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Vans Warped Tour, La Salle Park in Buffalo, NY
July 19, 2000
Other Acts:
Jurassic 5, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Millencolin, MxPx, NOFX, Suicide Machines, Good Riddance, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Save Ferris, Snapcase, A.N.I.M.A.L., Anti-Flag, Deviates, Flogging Molly, Gob, Hot Water Music, One Man Army, One Minute Silence, Papa Roach, Bif Naked, Bueno, CKY, The Distillers, Mad Caddies, The Planet Smashers, Reset, Showoff, Small Brown Bike, The Stingrays, The Toledo Show
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • "The summer's big punk tour. This year it was headlined by Green Day and Mighty Mighty Bosstones. We got there and it was already packed. We had no idea what was going on anywhere and we just roamed and scoped out the scene. Punk kids everywhere. Green Day then came after a bit which was a good set. They played all their hits and had someone play guitar for a song. They finished with the drum set getting set on fire."
  • "Green Day played, it was amazing. I was in the front row, and I've never gotten so many bruises from being up front in my life, not even at a Green Day show. But I just want to tell about what happened AFTER. So, me and my friends went to look for their bus, and we saw Mike and Tre standing by the lake. So we went over and talked and I can't wait to get my pictures 'cause they will look so nice with the Lake in the back. So, after we did that, we waited by their bus to see Billie. I'm still in shock from what happened. He came out and was signing autographs and everything. Then I asked if I could get a pic of us, and he was being so nice, and my friend took the picture. He KNOWS how much I love him, and I'm very thankful of that, and we hugged. It was awesome, but I've hugged him before so that's not even the best part... Are you ready for the best part? Are you ready to hear it? Are you sure? He was like, 'You know what, come here...' Are you ready? He hugged me and then he... Are you ready!? HE KISSED ME ON MY CHEEK! I think I'm going to die now. Goodnight!"
  • Film Junk: "Finally, it was the moment that almost everyone had been waiting for. Green Day scrambled on stage with mischievous looks on their faces and leapt right into Welcome To Paradise. They followed that up with Hitchin’ A Ride, and then followed that up with Geek Stinkbreath. A pattern slowly began to form. It seemed Green Day were only playing the hits. Quite literally, nothing else. Each song was met with a roar from the crowd as people realized, 'Hey, wait a minute, I know that one too!' I was finding it really difficult to enjoy myself, what with all the bodysurfers kicking me in the head. Towards the end, they played their version of Operation Ivy’s Knowledge, which may not be a radio hit, but is certainly one of their more popular songs. They pulled someone out of the crowd to play guitar for the end of the song. Unfortunately, it really started to drag on after a while because it took them like 10 minutes to find someone who was competent enough to play three chords on a guitar. They finished by playing a request for Going to Pasalacqua, and then trashed their instruments and lit the drum kit on fire. Actually I doubt that the drum kit was harmed in any way, since it was doused in lighter fluid. Green Day definitely know how to give the crowd what they want, but unfortunately, I saw an almost identical performance by them a year or two ago at Edgefest. It wasn’t as exciting knowing that they had probably done the exact same thing a million times before. I am kind of puzzled though, as to why they would play all of the radio singles at the Warped Tour. I can understand them doing that at Edgefest, which is a big commercial radio music festival with tons of other commercial bands and casual music fans. But the Warped Tour is primarily a punk rock show, with punk rock kids, and I am sure that there were more than a few people who wanted to hear some of Green Day’s older material. As for me, well, I wanted to hear more stuff from their album Insomniac. Oh well. After Green Day, people were beginning to slowly trickle out of the park. We wouldn’t be sticking around for much longer, so I decided to do one last tour of the place, checking out the merch booths and stuff. I was disappointed to find that a lot of the booths had already packed up, or were in the process of packing up. I was also disappointed cause it seemed like no one was giving away free stuff anywhere!"
Photos from Buffalo, NY
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1. Welcome To Paradise
2. Hitchin' A Ride
3. Geek Stink Breath
4. Longview
5. Brain Stew
6. Jaded
7. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
8. Basket Case
9. Going To Pasalacqua
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