George Clinton and Red Hot Chili Peppers at A Day on the Green
It was a red hot 39° C yesterday when I arrived at Mt. Duneed Estate in Geelong, Australia for A Day on the Green to watch George Clinton with Parliament-Funkadelic and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
It was so hot, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, felt it was necessary to put his arms in the portable air-conditioner…
Danger Will Robinson!! Let’s do this Geeloooong..100 degrees tonight. pic.twitter.com/JQolWtm62p— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) March 2, 2019
It was so hot, Anthony Kiedis needed help tying his shoe…But despite the heat, the show must go on. And so it did.
After an opening performance by Slowly, Slowly, the mothership landed.It had been a few years since I’d seen George Clinton with Parliament-Funkadelic live. There were some new faces and some familiar mugs on stage.
Australia brought the heat but George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic brought the funk.It was great to see George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic getting love from Aussies and the Red Hot Chili Peppers who invited them on their tour of Australia. Fun fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers second studio album, Freaky Styley, was produced by George Clinton.
By the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage, Anthony Kiedis had already decided that this heat wasn’t going to get the best of him! 💪😠💪
Despite the temperature, the Chili Peppers put on a great show.
It’s impressive how much energy the Chili Peppers bring to their performances.
Anthony and Flea might not look it but they’re both 56. Chad is 57. All I can say is I hope I’m as spry as they are when I reach that age!
- Intro Jam
- Around the World
- The Zephyr Song
- Dark Necessities
- Snow ((Hey Oh))
- Me & My Friends
- The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
- Parallel Universe
- Go Robot
- Hump De Bump
- The Getaway
- Suck My Kiss
- Under the Bridge
- By the Way
- I Touch Myself (Divinyls cover) (Josh and Chad)
- Goodbye Angels
- Give It Away (with George Clinton & P-Funk)
Last but not least, a very special thank you to Jen for the invite and tickets. ❤️