Moments like these prove that music has power. In a time of global uncertainty and fear, this is the ultimate example of how music brings people together, spreads joy and unites us with a communal experience. Add 1,200 musicians playing simultaneously and it’s undeniable.
The group of 1,000 Italian musicians known as Rockin’ 1000 formed in 2015 in an effort to convince the Foo Fighters to play a show in their city of Cesena. After their united performance of “Learn to Fly”, the Foo Fighters played there in November of 2015.
This past July, “The Biggest Rock Band on Earth” (now boasting 1,200 members) came together to perform a concert of rock anthems by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, The White Stripes, Nirvana, The Black Keys, AC/DC, The Beatles, Blur, Steppenwolf, The Verve and Patti Smith. Last week Rockin’ 1000 posted the video of their chill-inducing performance of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
With an egotistical, soul-crushing President sitting in the Oval Office, this beautiful example of people of all ages, genders, beliefs and identities performing together proves the infectious power of music and the strength that lies in united positivity.
Watch Rockin’ 1000 perform “Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie: