They say music brings us together and although this performance only lasted four minutes, its epic orchestration brought together 1000 drummers, bassists, singers and guitarists united in a single plea–directed at five guys.
“Please come and play for us in Cesena, Italy.”
Fabio Zaffagnini worked a year on producing the project. The result is a stunning video that is making his dream of seeing the Foo Fighters in concert come true.
The song, played on July 26 by 1000 musicians in an open field with amplifiers–and 250 drum kits, was the uplifting Foo Fighters anthem, Learn to Fly.
The multi-camera video has tallied almost 12 million views in two days, but one viewer mattered the most.
There’s a reason Dave Grohl is the “nicest guy in rock and roll.” 23 hours ago, a day after it went up on YouTube, he posted his response, speaking in Italian, the band’s Facebook page.
“Hi, Cesena. I am David. I’m sorry I don’t speak Italian. Only a little, a little. That video…how beautiful! Very beautiful. Thank you very much–a thousand times. We are coming, I promise. We’ll see each other soon. Thank you very much. I love you. Bye.”
Ci vediamo a presto, Cesena.... xxx DavidePosted by Foo Fighters on Friday, July 31, 2015
Learn more at the project’s website, www.Rockin1000.com