I’ve been hanging around with Green Day fans tonight at the Green Day Community, where we’re sharing Tweets with each other that have appeared about Green Day’s performance at Lollapolooza tonight. It’s the first time that Green Day has performed at a Lolla since 1994, and there were more than a few naysayers harping on the festival’s choice of Green Day headlining. According to those folks who are tweeting, Lolla made the right choice in asking Green Day to headline this year. So far, they have gotten tweets that claim that tonight’s show was better than the much-anticipated performance of Lady Gaga yesterday.
Before I get into that, here’s the funniest one, someone tweeted what Billie Joe said a bit ago onstage about Lollapalooza:
owhmusicguy: “3 nights. All music. All you need is some food and some drugs and everything will be OK.” – Billie Joe Armstrong. #lollapalooza
Ha! That does sound like a good way to get through a three-day music festival, that’s for sure.
Here’s a short TwitVid from Jough Dempsey (via Green Day LIVE on Tour on Facebook). [LINK] They sound great even so far away from the camera! Oh, and you think that a 10:00 PM Lolla curfew would stop Green Day? Think again… they blew right past the curfew. My boys. I lub you.
alissas Playing past the 10pm curfew is one of the most punk rock things you can do at Lolla. #GreenDay
Here are some more Tweets from tonight:
Billie Joe has threatened to keep playing forever. We will all die here, and we will die happy. #GreenDay #Lollapalooza about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®
So how does one go about becoming a groupie? about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®
RT @CarlitoJERK Just ripped a 10 second fart at Green Day. Great show. FART ROBOT APPROVES. about 2 hours ago via API in reply to CarlitoJERK
Greenday #lolla fan wins for largest, uh, guts. After called on stage, he jumps from 12′ stage into a sea of photogs arms at request of band about 2 hours ago via UberTwitter
I love how Billy Joe from Green Day makes every fan feel so important. Their live show is amazing! #lolla about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck
Jesus….when did Green Day become the perfect stadium act…time flies.
Billie Joe pulled a kid up onstage to sing, then gave him his guitar becuase he did such a good job. I’m literally tearing up. #lolla
BJA may be the best performer I’ll see all year. #GreenDay #Lolla
Nice ass, billie joe #greenday #lollapalooza
Err, for the record, he just mooned the crowd, i’m not just creepy! #greenday #lollapalooza
Very impressed with GD’s pogoing and punk guitar jumping in their advanced age. #lolla
Green day keeps bringing people up on stage to sing. The very best live band karaoke. #lolla
On the other hand I wonder if Billie Joe just finds the lyrics to “Longview” to be a little embarrassing. #lolla
Their fame has changed over the years but one thing about Green Day hasn’t: They still spend half their set fucking around. Respect! #lolla
If you’re at #Lolla and don’t think Green Day had the best set, you weren’t here
Like em or hate em, Green Day just put on one of the best Lollapalooza headlining performances ever… and theyre still playing #lollapa …
And its done. Lollapalooza had the time of their life. pun intended. #lollapalooza