It’s Adam 12 and I’m turning things over to my 14-year-old Kade for their Red Hot Chili Peppers Fenway review. Take it away, Kade
When I arrived at Fenway Park on Saturday night, I still hadn’t fully comprehended that I was going to see THE Red Hot Chili Peppers, one of my current favorite bands, who also happened to be extremely famous. It was unbelievable that I was about to watch this amazing band live, on the turf, mere yards away from the stage.
We showed up early so that we could watch the opening acts Thundercat and St. Vincent as well, and they were fantastic! My brother and I were so excited to see “Dragonball Durag“, our favorite Thundercat song, played live. And Thundercat delivered an amazing show. St. Vincent’s performance was also breathtaking, and I really enjoyed it, even though I wasn’t previously a fan.
Then came the moment I’d been waiting for all night (after a half hour of milling about waiting for the stage to be set up). The Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage by storm, Flea leaping about shirtless in a black skirt with yellow and purple socks, Chad with a denim vest, and John Frusciante in his baggy white t-shirt. After jamming for a solid five minutes and playing “Around the World”, Anthony Kiedis came on. I’d seen pictures, but it was still shocking to see him with short hair and a mustache when all the old album covers, videos, and band pics I’d seen showed him with long hair and no mustache. Anyway, back to the show!
The first song they played was “Dani California” (a favorite of mine- basic, I know) and I screamed every word, though the crowd was so loud I could barely hear myself. They then played a couple more of my favorites, like “Scar Tissue” and “Snow (Hey Oh)”. The backgrounds the entire time were incredibly trippy, constantly in motion and changing colors every few seconds.
There were only two really disappointing things about this otherwise spectacular show: one being that a lot of the fans were rude, pushing in front of my mom and I a good deal more often than they did the men around us. Next time you’re at a concert, keep in mind that women get pushed around a lot and try not to use them as a thoroughfare. The other disappointment was that they didn’t play my favorite song, “Aeroplane”! That was alright, though, because I had a great time, and I got to hear a lot of awesome music.
So that’s my Red Hot Chili Peppers Fenway review. I took a lot of pictures, too. Take a look!