Sunday, August 16, 2009


I took family and friends to see Green Day perform at the Pepsi Center here in Denver this Saturday night. We had dinner at Lola's in NW Denver and then cruised over to the Pepsi Center where I was able to sneak in both my camera (only cell phone cameras allowed) and an evenings supply of liquid gold. Franz Ferdinand kicked off the show with a short warm up act. Although I'm not familiar with the band, the songs were very recognizable as one I enjoy listening to when they come on the radio, such as "No You Girls You Never Know" and "Take me Out".

Green Day began their show shortly after 8 PM and stayed on stage for over 2 hours, performing numbers off their latest album as well as old classics. An incredibly great, high energy performance before a packed house. We had unobstructed views looking down on the stage from the edge of the 3rd level balcony, where we stood the whole show and danced to the loud music. The event staff person "patrolling" our are asked me 3 times to cease using the camera, but by then I had taken all the pictures I needed. I had also finished off the tequila so there was no fear of losing that if searched.

Here are comments by people who attended the show posted to the Denver Post review ( said about the show:

"Billie Joe is nothing short of a musical genius and a brilliant showman. I can't imagine any other band working as hard as they do to entertain their fans. We were blown away by the fact that they took the time and trouble to play some of their "old-school hits" for those of us who had never had the pleasure of seeing them live before. For "young boomers" like us, who grew up with the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zep, and the punk bands of the '70s and '80s, it was blissful to hear an American band that synthesizes all of the great elements of rock from the past 50 years. These guys aren't even in their 40s yet, and they are already American classics."

"Without a doubt one of the high energy shows of this or any year. Everyone was up on their feet right from the opening song and like the band no one took a break for the next two and a half hours. Green Day was on their game and Billie Joe Armstrong knows how to work a crowd! A classic Saturday Night take no prisoners concert!!"

"Great Great Great concert! Billie Joe Armstrong is a fantastic front man. He really knows how to capture a crowd and keep them with him the whole night. I too loved when he got the 12 year old boy on stage to play Jesus of Suburbia. It was great how he stayed with him and helped him work it out. The kid did a magnificent job on his own! It was an awesome night. I will be there for the next tour too!"

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