A hail of balloons fell on Red Hot Chili Peppers fans when the
clock struck midnight at the Great Western Forum in the band's hometown,
Los Angeles, on Friday (Dec. 31). Fans counted down the seconds to the
new year, prompted by a large screen behind the band that flashed numbers
starting from 30, a Peppers spokesperson said. The funk-rock group began
the new millennium by jamming on a James Brown song before moving
into "Easily," from the band's most recent album, Californication.