Last night, Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers put on quite a show:


 It was memorable, high-energy performance that certainly had its fans:

Looks like it's time to splash a little cold water on all this positivity.  Note the screenshot above, of RHCP's Flea.  Notice anything odd?  Maybe something in that convenient yellow circle I added?

Shoudn't Flea's bass be, um, plugged into something?

'But Matt!  Can't they do wireless?'  Sure they can.  But those still involve SOMETHING being plugged in down there.  Nope, they were faking it.


 (Hat Tip to this Reddit Thread, where I first became aware of this FIENDISH DECEPTION.