If you even happen to meet Flea in real life, here’s a piece of advice: don’t ask to take a picture.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist shared his take on taking photos with fans in response to a Twitter user detailing their “special” experience meeting and talking with Flea and frontman Anthony Kiedis.
“It’s because you all generated a kind and gentle light, and you didn’t ask for a picture,” Flea wrote of the interaction. “We are always down to talk and chat, asking for a photo ruins it instantly.”
Flea then added that, while “there’s nothing wrong” with asking to take a photo, he feels the request “ruins having actual conversation.”
“It is a transaction,” he wrote.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring the U.S. in support of their new album, Unlimited Love. Another RHCP record, Return of the Dream Canteen, drops October 14.
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