Dave Grohl led the Foo Fighters through a marathon Black Cat show. (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

Fans who waited in line for more than three hours last week for tickets to the Foo Fighters’ surprise show Friday at the Black Cat were treated to a concert nearly as long.

From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Dave Grohl and Co. hit the highlights of the band’s discography — from 1995’s self-titled debut to November’s “Sonic Highways” — with Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and Van Halen covers added in for fun.

The 700-capacity club seemed to inspire the band: The set list was abandoned early, there was no encore and Grohl screamed with reckless abandon.

Spontaneity is not a word you usually use to describe a band that headlines stadiums, but this was the rare show where it really did feel like anything could happen. (Grohl compared the show to the Springfield, Va., keg parties he went to growing up.)

Grohl also hinted at a possible RFK Stadium show in the future. After this show, I’d see them play anywhere.

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