Red Hot Chili Peppers were sensational.

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It’s been over 3 days since the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and I think I am finally recovering from what was an absolutely amazing concert. Recovering because I went all out on Saturday night, partying like a rock star. I therefore appologise that this post is slightly late…

The Chili Peppers concert build up was a weeklong process for me, with every waking minute spent listening to their music. Whether in my car or at home, I was always listening to the Peppers, reciting all the lyrics to my favourite songs, so that on the day I could belt them out at the top of my lungs.

Then the day arrived, and I was like a little kid in a candy store, so full of excitement. We were a group of 7 that were going together; so we planned to meet at a friends place in Fourways to have a few pre-drinks before missioning to the stadium. Luckily for friends in all the right places, we managed to park our cars at a security complex walking distance from the stadium, instead of struggling to find parking at the park and ride spots; thank you Rui, what a legend.

We arrived in the beautiful FNB stadium as Die Antwoord were about to start, making our way through the bottleneck to get down to general standing. They put on a very energetic and entertaining performance. Their visuals were very vivid and gruesome but I guess its all part of their act. Overall they were an excellent opening act for the Peppers and definitely an act the South Africa can be proud of, even though we will never completely understand them. Haha.

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The Chili Peppers came out to an absolute rupture of applause, with the crowd going mad as they started with the song ‘ Monarchy of Roses’. Their performance was absolutely flawless and stage presence and chemistry second to non. They performed most of their biggest hits like ‘Under the Bridge’, “Dani California” and ‘Otherside’, as well as a couple of songs from the new album to perfection. The 90 000 strong crowd were all in tune, singing along and partying so hard to one of the best rock band of all time.  One of my highlights of the evening was to see the chemistry between lifelong friends and stalwarts of the band Anthony Kedis and flea, whom for me is the best bassist ever!! Besides being an amazing base player, he is definitely the character of the group and he showed that with his handstand walk he did across the gigantic stage. Another highlight for me was when the shirt on, sending the stadium into anarchy. The only thing that was a huge surprise to most people was that they didn’t play ‘Scar Tissue’. Besides that it was an unforgettable evening which has cemented them as my favourite band of all times…lead guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, came out on stage with the Bafana Bafana soccer shirt on, sending the stadium into anarchy. The only thing that was a huge surprise to most people was that they didn’t play ‘Scar Tissue’. Besides that it was an unforgettable evening which has cemented them as my favourite band of all times…

 

 

 

 

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