I managed to rush from work to make the hour-long trip from my place to the Acer Arena. Our seats were pretty good — on the upper concourse in the second row but smack bang in the middle. JET kicked off the show at about ten past 7 and were great. I do wish they had played longer though. But they did play some favourites like ‘Look what you’ve done‘, ‘Are you gonna be my girl‘ and ‘Cold hard bitch‘. What I found a bit unfortunate was that only half the arena was filled when JET played which is a shame because they are an amazing Aussie band and you would think people would come out to support Aussie rock!
Green Day came on about half past eight and rocked the house until 11. They were amazing! Right from the word go, they were full of energy, had the crowd involved and on their feet. They played numbers from their recent album (21st century breakdown), their older songs, American Idiot and finished with ‘Wake me up when September ends‘ and ‘Time of your life‘. One of the great things they did was how they had members from the crowd up on stage participating — mostly tweens and teens — but that involvement sure was great. They hosed the crowd, Billie Joel ran up into a section of the crowd, and he even mooned the crowd! And being Green Day, they managed to get their political views noted as well with Billie Joel stating how Obama was not deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.
I managed to get some pix (not so good due to the lighting, of course) and some videos (which I have no idea how to upload onto this post!!) and recorded their final songs on my mobile.
And this is what I have to share…