|By Michael Hofer (email@example.com)
I had the pleasure to see the Peppers on the 10th of June 2004 at the
Aerodrome Rock Festival Wiener Neustadt.
It was really a great
festival and a really great show of the Peppers. The Festival was really great! The weather was fine and the festival field, the atmosphere and the headline was also great!
It started about twelve o clock. I think the festival was really good with the "Toten Hosen".
It is a very popular and good German Punk
After them the Pixies went on stage. I'm very happy that I have
seen the Pixies because I really like them and the show was great and I think that the show was one of the last of the Pixies.
And after that the Chilis came on stage. I loved the atmosphere. It was the first time I saw the Chilis and I think the amazing thing on this band is the
The Peppers are the only band which had those four screens behind
them. They are great for the atmosphere.
During the show I had forgotten that I was in Austria standing in Wiener
Neustadt. I thought I was in L.A., California seeing the Peppers
was really great for me!
The show started with an amazing intro to Can't Stop. Can't Stop was
Then John peformed one of his solo songs. I really love
John's music and him and so it was beautiful for me to hear the song.
they played "Scar Tissue"...and after "Scar Tissue", Flea played a great bass
solo and intro to "Around The World".
The atmosphere and the energy of the band was incredible. "By The Way"
followed "Around The World". The outro of "By The Way" was really
Flea talked as I said it from the Sex Pistols...he said it's an
song. You know he just joked around and they played "Brandy".
I loved the
version of the song...I have forgotten "Easily"..that song really
I liked "Otherside" very much because it's one of my favourite ones of the
Peppers and I liked to see John with his Gretsch White Falcon guitar..I
this guitar and I'm also playing guitar so it was much fun for me.
played all these songs which are in the setlist. All were very good.
think worth mentioning is that John talked a lot about Johnny Ramone...He
that he was very ill in L.A. in a hospital and he said that we should
our positive energy by saying "WE LOVE YOU JOHNNY"...It was great. And
Anthony climbed by singing "Californication" on the
the Stage. The stage was very high, I think 20 meters! You have to imagine:
Anthony Kiedis on the top of the very high Aerodrome stage singing the
refrain of "Californication" for 160000 people who were looking at him!!
The funny thing was that John, Flea and Chad first didn't notice that
Anthony was climbing the stage. So they didn't know why all these
suddenly where cheering.
The new songs of the Peppers were great and also the song from 1983
great it was a typical punk rock song. Chad's solo and the jam, which
about 20 minutes were also on of the climaks of this great festival
The Peppers told us that they like Austria and the the that the crowd
great and so they will visit us more often..not only every 10 years...!
Next there were a lot of metal bands like Korn, Slipknot and Metallica
...but the best one where the Peppers!
A great Festival with
friendly people, great bands and great performances!
I wished that 10th of June could happen again!