Watch the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" played by 15,000+ people


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/29/watch-the-white-stripes-se.html


#2

Fifteen years from now:

Me: [puts on White Stripes album]
My kid: Hey, this is that song!
Me: It is. This is the original.
My kid: Why is there only one person singing?


#3

At that scale I’m pretty sure more than seven nations are represented.


#4

Me: Because this is what vocals sounded like before they sold out and got popular.


#5

I’m going out to the shed and bang on those drums like it was the boss’s head.

Todd Rundgren


#6

Goddam I love that song! Why wasn’t I there?


#7

Well the last time I saw a fuckton of white dudes screaming and banging on shit was at the DNC…sorry


#8

Awesome!

John Bonham would have dug that.


#9

All those special snowflakes, trying to stand out with their special signature moves.
Some of them even get so into it that they miss the first few beats.


#10

Awesome, another great post pesco!!!


#11

I really liked their cover of “Learning to Fly” from last year, if only because there were a bunch more camera angles.

I wish something like this would come to my town, with a whole setlist of similarly sophomore-grade-difficulty songs to brush up on beforehand.

I couldn’t imagine a better-spent afternoon/evening.


#12

All concert footage should shake with the drum kit.


#13

I expect they’ll do it again next year. They were 1000 playing 1 song in 2015; 1200 playing 18 songs (!) this year; likely 1500 next year… Cesena is a shit town but nearby you have the sea and several historic Italian cities, so you can make it a holiday if you’re from abroad.


#14

I saw a Japanese porn video once that riffed on this idea.

It was… wierd.


#15

Eighteen songs?!

Setlist, please!


#16

Here is Jack White on Conan talking (relatively normally!) about how he likes that Seven Nation Army is becoming a folk song.

Also included: a huge boat playing the riff.


#17

It’s refreshing to see a successful musician not being an ambivalent grumpy old man towards his fans.


#18

Holy shit, how did I miss all this?


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#20

Excellent! Thanks.