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Foo Fighters BottleRock Plug Pulled, But They Play On

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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:49 AM

The Foo Fighters at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival had the plug pulled on them while closing out the event, but the multi-platinum rock band just kept playing to the delight of fans.

Festival organizers shutdown the speakers and the video screens in the middle of the band's 1997 hit "Everlong" to keep with its 10 p.m. curfew on Sunday, but leader Dave Grohl allowed the band to play on, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Foo Fighters continued to play and the audience was quick to pick up on what had happened," said Chad Childers, of Loudwire.com. "Even with the plug pulled, you can still hear the band playing faintly in the background, enough for the audience to join in singing and clapping along on cue to finish out the song."

One post of the band's "unplugged" version of "Everlong" on YouTube has been viewed 289,000 times.

The event was the Foo Fighters first major rock show in two years but they never played their new track "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" because of the strict time limit, noted SF Gate.

The annual BottleRock Festival over the Memorial Day weekend also featured bands like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and the Roots.

Fans and show attendees expressed on social media their feelings about the band's effort to finish the organizer's attempt to stop them.

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