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This epic campaign of 1 000 Foo Fighters fans singing Learn To Fly will give you goosebumps

2015-07-31 15:18

Cape Town – In an epic video posted on YouTube on Thursday, 1 000 Foo Fighters fans got together in one place to play Learn To Play.

Yes, 1 000!

The video, which was made to woo the Foo Fighters in an effort to get them to play a show in Cesena, Italy, took over a year's preparation.

On the Rockin' 1000’s website, it explains where it all started: "The Foo Fighters are not in Romagna since 1997, it's time to get them back, but we need a crazy idea. We have to organise something that kicks ass worldwide and can be seen by Dave Grohl: we will ask one thousand rockers to play one of their songs, all together and at the same time." (sic)

In the video, the event’s creator, Fabio Zaffagnini, says: "I guess that this video is going to be seen by a huge amount of people in the world, but to be true, it’s being conceived to be addressed just to five people: So Chris, Pat, Nate, Taylor and Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters, you know Italy is a country where dreams cannot easily come true, but it’s a land of passion and creativity.

"So what we did in here is just a huge huge miracle, I’ve been working on this fucking project for more than 1 year, waking up every morning thinking about how to make it real. And this is all that we got, 1000 people, 1000 rockers that came from all over the nation at their own expenses, and they just did it for one song, your song, so our call is to ask you the Foo Fighters to come play for us. Come and play in here and give a concert to us here in Cesena, so what I’m asking right now to all the people around me is to just make some noise for the Foo Fighters."

The video has garnered over 4.1 million by Friday afternoon.

Watch it here:

The best about this whole thing? The Foo Fighters shared the video on Twitter, saying "See you soon, Cesena."


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