Here is my review of this show, which I just came back from. Green Day’s show at the Key Arena in Seattle WA (their 1st show of their North American Tour). I just finish editing the first (of many more to come) video and its currently uploading to Youtube (stay tuned, I’ll be embedding it here). To sum it all up, amazing show. And its not my first. Its my third Green Day concert, and I’ll have to say, its been the best so far.
I had ground tickets and I eventually made it up front right close to the stage. The stage was awesome, the sound was great (at first Billie Joe’s mic seemed a bit too low) and overall the show was great. It was a good mix of brand new, newer and old stuff, although I wish they had played 21st Century Breakdown in its entirety like it was rumored. Billie Joe kissed a guy on stage (as he usually does, for luck). He brought up a “little shit” to dance on stage, who was probably 3 years old. He even brought up a kid from the crowd to play Jesus of Suburbia, all of it! The kid played great and the crowd loved him. They also brought a girl and a dude dressed as a postman, to sing, play and dance while Green Day rocked out.
Yes, the guy-in-the-pink-bunny-suit (which I’m strongly suspecting is Tre Cool) came out as usual and got “kicked” out by one of the roadies. Took lots of pictures and videos with my iPhone (with be posting the regular digital camera ones as soon as i’m back in LA). The Bravery opened and it wasn’t they weren’t that good. At some point they said it was their first time playing in 8 months, and believe me, we could tell. Sound was off and the band felt disconnected.
But not Green Day, they were on the top of their game, Mike Dirnt slappin’ the bass like a badass as usual, Tre being whacky (and at some point pointing directly to me and winked!), and Bille Joe singing like this was his last show ever. Bille Joe’s ability to command a crowd is truly second to none. They new stuff sounded great (East Jesus Nowhere, 21st Century Breakdown, Static Age, 21 Guns, Know your Enemy) and the old stuff was awesome (although most of the crowd seemed lost). They played Holiday, St. Jimmy, Jesus of Suburbia, American Idiot and Boulevard of Broken Dreams from American Idiot the album. Some of their old stuff included King for a Day, She, Geek Stink Breath, Hitchin a Ride, Longview, Brain Stew/Jaded, Minority and of course, Good Ridance (time of your life) as the show’s closer.
You gotta love Green Day concerts where you see all kinds of people, of all ages, from all over. And yeah, I’m starting to feel real old when I’m the only one the in crowd singing Hitchin’ a Ride. I’m 25.
Click here for a video of the show. Just finished editing and uploading. Let me know what you think in the comments!
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