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Details
Location:
Leeds Festival, Temple Newsam Park in Leeds, England
Date:
August 25, 2001
Other Acts:
Travis (headliner), PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, Eels, Run DMC, Lo Fidelity Allstars, The Living End, The Donnas
Notes:
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • Matt: "Having seen Green Day gigs on TV I knew roughly what to expect and my hopes were high for the first time I'd see Green Day. However, I didn't expect it to be as awesome as it turned out to be. From the moment PJ Harvey finished her set the masses gathered in anticipation as quickly as they left before moaning Scots Travis were about to come on, it was obvious who the fans were here to see. Really it was the perfect show, they gave the crowd everything the wanted, and more. The only bad thing about the show was that they weren't headlining and that they only played for 1 hour. Just about every song they played was doubled in length to build up crowd excitement for one last run through of the chorus. They sounded brilliant, the crowd reacted accordingly and of all the bands I saw at Leeds they were by far the best. This was by far the high point for me at Leeds, my friend who has heard about 3 Green Day songs, two of which they played also loved it which proves how brilliant the show was. The atmosphere was electric throughout and I'd guess in saying that only the Manic Street Preachers and Marilyn Manson managed to draw crowds of larger and similar sizes, respectively. The show ended with Tre drumming away with the smoke from the remains of his drum kit all around him and Billie Joe leading the crowd in the, sadly only one song, encore that being Macy's Day Parade. If Travis weren't due on in 15 minutes I'm fairly sure they could've played on all night, or at least until they collapsed."
Photos from Leeds, England
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Setlist
1. Welcome To Paradise
2. Hitchin' A Ride
3. Brain Stew
4. Jaded
5. Longview
6. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
7. Basket Case
8. King For A Day
9. Waiting
10. Minority
11. When I Come Around
12. Macy's Day Parade
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