Photos by Dana Pacifico
Hours before their show at Irving Plaza on December 5, Foo Fighters nearly caused a mini riot in New York City (in a month full of drama for the city). The rare opportunity to see them in a small venue was in celebration of the New York episode of their HBO Sonic Highways documentary series. This was the final stop, as the other cities were treated to intimate shows in the weeks prior.
They announced the show a few days ahead of the show but asked fans not to line up to buy tickets until 3 p.m. the day of. Of course, that didn’t work. Fans ended up camping over night, and when the fans that played by the rules came at 3, Irving Plaza became a clusterfuck of people desperate for tickets, with no clue as to what to do. The NYPD ended up taking control of it all and wristbanded those fans who ignored the rules and waited overnight, sending a lot of fans home disappointed.
Read the rest of this entry »