Saturday ACL Fest Face-Off: Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Silent Disco
Compare the headliners!
Red Hot Chili Peppers8:10pm, American Express stage
aka: Chi Peps
Active since: 1983
Number of albums: 11
Influences: Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gang of Four
Breakthrough: 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Claim(s) to fame: 3 Grammys, 60 million records sold, bassist Flea
Secret weapon: latest guitarist Josh Klinghoffer
Infamous moment: socks on cocks, Anthony Kiedis' tell-all autobiography Scar Tissue
Fun fact: original name was Tony Flow & the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem
What they should play: "The Zephyr Song"
What they shouldn't play: anything off of 1995's One Hot Minute (sorry, Dave Navarro)
What to bring: at least one friend with whom to lip sync "Otherside"
Who you'll see in the crowd: disaffected millennials pretending they're there ironically (*cough*)
Silent Disco8pm, Tito’s stage
aka: quiet clubbing, quiet disco
Active since: early Nineties
Number of albums: 0
Premise: no speaker system, wireless headphones, several live DJ channels
Influences: 1969 Finnish sci-fi film Ruusujen Aika (A Time of Roses)
Breakthrough: Bonnaroo and Glastonbury have advertised it since 2005
Claim(s) to fame: Coachella, SXSW, silent event companies popping up across the U.S.
Secret weapon: F U N
Infamous moment: will report back after the first three nights at ACL
Fun fact: Quiet Events, which is organizing the ACL iteration, also hosts silent comedy and silent karaoke
What they should play: funk, Eighties pop, Beyoncé
What they shouldn't play: anything played at weddings
What to bring: open mind, sensible footwear, your fun friends
Who you'll see in the crowd: happy humans without a crippling sense of self-awareness, club kids, people who got lost on the way to Chance the Rapper or RHCP, disaffected millennials pretending they're there ironically