The Red Hot Chili Peppers proved themselves capable of keeping the show going no matter what. After a power outage interrupted their set after the first song, RHCP’s Flea took it upon himself to keep the crowd entertained.
The band played their very first Tasmania show of their career tonight, February 17. They opened with “Can’t Stop” before transitioning into “Pea”.
However, things came to a crashing halt shortly after the song’s intro when a power outage brought their set to a dead stop.
A concert-goer told ABC that the power cut out to each mic one-by-one until only Flea’s mic remained.
The bassist continued to sing solo until finally his mic cut out as well.
The glitch added a 15-minute delay to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ set, but fortunately, the crowd did not go without entertainment.
According to The Mercury, Flea took it upon himself to keep the crowd occupied during this sudden cut of power by doing handstands.
That’s one way to entertain a crowd.
Fans were appreciative of his efforts, taking to Twitter to praise his spontaneous display.
— Jannette Armstrong (@Nette8Two) February 17, 2019
Anoche al finalizar Can’t Stop, se cortó la electricidad en los micrófonos, por lo que Flea hizo su clásica parada de manos para entretener al público y AK habló con los fans frente al escenario para pedirles que transmitan a la gente de atrás que el sonido no estaba funcionando pic.twitter.com/kKfwVRzFpA
— RHCP Argentina (@ChiliPeppersArg) February 17, 2019
Apparently the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed in Hobart and the power went out during there concert so they performed headstands to entertain the crowd until the power came on
I…. love them.
— marley /dayetrippa 🌸 (@marley27643824) February 17, 2019
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Malone started his set with an emotional acoustic performance of “Stay” complete with moody fog and a skull-adorned jacket. He showed off his amazing vocal chops and only made us love him more.
He then lightened the mood with a rendition of “Rockstar” before transitioning into his collab with the Chili Peppers. Malone played guitar with the band for “Dark Necessities” and sang backing vocals.
Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis even took his shirt off during the set, which was somewhat confusing but we don’t hate it.