Watch Jack White Cover “Royals” and Let a Fan Shred With His Guitar
Jack White was in a much better mood in Milwaukee than he was in Chicago, so he made a diehard fan's dream come true on Monday night (July 21) by bringing her on stage at the Eagles Ballroom and actually letting her play one of his guitars. During the set-closing, extended rendition of "Seven Nation Army," White perused the crowd before selecting the fan (at around the 4:40 mark). After she hops around stage wondering what to do for a minute, she is then directed by White himself to pick up one of his axes, and she chose his old-ass Delta Blues-era lookin' acoustic, which we would've been terrified to damage.
One of the guitar techs plugged her in, and then as the song finished up, White put his current guitar around her neck (that beat up acoustic-electric he's had since his White Stripes days) so she's awkwardly rocking two as he thanks the crowd. She even got to take a bow with the whole band.
Considering we'd be just as confused and awestruck up there, we'll give her a pass for wearing the shirt of the act she was seeing. Watch the shredding start at 6:40.
That same night, White also covered Lorde's "Royals" as the intro to "Would You Fight for My Love?" Check it out below.