1000 Strong

Cesena 1000 sounds like the new model of Italian sports car. Oddly enough, it is actually a group of people who gathered together in Cesena, Italy. They came together to play an amazing rendition of “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters. 1000 people gathered together to play a song in Cesena, Italy in order to coerce the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena and play a show. 

If you have not seen the video; then go watch it now. It is pretty moving. In case you were wondering if the Foo Fighters were going to go play the concert, here is Dave Grohl’s response. 

Think about the power of these people coming together! They came together to play for a band they loved. Cesena was probably not even much of a blip on the Foo’s radar until this video went viral. However, one guy said, “I want the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena to play a show.” and set off to make it happen. If you watch far enough in the video; then, you will see the ignition of this movement. You will see a guy get up and talk about the year he has spent working on this project. The dedication of the 1000 people who showed up, paid their own way, and spent their own time working to do this right. The time and money they poured into this project ultimately resulted in their net gain. However, none of it would have been possible with the man who started it all. 

Fabio Zaffagnini.

On top of being the dreamer behind all of this, he did not even take fame for what he did. No article I read told me who he is, no tweet told me about how great and awesome he is. Quite simply he is the “Dreamer” behind this project. The only way to find his name I have found is to sit through the credits of the video and watch until it gets to the credit that says, “Dreamer.” This guy started dreaming and did not stop till it happened.

This man started something by himself and people rallied to his cause. His cause was not to solve world hunger or cure cancer. His cause was to bring a band to a location for a concert. His dream was simple, but he could not do it alone. He called and people responded.

He inspires me to work towards a goal larger than myself. He inspires me to rally to the cause of my neighbor. 

What cause are you rallying to? What cause are you leading the way on? What cause are you called to that is greater than you?