Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL
November 18, 1994
Other Acts:
Pansy Division
  • Incomplete setlist
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • Jason Kline: "I'm jealous of your first concert. Mine was Green Day with Pansy Division in November 1994 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Filmed for MTV's 'Green Day - Jaded in Chicago,' it was right after Dookie came out, but there were a lot of fans of Kerplunk! and their other Lookout albums. I still have the shirt from that show to this day. Dark green with the Dookie logo on one side and Green Day on the other. Pansy Division kind of sucked though."
  • Daniel J.: "I just had the unfortunate experience of seeing Green Day at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, and needless to say, was disgusted. Empty-V was video taping the whole damn show, so of course Billie Joe and Co. pulled out all the stops to try to act 'punk rawk'. He led the crowd in chants of 'fuck you' and 'I hate my parents' and 'I am a burnout'. It was pathetic. Then about halfway through, he took out a copy of the SPIN magazine with them on the cover and burned it saying, 'This is all a crock of shit, and if you believe it you are too!' I thought this was cool, but then I wondered if he was only doing it because of the cameras. Well, I still like Green Day, for the music, but as far as respecting them goes, I have lost all hope. This is just my 2 cents so feel free to post your reactions or flames."
  • "Oh boy, was I glad to see a full show from this band. I had been so very excited to see them at Woodstock ’94 and was so disappointed when their set was cut short by the mud storm. BOOO! And just three months later I was lucky enough to catch this show back at home. My boyfriend and I got there early so we could get fairly close to the stage. The band had such great energy at Woodstock that I knew I wanted to be front and center for this show. The opening band was fine. They had a very clear agenda. And it was more about them being gay than it was about their music. I just remember that throughout the whole set, the lead singer felt the need to throw out sexual references and statements about being gay. It was like, 'Alright, already. You're gay. Can you please just play?!' The crowd verbally showed their disdain for the band and it turned kind of ugly. I was just happy they were done so I could see my boys in Green Day. I was in love with their album Dookie already and had backtracked to their earlier album Kerplunk! to hear more of their music. I was definitely ready to enjoy their set. And the set list rocked!
    Billie Joe was a maniac! This was the second and last time for me to see this band perform live. I think I'm due for a Green Day fix. After all these years I still LOVE Green Day!!"
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