It’s been FOREVER (okay, 15 months) since Madison Square Garden hosted a full-capacity gig. Sunday night, the Foo Fighters opened things up again.
Everyone had to be double-vaccinated. Tickets lived on your phone which was scanned on arrival. Then you had to toggle over to another spot on your phone–your Apple Wallet on an iPhone, for example–which provided official New York State proof that you’d received two jabs. Then you got it. Ushers and security were masked. Everyone else was free to go with bare faces.
Were there anti-vaxxers protesting the double-jab policy? Yeah. A couple. Most people didn’t even notice them.
Imagine the roar when the Dave Grohl sang this as the first song of the set.
It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again
The atmosphere was one of a giant party that lasted about three hours. Rock’n’roll brought things back to life after the pandemic. And then Dave Chappelle showed up to perform a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.”