Foreign Foods Day, Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, CA
May 10, 1990
Other Acts:
Separate Ways
  • Recordings for the show can be found here
  • Alina Squeak: "International Foods Day! I like how I got in trouble for 'booking' them to play."
  • "Most of faculty members hated Green Day and when Separate Ways came out they were like, 'Now that's more like it.'"
  • Kerri Dangles Langbehn: "This video cracks me up. ...Because a) I know who these songs were written about and b) Billie's biggest crush of the month is sitting down in front of him, completely oblivious to being his muse of the moment."
  • Robert Brown: "They had exotic food and a couple of bands play. Sweet Children [Green Day] were one of them. They all played in the quad. Out in the middle of the school. I remember liking them. But most of the people that were really paying attention to them were the other few punks at our school. The jocks and everyone else didn’t care."
  • Mark Arcenal: "I remember when Green Day performed at High School back in the day. Nobody knew 2 years later they would have a number 1 hit. I also remember quite a few people boo-ing cause they played the entire lunch break. Billie Joe Armstrong was in my class but he decided to leave as a senior. I left as a senior too and moved to Burlingame."
  • Mickey Estes: "Shortly after changing their name from Sweet Children to Green Day, the band performed at the annual Foreign Foods Day at Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California. I filmed this on May 10, 1990. The quality is good because I used a professional quality Sony video camera - not a camcorder. Also I think Bob Yost filmed the show with his camera as well and those videos are also posted somewhere on YouTube. Judge's Daughter was written for K. Swagger, a classmate of mine whose dad was (is?) indeed a judge. Billie Joe had a crush on her although I don't think they ever went out. ...This is the last song [Road to Acceptance] of the first set. After this the another band called Separate Ways took the stage. Green Day retired to their van to for some 'herbal' tea. This second set was filmed by a couple classmates of mine. I filmed the second Green Day set using a conventional VHS camcorder. Yes, this is the second time that day that they played this At The Library. Who knows. The concert was played during lunchtime and there were two lunch periods. So maybe they were playing it for those who missed it the first time."
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Set 1
1. Going To Pasalacqua
2. At The Library
3. 409 In Your Coffeemaker
4. 16
5. The Judge's Daughter
6. Road To Acceptance
Set 2
7. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
8. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
9. 1,000 Hours
10. Don't Leave Me / Rest / Stay
11. Paper Lanterns
12. Disappearing Boy / I Don't Know (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
13. At The Library
14. I Was There
15. Dry Ice
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