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Dave Grohl lookalike tricks fans at Foo Fighters gig

Lifelong dreams were actualised, then pulverised for a few ‘lucky’ punters outside Adelaide’s Hindmarsh Stadium on Tuesday night.

While making their way to the stadium to see rock legends the Foo Fighters, several fans spied a white limousine circling the venue, with frontman Dave Grohl inside. 

Little did they know the apparition was just a devious prank by unofficial Grohl lookalike Mark Curtis, who outed himself to the Adelaide Advertiser on Wednesday.

 

‘People were getting emotional’: An Adelaide man who looks like Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl (pictured) has revealed his guilt after dressing up as the rocker and fooling fans outside their show on Tuesday night

Like Dave, the Prospect musician fronts a scintillating rock band – although in Mark’s case, Hindmarsh Stadium won’t be inviting him to perform any time soon.

For as long as the Foo Fighters have existed, the long-haired, bearded musician – who fronts ‘Mark Curtis and the Flannelettes’ – has been told he looks like Grohl.

Spurred on by his mates, the usually reserved 31-year-old decided to put the resemblance to the ultimate test.

‘It was something we’d joked about a while ago last week after a gig we got talking and everybody was like “oh you’re totally doing this” he told the publication.

Frontman Dave Grohl appeared to be inside

Starstruck! While making their way to Hindmarsh stadium to see rock legends Foo Fighters, several fans spied a white limousine circling the venue, with frontman Dave Grohl inside

As fans were shuffling-in to see the American rockers on Tuesday, Mark was circling the venue in a white limo he couldn’t afford, waving to starstruck fans.

‘We did a couple of laps of the venue and people started noticing, so I was saying to them things like “you’re the best” and “enjoy the concert” in my best US accent,’ he explained.

It wasn’t long before fans managed to come face-to-face with who they believed to be their idol, nabbing a handshake as the slowly moving hire car passed by. 

Tricked! Little did they know the apparition was just a devious prank by unofficial Grohl lookalike Mark Curtis, who outed himself in an interview on Wednesday

Tricked! Little did they know the apparition was just a devious prank by unofficial Grohl lookalike Mark Curtis, who outed himself in an interview on Wednesday

Got them! 'We did a couple of laps of the venue and people started noticing, so I was saying to them things like "you¿re the best" and "enjoy the concert" in my best US accent,' he explained

Got them! ‘We did a couple of laps of the venue and people started noticing, so I was saying to them things like “you’re the best” and “enjoy the concert” in my best US accent,’ he explained

At that point, Mark discovered he could definitely pull-off a convincing Dave Grohl, but the realisation certainly wasn’t followed by joy.

‘People were getting emotional (and then) it kind of stopped being funny,’ he admitted.

I actually did it! At that point, Mark discovered he could definitely pull-off a convincing Dave Grohl, but the realisation certainly wasn't followed by joy (pictured is the real Dave Grohl)

I actually did it! At that point, Mark discovered he could definitely pull-off a convincing Dave Grohl, but the realisation certainly wasn’t followed by joy (pictured is the real Dave Grohl)

Now that he’s 48-hours removed from the stunt, the funny side has crept back in, Mark joking that he now sees himself as a ‘Santa’s helper’ of sorts.

 ‘When he can’t be there in person, I’m there to spread a little Dave Grohl cheer,’ he said.

'It stopped being funny': 'People were getting emotional (and then) it kind of stopped being funny,' he admitted to reporters on Wednesday

‘It stopped being funny’: ‘People were getting emotional (and then) it kind of stopped being funny,’ he admitted to reporters on Wednesday



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