I don't think they looked old but they looked out of place dressed the way they were, or undressed for the most part opposed to the Bruno Mars suit and tie show. Plus being twice as old as Bruno's band, and all shirtless, made the age difference very apparent.
They had Renée Fleming there to sing the Star Spangled Banner so why didn't they throw her in with Bruno and the Peppers and switch it up from a dichotomy to a trichotomy?
I only mentioned that just to get to use the word trichotomy which may be the first and only time I've ever included it in an actual sentence.
The whole situation reminded me of when you're at a fancy restaurant and the one seated table of people aren't wearing suits that stand out like a sore thumb, or the homeless dude standing at the window of the same fancy place looking in, that sort of deal.
FWIW, I don't think the Peppers would've have fit in any better had they been paired with anyone short of a band like
Nirvana, Foo fighters, Smash Mouth, maybe Sugar Ray. Even those might be too normal to go against the Peppers on the same stage at the same time.
Plus the musical styles simply didn't mesh whatsoever IMO.
Someone like Robin Thicke would've made a better pairing for Bruno.
What's up for next year?
Maybe we'll see Kiss mix it up with The Boston Pops while The Rockettes dance with Morris Day and The Time?
Love me some Oakenfold, nothing like a little Starry Eyed Surprise so Ready, Steady, GO!