Phoenix Plaza Amphitheater in Pontiac, MI
July 02, 2001
Other Acts:
The Living End
  • "At about 8:45 these huge sirens started going off. The crowd loved it, it really got us going. Then Tre and Mike ran on and everyone went nuts. About half a minute later Billie Joe ran onstage, picked up a guitar and they started with Nice Guys Finish Last. Everyone was going insane, it was so awesome. A few songs later, Billie Joe saw this kid that fell in the middle of the mosh pit, and he was getting hurt, so at the end of the song he said, 'Hey, if you're gonna be doing some sla, dancing and you see some one fall, help him up.' Then there was a huge surprise, he actually brought his wife. That was really cool seeing her. Billie said, 'Tonight's our 7 year anniversary,' and everyone cheered for him. Then he said, 'Yeah, but after the next song she's going back to California,' he said a in a pissed off voice, just as a joke. Everyone started to boo, just as a joke, too. He said, 'Fuck California, we're the Green Day that grew up in fuckin' Michigan!' The show ended with Tre setting fire to his drum set and Mike smashing his bass at the end of When I Come Around. But then he picked up the bass drum and one of the symbals (on which he burned his hand when he grabbed) and played Macy's Day Parade. It was a great show, except that the end was really staged, since there were people helping Green Day set up for the final song and then they helped put out the fire."
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1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Church On Sunday
3. Longview
4. Welcome To Paradise
5. Castaway
6. At The Library
7. Scattered
8. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
9. Basket Case
10. She
11. Hitchin' A Ride
12. Brain Stew
13. Jaded
14. King For A Day
15. Waiting
16. Minority
17. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
18. Warning
19. Platypus (I Hate You)
20. When I Come Around
21. Macy's Day Parade
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