Red Hot Chili Peppers play surprise Halloween gig at school assembly
The band turned up in costumes for a flash gig at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California where drummer Chad Smith's son studies
Apparently, attending the same school as the son of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith comes with some perks. So does teaching there or even being the janitor for that matter! Why, you say? Well, how about the fact that Halloween in this school is celebrated with a live performance by RHCP, complete with elaborate costumes.
That's exactly what students and faculty at the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California got on Monday morning. As Rolling Stone reports, the school, which enrolls students from kindergarten through 12th grade, welcomed RHCP onstage during its Great Pumpkin Day Assembly, where they performed a fired up rendition of their 2002 smash hit 'Can’t Stop'.
Each of the members was dressed up for the occasion, with Smith himself donning a Guy Fawkes mask and Pope attire, surely a healthy dose of anti-establishmentarianism to dole out on a fine Monday morning in school! Bassist Flea bounced around in a skeleton body suit, while frontman Anthony Kiedis rocked schoolboy shorts and a mask. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer sported a green wig and some funky sunglasses, and the whole thing made for a deafeningly loud and delightful affair.
“Who rocks out at 9:30 am at my kids’ school?” Smith wrote on Twitter along with a video clip of RHCP's flash performance. “We do!”
Who rocks out at 9:30am at my kids’ school?....We do! pic.twitter.com/O7Pza6iXnm— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) October 31, 2018
Check out more footage of the gig below, and some fan reactions to the luckiest kids in the country this All Hallow's Eve.
They were all there, I promise! pic.twitter.com/sziZtCNqUh— Zach Ragatz (@ZachRagatz) October 31, 2018
Come on, Chad, you know nothing is more embarrassing for a kid than to have their DAD show up at school.— W. Earl Brown (@WEarlBrown) October 31, 2018
Can I call you Daddy and get a gig at my place??— Jonathon Weeks (@JonathonWeeks5) October 31, 2018