It was so hot the first day we got out to the beach! Here we were listening to Alabama Shakes (Who are REALLY awesome by the way!! The lead singer woman has a deep, scratchy-type voice and was rocking it!). This was when Joy said the quote at the beginning of this blog....She got too hot and had to be taken to the first aid tent to cool off- some stupid people were trying to give her BEER to drink as she found her way to the tent. Morons.
The Peppers played Saturday night and our goal was to be up front! Call me naive, but I didn't realize there were any other RHCP fans in the world as big as we are, so I figured as long as we got there 4 hours early before they started, we'd be able to get up front........WRONG! There was another band playing around 5:00....the Chili Peppers were scheduled for 9:00, and we managed to squeeze up towards the front during the other band. There were a lot of people who left after that band, but there were also a LOT of people who were waiting to see the Peppers, too. Dammit. Our plan had kinda failed, but we were still about 12 "rows" from the stage. We could see Anthony, Flea and Chad's face. Don't care about the new guitarist Josh. I miss John.
Anyway, best show I've ever seen them play live. BEST! It was so awesome! Anthony was all over the stage, full of energy and Flea was Flea- telling the crowd to "forgive your parents. forgive your sisters and brothers" and ripping his bass to shreds! LOVED every single minute. I can't get enough of them.
At one point Joy, myself and our other friend Melanie were singing along to some older songs they played and realized we were the oldest people in the area we were standing...none of the kids around us knew anything besides newer stuff. WTF. I hate that. lol I'm so glad I was a fan during their PRIME, too :)
I didn't get photos because I was too busy singing and jumping and dancing, but here's some video footage courtesy of MTV and a few pictures from various other internet sources: