Green Day was still touring for the album American Idiot that was released almost exactly a year before this show. Me and a girl I was dating at the time randomly happened to be in a parking lot where the radio station ROCK 105.3 had set up a tent and were giving stuff away. Turns out they were giving away tickets to this show and we won! Somehow I never saw Green Day before this but it was not from a lack of liking them. I remember “Hitchin’ a Ride” being absolutely amazing, I remember Tre singing “All By Myself” and I remember being impressed with how thick the sound was with a second guitar player. At the end of the show fireworks were shot upwards from the very outer top of the stage. I walked away excited that Green Day had reached the height of those fireworks and I was there to see it.
SETLIST: American Idiot, Jesus of Suburbia, Are We the Waiting, St. Jimmy, Longview, All By Myself, Hitchin’ a Ride, Brain Stew, Jaded, 2000 Light Years Away, Knowledge (Operation Ivy), Basket Case, She, King for a Day, Shout (Isley Brothers)/Stand By Me (Ben E. King), Wake Me Up When September Ends, Minority, Maria, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, We Are the Champions (Queen), Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)