Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saw Green Day last night...

Knocked another band off the "really want to see them live" bucket list last night - Green Day at Madison Square Garden. I'd been looking forward to the show for months, and thankfully Billie Joe and the gang did not disappoint. Pre-game meal at Zarela, which is turning into our default and might just be the perfect start to any live performance that doesn't feature an oboe.

If Oasis was "watch us stand here and play our songs," Green Day was a frenetic, in-your-face, insanely entertaining tour de force (first time I've ever used that tired phrase in a sentence in my life and, yes, I do feel bad about it, but it's late and I'm trying to publish something here).

Band went full steam for nearly three hours, through old favorites and a good amount of American Idiot and the new one, 21st Century Breakdown. Could contend for the title of best show I've ever seen, although - as I've already noted on here - Radiohead in Radio City Music Hall on the OK Computer tour occupies a moment in time for me and a concert-going experience that may never be touched.

But as far as last night goes, let me just say that Green Day took the stage about 24 hours ago, and my ears are still ringing. And I'm not complaining.


Blogger Katherine said...

That would be an amazing concert to see!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Karen M. Peterson said...

Green Day is on my list. Right now, I'm excited to see U2 at the Rose Bowl in October. Seeing U2 live has been at the top of my list for years. I don't know what I'll do once I finally have!

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're making the "american idiot" album into a staged musical - it opens next month in san francisco!

2:29 PM  

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