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Take Back San Francisco, Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, CA
November 05, 2000
Other Acts:
Kirk Hamett, Tom Ammiano, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Zen Guerilla, Mark Eitzel, Creeper Lagoon, DJ Swift Rock, Lysa Flores, others
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • Billie Joe Armstrong: "It was supposed to be a 'million band march.' It didn't quite make it to a million bands… A lot of my friends were getting thrown out of Downtown Rehearsal Studios, a place that bands had been practicing for years, because the new owners wanted to raise all the rents. That sort of hit home with me because it was about music and art, and it wasn't just that studio; every day you could read in the paper how it was getting worse and worse for musicians in San Francisco. Rents were skyrocketing, even to the point where clubs were having a hard time staying open. After a while it starts to piss you off, and I thought my band could at least help bring attention to the issue. It's funny, because there a guy who buys and sells property who hangs out at my mom's work, and he was telling her, 'Oh, your son doesn't understand.' Well, that’s obviously coming from someone who doesn't see the other side, that's never even been on the other side, that doesn’t know what it's like to be thrown out of where you live."
  • MTV: "The members of Green Day may no longer have any trouble paying their rents, but the multiplatinum pop-punks will play a free show on Sunday in San Francisco in solidarity with musicians who do. The Berkeley, California, band's performance will be part of an event protesting the Bay Area's rising rents and what organizers say is an increasingly inhospitable climate for artists. '[Green Day are] very committed to the community. They stayed here; they're supporters of the music scene,' said Ian Brennan, the event's promoter. As previously announced, Metallica's Kirk Hammett will speak at the event, which will also include performances from rockers Creeper Lagoon and former American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel. Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has canceled his planned performance, however. As San Francisco's economy has boomed in recent years, city residents have faced some of the country's highest rents, which make it difficult for many artists to stay in the area. Recently, some of the city's most popular rehearsal studios have closed down, leaving musicians without practice space. Sunday's event, dubbed Take Back San Francisco, will also include a 'Million Band March', with musicians marching from the city's Mission neighborhood to City Hall. Green Day are expected to begin their set at 4:30 p.m. at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. The concert will be broadcast live on Berkeley's KPFA-FM radio."
Photos from San Francisco, CA
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1. 86
2. Geek Stink Breath
3. The Grouch
4. Castaway
5. Welcome To Paradise
6. Hitchin' A Ride
7. Disappearing Boy
8. Only Of You
9. All By Myself
10. Dominated Love Slave
11. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
12. Take Back
13. I Wanna Be On TV (Fang cover)
14. Coming Clean
15. J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)
16. Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell cover)
17. Stuck With Me
18. Christie Road
19. My Generation (The Who cover)
20. Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)
21. Platypus (I Hate You)
22. King For A Day
23. Warning
24. Minority
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