A busker dressed as Darth Vader started a mosh pit in the street after the Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Melbourne concert earlier this week - and the Sith Lord absolutely killed it.
Parked up outside a railway station with his guitar rather than a lightsaber, ‘The Bass in Vader’ played a couple of the Chili’s biggest tunes with a massive crowd singing along - the stuff of dreams.
Vader shredded ‘Under the Bridge’ with the audience piling up stairs and down the street as far as the eye - or the camera - could see. “What a vibe to end the night, this busker is a genius,” the caption of the TikTok reads.
Another fan’s perspective of the same song shows that everyone in the crowd loved it, singing along and getting a bit of a groove on.
Who would’ve thought being around a bunch of Australians could actually look fun - that's 100% the work of a Sith lord.
The riffin’ villain also whipped out a cover of the Chili’s 1999 hit tune ‘Otherside’.
Yet again the crowd was going bonkers, and Vader didn’t even have to use some sith mind control to do it (as far as I know).
Now I’m wishing there was a scene in Star Wars that was just Vader and Luke having a crazy electric guitar jam battle a la 'Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny’.
Darth Vader, or any villain for that matter, did not show up to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ gigs here in New Zealand, but we still had a good time. The band’s bassist Flea appreciated the Kiwis that watched him rock out.
“Thanks Aotearoa, love you with depth,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “Always wanna live a life that honors you. Let there be rock.”
He and the rest of the band also caught up with System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, who's been living in NZ for a hot minute.
Time for Serj Tankian vs Darth Vader in the next Trans Tasman battle.