The first Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert took place at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday, September 3rd.
I did not watch the concert live. I was vacationing with my family in Maine, squeezing the last bit of fun out of the Summer of 2022. There was lake swimming and ice cream. There were campfires and s’mores. There was grilling out and drinking beer. And of course, there was plenty of rock to soundtrack the whole shebang. As I’ve told you here before, it’s my belief that summer is the greatest of all seasons for those of us lucky enough to live in New England. Summer is my favorite season, and I’ll miss it as it wanes away in the coming weeks now that we’ve turned the calendar page to September.
As it turns out, while I was summering the hell out of my Labor Day Weekend, the Foo Fighters, the Hawkins family, and a who’s-who of rockers past and present were turning in epic performance after epic performance at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute at Wembley. We tracked the entire concert here, and you can peep a whole bunch of pics here. I’m shining the spotlight on my top 3 moments below.
3 Moments From the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert That Destroyed Me
First up, I’ve picked the same moment that likely brought tears to your eyes: Taylor’s son Shane sitting in on drums to perform “My Hero.” There are no words; I won’t even attempt to string any together. The second most touching moment, to me, was when Dave Grohl broke down during “Times Like These.” Pure, raw emotion. And lastly, for a moment of unbridled joy, we turn to wunderkind Nandi Bushell. 12 years old and just absolutely crushing it on the kit on “Learn To Fly.” The L.A. concert at the end of the month can’t come soon enough.