Green Day Rocked The Xcel With Non Stop Energy
Green Day's 'Revolution Radio' tour made a stop in St. Paul over the weekend and I finally got to see the band I've been dying to see for years.
I loved Green Day ever since I can remember, I still have most of their CD's. I'm not quite sure what I expected since I've never seen them live before, but I was pleasantly surprised.
At 8:30pm they came rushing on stage performing the 2009 hit 'Know Your Enemy'. During the song, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong brought a fan onstage to sing with the band and then had her stage dive into the crowd. From time to time Armstrong would rant about how at their shows there's no racism, sexism, homophobia, or walls, and he did so by still maintaining the same amount of energy throughout the entire night.
It was a great mix of old and new songs, but the best part of the night was when he asked for a guitar player in the audience. A young looking guy who we later found out was from Worthington, MN got to play guitar on stage with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band and even got to keep the guitar, which I'm sure he'll be talking about for the rest of his life.
The weirdest part of the night was when the band randomly broke into a medley of the Isley Brothers' 'Shout' into The Rolling Stones' 'Satisfaction', The Beatles' 'Hey Jude' and back into 'Shout'. It was a great medley, just not what I was expecting to see at a Green Day concert.