OK, there’s a lot going on here but it’s all good stuff so let’s dive in.
Well, it’s not all good. Westboro Baptist is involved after all and there’s nothing good about Westboro Baptist. The Westboro crew and their trademark terrible signs were in their native Kansas this week, protesting a Foo Fighters concert. Why? Who knows. Why does Westboro do anything they do? Mostly just for attention, so we’ll give them the bare minimum here.
The Foo Fighters, on the other hand, are getting a lot of deserved attention for their recent (temporary?) rebrand as a Bee Gees cover band called the Dee Gees. Again, it’s unclear why, but why shouldn’t they? The Bee Gees are great.
So it was these two forces that met in Kansas, with Westboro protesting outside Azura Amphitheater when the Dee Gees rolled up in the bed of a pickup truck(!), dressed in 1970s leisure suits (!!) playing their take on the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing”(!!!). And yes, the whole thing was captured on film.
“Alright, now, Ladies and gentlemen,” shouts lead Foo Fighter/Dee Gee Dave Grohl. “I’ve got something to say. Because you know what? I love you.”
“I do!” Grohl continues. “The way I look at it is that I love everybody. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do? Can’t you just love everybody? Because I think it’s about love. That’s what I think, we’re all about love. And you shouldn’t be hating. You know what you should be doing? You should be dancing!”
And then Grohl and the gang break into their song. You can see one Westboro member in a red shirt fighting hard but ultimately failing to keep her hips from swaying to the smooth disco beats. Westboro goes hard but the Bee Gees go harder.
Dave Grohl & The Foo Fighters trolled the Westboro Baptist Church outside their concert in Kansas tonight. PLAYING DISCO. pic.twitter.com/Ci2yh1M7QR
— talkie (@Talkie86) August 6, 2021
And there goes my hero. It’s hard to say whether or not the Foo Fighters’ stunt successfully talked any Westboro adherents out of the miserable situation they’re in, but at least it exposed the good people of Kansas to some Bee Gees, so all’s well that ends well. Hey, you know what? Let’s close this out with the actual song, courtesy the band itself. Take it away, Bee Gees. And-a-one, and-a-two: