All Areas": Blackie to meet fans in Paris
June 10th 2001!
Dammett, Anthony Kiedis' father and
Head Honcho of the official RHCP fanclub met personally
with fans in Paris on Sunday June 10th. This
was a chance for Rockinfreaks of the Froggie persuasion
to meet the man himself and likeminded fans, have
all ones questions answered and a great time to
top it all! We found a perfect Froggiefreakapotamus hideout in the "The
Lizard Lounge", where we met at 4pm in the downstairs
cave with a barman all to ourselves.
Blackie brought a special video with compilations
of footage about the Rockinfreakapotamus headquarters
in Michigan- Anthony's "home from home",
images from Anthony's youth, and the infamous
little tribe of wolves.
Also available was the entire collection of Red
Hot Chili Peppers videos such as "Psychedelic
Sex Funk Live From Heaven" to watch,
while Blackie listended to fans requests and answered
Ten year old James, Blackie's youngest son, withstood
the popularityand photoshoots bravely, and produced
a plethora of drawings - Future artistic talent
ensured in this energetic wee guy who already
exhibits a strong, affectionate personality and
is positively bursting with ideas. French fans
may be flattered to hear that this independent
little spirit has fallen in love with Paris and
is hellbound on moving here and learning French
and as many European languages as possible- Well,
he'll have to wait a few years before these plans
can be realized, but before this, big brother
Anthony and his band are promised to invade Europe
with a full fledged tour in 2002, to celebrate
the release of their new album expected to hit
the shelves during the first half of next year.
PS: Did you know that Blackie actually
lived in Paris for a while during his wild youth?
For those who couldn't attend, the best news will
be, that Blackie will try to accompany the Peppers
on their 2002 tour, in order to give a chance
for fanclub members to see the lads like never
before- backstage at a special members only "
meet and greet"!
Julien Tessot, Esther Hagege /Text: Sibél
Big "Hoe -Down "at Blackie's place in
from the full report in Bmail by Maria
"...I'm very happy to say that this get-together
was a big success! ..our Honcho came through for
us and together we all made it work... It was cool
to ride in the big tour bus and see where Anthony
grew up and the houses he used to live in. Even
though I've never met him, reading his lyrics and
understanding them fully I've always felt close
to "Tony" somehow, like I know where he's
coming from... Now after Global, I feel a stronger
connection to him.
All in all I had an awsome weekend and I know lots
of us will be staying in touch for a long time to
of the fanclub members BBS
Report and many many more in "Bmail" the
special section of the Fanclub
area on the official site - Thank You Maria!)
Meetings for John Frusciante Solo - Full feature with pics and reports
John Fruscinate's first solo tour and the ticket competition hosted by this site yielded so many pictures and passionate tales that an entire site evolved out of it: The John Frusciante Tour Diary. Enjoy!
Olympia 2002 Promo Tour Meeting in Paris & afterparty à la maison
Free tickets courtesy of MTV France competiton, a tiny intimate venue, equally tiny afterparty hideout venue and a gig well ahead of the big tour, seeing old friends and making new friends from all over the continent plus plenty of good bouffe and drink.. we are happy as sardines in a tin!
Pictures and commentary on our "Freakafamily" page
Slane Castle 2003 - Rockinfreak-A-Farm!
This time we really found the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow- Rockinfreakfamily hideout Western style -An entire, live and running Irish farm, only 5 minutes stroll from the venue, with cottages and barbecue all to ourselves- Blackie helicoptering to breeze in and out of the frontpit we occupied to shake hands- and the entire backstage stock of liquours for ten bands and their crew- donated for free by the amazing Dub catering team, virtually robbed underneath the noses of starving rockstars and delivered in a parade to our afterparty on the farm terrace.. Slane has never seen such a Ceilidh crew yet in its entire history!
Photos to be up soon- please do add your own commentary and mail me (at my old hotmail addy) Slane revellers!
Paris Freak-A-Meet 2004 and Parc des Princes
They came, they saw, they conquered- The wild "Fanatics By Choice" girls from UK, Italy and Spain as well as their French counterparts ruled surpreme in the frontpit and managed what nobody else had achieved so far: Exhaust the bar (and barstaff ;) of all liquid stocks in one single night! Add to that an RHCP rare goodies giveaway and impromptu singalongs, aftertheafterparty-parties.. How can you top that? It's a challenge but you're on girls, the new tour 2006 is just about to begin!
Pictures and commentary on our Paris 04 hideout page