Colonial Stadium, December 1st 2002
Review by 'Chili Willy'
Amazing experience, this was just the best live performance
in history, flea cracked jokes.. and his undies too, I
havent seen Anthony take his shirt off in ages which was
great, John ran onto the very side of the stage during
solos and Chad controlled the crowd.
lets get to the point....
rocked up at about ten passed six & checked out
the chicks .
It was good atmosphere as we walked in, people had like
rhcp stars shaved in their hair and all these pissed
Chad walked out on the oval and we thought he was this
drunk yobo, and then we were like OH FUCK ITS CHAD!
AND THEN I WALKED UPTO HIM! HE LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING
CROCODILE UP CLOSE! but i couldn't believe it.
We waited a long time before Quirk came on, which the
did 15 minutes early. Their music was good, good bass
slapping and nice beats . but am I touring with the
red hot chili peppers? No.
When those guys got off, since they GOT ON EARLY Papa
Roach had to wait about 10-15 minutes before they could
come on. They were awsome. "Last Resort",
"She Loves Me Not" and "Time And Time
Again" were peformed, altogether like i'd say 6,
7, or 8 songs. The lead singer threw all this water
into the bowl it rocked.
So, at 9 when they were suppose to come on everyonoe
started down mexican waves and they were like running
all over the oval. And they came on at 9:20 and everyone
Traditionally opening with "By The Way", with
the chili bowl gone crazy as well as flea and anthony
and john it was great. Then came "Scar Tissue"
and the most awsome bass intro to "Around The World",
Flea was slapping the bastard. and then when the song
started me and Josh were fucking grabbing the fence
and spinning our heads like motherfucking crazy.
John then played a cover, or maybe one of his solo songs,
but he was singing really high and everyone held up
lighters it ruled.
Other songs followed like "Universally Speaking",
"Suck My Kiss", "Otherside" and
"The Zephyr Song". People were running around
on the oval it was so funny, i was tempted to aswell,
but i didnt wanna risk the bastard security
"Right On Time" was played awesomely, for
some reason i couldn't hear Flea's bass that well, but
Johns vocals were outstanding. The intro for "Can't
Stop" was awsome, flea was squatting with the bass
inbetween his legs and John was funking around with
the guitar, John ripped apart the solo.
Some earlier or later, "Don't Forget Me" was
crazy, Anthony went ballistic and that's wat I'm sure
we all love to see, he fell over a couple of times and
popped a rib! poor guy, but this other dude came out
and helped him out.
An amazing soong was "Venice Queen", as John
beautifully participated with Anthony. Then on the second
part of the song in about 2 seconds John pulled out
this mini acustic, it was woirjhfo;wjf.
Through the show Flea went upto the mic and chucked
a few spastics it was so awsome and funny and then before
"Give It Away" he says "This song is
dedicated to Muriel Cheesewright" and they ripped
into the motherfucker like they never have before. Flea
jumped onto the bass during.
After the closing song Anthony said "Thank you
all for coming to the show tonight" and ran off
like he needed to take an absolute log of a shit (I
quote that off Josh). People started to leave but we
cheered em back on.
Chad ran on and people screamed and cheered him, and
he belted his drums with this awsome and lengthy drum
then John appeared with his shirt off sitting on a chair
on the very side of the stage an started playing "Under
The Bridge!!!!!!!!!" Everyone finally stood up
and took out their lighters once again, and of fucking
course we all sung along.
Then, the almighty "Search And Destroy", me
and josh went fucken wild yet again and remained standing,
then this nerd behind me told me to sit down. What did
he come with his fucken family or sumthing??
You know how they play this 10 minute jam after search?
well this time it went for about 20 minutes!!! anthony
sung this awsome improvising spanish stuff, it sounded
cool, fast and fucking awsome. so then Anthony said
"goodnight Melbourne" and left the stage.
Thus, Flea John and Chad kept fucking about and soonly
chad left the stage and Flea and John were like pulling
apart their guitars and pedals making all these weird
noises. amnd then a couple of minutes later it finished.
Setlist: (in no order)
-by the way
-around the world
-john cover (i think it's called "maybe")
-suck my kiss
-the zephyr song
-right on time
-don't forget me
-i could have lied
-give it away
-under the bridge
-search and destroy/jam/20 minute jam
(Thanks a lot to Elias 'Chily Willy'
for sending this review! )
'Secret' Show July 10th 2002
by Brian Huff
It was a free radiostation sponsored show with 2000 attending
-After trying to win some all week, I still had no tickets
and hour before the show, and I went alone because none
of my friends thought I could get us in, but after paying
$120 to a scalper I was 15 feet from John, and it was
incredible. I've never heard them play so well. They opened
with 'By The Way', then played 'Universally Speaking',
'This Is The Place', 'Throw Away Your Television', And
'Venice Queen' ( I know I'm forgetting a few) from the
new album, plus a lot from 'Californication', 'Me And
My Friends', 'Under The Bridge', the intros to 'I Could
Have Lied' and (I think) 'Havana Affai'r by the Ramones,
with 'Search and Destroy', and a funk song that I didn't
know for the encore. Anthony sang perfectly for the whole
show. I don't know what he did to tighten up his voice
but it worked! The most amazing change, though, was John's
vocals and energy. He was so prominent. It was definitely
a feeling of he and Anthony together at the front, as
well as of the whole band united. I've never heard them
sound better, and you could tell that they were already
stretching out on the new songs and really enjoying them.
Afterwards I hung around like a shameless groupie because
I was too excited to go home, and finally Flea and John
came out and spent quite a bit of time with me and about
20 others before getting in their limo. John seemed especially
happy. I talked with him very briefly about an old Hendrix
bootleg that he was looking for, and he and Flea signed
my copy of By The Way. There was alot that I wanted to
ask them and talk about, but the circumstances made it
completely inappropriate, so I went home and woke my roommates
and girlfriend up and played guitar until 5am, and a week
later I'm still buzzing from the new album and the whole
'Olympia' 4th June 2002
Review by Fuxia
night in Heaven! - RHCP for free at Olympia,
Paris 4.4.02 A very special treat awaited Red Hot fans
in Paris last Tuesday: Following a frantic flurry of a
total of 20 (!) different competitons and guestlists,
some 1000 fans had been given a chance to taste a generous
slice of the Peppers' forthcoming album: "By The
Way", due beginning of July this year.
Honcho Blackie, Warnermusic's Romain and Nicolas of Rhcpfrance.net
were among those working literally round the clock to
equip fans with free tickets and send them off to a celestial
night at the legendary Olympia, former musical home to
icons such as Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles - what could
be a more fitful realm -and omen! for our rising stars?!
straight into their new single "By The Way"-
accompanied by a thousandfold chorus below, the Red Hots
treated the bobbing crowd to 3 more unrealeased songs:
"Universally Speaking", “I Could Die For
You” and “Don't Forget Me”.
Old BSSM loves like "Give It Away" and Californication
hits got their say as well, topped off by classic covers
such as The Stooges' "Search And Destroy" (from
the Pepper's "Rare" E.P.) , the Sweet's 70's
anthem "Fox on The Run", and "Havana Affair"
recently recorded for the Ramones tribute album.
band was in strong form, obviously proud and confident
to finally let the new songs off the leash and into the
wild, and, as John broke out (his whole face beaming):
"There's much much more to come where that came from!"
- No doubt about that!
Text/Report by: Sibél
official setlist (omitting SFX improvisations and a short,
haunting solo rendition by John):
By The Way (new!) / Scar Tissue / Give It Away / Universally
Speaking (new!)/ Other Side / I Could Die For You (new!)
/ Havana Affair (Ramones Tribute) / Could Have Lied /
Fox On The Run (Sweet cover) / Don't Forget Me (new!)
/ Right On Time / Californication / Search & Destroy
the Olympia gig on MTVFrance : 7/7/ 2002 - "A Night
with the Red Hot Chili Peppers"
Over 100 Fan Photos
Flea's Streaming "Message
to the fans in French" (Don't worry, it's pure
Flealingo and international language really- Scan the
article for "Cliquez ici" )
Silverlake Benefit L.A.15.12.2001
Wednesday December 19 5:27 AM ET
Chili Peppers add spice to lackluster charity gig
Silver Lining (Paramour Estate; 1,400 capacity; $1,000
Troy J. Augusto
(Variety) - There's a good reason outdoor concerts aren't
usually scheduled for December, even in Los Angeles: It's
just too dang cold. Yet despite chilly temperatures, more
than 1,000 people paid $250-$1,000 each to see such stars
as Beck and Red Hot Chili Peppers perform in the huge
backyard of a hilltop mansion in Silverlake.
the second night of this second annual benefit event for
the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, attendees enjoyed panoramic
views of the L.A. basin, ``complimentary'' food and drinks
(the quality of which was determined by how much you paid
to get in) and the chance to see some well known local
musicians perform under unusual circumstances.
who said he lives within walking distance of the Paramour,
was a late addition to the bill, and he apologized for
the lack of preparation he and his bandmates displayed,
but surely the three could have rehearsed some of these
songs a bit beforehand.
tackling a couple of Hank Williams tearjerkers or his
own ``Pay No Mind,'' Beck (who was introduced by Robert
Downey Jr. (news - web sites)) and his accompanying guitarist
and bass player looked and sounded as if they hadn't played
these numbers before, or at least not in a very long time.
Mann played a half-dozen of her confessional songs, including
newer entries ``Deathly'' and ``Calling It Quits'' and
familiar tracks like the Oscar-nominated ``Save Me'' and
``Choice in the Matter.'' Afterwards she said, ``It's
not easy to rock in a long coat and scarf.'' It also wasn't
easy to stay warm listening to such mopey music.
rockers Jaguares heated things up with their distinct
blend of pop-hard rock (think Whitesnake) and singer Saul
Hernandez's politically charged lyrics, though it was
unusual to see this wildly popular rock en Espanol group
perform in front of so many marginally interested listeners.
Afterward, a member of MTV's ``Jackass'' crew came out
and stapled one part of his anatomy to another, earning
him plenty of Bronx cheers.
Chili Peppers, whose members all live within a few
miles of Silverlake, were the evening's big draw, and
the band delivered an engaging, if restrained, set that
was split between new songs (presumably earmarked for
the band's next studio album) and old faves, including
``Give It Away'' and ``Right on Time.'' A Ramones cover
and recent hit ``Californication'' highlighted their 10-song
V2001UK - By Christpher Cox
It was typical English weather for this event
but it certainly didn't have
any adverse effect on the atmosphere of this festival.
I'd already seen a
few good sets earlier in the day, Placebo and the Foo
fighters being the
best of these, and I was desperate to see the Peppers
by the time they came
on (as was just about everyone else).
They kept the crowd waiting a little while before they
took the stage which
was cool because it got people wound up and everybody
dying for them to take
John came running out, it was amazing, he was grinning
from ear to
ear and waving. He was wearing a wooly hat and the same
top he wore at the
MTV20 show. He started playing his guitar on stage alone
at first, you could
tell he was absolutly loving every second of it. I've
never seen him do
anything like it before really, he was flying around the
stage and dancing
like crazy! He lifted his guitar above his head and started
playing loads of
runs and cool grunts/chops (he wasn't really playing anything
at this point). He was rocking so much his hat just flew
straight off his
head almost straight away!
After about fifteen seconds of this the rest off the band
came running out,
they went straight into a song that I didn't recognise,
I think it must have
been a new song (I have since discovered that it was an
old Public Enemy
song). It sounded really cool and i was expecting them
to play a full song
but they cut it off about a minute into it and went straight
into Give it
Away. GIA was as rocking as ever, you can't expect anything
less really can
they played scar tissue, John's solo's throughout the
song were just so
good, he did one (I think it was his second to last one)
which I thought was
perfect and then, for the last one he really pulled out
all the stops.
Scar Tissue they went into Higher Ground, this was a real
surprise - I
didn't expect to here anything from Mothers Milk. It was
fantastic for me
because I've never seen them play this live before so
I really enjoyed it,
especially John and Fleas backing vocals!
was a new song that I was enjoying listening to for the
first time when
the unthinkable happened John's amp's all cut out! I couldn't
believe it, I
think they must have fused or something - it took him
by surprise as well,
it was a little bit like the Around the World performance
at Woodstock where
his guitar cuts out. Anyway he just started laughing while
all the roadies
were running around trying to solve the problem! Then
Flea stared playing a
bass line which Chad joined in on and then Anthony started
doing some crazy
rapping. While the others were doing this John turned
his guitar round so it
was hanging down his back, and then he just started dancing
again! The crowd were going mad and John was just bouncing
around like he
going to take off the stage or something!!! This lasted
in total for about a
minute whilst they fixed John's amp's, when he realised
they were working
again he joined in on the jam for a while! Then, the communication
incredible, a nod from Flea and they were straight back
into they song they
were playing before the amps fused!! It was unbelievable.
was otherside, out came John's White Falcon and the crowd
excited (which is expected really because it was such
a big single).
you have to ask was as funky as usual and i was dying
to hear Flea and
John's jam at the end! When they were playing the jam
Anthony climbed on top
of Flea's cabs and watched.
played a cover song next and i don't now what it was,
it sounded as if
it was some kind of punk/new wave song but i don't know
which, it was good
this point my memory of what order the songs came in is
a bit dodgey but
I do know what songs they played, just don't quote me
on the order!!
I think, was another new one which Anthony said was a
love song. I
wasn't very keen on this to be honest, it didn't really
seem to go anywhere
and it sounded a bit to much like plain rock song.
then played Untitled#3, the one that goes a "A dove
is glove that I
wear on my arm......" It was so good to hear John
playing this it was so
special to see him playing it in front of me, awesome.
John's solo song cut straight into Parallel Universe.
This was nice to hear
and was obviously another crowd favorite. John's solo
at the end of this was
so good as well, just one note with vibrato for about
really, really cool version of I could have lied came
next. They started
to play this and stopped after about 15 seconds, i'm not
sure why but they
started again straight away.
was next to everyone's delight, again this was another
single. I wasn't as delighted as everyone else, I think
i've seen so many
live versions that it didn't give me any surprises.
was another new song. I think this must be one of the
songs that had
working titles of Modest zep and Techno Zep. It was so
cool, mainly based
around a big, fat riff with a very cool vibe. The solo
in the song was
brilliant as well, I know John doesn't like solo's too
much but he obviously
enjoyed this one!! The crowd went crazee when he was playing!
except John, left the stage at this point. John then started
playing a punk song, i dont know if it was one of his
or a cover but it was
cool. I could kinda tell that a lot of people in the crowd
were a bit
puzzled when he played this, for the people who don't
know anything about
him I suppose it was quite strange and unexpected to hear
this in the middle
of the set, I loved it though, it was wicked!!
solo song stoppped and John went into under the bridge,
the whole song
was played without a pick and it was just so good to hear
it on a rainy
night in England!
this time Flea, Anthony and John all had their shirts
off and were
obviously having a good time. Flea told everyone how he'd
been to London
with Clara earlier that day to see the changing of the
guards at Buckingham
Palace. He also said people in England always chant, at
concerts etc. He said that he loved it but could never
people were saying. He then got everyone to sing mary
had a little lamb!
played Right on Time next with the London Calling intro
which went down
final song of the set was Me and My Friends. The whole
band went nuts
here with feedback leaping around galore!
a load of clapping, chanting and cheering the band finally
on stage and stared playing Soul to Squeeze. This was
such a good version
that sounded so crisp!! John went mad again and started
his crazy dancing,
I've really never seen him do anything like it before!!
Every time Chad hit
the snare John looked as though he was going to have a
of equality came next and it was really good to hear it!
I dont think
I've heard it live before. Fleas bass playing was amazing
in this song, it
was just so cool, funky and fat!
went off stage again, and returned for another encore
John had probably
got a bit cold because he came out this time wearing a
hooded top. This time
they obviously didn't know what to play and all stood
in the middle of the
stage talking for a while. They finally launced into a
rocking version of
Search and Destroy this was fantastic and everyone in
the place went nuts,
including the band!! When the song had finished Anthony
left the stage and
Chad, Flea and John jammed for a while, then Chad left
and for a further
5mins or so John and flea jammed!!
was such a perfect end to the night! Finally john came
to mic and spoke
for the first time, he waved and said "We love you,
got to say that although i've seen them play a lot of
before, on video and stuff, John just seemed a bit different.
He was just
going crazy, he was obviously having the time of his life,
it was so special
to see him like that!!
story of an ordinary man, who unexpectedly found himself
spending the entire flight to Moscow sourrounded by the
Peppers - and has subsequently been converted into an
"Old Fan" for good- In his own
I met a wonderful woman in
the RHCP chat room over the weekend. Her name is Fuxia
and it was nice talking with her. I have met other nice
people in that room; especially Mina and Nitro. Anyway,
I promised Fuxia that I would write a little narrative
about my chance meeting with the RHCP.
I am a 53 year-old guy, semi-retired from a career in
international relations and commerce. I still occasionally
accept a short-term assignment to one country or another,
and last summer, I agreed to do some work in Russia for
a group of investors from the U.S. I am a tall guy, a
shade over 6'3", and am always willing to spend the extra
cash to fly first class, especially on a long trans-oceanic
flight like the one from New York to Moscow. And, I like
to board early and get settled before the plane fills
So, on September 9 1999, I boarded Delta flight 30 at
JFK in New York at about 6:00 PM and was, in fact, ordering
a drink when I noticed that a group of young men began
to board the plane. They were not the normal middle age
or older business people that usually accompany me in
my first class cabin. These fellows were dressed very
casually, had many very noticeable tattoos, and strange
hair color. I was certain that they would pass straight
through to coach class. But they didnít; they began to
fill the seats all around me. I assumed that I was in
for a rather raucous and riotous flight and I was not
looking forward to it.. Shortly before take off, I asked
one of them, the one across the isle from me, if they
were part of a band or something. "Yes", he said, "weíre
called the Red Hot Chili Peppers." I have two grown kids
who like the RHCP, so I had heard of them.
This is what I have to say about them: The flight to Moscow
is about 9 hours long and is an overnight flight. During
the entire 9 hours, the guys in the band were very polite,
quiet, well-behaved, friendly, and willing to talk and
Chad, a big man with a friendly face with some freckles
and a funny hat, explained that they were going to do
a free MTV concert in Red Square on the coming Saturday.
He suggested that I should try to attend. Flea, who sat
behind me, was dressed completely in red: a red-hooded
sweatshirt, red sweat pants, and even red sneakers. He
was reading Hamlet, I think, or some other Shakespeare
play. He and I spoke a bit about jazz and the trumpet.
Because, you see, I play the trumpet and love Jazz. Turns
out that Flea does also.
When I asked Anthony who he was, he said that he was just
a member of the road crew and I believed him!
I donít believe that I spoke with John at all. So we chatted
on and off for the first few hours of the flight, then
we all fell asleep. When we arrived in Moscow, I stood
in line with them to get through customs and I helped
Flea change $300.00 in rubles. I did go to the show, which
was very crowded so I didnít stay.
I am now a great RHCP fan and my kids still canít figure
out why I didnít ask for an autograph or picture. It didnít
occur to me, thatís all.
The moral here is not to form first impressions...listen
to your kids....and keep an open mind.
thanks to "Old Fan" for kindly sharing his story
you would like to contact "Old Fan" and chat/
discuss, please mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- He would love to hear from You!
Paris, France, 3.2.01 La Scéne - John Solo
Cologne, Feb 5 2001
am still not fully aware of what I could be part of the
past Saturday night. It was like a dream that I never
even thought would come true.
That morning I took the train from Germany to Paris to
see John Frusciante playing at La Scene. Me and my friends
arrived at the club at about 7.30pm and the gig was supposed
to start at 8. It was raining and we were all standing
and waiting to get in. There were not many people there
and we thought it's great because this way, the concert
would be much more personal and intimate. There didn't
seem to be a backdoor at that place, so John would have
to use the main entrance , passing all of us. And finally
- at about 8pm- a black van with darkened windows arrived
and stopped right in front of us. We went to the other
side to see if it is really him and we just saw him getting
out of the car really fast, almost running towards the
entrance -his eyes fixed on the ground. Everything seemed
to be really silent at that moment - it was weird. His
bodyguards followed him in with the equipment and finally
after some minutes, we were let in, too. It was a pretty
small but very nice club with dim light and a very warm
atmosphere and some really nice music playing. Everyone
was already standing close to the stage talking and laughing
and waiting for John but it still took a little while
'til he came.
Finally, the lights onstage were dimmed and he came. Everyone
started screaming and clapping their hands. His manager
handed him his acoustic guitar and he sat down on a stool.
He seemed a bit nervous and hectic at first as if he wanted
to get it done really fast. But throughout his performance
he got more and more relaxed and you could see that he
is really enjoying the fans and himself playing music
for us. When he started playing his first song, I was
just so overwhelmed that I almost started crying and so
were some others. From that moment on, everyone was hypnotized
by John and his performance. I was sitting on the stage
and I was so close to him that I could have touched him.
And I just couldn't believe that I was so close to the
person that has had such a great influence on my personality
and my attitude towards music since so many years. It
was the most wonderful and moving moment of my life. He
went on playing some of his old songs and a lot of cover
songs like: 'Modern Love' by David Bowie, a Joy Division
song and also 2 songs from his new album including 'Going
Inside'(which is my favourite song). He was really giving
everything he had and one time he stopped in the middle
of a song and his manager handed him some pill. He told
us that he had just thrown up in his mouth and that he
is sick. And he was like:'Hey, actually I am playing pretty
good for a sick guy'. But we didn't care that he had to
interrupt some songs. His performance and just his whole
being are so natural. We felt like we are some really
close friends- almost like a huge family - meeting up
with another great friend who was playing songs for us.
It was a really personal concert. And his guitar playing
and his voice were just awesome. I must say, I actually
like him a lot more live than on his records. Because
at that concert, there were no effects- it was just him,
his voice and his acoustic guitar and nothing else and
it was great. I really don't remember the exact order
of the songs he played or the exact titles. By times,
I just kept looking at his hands and how he played the
guitar and I forgot everything around me. I think I was
in the 4th dimension he mentioned in Funky Monks . It
was just pure energy and vibrations and emotions. It was
He was done like after an hour already and when he went
offstage, we kept on shouting for him to come back and
clapping our hands. And of course he came back. I think
he did 4 or 5 encores , it was really cool. So , the whole
gig lasted for like one and a half hours or even almost
2. In the encores, he said something personal before each
of his songs. He played this R.E.M song and he told us
that he used to listen to that song over and over again
in his girl friend's car at the time when he had reached
the lowest point of his life and when he felt really bad-
that was a very emotional moment. He also played 'Lucky'
by Radiohead and I really liked his version of that song.
Another song , he dedicated to one if his friends who
had died (guess he meant River Phoenix), a song for his
best friend Tori (I think that was her name). And also
a song he had written before he rejoined the Peppers that
has not been published and he said that that song had
been written by fame for him cuz it describes what fame
did to him and his life. In the end, he was asking us
what songs to play and this one girl shouted: 'Smiles
from the streets!' and he was like 'I don't remember how
it starts' and he wanted the girl to come onstage and
show him. That was such a funny moment and we all started
laughing. He actually tried to play that song like 3 times
and messed it up. But we didn't care and it was a funny
show !! But finally, he managed to play it and when he
started playing 'Your pussy
.', everyone started
screaming - it was just hilarious !! He was so overwhelmed
himself and was playing really hard that he broke a string
one time. It was just a very natural show. I have never
been to a gig like this. It was the best concert I have
ever attended !
After he left the stage, most people waited , hoping he
would come and give us autographs and we would get a chance
to talk to him and of course he came after a while. He
is such a lovely person and I can't say it enough: he
is really so natural - even more natural than most 'normal'
people. He really came up to us and started talking to
us, smiling and hugging everyone and making pictures.
And when you talk to him, he really looks into your eyes
and really recognizes you. He was really patient and so
nice ! He signed my BSSM cover and we made a picture and
I also got to talk to him. But worthwhile, so many fans
were all standing around him and wanting to make pics
with him that sometimes he didn't know which camera to
look in and he was like:' Which camera is it?' It made
me laugh so bad.
So, after a while, he had to go but me and my friends
still met him again outside accidentally where he was
waiting for his car. And I got to talk to him again but
he seemed to be pretty tired already. He asked me if I
had been at the Hamburg gig and he also told me, that
him and the Peppers will probably come to this festival
in UK this summer. My friend asked him if he would like
to come have dinner with us and he got so excited and
started asking how to get there and all. He really wanted
to come and got so happy but someone reminded him that
he had an interview later that night, so it didn't work
out. It would have been so awesome !
When his car arrived, he thanked us all and said bye and
I really must say: It was the greatest night ever for
me. John has played such an important part in my life
since so many years and I still can't believe that I had
this great opportunity to get to see him and enjoy his
wonderful music. He is a true artist and genius and a
great inspiration to me. But the best thing is, that he
is such a kind and warm person and that he doesn't act
like a rock star. He is just himself and treats his fans
with respect. When I talked to him, I felt like I am talking
to an old friend whom I have been knowing my whole life.
I didn't feel shy or anything. It was just
really is no word to describe what I felt at that moment.
That night, my friend said something great:' that we live
everyday like it doesn't mean anything, the days just
pass- but this day, we will never ever forget'. It will
be the best memory I have ever had and I thank all the
people who made it possible for me. I had such a great
time in Paris. Thanx for everything to Lina, Darya and
J.T. ! It was wonderful to share this experience with
all of you ! And I think, I found friends for life that
night ! And most of all, I want to thank John for sharing
his beautiful music with us. Nothing can ever make me
feel better than watching you making music ! I can't wait
to see you again !
Love to you all !
Mansfield, MA. USA,16.07.00 Tweeter Centre
I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers last night in Massachusetts
and they absolutely rocked. The entire concert was a great
experience and the music was phenomenal. Blond Redhead
opened and I first want to say that they were great even
though they seemed under-appreciated by the audience.
I don't know how they got hooked up with the tour (I'm
guessing it might have to do with Nate Mendel's, Foo Fighters
bassist, ties to the emo scene, but that's really just
speculation) but I'm so glad they did. They opened with
the one song I know by then (damned if I remember the
name of it though) and basically just did a really great
emo set. The Foo Fighters rocked with a virtual parade
of their hits. They pleased the audience and my friends.
Dave Grohl even got on the drum set at one point and rocked
out. I thought that was especially neat-o. Then the Red
Hot Chili Peppers took the stage, sporting mohawks. It
was cute. Flea and John we shirtless (being a girl, I
notice this type of thing) and Anthony wore some black
and red ensemble. I couldn't see Chad that well because
I was very far away and there was a TV blocking him. The
set was cool - all these TVs onstage spewing out images
and then 3 big screens opened up behind them and had all
sorts of graphics mixed with live images. They opened
with "Around the World" and went straight into "Give It
Away" afterwards. They pleased the audience, knew what
the audience wanted to hear, by playing all their hits.
I don't know if this is the exact order, but they played
"Scar Tissue" "Otherside" "Under the Bridge" "Californication"
and a whole bunch of others that I can't remember. Flea
played "Pea" which came as a surprise to most of the audience
who hadn't heard it, but I loved it. Such a cool song.
They ran off stage, then came back for two closing songs.
"Soul To Squeeze" was the great one they closed with and
it topped off the whole experience perfectly. I swear,
they are so g ood live they could almost be a jam band.
They just kicked funky beats and rocked all night long.
This concert was great. The Red Hot Chili Peppers rock!
review was written by Fengali - Thank You!
Melbourne, Australia, 01.02.00
, Entertainment Centre
First and formost, THANK GOD FOR JOHN!!!! The gig last
night restores faith that the Chillis know exactlly what
they are doing. They opened the night (after FLEAS Grandmother
made a huge entrance to the stage) with Around the world,
followed by give it away and Johns own unique version
of How wonderfull life is - that Elton John song. I cant
remember the order, but I do remember all the songs (I
Around the world
Give it away
Right on time
I like dirt
Soul to squeeze
Me and my friends
Look out kid
Search and destroy
I could have lied
My lovely man
Pea (with the propper "so fucking what ending")
Under the bridge
A 15 minute jam (which prooved John is the best guitarist
And the highlight of the evening, what I have been waiting
10 years to hear. SIR PHSYCO SEXY!!!!! Overall, nothing
short of brilliant!
Australia 24.01.00 Boondall Entertainment Center
doors opened at 7:45pm and at *pm Crazytown came out and
played 5 songs after them Magic Dirt came out and played
7 songs. Then after that out come the Chili Peppers!!!!
Ahhhhh the crowd goes crazy there must have been 12 thousand
ppl in the center. Suddenly the kick into Around the World
which makes everyone go wild! After that the songs they
played, that i could remember were......
Give It Away Scar Tissue
This solo song that John did and had these lyrics as well!
And it sounded damn good!
Under The Bridge
and they played another 8 or so songs but I either didn't
know them or i just can't remember sorry! they didn't
play Fire, suck my kiss, soul to squeeze, and nothing
off One Hot Minute. Overall the concert Rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WANT A BOOTLEG OF THE CONCERT EMAIL ME IF YOU GET ONE!!!!!
If anyone should know where to get this bootleg please
email me and I'll forward it