Watch the Foo Fighters’ alter ego disco drown out Westboro Baptist Church with a Bee Gees cover | Guitar.com
Last month, the Foo Fighters donned their disco alter-ego Dee Gees in order to hang out Hail satin, a record full of covers of the Bee Gees. Now, they’ve decided to use the power of the nightclub for good, drowning the hate messages from the Westboro Baptist Church in a drive-through disco truck.
Videos posted on social media show Grohl and his team’s approach, with the sound of the disco getting louder and louder as the hate group takes part in the Foo Fighters show. Band members hold signs with messages such as “God hates pride”, “God is your enemy” and “Free will is a satanic lie” as the truck carrying a live disco band plays at full blast. diet. . It gives really surreal images.
“The way I see it is I love everyone. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?” Grohl said into the microphone. “Can’t you love everyone? I think it’s about love! That’s what I think, we’re all about love. And you shouldn’t hate, you know what you should be doing? You should be doing to dance!” The group then launches into the full song You Should Be Dancing.
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters trolled Westboro Baptist Church over their concert in Kansas tonight. PLAY DISCO. pic.twitter.com/Ci2yh1M7QR
– talkie (@ Talkie86) August 6, 2021
This isn’t the first time the Foos have encountered the hate group, which has already pecked them with a handful of other rock bands. In 2015, the notoriously anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic and homophobic organization arrived to the sound of Never Gonna Give You Up exploding at full volume, which made their protests against the rock band, once again, too stupid to be. taken seriously.
Whether Grohl’s message of love and acceptance will reach the group remains to be seen, but it’s commendable nonetheless. The Anti-Defamation League describes the Westboro Baptist Church as “virulently homophobic,” and that its anti-homosexual rhetoric is often a cover for anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, racism and, perhaps ironically, anti-Christianity. Rock groups are not his only target of protest either, with the group organizing funerals for soldiers and those who have died of HIV / AIDS, as well as other churches with which he disagrees.