I don’t know how to feel about this. As an adopted OH-bro (I lived in Cleveland for four years), I am emotionally obligated to hate Michigan, but I love watching people get trolled. So when Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith ended a concert in Columbus by making people woo and try to catch his drumsticks, then busted out the University of Michigan fight song before dropping the mic (as it were) and bailing, my emotions were conflicted.
According to our friends at Dr. Saturday, Smith didn’t go to Michigan, but was raised in Bloomfield Hills and Andover High School and graduated from Lahser High School, so he’s a Michigan local. I don’t know. Part of me thinks he’s my new hero. The other part, probably the part that remembers 30 years of Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, wants to jump on stage and beat him to death with his own backwards cap.
Come to think of it, this was probably the best song they played. Flea should interrupt the next concert with the Melbourne Victory club song. Anthony Kiedis can awkwardly rap over it.