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Ottawa Civic Centre in Ottawa, ON
October 29, 1995
Other Acts:
The Riverdales
  • Mooney on Theatre: "Green Day was actually my first rock concert. It was 1995 and they were playing the Ottawa Civic Centre; my friends and I got seats in the nosebleeds and afterward my dad picked us up in the parking lot of the KFC on Bank Street to drive us back home to the suburbs..."
  • Ottawa Citizen: "...Billie Joe Armstrong - who with bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool had been trying, and largely succeeding to incite punkish behavior all night - invited the kid to chug a beer and then contrary to all rules and regulations, practically order the kid to stagedive back into the crowd headfirst..."
  • Ty Hall: "...When the day of the show arrived, five of us arrived early to sit in the parking lot passing around Gatorade bottles filled with jungle juice as we discussed the songs we hoped to hear that evening. Upon entering the building, it soon became clear that we were out of our element, but we threw caution to the wind and stormed the floor through a sea of the city’s rowdiest young hooligans. In his review of the concert, Ottawa Citizen music writer Norman Provencher described the majority of attendees quite accurately as 'tiny little mallrats in tour t-shirts that fit like granny dresses,' ... When Green Day finally hit the stage, we were somewhat shocked to realize that this was not the tame version of the band that we were used to watching on Much Music. The stage banter between Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool was full of vulgar obscenities ... At one point, the band invited a young audience member on stage, ordering him to chug a beer and then stage dive back into the crowd, ignoring the panicked pleas from the helpless security personnel. Later in the show, Billie Joe became irritated with a heckler in the front row who had been flipping him off. Armstrong proceeded to drop trou and engage in what Provencher’s review would describe as 'weenie-waggling' as he laced into the individual with some 'serious verbal abuse.' ... The band blazed through seventeen of their best tunes in a concert that was as thrilling as it was shocking. ..."
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1. Armatage Shanks
2. Brat
3. Welcome To Paradise
4. Geek Stink Breath
5. Chump
6. Longview
7. Stuck With Me
8. 2,000 Light Years Away
9. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
10. Basket Case
11. She
12. No Pride
13. Road To Acceptance
14. Paper Lanterns
15. Dominated Love Slave
16. When I Come Around
17. Jaded
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