A punter dressed as Freddie Mercury at Leeds Festival got the opportunity of a lifetime when the Foo Fighters invited him on stage for an impromptu performance.
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 Foo Fighters returned to the festival for their seventh headline performance at the massive UK event. Obviously, when you’ve headlined a major festival that many times, you’ve gotta find ways to spice it up a little.
Frontman Dave Grohl brought his daughter, Violet on stage at one point during the set while reflecting on the band’s lengthy career. Violet has made multiple appearances alongside her dad throughout their recent European tour.
But that’s not the exciting part, because the band then enlisted the help of a Freddie Mercury lookalike from the crowd to join them on stage for a cover of ‘Under Pressure’.
The fan, who’s name is apparently Ryan, made a damn good choice to wear a Freddie Mercury get up to the festival, because he ended up getting a chance to jump on stage during the fucking headliner. Huge.
Somebody needs to track down Ryan and give the guy a fucking medal because I am LIVING for his performance.
Obviously Twitter went wild over the set.
Love the idea that matey that went on stage with @foofighters dressed as Freddie Mercury at @OfficialRandL #LeedsFestival last night, woke up this morning like “Lads… no more ket for me today please. I had the weirdest fucking dream last night”
— Call to the Faithful (@CTTFband) August 24, 2019
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 (@ooliviaab) August 23, 2019
Another weird one in the simulation today, I’ve just watched the Foo Fighters bring a guy dressed as Freddie Mercury out of the crowd and on stage to mime Under Pressure???
— Scott Chegg (@buckfastbadlad) August 23, 2019
— Jayne Wagstaffe (@jaynewag) August 24, 2019
It really doesn’t get any better than performing a Queen song dressed as Freddie Mercury on stage with the Foo Fighters, does it?