Living loud with Liezel

Living loud with Liezel

Red Hot Chili Peppers conquer Cape Town for a night

Liezel van der Westhuizen

By Liezel van der Westhuizen

On Tuesday night the Fan Walk came alive with fans making their way to Green Point stadium to see a band who have won seven Grammy Awards, sold over 80 million records worldwide and last year where inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The wait was finally over – Red Hot Chili Peppers were here to rock Cape Town.
Speaking to concert goers on the Fan Walk, everyone was super excited for this long awaited concert. Divvie Maritz said he “never thought he’d see the Red Hot Chilli peppers live in Cape Town.” Peter Orsmonde said that as a youngster he and his mates used to discuss amongst themselves how they wished that RHCP would come to SA.
And the wait was finally over.

The opening act Die Antwoord got the crowd going with their futuristic rap-crave style, with a guest appearance from the band members of the group The Beastie Boys and Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers joining them on stage doing a cover of the Beatles hit ‘Hey Jude’. It was a real highlight before the concert proper even got going.

It wasn’t a long wait before The Red Hot Chilli Peppers came on stage to the sold out crowd. The show was an excellent display of their energy and talent, with base guitarist Flea playing base upside down and front man Anthony Kedis full of energizing vocal deliveries.
If you missed the show, you can download it from www.rhcp.com/live soon.

Look out for the following acts making their way to green point stadium:
• Bon Jovi
• Justin Bieber
• Metallica