Red Hot Chili Peppers raise the roof at Schleyer-Halle
Since their sublime new album "Stadium Arcadium" everyone's been even more fired up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But how awesome the party comes across live even suprised the 14. 000 fans at Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart.
Shortly before 9.30 pm the show began, and the beginning was actually rather unspectacular. Drummer Chad Smith in a white shirt, guitarist John Frusciante short haired and in jeans, and bass player Flea topless, that's how firstly the three of them walked onto stage and jammed a little, before it merged into "Can't Stop" plus lead singer Anthony Kiedis' jubilated appearance, of course in a muscle shirt. Even though he had recently broken both of his big toes, he ran all over the stage for almost the whole of the show. Respect! During "Dani California" the 14. 000 fans at Schleyer- Halle were jumping up and down and sang along every line. The sound was right, the stage looked fantastic and the laser show was not only projected onto the stage background, but also far over the ceiling until the middle of the hall.
Meanwhile Flea had sung a birthday serenade to someone in the crowd. (I bet he actually sang for Dirk and Jen! ; the author) To whom, one could not understand, and John Frusciante was also entitled to step up to the microphone and give a beautiful version of Fleetwood Mac's "Songbird". Right then it was time for lighters and sparklers. The show progressed with "Scar Tissue", "Californication" and "Snow" off the latest album "Stadium Arcadium. And, one simply has to mention it, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, all of them, are brilliant musicians, especially the interaction of Flea and John Frusciante was really impressive, there are only four persons on stage, yet it sounds like ten and that's without any tracks from record: everything's live!
Going home in euphoria
No show is just like another, now and then there's lively improvising and the power and energy, that this band brings across with their mixture of funk, rock and punk, is simply unique. I've rarely experienced the Schleyer- Halle shaking like this. After the regular set the fans made sheer rumpus and downright yelled the band back onto stage. Incredible! The Red Hot Chili Peppers thanked them by playing "Under The Bridge" and "Give It Away". After that it was over and who was not going home in euphoria then, cannot be helped anyway. (verbally translated)
Post by Young Kentucky Girl on Nov 30, 2006 14:24:05 GMT -5
This show is one of the best ones I remember. The crowd was great but not to the point of rib cracking like the day before in Frankfurt. The band were in high spirits and everything was just SO great. Review to come soon
Henrik!!! Turn off your cellphone and enjoy the show!
it's true, everytime I see Henrik at a show, I see him with his cellphone
yes .... that's a little problem doing that setlist/song-sms vs. enjoying the show, well @ Stuttgart i was in 2.row .... so there was no space for jumping & dancing for me, it was more difficult for me to pulling the mobilphone out of my pocket ;D
i had more problems @ milan II, i wanted to enjoy Funky Monks ... and did, and then i wanted to send out the great news after that song, when i have the time to, but then the did PU... i did the message during the great John solo, so i missed it to listen to it & looking to John mostly, same after Snow ..... first Higher Ground, then Wet Sand & then Me & m F. .... i was so fucking dead ;D ok, that belongs more to the milan II thread.
it's also this typing & sending out right after the concerts, when others are waiting for me.... "what are you doing Henrik? you are always typing with your mobilphone .... are you writing a book?" ;D - "no, i'm just writing Harry lewinski a message "
there had been a little sms-problems right after Stuttgart, that's why it took 30 minutes till the posting at the rhcp.de-Forum
Stuttgart was the best out of the 3 german shows and my first one in the second row ;D