Jack White Just Surprised a Bunch of High School Students with a Lunchtime Concert
Watch him rip out "Seven Nation Army" with a teeming mass of teenagers
Published May 30, 2018Never one to be boring, Jack White just played a surprise show — and one that saw him take over an actual high school during lunchtime.
As WTOP reports, White surprised the seniors at Wilson High School in Washington, DC, where he played a surprise 45-minute show during students' lunch break. Apparently only the school's principal and one other official knew about the show, with the students and faculty having no idea what was going to go down this afternoon.
"They knew we have this big atrium space, and they thought that that might be an appropriate place for him to set up and do a pop-up show," Principal Kimberly Martin told WTOP.
Martin added, though, that she has no idea why White chose the school. "If there is a connection [with the artist], I don't know what it is," she said.
Hundreds of students and staff were there to witness the pop-up concert, and you can watch some footage of White ripping out the White Stripes' classic "Seven Nation Army" below [courtesy of Consequence of Sound and Jordan Grobe for The Anthem].
"He said, 'Thank you Woodrow Wilson High School,' put his guitar down and walked out the door," said Martin. "It's one of those things where you are very grateful to be in Washington, D.C. What principal can tell that kind of story? That's a Washington, DC, story."