The Weekend: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stadium security guard to me: what kind of pregnant lady goes to a rock show?
Me to stadium security guard: the kind that bought her tickets before she fell pregnant.

As you can see, I didn’t take any pictures of the concert. Why? Because we had seated tickets – which were pretty far from the stage. Other people around me were taking LOADS of pictures – on their phones – but I didn’t see the point of having pictures of ant-sized band people and flashing lights.

Instead, you get to look at all the pictures I took in Soweto at Chaf Pozi (a shebeen/shisa nyama)- where we went for lunch and drinks before we went to the concert. (I drank water – everyone else got semi-rat-faced on beer). I’d never seen the Orlando Cooling Towers before and the bungee jumping that was going on the whole afternoon looked pretty frikkin’ scary. I also took a quick walk around the abandoned power station portion, but didn’t have much time to get more than a few quick snaps, as our bus was leaving for the stadium.

I’d never heard The Muffinz before. Die Antwoord was okay. RHCP was rad, except they didn’t play Scar Tissue. How can a band NOT play their most popular song of all time?

It was a long day for a pregnant lady. If it wasn’t for the fact that our tickets were seated, I would never have survived. The traffic out of the stadium was a hot mess. The crowds were insane. All of the smokers around me made me feel nauseous. I was super-grateful to get into my bed. Twelve hours after we’d left home earlier that day.

Two days later. I still have this song in my head.

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3 Responses to The Weekend: Red Hot Chili Peppers

  1. Angel says:

    Oh I am SO jealous!
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  2. cupcakemummy says:

    wow it’s gorgeous there!
    heading off to RHCP tonight. Keen 🙂

  3. Hey!

    Long time 🙂

    The pictures you took are gorgeous! Have you guys moved yet?
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