Foo Fighters Ride Into Westboro Baptist Church Protest With a Rickroll
Westboro Baptist Church targeted a Foo Fighters concert at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Friday, Aug. 21, and the band fired back — with a Rickroll.
The band arrived on the scene via a pickup truck, blasting Rick Astley’s 1987 single “Never Gonna Give You Up” and holding up signs that read “You Got Rick Roll’d Again” and “Keep It Clean.” Dave Grohl enthusiastically clapped along to “Never Gonna Give You Up” as fans cheered.
The song’s video has been used as an Internet meme in which people fool others into watching Astley’s clip since 2007, when the phrase “Rickrolling” was born.
Watch the band’s applauded stunt in the video clips below.
This isn’t the first time Grohl and Co. have trolled Westboro picketers. Back in September 2011, the band uploaded a video of themselves rolling in on a flatbed truck, singing a country song with lyrics like “Think I’m in the mood for some hot-man muffins” in front of the Westboro group of protestors outside their show in Kansas City that August.
At the time, Grohl gave a speech: “God bless America! It takes all kinds. I don’t care if you’re black or white or purple or green, whether you’re Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, men loving women and women loving men and men loving men and women loving women — you all know we like to watch that. But what I’d like to say is, God bless America, y’all!”