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Nov 4, 1984 USA Grand Rapids, MI Top Of The Rock

Support act : New Fun

Setlist Incomplete
True Men Don't Kill Coyotes
Baby Appeal
Get Up And Jump
Why Don't You Love Me?



Their show In Anthony's hometown with a bad review in the local newspaper.


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Nov. 4, 1984: Newly signed to label EMI and touring for debut album The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiedis and co. play at now-defunct Grand Rapids club Top of the Rock. They play a rowdy set, and at its conclusion, Flea drops his pants on stage. Notably, hes not wearing his sock. Its a moment that will live in local infamy. "I thought we had an agreement that they wouldn't do the California thing," Alan Bashara, who promoted the show, told The Grand Rapids Press years later. "But they were cool -- from the first note they played, I knew they were going to be huge. I couldn't believe the energy that came off the stage in that little club."
Norm wrote on 2011/12/07 15:36 mailto:Classicform@charter.net Bad review only because flea was playing naked with only his bass to cover himself for the last three or so songs...not even wearing a sock! After removing his pants and playing naked he yelled to the audience " anyone have the balls to do what I just did" one lone skinny 20 year old jumped up on stage...dropped his pants for all to see...realized he was the only one onstage that had done so and promptly jumped back into the crowd with the reddest face I've seen. The local radio station that promoted the show back peddled the next day saying that they had no idea that this was going to happen even though they had sent out flyers earlier with a news article from LA talking about fleas sock wearing onstage. Great show. I was 26 years old at the time. Still have the flyer that was sent out to the "new beat club" members.