Contact Us

Foo Fighters’ CalJam Not Dampened by Security Concerns

Getty Images
Getty Images

The Foo Fighters’ appearance this weekend at the CalJam 17 festival went off with no serious issues reported, amid heightened security in the aftermath of last weekend’s Las Vegas shootings. Fans at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino had been warned to expect delays and more assertive measures after 58 people people were killed and 498 others injured by killer Stephen Paddock, who opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

But the San Bernardino Sun reported that most of the CalJam audience accepted the situation in good spirits. “It’s important to be here,” a concertgoer said. “Yes, I was worried about it, but not one person complained while they were waiting in line to get checked into security today. They are here to help keep us safe and I really think people were appreciative of that right now.”

Another admitted he and his friends had considered not attending, but ultimately decided that “music is too important,” adding, “Mass shootings have happened before and people seem to have short memories when it comes to that kind of thing. Sure, people should be worried. But I think even if it had happened yesterday, we’d still be here today – because, like I said, music is too important.”

CalJam 17 was named in honor of the California Jam event that took place in 1974, starring Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. It was billed as a launch party for new Foo Fighters album Concrete and Gold and also featured a Foo Fighters museum. Dave Grohl and his band delivered a guest-studded set that included Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher joining them for a rendition of the Beatles’ “Come Together,” while ‘80s pop star Rick Astley made another appearance to perform his track “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Watch both performances here.

Foo Fighters Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness

Next: Revisit Foo Fighters' 'The Colour and the Shape'

Best of Q1077

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q1077.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Q107 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Q107 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.