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The Palladium in Hollywood, CA
November 02, 1994
Other Acts:
Pansy Division
  • Incomplete setlist
  • "Before Green Day got all serious they were quite a fun band to see live. A lot of energy and a strong pit at this show!"
  • Jon Ginoli, "Deflowered: My Life In Pansy Division": "Our show in Los Angeles was at the Palladium, a much smaller (three thousand-plus) venue. The audience tension during our set was more palpable. In the middle of one song, I got hit in the chest with a full Big Gulp-size cup of ice water. Pelted with coins, at one point I turned to David Ward midsong to see a trickle of blood dripping down from the middle of his forehead. He'd been hit with a quarter square on, but didn't know he was bleeding. Coins made big dents on my guitar. But we were defiant, Chris even more in-your-face than before, and it was exhilarating. After watching Green Day's set from the side of the stage, I walked out to where the T-shirts were being sold, and as the crowd dwindled, I saw a father buying his fifteen- or sixteen-year-old son a Pansy Division T-shirt. It was satisfying, after all that grief from the crowd, to see we'd gotten through to that one in a hundred."
  • Variety: "After a summer playing to giant Lollapalooza and Woodstock audiences, Berkeley punk upstarts Green Day made a triumphant local return at the comparatively small Palladium, perhaps a bit road-weary but just as rowdy as ever. Short and simple, Green Day’s nearly hour long set (average by punk standards) packed an almost non-stop wallop as the band charged through such hits as psycho-rave Basket Case, mope-ish Longview and show closer She, a melodic ditty that’s as close to a love song as Green Day gets. Singer/guitarist Billie Joe, a 22-year-old flurry of power-chord Stratocaster moves and vocal howls, is the prototypical punk frontman, racing about the stage, arms beating the air, cheering on the moshing throng in front of the stage. Bassist Mike Dirnt (yet another Sid Vicious-styled punk bass player) and spastic drummer Tre Cool make for a solid if loose rhythm section. Aside from a lunk-head country-punk number and a sloppy Operation Ivy cover, the show was prime-form Green Day. Lots of attitude, very little posing and a great deal of fun."
Photos from Hollywood, CA
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1. Basket Case
2. Longview
3. She
4. Dominated Love Slave
5. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
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