T In The Park climaxes with the Rock n Grohl show

Foo Fighters at Oxegen 2011 by Laura Callan
Foo Fighters at Oxegen 2011 by Laura Callan

The Foo Fighters solidified their standing as the greatest rock band on the planet at T In The Park with a set that reached even more explosive heights than the fireworks that closed the festival.

Throwing in crushing new beasts like opener ‘Bridge Burning’, ‘Rope’ and ‘White Limo’, Dave Grohl and the boys were on fine form, keeping the banter to a minimum in an effort to cram in a ridiculous amount of songs into their two hour show.

‘Breakout’ was for the old fans, ‘Stacked Actors’ caused a guitar solo duel between the frontman and lead guitarist Chris Shiflett, while ‘These Days’ went out to the late ex-Motorhead guitarist Wurzel, who died yesterday.

A solo ‘Times Like These’ soon elicited the biggest cheer of the weekend as drummer Taylor Hawkins reemerged in a Scotland football shirt and the band in kilts.

As they closed on favourite ‘Everlong’ with beautiful fireworks decorating the sky, it was hard to imagine a better end to another fantastic entry in the T In The Park history books.

They played:
Bridge Burning
The Pretenders
My Hero
Learn To Fly
White Limo
Long Road To Ruin
Cold Day In The Sun
Stacked Actors
Monkey Wrench
Let It Die
These Days
Best Of You
All My Life
Times Like These
Young Man Blues
This Is A Call