THEY WERE the best, the best, the best, the best!
Legendary rock band Foo Fighters wowed Dublin audiences last night with their first gig in the Irish Republic since 2015, where they had played to over 100,000 people at Slane Castle.
The four-piece travelled down to Dublin from Belfast, where they had played a similarly impressive gig on Monday night, and which led to one young fan getting invited to join his heroes on stage.
The support acts, Hot Milk along with Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, got the crowd suitably amped up, before the headline act walked on stage ready to play for over 18,000 people at the sold-out RDS arena.
Foo fighters in Dublin last night 😁😁😁 pic.twitter.com/R9K3lEL40l
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The Seattle rockers opened their set with chart-topper The Pretender, which is one sure-fire way to get the crowd going, and the atmosphere remained urgent and energetic, even as the crowd swayed, lighting up the arena with mobile phones for a relaxed version of Wheels.
The band paid homage to legendary Irish musician Phil Lynott, whose 70th birthday would have fallen earlier this week.
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Despite the steadily falling rain, spirits could not be dampened as people watched their favourite band take centre stage in the capital city, and it seems the veteran musicians managed to impress every single person in attendance.
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The band will now make their way to Leeds in the UK for the annual music festival, before finishing this leg of the tour at Reading Festival on Sunday.