There is a phrase that says “Live your life in such a way that the Westboro Baptist Church will want to picket your funeral” and that’s an inspiring life goal but you don’t need to die to have them protest your cause, you just need to be as big as the Foo Fighters.
For the second time, the Westboro Baptist Church took the task to protest outside a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, MO and, for the second time, they failed miserably as the band decided to welcome the group of protesters with a nice dosage of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” while holding signs of “You got Rick Rolled.” Once all the fun and laughs were had, frontman Dave Grohl’s took the chance to elaborate a little bit about the stunt while introducing the song “My Hero:”
Well, tonight we were sitting backstage, and someone said: ‘Guess who is coming tonight?’ And I said: ‘Who?’ They said: ‘Them.’ I said: ‘Why?’ They said: ‘‘Cause.’ And I said, ‘Cool, let’s go out and f—in’ hang out with them for a bit.’ So we didn’t have enough time to put together the big old show that we put on last time, so we figured, you know what, why don’t we just f—ing RickRoll their ass? ‘Cause nothing says love like a little Rick Astley in your life, you know what I’m saying? Never gonna give his ass up!
So I’m going to dedicate this song to all the people who go out and speak their mind, to stand up for what they think is right, because every time we got to stand up in this city in front of them, we do it because we feel like we’re standing up for what we think is right.
Here’s how the glorious moment happened, where you can see everybody is having a nice dance party on top of the truck and the bitter faces of the WBC:
And here’s the speech during the concert where, the group is not even named once but every one knows who they’re talking about: