Daily Archives: May 8, 2010

Old School Green Day at Pinole Valley High School, May 1990 – New Footage

Folks at the Green Day Community posted links to new footage from 1990 of recently uploaded Youtube videos from a band called Green Day, formerly known as Sweet Children. Other footage from this early, rare performance with Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and drummer Al Sobrante (John Kiffmeyer) exists, but the sound is quieter and the angle is from further away. SoldAmerican, who seems to have gone to Pinole Valley High School and filmed these, posted about 16 videos of the band playing at Foreign Foods Day, May 10, 1990. He’s practically on stage with them while the other video angle shows the band from below and behind a raised barrier that separated parts of the audience from the band. While the video below is only of two songs that the band performed that day, if you go to SoldAmerican’s YouTube Channel, you can see the other videos as well as another band that performed that day. He also has some footage of area bands at other venues around the same time.

Oh, and that circa 1990 fashion that I remember so well, eek! Enjoy!

“I Was There” and “Dry Ice,” Green Day (Al Sobrante on drums), Foreign Foods Day, Pinole Valley High School, May 10, 1990.

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