The set took place at Barbershop, a 1920s-themed Las Vegas club that’s owned by the same company as the Park MGM, host of the An Evening with Silk Sonic residency. While fans didn’t quite get a neo-soul/nü-metal mashup (“Suffocation, blow endo, don’t give a fuck if I’m smokin’ out the window?”), those who attended the August 14th after show were treated to the head banging classic — or at least, something that resembled the head banging classic in a number of places.
Via fan footage and Stereogum, .Paak forgot some of the lyrics, and as for Mars, he may as well have been off on another planet. But they both seemed to be enjoying whatever was in those red solo cups, and audience and performers alike had a blast shouting out the chorus. Check out social media documentation of the performance below — .Paak is the one in the yellow wig, Mars is the one wandering the stage like he’s not 100% sure how he got there.
An Evening with Silk Sonic only has three dates left in the residency: August 16th, 18th, and 19th. Book your seat here.
— NAH!!! (@hannahsonic14) August 14, 2022
— John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) August 14, 2022