“On June 20, 2021, Foo Fighters reopened Madison Square Garden after 466 days without live music,” the screen reads to start the new mini-doc released by the World’s Most Famous Arena this week.
On the next title screen, it continues, “15,000 fans came together to mark this historic moment, making it the first full capacity concert in a New York arena since the start of the pandemic.”
The show in question, a performance by the Dave Grohl-fronted band on Sunday, June 20th, was a meaningful milestone in the city’s return to relative normalcy. The fully vaccinated audience marked the first to gather for a concert at MSG since The Brothers paid tribute to 50 years of the Allman Brothers Band on March 10th, 2020.
The nine-minute documentary, titled The Day The Music Came Back, documents the full day leading up to the return of music at MSG with Foo Fighters—from load-in through showtime—providing fans a look at all that goes into putting on a rock concert and the hallowed venue. It also captures the joy and anticipation of the fans via interviews with attendees.
Watch Madison Square Garden Presents: The Day The Music Came Back below. You can also revisit Live For Live Music‘s full coverage of the Foo Fighters performance at Madison Square Garden on June 20th, 2021 here.
The Day The Music Came Back – Full Documentary
[Video: Madison Square Garden]