I may be the last person on earth to have the Foo Fighters enter my awareness, but now I’ll never forget them. The NYTimes has an article in today’s paper with a most heartwarming story and links to a video request and response that are unforgettable.
I often challenge clients to reach out to their idols, whether it’s for a book endorsement or an invitation to attend a re-imagined menu event. It’s a scary prospect.
In this article a young man from Italy, who wanted the Foo fighters to come play in his hometown, took on the feat of organizing 1000 bands to play a song by their idols and, on camera, begs the group to come. I was the 19,363,285th viewer of their video request.
David Grohl of the Foo Fighters said, responded to the plea, in Italian, “We’re coming!”
It took the gentleman who organized the ASK a year to put it together. This is a reminder to do whatever it takes to get what you are passionate about. Now over 19 million people know who this guy is, which can’t be bad AND, the Foo Fighters are coming to give a concert. Remember, it’s the journey, and what a good time they’ve all had.