LMFAO's Redfoo and Sky Blu stay in character and play debauchery for laughs and fun at Staples Center as part of Sorry for Party Rocking Tour.
In the L.A. club-rap duo's first big hit, known on the radio as “I'm in Miami Trick,” Redfoo and Sky Blu lay out a lifestyle of cut-and-dried hedonism: “Drink all day, play all night,” they croak over a slithering synth-bass groove, “Let's get it poppin'.” It's a devotion to the pleasure principle that only deepened with last summer's “Sorry for Party Rocking” album, whose No. 1 singles — “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It” — established LMFAO as A-list libertines.
Earlier this year, when Madonna required a spritz of next-generation intemperance for her Super Bowl performance, she knew whom to call.
Photos: LMFAO in concert at Staples Center
Redfoo and Sky Blu — the son and grandson, respectively, of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy — lived up to those low-down reputations Tuesday night at Staples Center, where LMFAO brought its Sorry for Party Rocking Tour to a full house peppered with fans borrowing Redfoo's garish retro-'80s look. (Think neon, leopard print and glasses that may not have contained lenses.)
Minutes into the concert, Redfoo said that the ratio of women to men in the audience looked to be about 8 to 4 — perfect, he decided, for an act that rhymes with “ratio.” Later, the song “Shots” climaxed with the frenzied raiding of an onstage bar by the duo and its dance crew.
For all its cartoon sleaze, though, LMFAO flashed an earnest, almost scrupulous side Tuesday that complicated what might've been perceived as brain-killingly simple.