Determined Fans Force Foo Fighters Concert Into Existence
Band agrees to play crowdsourced show
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jun 15, 2014 10:56 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The Foo Fighters say they'll be playing an upcoming show in Richmond, Virginia—but this isn't your average concert. This show was completely organized and funded by fans. It all began a couple months ago when Richmond Foo Fighters fans began brainstorming ways to bring the band to town, where it hasn't played in more than 15 years. The fans, headed up by self-proclaimed megafan Andrew Goldin, launched a Crowdhoster site with the goal of selling out a Foo Fighters concert that didn't yet exist. After they raised more than their goal of $70,000, the Foo Fighters tweeted at the fan Twitter account, "Well, well well... See ya soon... let's have a good time."

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Jun 15, 2014 1:05 PM CDT
I think if I was going to bother, it would be for, you know... a good band
Jun 15, 2014 12:53 PM CDT
Yeah i wouldn't call that "forcing" a foo fighters concert. You gave an entity of working people a fiscal incentive to come to your town.... That's called payment.
Jun 15, 2014 11:00 AM CDT
Somehow it all seems a bit mercenary by the FFs.