Re: Green Day - Wembley Stadium 19/06/10 Kat Sun Jun 20 23:00:27 2010
Sounds brilliant Griz, thanks for posting! On 20 June, 23:23, Grizzlybaz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi folks, > > Not had a lot of time to get on the group in recent months I'm afraid, > but thought I'd post a review of the Green Day gig at Wembley Stadium > last night because Kat begged for details on Facebook :o) > > Mrs G came with me, which was significant in itself, as its the first > stadium gig we've attended together for 10 years! The two support > acts were Frank Turner and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, but we didn't > see either, so I can't comment really. I had wanted to catch Joan > Jett, as I like a lot of her stuff but, thanks to public transport, we > didn't quite make it in time. Ho hum... > > Green Day themselves were absolutely excellent, as expected. This was > the 3rd time I've seen them live, and was by far the best. They're > not just a great live band but they really are great showmen too. > Last night we got all of the antics you would expect from a Green Day > gig with a couple of extras I've not seen before. A 15 year old fan > was plucked from the audience to sing lead vocals on Longview - he > didn't have the best voice but, considering he must have been bricking > it, I couldn't fault him for his effort, and he seemed to love the > experience (who wouldn't?). Another highlight was Tre Cool and Billie > Joe Armstrong doing a job swap so that Tre could play guitar and sing > on Dominated Love Slave, while Billie Joe filled the drum stool. > Watching Tre doing high kicks while wearing a bra over his shirt, a > big floppy hat and outsize specs during Shout was always going to be > hysterical, if not a little weird....you had to be there really. > Another highlight was when the band played parts of Iron Man and Sweet > Child O Mine with Billie Joe doing passable imitations of the lead > singers concerned. Neither was a patch on his Bon Scott voice though, > when they played the first half of Highway to Hell. Oddly enough, it > occurred to me at that point that Green Day were the 3rd different > band I had seen play that song live in the last 14 months, and two of > them were at Wembley Stadium. > > Anyway, an excellent all round performance from Green Day, the only > slight disappointments for me were that it took a couple of songs to > sort out the sound on the vocals, so 21st Century Breakdown and Know > Your Enemy weren't as good as they could have been, and the fact that > they only played 6 songs from the new album. Given that there was a > goodly sprinkling of older material and a fair bit of American Idiot > material, I can't really complain too much....plus they did play The > Static Age, which is my favourite song from 21st Century Breakdown. > > Setlist was: > Song of the Century > 21st Century Breakdown > Know Your Enemy > East Jesus Nowhere > Holiday > The Static Age > Give Me Novacaine > Are We The Waiting > St. Jimmy > Boulevard of Broken Dreams > Nice Guys Finish Last > Burnout > Waiting > Geek Stink Breath > Dominated Love Slave (Tre on guitar / Billie Joe on drums) > Hitchin' A Ride > Welcome To Paradise > When I Come Around > Iron Man / Sweet Child of Mine / Highway to Hell > Brain Stew > Panic Song > Jaded > Longview > Basket Case > She > King For A Day / Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / > Teenage Kicks / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / Hey Jude medley > 21 Guns > Minority > =========================== > Encore: > American Idiot > Jesus of Suburbia > =========================== > Encore 2: > When It's Time > Wake Me Up When September Ends > Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) > > Hope the folks going to see them at Glasgow SECC tomorrow night, have > as fabulous time as Mrs G and myself did last night. I'm sure they > will, as Green Day just seem to go from strength to strength as a live > act. > > G -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "classic rock magazine readers" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/classic-rock-mag-readers?hl=en.
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