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Foo Fighters’ performance of “My Hero” caused a grown man to cry

on August 17, 2015, 9:17am

Foo Fighters tend to elicit varying emotions amongst music fans. Some, like Ryan Adams, the guy who nailed Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”, and 1,000 or so citizens of Cesena, Italy, can’t get enough Foos. The same cannot be said, however, for concert photographers or a large contingent of our Facebook page.

And then there’s Anthony, who attended Foo Fighters’ recent gig in Greenwood Village, Colorado and began weeping uncontrollably. Anthony’s tears were apparently prompted by the band’s acoustic rendition of “My Hero” (and/or an abundance of alcohol). Either way, Grohl was quick to point out the emotional fan, as Alternative Nation notes.

“Don’t cry motherfucker, I know you’re drunk, don’t cry,” Grohl said halfway through the performance. “Are you crying right now? You’re fucking crying aren’t you? (Laughs) I love you man, look at you, holy shit. You know what, fuck that speech I was just going to make, I’m singing this shit to you right now. I’m gonna sing this fucking song right in your face, man to man, prison style, I’m going man to man. Me and you, I want some real tears, you better sing it with me. (Laughs) Don’t make me cry, because I promised I wouldn’t do this.”

Eventually, Grohl invited Anthony to the stage to join him in singing “My Hero”. That didn’t stop the tears though — nor the cameras. Watch fan-shot footage of the moment below.

Update – Wednesday, August 19th: A person claiming to be Anthony called into KBCO-FM on Tuesday. He explained his mother recently died and he had just gotten back from Europe after putting her in a crypt. He also said he was not drunk, but did smoke marijuana beforehand.