Cyndi Crouch who is also the co-proprietor of the Coheed and Cambria site, Colbat and Calcium, had set up a GoFundMe campaign to help raise $3,500 to help her pay her mortgage and save her family’s home.

When the band had heard about her predicament, they stepped in and donated $3,000 of their own money to her campaign to help save her home.

Guitarist Travis Stever had told TMZ the band wanted to help Crouch out because “she’s a really awesome fan who is extra proactive and supports everything that we do.”

Now, those are the kind of music news related stories we like to hear about. We can only assume Crouch will forever be a Coheed super fan.

Foo Fighters to Play Unscheduled, Crowdsourced Virginia Show

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As if the Foo Fighters weren’t already a cool enough band, the band have now been elevated to super cool status just by agreeing to perform in Richmond, VA which was all funded by a crowd sourcing fundraiser that they didn’t even know existed. On Friday, the band revealed the good news on Twitter.

The idea for this all came from the mind of Andrew Goldin, a freelance creative director and copywriter, who wanted to being the Dave Grohl-fronted band to his hometown of Richmond where the band last performed at in 1998.

Goldin and his fellow organizers set a goal of selling 1,400 tickets at $50 a pop to a show that actually did not exist at all at first in an effort to get the band to notice the stunt. The deal was that donors’ credit cards would only be charged if the show sold out, and the contributions would be returned if the band didn’t agree to play.

As of today, the campaign had raised $70,026, surpassing its goal of $70,000. Two local businesses, Brown’s Volkswagen and Sugar Shack Donuts, donated $5,000 each and planned to give away all the tickets they received for their contribution.

“Rather than waiting, and waiting and waiting for our favorite band to come to us, we’re making it happen,” Goldin said in his mission statement for the project. “We’re selling tix to a Foo Fighters concert that the band doesn’t have scheduled yet in the hopes that they’ll come to our great city and play a show. Then if the band comes we all rock out. If they don’t come, everyone gets their money back. Every cent. So buy your tix, spread the word, and let’s make some rock-n-roll history.”

And that they did.

The venue and the date for the show have not been determined yet. Watch the mission video below as the people of Richmond make their case to the Foo Fighters, which as now we know, got them to their goal.

Cheers to determination.