Chilly cold Red Hot Hyde Park

Photographer:Andrew Future

20 June 2004

It's the Flea Festival!

Despite the rain's best efforts to flood London' Hyde Park, 100,000 revellers still enjoyed a fantastic evening out in the company of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Meanwhile, in north London, fans at Finsbury Park were out in force for this year's Fleadh Festival.

With a set heavily rooted around their recent greatest hits album, the crowd was treated to all the hits, including anthems like 'Other Side', 'By The Way' and 'Universally Speaking'. Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love' was a surprise addition to their set which saw revellers dancing in to the likes of 'Californication' and 'Parallel Universe'.

Dressed in a lavish white coat with bright white gloves, singer Anthony Keidis had made even more effort than support act James Brown, who was suited and bloated for the occasion. Typically full of bounce, Flea and John Frusciante commanded the stage with a variety of between-song jamming sessions. You can view our exclusive gallery here, where you can now download photos to your mobile, and even order prints!

The band play their third and final Hyde Park gig next Friday, with a stop off in Cardiff this Wednesday, where they play the Millennium Stadium. Email for high res images. The full VF review will be online shortly.


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