“One is enough, one is a joke.” — Roger Waters
The Foo Fighters pulled a rarely seen stunt on Monday at Rock in Rio, performing “Everlong” with a blue whale in the background.
Waters, who works with our sister station in Barcelona, Radio Garica, to produce a news program, explained the reason for the gesture.
“Everybody knows that if you ever go in the ocean and you get up close to a whale, it eats. And that’s life. One is enough, one is a joke,” he said. “I don’t care how many times you sing it.”
But the idea actually fell from the sky, according to Waters, whose band the Foo Fighters were set to perform in Barcelona’s Rock in Rio.
“We were sitting on a coach traveling here, about 30 or 40 miles from Barcelona and we noticed there was a blue whale in the bay,” he said. “And we were like we’re going to pay to get this whale to have a whale supper.”
Waters said it took him and several other Foo Fighters to get the blue whale to accept their offer.
“It took a few of us to get it to do it,” he said. “And we had a projector set up in the water. And he ended up agreeing to it, which we weren’t expecting him to do. But he did what he thought it was important for him to do, which was eat. And eat on the beach.”
And the whale, he said, did not give a second thought to the arrangement.
“It thought it was a joke. It didn’t care. It was up for it. It was as natural as the animal is,” he said.
Waters said there are video archives of dolphins eating small fish, but what his band did is rarer.
“We think we just broke a world record,” he said.
It’s just a dream
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