IC Light Amphitheatre in Pittsburgh, PA
July 03, 2001
Other Acts:
The Living End
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • "I left with my friends Nick, Al, and Al's girlfriend Jessica at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon to my absolute favorite band, Green Day, for the very first time in Pittsburgh, PA. Al, Nick and myself all were trying to guess what Green Day would open up with and weird enough we were all thinking of Nice Guys Finish Last. We arrived at the IC Light Amphitheatre at about 5:30 to see a huge line waiting to get in. We stood and line and it just got longer and longer. Pretty soon we got in and just happened to get near the front of the stage. Then the crowd started pouring in and the place started to get pretty packed. Soon enough, Green Day ran out onstage to a huge amount of screaming and pushing. What did they open up with? Ironically enough, they played Nice Guys Finish Last. It was great. Since this was the first time that Nick and I had ever saw them in concert we were ecstatic. The soon follwed with Castaway and Church On Sunday. Then the followed with Longview (I think) and the crowd just started going nuts. That's when the moshing started to get bad. I got hurt quite a few time, but loved every painful moment. After a bunch of more hits adn even a few non-hits (like The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink to my suprise) they acted like they were finsihed and then came back out and played like 10 more songs. They played a total of 23 songs. At point Billie asked, 'Who likes Black Flag?' Everyone screamed. And he said, 'OK, just taking a poll.' They did a ton of fan interaction. And put on the best show I will probably ever see. The played most of their hits, and suprisingly enough they played some old stuff like Going To Pasalacqua and Only Of You. When they played Brain Stew, I went nuts and started elbowing people in the back of the head. At one point, they played Knowledge and my friend, Nick, threw his hat onstage and Billie Joe put it on. That was basically the highlight of the show. So, since I knew how to play guitar and the song, I jumped on Al's shoulders and Billie Joe pointed at me. I thought I was going to play and then he picked someone else. Oh well. They dude got up there and acted like he didn't know how to play guitar. Then he broke out into all these solos and crap. So, Billie Joe slapped him. They did a ton of fan interaction, and put on the best show I will probably ever see. At the end of the show Mike Dirnt opened up some beer and sprayed it right in my face. Woohoo! And then Billie Joe announced, 'Tre can't set his drums on fire, because he accidently set his hand on fire yesterday.' 5 minutes later (after an extremely angry version of Platypus), he set the drums on fire. Tre soon brought out some new drums, and ended on Macy's Day Parade."
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1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Castaway
3. Church On Sunday
4. Longview
5. Welcome To Paradise
6. The Ballad Of Wilhelm Fink
7. Why Do You Want Him?
8. Only Of You
9. Hitchin' A Ride
10. Brain Stew
11. Jaded
12. Going To Pasalacqua
13. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
14. Basket Case
15. She
16. King For A Day
17. Waiting
18. Minority
19. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
20. Warning
21. Platypus (I Hate You)
22. When I Come Around
23. Macy's Day Parade
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