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Endfest, Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton, WA
August 01, 1998
Other Acts:
Blink-182, Modest Mouse, Semisonic, Feeder, The Crystal Method, Marcy Playground, Harvey Danger, Stabbing Westward, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Grant Lee Buffalo, Josh Wink, The Dust Brothers, The Urge, Creeper Lagoon, Pigeonhed, Donald Glaude, Alex Gifford, Hi-Fi Killers, 6 Degrees
  • HeauBeau: "I think it was 1998 when I saw them at a festival in Washington called Endfest. The End is a radio station in Seattle and every year they do a big festival called Endfest. Although the station was in Seattle, back in these days the show took place in Bremerton, which is close to Seattle geographically, but any method of travel is time consuming. On the year in question, Green Day and The Crystal Method were headlining, and Green Day were LATE. I was standing off to the side of the stage and could see behind it. Eventually, a taxi pulls up and Billie Joe gets out. Apparently, Billie Joe was in a bar in Seattle, thinking the show would be somewhere near. At some point, he figured that he either be getting to the show, or that the show was far away, and he hopped in a taxi, which took him the 60 miles to the Bremerton fairgrounds. He did, I believe, give his guitar away. And they lit the drums ablaze."
  • "Mike and Tre rushed out on stage and the place just went crazy. Suddenly I was pushed forward into this giant moshpit. I don't care what you say, moshing is for idiots! I got out as fast as I could. I wanted to enjoy the music, not get trampled on. Billie was swearing like crazy because he knew he was being broadcast live on The End. He was saying, 'Fuck alternative music, fuck metal music.' Then he got the crowd to say stuff like 'you suck' and 'kiss my fucking ass'. Billie also put on a red devil mask and started singing The Beautiful People. At the beginning of King For A Day, he ripped his pants off and showed everyone his black leather thong. After a bit of ass wiggling, he brought this kid up from Port Townsend to play guitar. I wanted to play so bad, but he picked the kid closer to the stage. Billie kissed him on the lips and then showed him the chords. Then at the end of the 3-chord song he made the kid dive off the stage. They finished off by breaking all their stuff and setting it on fire. Then Billie came out and sang time of your life. It was probably one of the coolest things I've ever seen."
Photos from Bremerton, WA
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1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Hitchin' A Ride
3. Geek Stink Breath
4. The Beautiful People (Marilyn Manson cover) / Longview
5. Welcome To Paradise
6. Brain Stew
7. Jaded
8. Basket Case
9. King For A Day
10. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
11. When I Come Around
12. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
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