Aside from sharing the stage with frontman Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet, the band were also joined by a Freddie Mercury lookalike, who they pulled from the crowd to help them with a cover of Queen‘s ‘Under Pressure’.
The fan, who told the crowd his name was Ryan, was decked out in Mercury’s trademark yellow jacket and white trousers with the red and gold line down the side. As Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins took lead on the gargantuan anthem, his newly appointed sidekick sang along with him and strutted the stage, mimicking the musical icon as best he could.
“ahaha can’t believe a kid camping next to us got pulled up on stage with foo fighters cos he’s dressed like Freddie Mercury,” one festival-goer tweeted about her neighbouring camper.
ahaha can’t believe a kid camping next to us got pulled up on stage with foo fighters cos he’s dressed like Freddie Mercury
— liv (@_livblades) August 23, 2019
Watch footage from the duet below:
So @foofighters do this part where Taylor somgs under pressure whilst Dave Grohl Drums, but as they started Taylor notices a guy actually dressed as Freddie Mercury and it provided comedy GOLD pic.twitter.com/Jq7RfRRBNU
— Daisy Worthington (@DaisyD_W) August 24, 2019
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— craig winfield (@G1NGERW1ZARD) August 24, 2019
Foo Fighters covered Queen and some guy was dressed as Freddie Mercury in the crowd so they brought him on stage pic.twitter.com/NRiHOTHZZM
— Rhys Fields 🏴 (@RhysFields) August 24, 2019
“The band had obviously had its ups and downs,” he said of their 1992 appearance. “There was some speculation as to whether we were actually going to show up and play at all. Even I wondered. I was amazed that we pulled it off to be honest.
“For it to turn out to be such a beautiful evening was just something else, and unfortunately the last time we played the UK.”