Updated 09/05/2012 10:46 PM
Foo Fighters play Charlotte for 'Rock the Vote'
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A big name rock band performed in Charlotte Wednesday night to get more young people to vote.
Rock the Vote teamed up with the Foo Fighters at The Fillmore Charlotte Wednesday night and drew almost 2,000 people to the concert.
Officials said their goal, of course, is to get more than 1.5 million young people registered, educated and turned back out to vote this November. They said there's no better place than at a concert.
"This is where Rock the Vote was founded. We were founded by musicians, we were founded by the entertainment industry and young people have such a voice in this upcoming election and so we're out here to make sure they're registered,” said Chrissy Faessen.
"It's a great cause. It gets people involved in the voting and everyone should get out to the polls," said Michael Volak.
Rock The Vote Bus Tour Manager Michelle Clark has been on the road registering young voters across the country for months. So far, the initiative has put about 400,000 people on the registered voter list. In Charlotte, Clark said it's going great.
"There are so many people who come up and they're like yeah you know I haven't registered, I'd love to do that now and you get them right on the spot, which is awesome," said Clark.
Clark said after the Democratic National Convention ends here in Charlotte, the bus will head to Durham.