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Green Day Announce Surprise Show

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. Allthegiganticthings

    Newbie

    Vaxxed only show. The Twitter comments are scary… although predictable. What a time to be alive!
     
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  3. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    Some genuinely offensive apartheid/Nazi takes bubbling up there. Yeesh.
     
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  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    There are a lot of stupid fucking people in the world, and apparently a bunch of them are Green Day fans.
     
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  5. heymattrick

    Denver, CO

    To be fair these are probably the same Green Day fans that got upset when BJA led anti-Trump chants on the Rev Rad tour and told Green Day to “stop being political”
     
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  6. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    How did these people make it through the American Idiot era as fans?
     
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  7. BradBradley

    Regular

    They’re, ahem, American idiots?
     
  8. heymattrick

    Denver, CO

    Oh man, so tempted to look at that setlist but I want everything on Saturday to be as much of a surprise as possible. Thanks for those spoiler tags!
     
  9. rbf737

    Regular

    Ha excellent question.
     
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  10. Phil507

    Trusted Supporter

    The mid-00's emo/punk scene (which I know Green Day wasn't fully a part of but still adjacent to) was fascinating in this regard. Outside of a few bands, the majority of that scene was essentially targeted to white suburban teen relationship/angsts so much so that when bands dare challenge a portion of that audience even in the slightest there was a mini-backlash. "I hate it when bands get political" was a common phrase heard during the time and what that really meant was "I hate it when bands sing about topics that I don't directly relate to and challenge my existence by reminding me of my suburban privilege."
     
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  11. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I know this trend tended to be the case with bands from that era but like…Green Day had a massive album that was in part about how much the Bush years sucked. It’s wild to me that the better part of two decades later people are still surprised they’re not republicans.
     
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  12. Phil507

    Trusted Supporter

    Yeah, it's really odd. Almost as strange as the IG comments for, like, Rise Against these days but I guess that's due to RA playing a lot of butt-rock festivals. Green Day were like the one outlier that did the anti-Bush stuff on that scale. While Fall Out Boy played the Obama inaguaration, I think they were pretty tight-lipped about their leanings in an effort not to alienate their newly acquired middle America fanbase.
     
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  13. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    They can listen to Big & Rich instead. Fuck the fuck off.
     
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  14. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    its not punk to get vax’d
     
  15. Chad Grauke

    Newbie

    Cain's sent out the "Surprise!" email the morning of the 19th and I had that day off so I slept in and fucking missed it...I have no interest in seeing them in an arena but Cain's would have been awesome.

    Apparently they've been here in town utilizing the BOK Center to get their production tied down for the tour. People have been saying they've seen them around town for the last week or so.

    And according to people there last night they ended with Jesus of Suburbia and just bolted without an encore even though the setlist had an encore listed. Don't know what happened there...
     
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  16. Phil507

    Trusted Supporter

    Seems like they were using this as a test run for how many songs they could get into their allotted time.
     
  17. heymattrick

    Denver, CO

    The set times that were posted to Reddit said Green Day plays til 10:45 but I have a feeling they'll go over pretty much every time
     
  18. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    Psh Tulsa always gets all the shows!!