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DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA
April 09, 2009
  • Secret show
  • Davey Havok of AFI sang "Going To Pasalacqua"
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • Deborah: "I was there at the show and it was absolutely fantastic! I don't think that putting his fingers to his throat was because he didn't like playing the song but because they messed up during the song. I thought that they were really enjoying playing the old songs because they love fans' interaction with them. There wasn't as much interaction with the new songs because the fans aren't familiar with them yet but Green Day was still enjoying playing them as."
  • Jess: "Wasn't that Davey from AFI that made a cameo appearance? Couldn't quite recognize him 'cause his hair is out of this world! Bay Area, represent! I waited in line for an hour and a half, and it was WELL worth the wait. I have a painful scratch on my ring finger from some idiot, trying to grab one of the drumsticks. Oh well! It was the best $20 I've spent in a while. The new album sounds amazing! Horseshoes and Handgrenades is quite catchy, I must say."
  • The New York Times: "SAN FRANCISCO - In its second guerrilla-style gig of the week, the rock band Green Day unveiled songs from its new album, 21st Century Breakdown, due in May. The band, which is from the Bay Area, booked the DNA Lounge, a 500-capacity club here, just 24 hours in advance and alerted fans six hours before the 10 p.m. start time. Tickets sold out in 20 minutes. The intimate space let the band - which routinely plays stadiums - get personal, with the members grabbing outstretched hands, taking requests and crowd surfing. Billie Joe Armstrong, the singer and guitarist, vowed to play its new punk opera 'from front to back'; the often melancholy songs chronicle the lives of a young couple living in the first, tumultuous years of this century. The second half of the show included songs from 2004’s American Idiot and older hits, and the audience seemed grateful for the chance to sing along. At one point Mr. Armstrong seemed to forget some lyrics and brought a stunned female fan on stage to sing in his place. Mr. Armstrong, the drummer Tré Cool and the bassist Mike Dirnt occasionally seemed weary of playing their 1990s mega hits. After Basket Case, Mr. Armstrong made his fingers into the shape of a gun and put them in his mouth. Long after midnight the crowd filtered out into the street. Jonathan Pirro, 24, a student with a blue mohawk, clutched a drumstick tossed into the crowd by Tré Cool. 'That had a wonderful feel of spontaneity,' said Mr. Pirro, pumped up on seeing big stars in a small club. 'The new album has this big, huge, sweeping feel and it just sounds like they’re having more fun.'"
Photos from San Francisco, CA
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1. 21st Century Breakdown
2. Know Your Enemy
3. ¡Viva La Gloria!
4. Before The Lobotomy
5. Christian's Inferno
6. Last Night On Earth
7. East Jesus Nowhere
8. Peacemaker
9. Last Of The American Girls
10. Murder City
11. ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)
12. Restless Heart Syndrome
13. Horseshoes And Handgrenades
14. The Static Age
15. 21 Guns
16. American Eulogy
17. See The Light
18. American Idiot
19. Jesus Of Suburbia
20. St. Jimmy
21. Give Me Novacaine
22. Burnout
23. Coming Clean
24. The Grouch
25. 80
26. Stuck With Me
27. Blood, Sex And Booze
28. She
29. Worry Rock
30. Basket Case
31. Going To Pasalacqua
32. King For A Day
33. Shout (Isley Brothers cover)
34. Minority
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