The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series has taken my mind on a stroll down memory lane. I find myself reminiscing about a visit to Chicago last August. To be more specific, when Foo Fighters played to a sold out Wrigley Field.
It was a long ten month wait for this much anticipated concert. The show sold out in a matter of minutes. I was thrilled to have been lucky enough to obtain tickets even though they were nosebleeds.
Having watched the entire Sonic Highways series, I understood the importance that Chicago played in shaping Dave Grohl’s musical future. As he sat on his infamous throne, with a broken leg, trying to absorb the magnitude of the moment; he couldn’t help but be overcome with emotion. Forever grateful to his loyal fans, his congregation, he graciously thanked those in attendance. Although Dave tried to maintain his composure, he was overtaken by the enormity of that emotional moment. He openly wiped away a few tears and tried to keep his voice from cracking. He claimed this to be the best fucking night of his life and I believe everyone could relate. A true self made American “Something from Nothing”.
This was a special celebratory evening for additional reasons. It was Dave’s mother Virginia and cousin Tracy’s birthday. The same cousin that took him to a punk rock show at the Cubby Bear as a young teen. The pivitol night that transformed him into a aspiring musician. The entire stadium serenaded Happy Birthday as the ladies blew out their birthday candles on stage; Dave’s face was beaming with pure love for his cherished family members. It was truly a beautiful, unduplicateable moment.
This was a incredibly special evening for many reasons and I will always cherish that night. It was truly an emotional experience. Not to mention a badass concert. Everybody loves Dave Grohl and maybe just a little more on that particular night. I believe a bit of Foo Fighter greatness was left behind that evening at Wrigley Field hence the Cubs finally winning a World Series. Thanks for breaking the curse, it was long overdue. Congratulations on your World Series win Chicago Cubs and Happy Birthday Sonic Highways!