Red Hot Chili Peppers is my new favorite band
Michigan fan blogs are reporting that drummer Chad Smith came onstage with a Michigan T-shirt on and went into the drum beat for "Hail to the Victors." Smith grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Guitarist John Frusciante followed with a couple licks from the fight song, which got the crowd mad. Then singer Anthony Kiedis sang the second verse that really lit up the Buckeye fans.
Bassist Flea even told the Columbus crowd they "better watch out for the Wolverines."
This isn't going over extremely well in Columbus. Comments to the Michigan blogs range from obvious support by Wolverine fans to contempt by OSU fans saying the move was disrespectful to the partisan crowd and that it ruined the concert. Reportedly, some Columbus radio stations are banning the band and even removing it from the playlists.
Huh? A 30-second snippet ruins a 90-minute show? I knew OSU fans held grudges but let it go.
I think I'll go download every Red Hot Chili Pepper CD tonight. Nothing like upsetting Ohio State fans..11 days until the big game.