Peppers are Red Hot in San Antonio!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked the AT&T Center on Tuesday night bringing the crowd to a frenzy that I haven’t seen since game 7 of the NBA Finals. Gnarls Barkley started the night off in ‘Crazy’ fashion dressed in school boy attire. The crowd was still rather small when Gnarls hit the stage but the band was going full force from the get go. They started off with an unexpected cover of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 and never let up during their 45 minute set.
By the time the Peppers hit the stage the the capacity crowd was ready to go. Bassist Flea’s Kobe Bryant Lakers jersey drew some initial boos from the pro Spurs crowd but the funky instrumental jam that started the show quickly had everyone cheering. This tour is in support of the bands latest album Stadium Arcadium so it was no surprise that most of the show was comprised of songs from the Grammy winning double disc set. There was however a good mix of older songs as well. The pre-encore part of the show wrapped up with the namesake songs of the bands previous two albums “Californication” and “By the Way”. The crowd roared to deafening levels for 10 minutes before the band came back to close the show with a couple of hit singles from their 1991 smash album Blood Sugar Sex Magik including the funk anthem “Give It Away”.