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Dave Grohl Brings Blind Child On Stage During Foo Fighters Gig

Jake Massey

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Dave Grohl Brings Blind Child On Stage During Foo Fighters Gig

Featured Image Credit: PA

Despite having spent decades working in the music industry, Dave Grohl is a rock star who has managed to keep himself grounded. Almost 50 years of age, he continues to put 100 percent into every performance with Foo Fighters... while also maintaining a fairly gruelling pre-gig drinking ritual.

But the frontman is also known for his acts of kindness and involving members of the crowd in his shows - a reputation that he lived up to at Foo Fighters' gig in St. Paul, Minnesota on Thursday.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Grohl reportedly noticed a blind child in the crowd and invited him up on stage between songs. The boy and his family then stood to the side of the stage for the remainder of the show and Grohl brought over his guitar so the child could touch the strings.

It was initially reported that Grohl had brought a child up to the stage after noticing they were tired, however, Stacy Anderson, who says she is the boy's mum, shared a message on Consequence of Sound's Facebook page, explaining that Owen (her son) was 'definitely not tired'.

Credit: Facebook/John Gaines
Credit: Facebook/John Gaines

She said: "I am Owen's mom. Owen is in fact blind, he also has Autism, Crohn's Disease and developmental disabilities.

"Owen loves concerts so much. He was definitely not tired, he likes to be held up front at most shows and we take turns holding him up so he can dance.

"Dave Grohl and all of the crew were incredibly kind to our family."

Well isn't that just the sweetest?

Stacy went on to explain that her son had been through a lot in life, but they have already taken him to nearly 100 shows - offering an even sweeter back story to this touching tale.

In the replies to her message on Facebook, Stacy, Owen and Dave Grohl were heaped with praise.

One person commented: "Ahhh Stacy I was at the show and this moment had me all weepy!! I love that you bring him. And also jealous that you got so close to Dave."

Another said: "So incredibly awesome!! I am so happy for your lil guy and that he got to experience such an amazing show. And to you, who also did. Dave seems to get cooler everyday. Him and his kid fans are the friggin best!!"


Just over a week ago, Foo Fighters performed a cover of Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' in Kansas City, Missouri, with a 10-year-old taking to the stage to do some shredding on guitar.

If you haven't seen it yet, you should; the kid absolutely kills it, strutting around the stage like he owns the place - you can watch it here.

Topics: Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Blind

Jake Massey
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