While they were incredible at Hartford, one must believe after seeing them last night at Madison Square Garden, that it was only a “warm ” up show for landing in New York City.
And what a show it was! First up, The Kaiser Chiefs rocked the house. Those pathetic peeps who do not know that this British band, is amazing, well that is their loss. Any way Ricky & Co played 8 songs (sadly, not enough, but I will take it) to get the audience pumped for Green Day.
Then promptly at 9 pm the sound of~ Sing us a song of the Century, stage still dark, coming through the speakers, oh crap! Billie Joe, Tre Cool & Mike Dirnt just blew it out of the proverbial water for the next 3 hours!
I don’t know where to begin. So here is last nights set list at MSG July 28th 09.
Song of the Century~ 21st Century Breakdown ~ Know your Enemy ~ Murder City ~ East Jesus Nowhwere ~Holiday ~ Static Age ~ Before the Lobotomy ~ We are the Waiting ~ St.Jimmy ~ Boulevard of Broken Dreams !!~ A quick Bite (while he is away) ~Hitchin a Ride !~Welcome to Paradise ~ Stop, Drop & Roll (Eff ME! The Foxboro Hot Tubs).
Eye of the tiger ( survivior cover), F.O.D, When I come Around, Going to Pasalaqcqua, Stuart and the Ave, Who wrote Holden Caulifield, Iron man, Basket Case, She, King for a Day, Shout, Earth Angel, Christie Road, I’ll be There, 21 Guns, American Eulogy.
Encore: American Idiot, Jesus of Suburbia , Dearly Beloved, Minority
Macy’s Day Parade, Say I love you, Good Riddiance (time of your life).
In all 38, yes count em, 38! songs. Everything from old to new & some fun tossed in there too! As for the little kid who got up on stage to play Mike Dirnt’s bass, and to whom Billie Joe asked if he tweeted,( to which I promptly did!) Hello Twitterverse!
He has a rock star career in his future, when he grabbed the mike and said Thank You, Madison Square Garden, with BJ & Mike & Tre just standing there smiling and laughing, then BJ gave him the bass, well, you just had to be there! And I was!