A protest by the church backfired when they were greeted by the band blasting out Rick Astley.
The Westboro Baptist Church got a surprise when they tried to protest outside a Foo Fighters concert at the Kansas City Sprint Center on Friday, August 21st. The band decided to answer the church’s protests by treating them to a 'Rickroll', using Rick Astley’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.
Foo Fighters answered the Westboro Baptist Church’s protests with a Rickroll on Friday.
The band arrived outside the gig where the group was protesting in a pickup truck, blasting out the sing and holding up signs which read “You Got Rick Roll’d Again” and “Keep It Clean.”
Dave Grohl was spotted enthusiastically clapped along to as fans cheered the stunt. The song has become a popular internet meme in recent years, with people tricking others into watching its music video, creating the term ‘Rickrolling’.
It’s not the first time the band have come out against the Westboro Baptist Church. In September 2011, the band uploaded a video of themselves playing a country style song in front of a group of Westboro protestors which contained lyrics such as “Think I’m in the mood for some hot-man muffins”
At the time frontman Dave Grohl said, ”God bless America! It takes all kinds. I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, men loving women and women loving men and men loving men and women loving women -- you all know we like to watch that. But what I'd like to say is, God bless America, y’all!”
The WBC have so far responded to the band’s 'Rickroll' on twitter writing, ‘They can sing at us or #rickroll us but @foofighters will only ever get a BIBLE message from Westboro Baptist Church.’
'Westboro came to deliver a message to @foofightersDave (how's that leg?) and it goes a lil sumptin like dis. Did @foofighters just #rickroll us? Oh well! Guess we'll just hafta parody THAT video, too (like last time).'