What can I say about the acoustic encore that Green Day performs at the end of their shows? Well, for one thing, the solos always make me a little depressed because I know that another great party is about to end. In London, I almost burst into tears during Billie Joe’s encore, silly me! I was sad because I knew it would be my last GD show of the year (though I did see them in L.A. during “New Year’s”) and I would have to get on a plane and leave the incredible people I had met during Rocktober.
Billie Joe usually throws in the same songs during the encore, mostly “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Macy’s Day Parade,” and of course, “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” but he occasionally tosses in a new standard. In Melbourne on December 16, it was “Redundant.” Thanks to PhoeniX726 for the video. (And yes, the dude singing along is annoying, but deal with it!)
“Macy’s Day Parade” and “Redundant” – Green Day – Melbourne – December 16, 2009