The Rockin’ Thousand is a group of 1,000 incredibly talented musicians who came together from all over Italy to simultaneously perform the now-classic Foo Fighters song “Learn To Fly” in a historic effort to persuade the band to play a concert in Romagna, a historical district in northern Italy. Conceived in 2014 by Fabio Zaffagnini, a multi-lingual musician, adventurer and TEDx speaker, the project took many months to come together through crowdfunding and of course, finding the right musicians who could synchronize with other musicians perfectly.
The Rockers have been selected online: they had to leave their personal information and a video showing their ability. Through the months, our Music Gurus examined every single video (thousands!) and decided whether the rocker was good enough or not. The data management and the communications passed through an automatic web system, nevertheless, part of the work requested one-on-one calls.Every Rocker had a personal area with all the information needed for the participation, like the Music Gurus Tutorial
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) July 30, 2015
This is the video that started it all.
UPDATE: The Foo Fighters responded a few hours later with an encouraging message via Twitter.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) July 31, 2015
(See you soon, Cesena…Davide)
image via Fabio Zaffagini
via The Awesomer