Monday, February 4, 2013
Awesome time at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert!
On Saturday night, I ticked an item off my bucket list: To see the Red Hot Chili Peppers live in concert!
I put sparkly star nail wraps on my nails, in celebration of my first rock 'n roll concert! I went with my parents, my sister, and took a friend along, as my brother had something else on so couldn't use his ticket. Luckily my dad had bought a parking ticket.
We left here just after five, and getting there took quite a long time - the last 5km into the parking was at a snail-pace - but the vibe was so fun - everybody waving and laughing at each other in the cars coming past each other!
The parking attendants seemed quite overwhelmed - they kept telling us to "just follow those guys" - so after feeling like we were driving all around the stadium, we eventually got to parking spaces still open and it was surprisingly close to the entrance.
I've never seen so many people in one area in my life! What fun to look at everyone, and how cool that everyone is so happy!
We got into a queue, it moved quite fast, scanned our tickets, and found somebody to direct us to our seats. We got some cokes and hotdogs and settled down. However, we sat on the wrong seats at first! Who knew that there could be another seat KK15 - we had to be in the "blue block" - but we couldn't see this marked anywhere, don't even know which block we were in first - so just had to move a lil way along to the correct KK15 - lil bit closer to the stage, yay!
"Die Antwoord" did the opening act - and they were horrible... The few songs I have heard of theirs, I knew I wasn't a fan, but gosh, they were quite shocking, with their vulgar lyrics and disturbing images put up on the screens. Really didn't enjoy their show, and was quite relieved when it ended. The half-hour wait for the RHCP's to appear was so exciting, everyone waiting in anticipation. We decided not to go find any wine - the queues looked way too long!
Ah wow, when the RHCP's appeared on stage - we all went mad! They started with Monarchy of Roses, and then got us all excited with Dani California, and then made me cry with Otherside, one of my fave songs! I knew most of the songs they did, and was so awesome to sing along, dance and clap and jump and scream!
Unfortunately the people infront of us were smoking quite a lot, so that bugged me. Nobody remains sitting - but that was fine - I wanted to dance dance dance - and then be able to sit down on lil breaks now and then, haha!
I stared out at the crowd in amazement every now and then, couldn't believe my eyes at how many people there were!
Wow, they did so many great songs. Loved Under The Bridge, By the Way, Californication, Don't Stop, Snow, Parallel Universe! Amazing. I think I watched the screens more than the stage, coz could see better - but every now and then I felt so in awe to think that's Anthony Kiedis and Flea jiving up there! Their lighting and visuals were very well done, striking and awesome!
We left before they did their 3 encore songs. I'm a bit torn about this decision, because although it meant we got out super fast and we were home in like half an hour - this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I guess stampeding out with thousands of people and taking two hours to fight your way out of the parking is what you get for enjoying the full live show!
Super excited to see Bon Jovi in May!
Here is the setlist of the RHCP concert, with links to all the songs:
So fabulous!! :-)