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Red Hot Chilli Peppers' concert at the foot of the Pyramids of Giza was spectacular, but was it unique?
Yes, holding a concert at the foot of the Giza pyramids must be overwhelming. A few weeks ago, the Chilli Peppers shook the nearly 10,000 lucky fans who managed to make the appointment. The night was spectacular, magical and unique to the most passionate of Californians. That is why we set out to make a list of some of the few concerts held in emblematic locations of humanity.
Grateful Dead - Pyramids of Giza
That's right, the Chilli Peppers were not the first and surely will not be the last to perform at this location. The Grateful Dead at the time, even today already separated, had one of the most loyal fanatics in history. The Deadheads', as they are known, followed them everywhere. If they went on tour throughout the United States, they left everything and followed them in their vans. If they went to Giza to play three days at the foot of the Sphinx, they went there! Phil Lesh, the band's founding bassist, was in charge of this historical concert. For the last show, while the Dead played, attendees witnessed a total lunar eclipse. Tell me about unique concerts!
Rage Against the Machine - Wall Street
This is an analogy for those who are not very familiar with RATM: they played on the belly of the beast, of the enemy. This band is world famous for its anti-system and revolutionary positions. Their songs are loaded with political and social content and they have suffered several censures and attacks by conservative politicians in the United States. They even called them once pro-terrorists.
While this was not a concert as such, they did record a music video - directed by the controversial Michael Moore, who else - and several of the fans and one or another curious clerk appeared at the foot of the New York Stock Exchange. Security was forced to close the doors of the stock market for fear that the unruly youth who went to see their idols, in an attack of euphoria, invade the building to cause chaos. The only mess was that the police stopped Moore, because, although he had permits to record on the stock exchange stairs, he could not record on the street. The director ignored this and they arrested him for a brief moment.
Fun fact: in the video we can see a clerk with a sign asking Donald Trump for the presidency. This was recorded in 2000.
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Los Jaivas - Machu Picchu
This is the Latin American version of the Pink Floyd concert in the amphitheater of Pompeii. The Chilean group composed an album entitled "A las altos de Machu Picchu" in 1981 and soon after recorded one of the most famous television specials on the continent. They played the whole album from beginning to end in the mythical Inca city. They played everywhere: in the streets, in some buildings, in the fields, in short, it was a virtual tour with the music of the Chileans in the background. The special also has an intervention by Mario Vargas Llosa.
To celebrate the first centenary of the discovery of the indigenous city, the Chileans once again presented their most popular album, this time with an audience.
Paul McCartney - Roman Colosseum
Who else was going to be the first contemporary musician to perform at the Roman Colosseum but Sir Paul. In 2003, after playing in Rome, the ex-Beatle performed in a charity show before some 400 people at the legendary Coliseum. How did he open his show? With the sense of humor that characterizes him. "I understand that I am the first to play here after Christ." The funds went directly to the Roman archeology office and a personal anti-mine foundation. The show lasted a little over three hours and the few fortunate spectators sang hits from the Beatles, Wings and his solo career.
Kasabian - War Cabinet Rooms
Some seventy years after Churchill and his English team planned the Allied victory in World War II, the Leicesters gave a secret show for a few fanatical winners of a contest proposed by the band to see them play some of their first recorded songs. This was the year in which the band, which had been training for a few years, released its first album for sale and caused a great sensation on the British island. These rooms are underground between Buckingham Palace and the Parliamentary House and were built so that Churchill and other politicians would be safe in the event that the Germans bombed the city.
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Translated from "5 grandes conciertos en lugares históricos "