ALEX SEARS, “My first-ever gig was Red Hot Chili Peppers at Hyde Park in 2004, when I was around 14 – I was a late bloomer to the gig scene! “This show was amazing for a few reasons, most notably because RHCP played a perfect mix of By The Way and Califo
said for the opening band, Chicks On Speed, who consisted of two members singing along to ’90s house beats through headset mics, along with a dude playing electric violin. They actually got booed offstage – which was super-mean because they were having a nice time – so [RHCP guitarist] John Frusciante came out and told the crowd off.
“Also, a man wearing nothing but a tutu and flip-flops started a fight with my dad because he thought he’d thrown a bottle of piss at his girlfriend. He did not.”