Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Green Day

*So my family recently drove to Denver to see Green Day in concert. Although they came out when I was much younger, I was never a fan. I honestly didn't like any of their music. And I thought they looked and acted like a bunch of freaks. I remember my niece and nephew loved them. They were just young and dumb (ha ha). But in the last year, my 15 year old daughter has grown to LOVE Green Day. And because of her, my two other daughters, ages 10 and 11, also have grown to love Green Day. And because I hear their music EVERY (no joke) day, either on the IPods or my daughter playing her guitar, I also have grown to love them. No, they are not my favorite band. And no, I don't like all of their music. I hate their politics. And I hate that they strongly promote marijuana. They did come up with their name "Green Day" because of it. But truthfully, they really are very talented. I know this because of their concert.
Denver was the closest venue to Idaho on this concert tour. So we took a family trip to see them. The girls all bought their own tickets with their report card money. That was the deal if they wanted to go. And they all readily agreed. We bought the tickets in April. The concert was last weekend. And it was totally worth the wait and the drive. I have been to a lot of concerts over the years. But this one bested any of them. I was extremely impressed. They were very entertaining. They involved the crowd during the entire 3 hour (yes, 3 hours!!!!) concert. I can't tell you how many people they pulled up on stage with them. Young and old. Yes, there were A LOT of people there who were older than me. And a lot of little kids too. They pulled 3 people on stage to sing one of their songs. The first two didn't know the words, even though they swore they did, and were terrible. Billie Joe Armstrong (lead singer) gave the third girl the guitar off his back because she was the best and knew the words without help from him. And it was her birthday. It was awesome!

Green Day had a great time performing and playing with the crowd. And they sang songs off of all of their albums. They also did a medley of cover songs. Ozzy Osbourne, ACDC, The Beatles, etc. That proved that they can play and sing any genre of music. A lot of musicians can't. Each member, including the background musicians/singers, took turns singing a piece of a song while Billie Joe played their instrument. That was impressive. They had the crowd on their feet and in the palm of their hands the entire 3 hours. Green Day genuinely LOVES what they do and they love their fans. That is what made this the best concert I have ever been to. My daughter told me I am now officially cool. That touched my heartstrings. I would definitely go to another one. GREEN DAY ROCKS!!! I'm just sayin.................

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