(b. Jan. 14, 1969) Forever proving that he is more than the drummer from Nirvana, Dave Grohl formed Foo Fighters in the mid-nighties and enlivened my High School Years. There was the time I went with my best friend to see the Foos perform in the back of a Newbury Comics. We got there early as we imagined there would be a large crowd. Arriving at 9:30am for a 2:00pm show is no big deal when your wait occurs in a record store, right? As it turned out, we actually had to wait in a line outside of the store. We took turns throughout the day, going into the store, fetching food, and luckily, we were amongst the roughly 50 people who actually got in to see the show. The other hundreds of people were left without entrance, but Grohl took the band outside first to perform a small set on buckets (and such) for the masses. Afterwards I had the band sign a book about mullets and my friend, Chuck, talked with them about the Pixies. This experience was a cornerstone of The Dream.
As for this portrait - I have been thinking that this project would have been better if everyone had a different birthday hat in each one, but maybe that would have just been too effing cute. However, I do like the image of a man with a beard and long greasy hair wearing a festive, pointy hat.
Dave Grohl (in a festive, pointy hat):