Foo Fighters show was 'literally rocking'
December 16th, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Foo Fighters show was 'literally rocking'

We now have scientific proof that the Foo Fighters rock... really hard. According to New Zealand’s GeoNet blog, the band and their fans caused the ground to shake at a December 13 show in Auckland.

Dave Grohl and his fellow Foos attracted 50,000 Kiwi fans to the show, and things got a bit wild, the blog reports. The crowd was so pumped, geological tremors similar to a volcanic event were recorded.

Two seismic stations near the venue picked up vibrations during Tenacious D’s opening set, but the signals really intensified around 8:20, when the Foo Fighters took the stage. GeoNet notes that “it all went quiet at 11 p.m. when the gig ended.”

“The cause of the shaking is most likely the weight of the 50,000 fans dancing,” reads the blog, adding that the sound system also contributed to the vibrations.

The scientists among you may be interested to know that “The concert vibrations were recorded as a semi-continuous harmonic signal with a peak osculation of 3Hz.” GeoNet is polite enough to explain in layman’s terms: “[T]he ground was shaking 3 times per second in a nice rhythmic motion.”


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  3. warren FL

    The Foo's are the best group to come along and have evolved into the outstanding showmen you will ever see!! Come to Jax soon guys!

    December 18, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. chimchim

    Plus I heard the eat dooodooo at almost every occasion.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chimchim

    People in australia must be powerul dumb with no music sensability. They like this POOO group so that proves they are ignoramuses and dummies.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Hey ignorant idiot – New Zealand is a different country than Australia. Different people, different culture.

      December 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alison

      ahhh the ignorance, people amaze me. p.s Foo Fighters please come back to NZ

      December 17, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. HollywoodSurF

    Dave Grohl would have been better for a six month stint on America's Got Talent then this buffoon!
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knhg765Z1eg&w=640&h=390]

    December 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @guest

    I'll bet those Kiwis are so full of soul.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |

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