In the last few years, some bands have been bringing up audience members during a concert to play a song. I don’t know if they do anything to make sure the person knows how to play but I have seen videos of people that didn’t know how to play and the road crew pulls them out immediately. But sometime it works out.
The Foo Fighters are one of those bands that does this. The featured video today (link) has an audience member who was well prepared. He even had his own pick ready when he put the guitar on.
While the band, and especially Dave Grohl, know how to put on a show, there is a joy that I believe is real when they realize how well Kiss Guy can play. And how much Kiss Guy clearly enjoys being up there with them.
Part of what is appealing to me is watching people that haven’t played together before, play something. Watching them work together. The section in the middle and the end are not part of the record so Kiss Guy couldn’t just have been playing from the original recording.
They were making it up around the prearranged song. And that is part of the magic for me.
Unknown Fan ready
To step up on the big stage
Impressing the Band
The entire Music Is Magic playlist can be found here.