Before they rocked a Kansas City audience Friday night at the Sprint Center, the Foo Fighters “rickrolled” an infamous group of protesters outside.
Band members piled into a pickup truck and drove past members of the Westboro Baptist Church playing Rick Astley’s 1987 single “Never gonna give you up” and holding signs saying “YOU GOT RICK ROLL’D” and “KEEP IT CLEAN.” Dave Grohl and the rest of the band are seen jamming to the song in the truck’s bed, surrounded by fans.
The Sprint Center captured video of the whole scene, which has lit up social media.
The whole rickroll phenomenon is kind of old by now. As Billboard.com explained, “The song’s video has been used as an Internet meme in which people fool others into watching Astley’s clip since 2007, when the phrase ‘Rickrolling’ was born.”
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Leave it to the Foo Fighters to make a rickroll fun again.